Our Fellows
State House Fellowship Program 2012 Fellows
Lina Bui  Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts

School/Major: Brandeis University '13/Politics |  Ethnicity: Vietnamese-American | Other Language(s): Vietnamese

Activities: Co-President, Brandeis University Southeast Asia Club; Co-Chair, Brandeis University Intercultural Programming Board; Summer Intern, Office of Congressman James McGovern; Intern, Charles Rudnick for State Senate

About my family and politics:  Growing up, I knew very little about government. My family rarely talks about policies or politics, and out of the 70 of-voting-age relatives that lived in Worcester with me, less than 10 of them were registered voters.

What AAWPI means to me:  AAWPI is an amazing organization that truly enables Asian-American women to stand up for what we believe in.  Through AAWPI, I have met a huge group of strong, giving, and thoughtful Asian-American women that understand the need and importance for change and representation in today's society.  To me, AAWPI is a network of friends all working together towards one shared goal; it is an amazing web of leaders who you may have never met before, but love you regardless and will do everything they can to help you grow; it is a place where you can learn about yourself and your dreams while helping others achieve theirs.

Placement: State Senator Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester),
Majority Whip

Leading the movement
to engage and empower
Asian-American women
in politics and government