Justin is: gay and Asian American and Filipinx American; an ethnic studies scholar and policy/political wonk; a son of immigrants; a Portland native and current Angeleno; fervent podcast listener; and a relationship builder and forever learner.   Justin’s almost 15-year career in education began as a 4th grade teacher and then he joined Teach For America’s national staff where he held multiple roles including leading the AAPI Alliances, managing recruiters, and growing TFA’s national organizational partnerships. He has served on the board of API Equality – Los Angeles as the Education Chair and currently sits on their Sustaining Our Future Advisory Board. In his time outside of work, Justin enjoys teaching group fitness classes, gardening, cooking, and finding new places to eat. Justin holds a BA in Planning, Public Policy, and Development and a BS in Ethnic Studies from the University of Oregon and an MPP from the University of Southern California.

Contact Justin: justin@promise54.org