Anna Hyunah Byon

Anna is SEARAC’s Director of National Policy. They manage SEARAC’s federal policy advocacy for immigration, health, and aging issues and engage with policymakers and community partners to advance SEARAC’s national advocacy strategies. Prior to this
role, they specialized in higher education policy, with a focus on the success of students of color and students’ civil rights. Anna was also once SEARAC’s education policy manager, for which they advanced K-12 and higher education priorities for Southeast
Asian American students. They have also served as a congressional staffer, first as a Fellow with the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and then as a full-time staffer. Anna is a 1.5 generation Korean immigrant. They hold a MA in Urban Education Policy and BA in Education Studies.

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