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Patrick Peralta

Racial Equity Social Justice Fellow

Office of Congressman Gregorio Sablan

Patrick is a New Jersey native who is passionate about public service, AAPI activism, and Southeast Asian politics. He began his career in public service through New Jersey’s state government, interning for the Office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, the Office of Governor Phil Murphy, and the Chambers of Superior Court Judge Carlia Brady. In college, Patrick continued working in state advocacy through the Offices of Maryland State Delegates David Moon and Kris Valderrama, where he advanced bills on marijuana legalization and undocumented immigrant protections as well as coordinated statehouse events for the AAPI Legislative Caucus. A recent graduate of the University of Maryland, Patrick served as the Vice President of UMD’s Asian American Student Union.

In addition to social justice and public policy, Patrick is passionate about public-facing research on Southeast Asia, U.S. foreign policy, and democracy and human rights. As a scholar-activist, he has been a lead research intern at the UC Davis Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies, a research assistant at the UC Berkeley Center for Southeast Asia Studies, and a foreign policy intern at the Institute for Policy Studies. Patrick’s award-winning work has been published in The Yale Review of International Studies and The Journal of Politics & International Affairs.

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Patrick Peralta