Staff & Fellows

Christine Chen

Executive Director

Christine Chen is the founding executive director of APIAVote from 2006 to 2008, and returned to APIAVote in January 2011 to serve as its current Executive Director. Chen served from 2001 to 2005 as national executive director of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA).

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Eric Salcedo

National Field Director 

Eric Salcedo has been the National Field Director for APIAVote since September 2014. Previously, he served as the Asian American Liaison and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Illinois Attorney General.

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Karin Chan

Communications and Policy Associate   

Karin coordinates APIAVote's communications and media strategy, as well as advancing APIAVote's policy priorities. 

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Kathryn Quintin 

Programs Associate  

Kathryn Quintin is currently the Programs Associate at Asian Pacific Islander Vote (APIAVote) where she coordinates most of the youth engagement and outreach. 

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RESEARCH FELLOWS

 

James Lai

Research Fellow  

James S. Lai is an Associate Professor who holds a joint appointment with the Ethnic Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University. Dr. Lai served as the Director of the Ethnic Studies Program from 2008 to 2014.

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Karthick Ramakrishnan

Research Fellow  

Karthick Ramakrishnan is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, where he also serves as Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at Public Policy Institute of California.

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Janelle Wong

Research Fellow  

Janelle Wong is Director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland. She is also a core faculty member in the Department of American Studies. She received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Yale University.

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