A longtime advocate for Asian American issues on a national stage is the new executive director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
Nisha Ramachandran joins CAPAC after serving as an aide for Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), policy director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and most recently the director of her own political consulting firm on AAPI issues, reported the American Bazaar.
She is the first Indian American and South Asian American to serve in her new role.
OCA–Asian Pacific American Advocates Deputy Executive Director Thu Nguyen described Ramachandran as “a friend and phenomenal leader for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans called her appointment both “historic” and “well deserved.”
Rep Judy Chu (D-CA), the chair of the Caucus, said Ramachandran’s “breadth of knowledge of issues important to the community makes Nisha the perfect leader.”
Ramachandran started at CAPAC on July 22.
She received her masters degree in public policy from George Washington University in 2012 and also has an undergraduate degree from there in anthropology and religion.
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