ACLF and CAPAA Announce 2014 Fellows


The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of three 2014 Fellows: Brianne Ramos, Jintana Lityouvong and Kryselle Manzano.

The fellowship, for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students, is an opportunity to build their legislative and public policy analysis skills on issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. A Fellow, will have the opportunity to participate in ACLF’s Community Leaders Program.

  • Brianne Ramos is a Chamorro-Filipino American born in Guam and raised in Olympia, Washington. She currently attends the University of Washington and will receive her bachelor’s in Medical Anthropology and Global Health with a minor in Diversity.
  • Jintana Lityouvong is the daughter of Laotian American refugees and has lived across the west coast. With past involvements in the International Examiner, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) in Washington D.C, Lityouvong has a passion for working with the API community, for the API community. She is currently a senior at the University of Washington majoring in Culture, Literature and the Arts and has dreams of either writing the great Asian American novel or becoming a political speechwriter.
  • Kryselle Manzano is a 2nd generation Ilocano/a-Filipino/a American born and raised in Southwest Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in American Ethnics Studies with a concentration in Asian American Studies.

To read the press release click here


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