Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, John continues to cultivate what he has learned from the legacies and infrastructures left by justice and equity pioneers of the past and present into accessible, approachable, and active actions for positive and transformative restitution as change. As a Bonner and McNair Scholar, John has worked within his community and the broader communities he serves by expanding community capacity concerning political action and civic engagement while focusing on identity, place, and policy. Previously, John has been a 2022 Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute fellow, improving his quantitative and qualitative skills toward public policy. John was also involved with the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership, United States Department of Agriculture, New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, and more. John recently graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government.
Field placement: Hunger Free Oklahoma