Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
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. Jeremiah’s involvement with Asian American and Pacific Islander advocacy groups on Cornell’s campus has given him a taste of the potential of AAPIs to effect change, and has led to his decision to become an APAICS Summer Intern. He is excited to be an APAICS Intern in D.C. this summer firstly because of APAICS’ commitment to giving young AAPIs the tools they need to become successful leaders in their respective arenas of governance, advocacy, education, or business, and secondly because of all the free cultural events that he has marked as “Interested” on Facebook. Fun fact: Jeremiah once wrote a 25-page paper exploring queer representation in the cartoon show Steven Universe. It was okay.