Randy has dedicated his non-profit career to empowering and improving the lives of immigrants, low-wage workers, women, LGBTQ and unhoused communities. With deep roots in social justice, he is a seasoned strategic communications leader with over 15 years of experience working in non-profit advocacy, direct services, academia and education.
Previously, he was Communications Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Southern California, the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization serving AAPI communities. In this role, he spearheaded the external relations strategy for impact litigation cases representing unlawfully detained refugees, indigent port truck drivers, trafficked and exploited nail salon workers. In 2018, he oversaw a $2 million public education campaign promoting civic engagement and the benefits of U.S. citizenship among immigrant and limited-English speaking communities.
Randy has also served as Education Director at the Williams Institute, an LGBTQ think tank at UCLA School of Law. During the national push for marriage rights and equality, he raised the profile of the Institute and led strategic efforts to influence the public discourse on LGBTQ communities by bringing the Institute’s groundbreaking research to policy advocates, elected officials, community leaders and activists.
Randy was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in New York. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and University of California, Santa Cruz and was a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow. Randy is a proud second-generation Filipino American. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two kids.