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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 nonprofit – advocating for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Janet worked on national issues such as immigration, civic engagement, 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 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, a lover of food vacations, and always down for karaoke. Janet currently lives in Houston with their partner, Jae, and their two furbabies, Dubu and Kimchi (@dubu_kimchi).