Eric brings to APAICS his experiences in the public policy arena and commitment to working on issues of representation and civic engagement.
He caught the policy bug as a Fellow in Congressman Jamie Raskin’s Democracy Summer, a program designed to train and enlist young organizers in grassroots political mobilization. This led Eric to intern for Congressman Raskin and later inspired him to join Democracy Summer’s senior staff to enable others to have the same impactful experience he did.
Prior to joining APAICS, Eric was a Health Policy Intern at the National Consumers League. Employing a health equity lens, he analyzed and researched health issues to write policy statements and assist with policy advocacy.
Eric graduated from Brandeis University with dual degrees in International Global Studies and LatinX Studies and minors in Economics, Social Policy, and Politics. While pursuing his bachelors, he was the Campaign Field Director of four city council campaigns in Malden, Massachusetts. Of the four candidates, three were elected in 2021. In addition, he oversaw student callers as a supervisor for Phonathon, a department of Brandeis Institutional Advancement devoted to fundraising. He also worked for the Education Network for Active Civic Transformation; a Brandeis-led nonpartisan program designed to encourage undergraduates to engage in state-level policy advocacy.
At APAICS, Eric is committed to helping his community by working to increase Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander representation at all levels of government.