Staff Christine Chen Christine Chen, the founding executive director from 2006-2008 returned to APIAVote in January 2011 to serve as its current Executive Director. Jennifer Baik Jennifer is the Communications & Policy Associate at APIAVote where she works to build and maintain media and legislative relations, keep tabs on news and relevant policy issues, and manage API Julie Wu Julie Wu is the Programs Associate at APIAVote and works with the Youth Ambassador program and as a graphic designer. Julie is a 2018 graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.A. Fellows James Lai James S. Lai is an Associate Professor who holds a joint appointment with the Ethnic Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University. Dr. Janelle Wong Janelle Wong is Director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland. She is also a core faculty member in the Department of American Studies. Karthick Ramakrishnan is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, where he also serves as Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy.