ASIAN-AMERICAN
WOMEN'S POLITICAL INITIATIVE
©2013 ASIAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S POLITICAL INITIATIVE
Our Fellows
State House Fellowship Program 2012 Fellows
Ruodi Duan  Hometown: Arcadia, CA

School/Major: Amherst College '14/Black Studies |  Ethnicity: Chinese-American | Other Language(s): Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

Activities: Co-Chair, 5 College Pan Asian Network; Programming Chair, Boston Asian American Students Intercollegiate Conference (BAASIC); Intern, Chinese Progressive Association - San Francisco

Why I'm involved in AAWPI:  Because we need to foster leadership in Asian American women.  Our positive representation is difficult to find in contemporary media - images of strong, independent Asian American women are rare.

I aspire… to work within and beyond Asian American communities to help create real systems change.

Placement: State Representative Byron Rushing (D-Boston),
Assistant Majority Leader


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