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Janet is an active leader who is passionate about social and restorative justice through capacity-building. Janet began their career in nonprofits advocating for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community. Janet worked on national issues such as immigration, civic engagement, the census, education, and mental health. Janet previously worked with OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, Council of Korean Americans, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. They co-founded a creative and mental health nonprofit called Asians* in Focus, as well as a BIPOC-focused teletherapy company. Janet served as a Commissioner on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Community Development, on the Board of Directors of the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership, and as Chair of the DC Chapter of Service Year & AmeriCorps Alums. Janet received a B.A. in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Janet is a proud New Yorker, lover of food vacations, and a dedicated mutual aid volunteer. Janet currently lives in D.C. with their partner, Jae, and their 3-legged hamster, Ssamjang.