New Leadership in 2012!

By SacramentoChapter
Published: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

NAPAWF*Sacramento is pleased to announce our new fierce board!  We look forward to where they take our chapter next!  Please join us in welcoming Cecilia Tran, Mary June Flores and Sondra Morishima, read below to learn more about them and why they are NAPAWF sisters:

NAPAWF*Sacramento Board Sisters (left to right) Sondra, Mary June and Cecilia

Mary June Flores (Chair)

My name is Mary June G. Flores. I am very excited and humbled to be a part of NAPAWF*Sacramento’s leadership this year. Before working as a full-time Legislative Aide in the office of Assemblymember Roger Hernández, I organized with various grassroots, community-based, non-profit Bay Area organizations to address pressing issues seen in low-income communities of color and immigrant communities. With these experiences, I understand the need to create, cultivate, and maintain safe and empowering spaces that allow us to work on issues impacting our communities.

I believe NAPAWF*Sacramento provides a valuable and focal space for individuals who are intentional about continued education and advocacy, and for individuals who are strategic about creating progressive change. I am ecstatic to build upon the momentum of NAPAWF*Sacramento and hope to do so this year.

Cecilia Tran (Treasurer)

Cecilia is a South Bay native who stumbled into API activism by chance when she began writing for UC Berkeley’s Asian Pacific American’s newspaper hardboiled as a college freshmanWhat began as an opportunity to gain journalism experience became a catapult into the world of API organizing and community-building. She is a newcomer to Sacramento where she works to push for progressive public policy as a Capital Fellow for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano.
Cecilia was immediately drawn to NAPAWF because of its clear dedication to tackling some of the toughest issues affecting API girls and women. She feels truly privileged to serve as a board member for the fierce sisters of NAPAWF Sacramento and as a member of the wider NAPAWF family. She envisions NAPAWF Sacramento as a space where state policy-making and grassroots activism can intersect beautifully to create positive social change and is ecstatic to work with her NAPAWF sisters to make this happen.
Sondra Morishima (Secretary)

Sondra Morishima is a native Sacramentan who recently returned after graduating from New York University, where she studied Politics and Asian/Pacific/American studies. She became involved in student activities during her time at NYU, eventually serving as co-president of the Asian Cultural Union, director of the NYC Asian American Student Conference, co-chair of Asian Heritage Month and editor-in-chief of Generasian, the only Asian American interest student publication at NYU. Sondra got her start at NAPAWF*Sacramento by helping plan the 15th Anniversary Dim Sum brunch and participated in the Chapter Leaders’ Summit in DC. She currently works for Assemblymember Warren Furutani with the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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