Alisa Lee, Program Manager
Alisa Lee is the proud daughter of a Vietnamese refugee and understands the challenges faced by the AAPIs in getting involved in the political process. She moved to Tacoma after high school from her rural hometown of Sequim to attend the University of Puget Sound. During her time there she was President of the school’s Model United Nations chapter and graduated with a Politics and Government degree focused on International Relations. Alisa stayed in the Puget Sound region after graduating and worked on a variety of campaigns including judicial and city council races where she supported progressive candidates. She also spent time working as a criminal defense legal assistant which has given her a deep understanding of social justice issues as they pertain to the BIPOC community.
Sam Le, Webmaster
As the webmaster, Sam Le, strives to support APACE and APACEvotes in their efforts of advocacy through technology. As a software engineer, Le, aims to provide technological leadership and guidance that emphasizes the needs of the community. Currently studying design and engineering at UW Seattle, Le, is studying the approaches and practices to address the challenges of language and technological barriers.
APACE Youth Fellows
Sahil Bathija, Youth Fellow, 2020-2021 cohort
“I’m a second-year ‘society, policy, & citizenship’ honors student at Seattle University currently majoring in Political Science with a Specialization in Legal Studies. I was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, and my hobbies include hiking, running, volunteering, rowing, tennis, and really anything else outdoors. I look forward to learning about how to best engage and empower minority and underrepresented communities in civic participation, and then practicing what we learn to make a real difference in our community.”
TK Le, Youth Fellow, 2020-2021 cohort
Pronouns: xe/xem/xyr/xyrself, or they/them
Hello! I go by TK and Kai, and I use he/they pronouns. I’m a queer neurodivergent Vietnamese American student at Seattle University. I am undecided in my major but I am passionate about bringing intersectional, accessible, and equitable healthcare to treat underserved communities and furthering public policy to support the community’s needs. Outside of school, I dabble in multiple mediums of art, I sing, read, eat my way around Seattle, and spend time with friends. I look forward to diving into researching issues that impact the AAPI community, working on journalism through the podcast, as well as learning about accessible social media outreach.
Taylor-Marie Mocorro, Youth Fellow, 2020-2021 cohort
“Hello! My name is Taylor-Marie Mocorro, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently studying music education, with hopes to be a high school band director. Besides music and advocating for music education, I have a love for video games that started when I was very young. I hope to learn how to use arts as a voice to advocate for AAPI Civic Empowerment through APACE.”
Zenden Nhangkar, Youth Fellow, 2020-2021 cohort
“Hi, I’m Zenden Nhangkar. I go by she/her/hers pronouns. I’m double majoring in Design and Communications and minoring in Psychology at Western Washington University. I enjoy drawing, fashion, hiking, writing, and of course…listening to all kinds of music. A couple of things I’m excited to learn at APACE are finding out how our state government handles nationwide and bigger issues like racial equity, how to be more involved in government issues as an American citizen and how to effectively encourage others to take their part as well.”