Kham S. Moua spearheads SEARAC’s policy portfolio through policy analysis, community engagement, and legislative and regulatory advocacy. He also serves as co-chair of the National Council of Asian Pacific American’s Immigration Committee on behalf of SEARAC. Kham has spent over a decade community building, organizing, and advocating on a wide range of issues, ranging from immigration to military justice. His primary areas of expertise are in immigration and internet/technology policy.
Prior to SEARAC, Kham was the Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy at OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates. While there, he directed the organization’s policy, advocacy, and campaign efforts. Together with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, he helped to establish the infrastructure for the AAPI Technology and Telecommunications Table, the only national coalition focused on those issues from an AAPI framework. Before OCA, he worked on state and local advocacy at Hmong National Development and Hmong American Partnership. Kham is also involved with AAPI LGBTQ organizations and issues. He currently serves as a board member for the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) and was previously the chair of Shades of Yellow, an organization based in Minnesota focused on Southeast Asian LGBTQ equity.
Kham hails from Minnesota and holds a political science degree with a minor in Chinese from Winona State University, where he was part of Pi Sigma Alpha. In his free time, Kham enjoys catching up on politics; playing and analyzing video games; writing short stories and poetry; and repeating Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony (RIP) on Spotify. You can follow his sparse Twitter account @KhamMoua.