Our Team

Staff Members

Quyen Dinh

Executive Director

Quyen is the Executive Director. Previously, Quyen served as the Director of Education Policy, and in this role, she focused on implementing SEARAC’s Southeast Asian American… Read more

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Katrina Dizon Mariategue

Immigration Policy Manager

Katrina leads SEARAC’s immigration policy and mass incarceration work. Previously, Katrina worked in the labor movement for six years at the American Federation of Labor and… Read more

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Gabriel Garcia

Boys & Men of Color Coordinator

Gabriel coordinates SEARAC’s work around building Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) inclusion in the larger na­rrative around boys and men of color…. Read more

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Souvan Lee

Policy Advocate

Souvan leads SEARAC’s education initiatives. He previously coordinated SEARAC’s annual Leadership & Advocacy Trainings. Prior to joining SEARAC, Souvan served as Legislative Liaison for the… Read more

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Lee Lo

California Policy Advocate

Lee leads SEARAC’s health and education advocacy to address health and education disparities within the Southeast Asian American community. Lee also expands the policy advocacy… Read more

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Monica Speight

Outreach and Field Director

Monica is SEARAC’S Field Director, working to promote and support community and stakeholder involvement. Before joining SEARAC she helped advance the policy agenda at the NAACP… Read more

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Alyssa Tulabut

Training Manager

Alyssa manages SEARAC’s annual Leadership & Advocacy Training (LAT), our flagship program, and our Leadership, Empowerment, & Advocacy Fellowship (LEAF). She also leads the planning of… Read more

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Nkauj Iab Yang

Director of California Policy and Programs

Nkauj Iab is the Director of California Policy and Programs. She works closely with Southeast Asian American led and serving organizations throughout California to build… Read more

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Board Members

Trinh Nguyen

Phitsamay Uy

Sharon Stanley-Rea

Catherina Nou


Sophal Ear


Cynthia Brothers