APAICS | Summer 2017 Congressional Interns
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Summer 2017 Congressional Interns

Dustin Chiang

Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein   | View Bio

Dustin is a rising junior at Harvard University with a concentration in Government. He was born and raised in the Bay Area, a son of Taiwanese immigrants who came to the United States in search of the American Dream.

Denise Diokno

Office of Congressman Bobby Scott     |  View Bio

Denise is a recent graduate from George Mason University with a bachelors in Global Affairs and a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She was an APAICS intern in the office and continued to be part of the summer internship program.


Othelia Jumapao

Office of Congressman Darren Soto     |  View Bio

Othelia Jumapao is a rising junior at the University of Florida where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English with an Asian American Studies minor. As a Filipina American, she never realized that the political was personal until she uncovered the erased history of her peoples and their oppression while taking ethnic studies courses.

Byungzoon Kang

Office of Congressman Al Green     |  View Bio

Byungzoon Kang is from Queens, New York and is a rising sophomore at Macaulay Honors College. Through both academic and personal experiences, he has been fortunate enough to witness ordinary people use passion and commitment to fuel change in their communities.

Jeremiah Kim

Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee     |  View Bio

Jeremiah is a rising junior at Cornell University majoring in English and minoring in Asian American Studies. From his very first “Intro to Asian American Studies” course where he learned about civil rights trailblazers like Yuri Kochiyama and Grace Lee Boggs, Jeremiah has tried to better understand and materialize the political implications of claiming an Asian American identity.

Rachel Lee

Office of Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi     |  View Bio

Rachel is a rising senior at Rice University, majoring in History and Political Science with a minor in Sociology. She decided to be an APAICS summer intern because she recognizes the importance of increasing Asian American and female representation in government and wants to lead by example.

Miru Osuga

Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth     |  View Bio

Miru Osuga is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying communications. With greater visibility of certain AAPI woman politicians, Miru was inspired to explore public service through a political lens.

Lucky Sasiphong

Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth     |  View Bio

Lucky Sasiphong is a native of Queens, New York and a first generation student at American University double majoring in political science and women, gender, and sexuality studies. She is also pursuing a certificate degree in women, policy, and political leadership through the Women and Politics Institute at American University.

Angela Toledo

Office of Congressman Eric Swalwell    |  View Bio

Angela is a rising junior at the University of California, San Diego, majoring in Political Science- Public Law. For Angela, becoming an APAICS summer intern meant that there would be one more AAPI representative on The Hill.  

Jane Zhang

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology    | View Bio

Jane arrives in DC from Yale University, majoring in both History and Political science, with a certificate in Energy Studies. Jane’s AAPI identity is characterized by an ongoing search for self-understanding in the understanding of her shifting communities.


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