Victoria Chan is the Community Advocate for the Workers’ Rights program at Advancing Justice – ALC. Victoria supports the Workers’ Rights program with conducting legal intakes, providing legal support for the program’s legal cases, coordinating the program’s bimonthly legal counseling clinic, and conducting outreach to both educate workers on their rights and to identify trends or patterns regarding the kinds of labor/employment-related problems in the communities that we serve. Additionally, she also develops and maintains relations with Advancing Justice – ALC’s community members and partners.
Victoria’s passion for workers’ rights derive from her experiences growing up in San Francisco’s Chinatown and witnessing the injustices that many limited-English proficient individuals and immigrants face, such as wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and exploitation. Throughout high school and college, Victoria has interned at various organizations including Advancing Justice – ALC, Chinese for Affirmative Action, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Chinese Progressive Association. Victoria graduated from the University of California, Davis in June 2015 with a B.A. in Sociology and International Relations. During the summer of 2014, she studied abroad at Peking University in Beijing, China. Victoria speaks Cantonese fluently and Mandarin intermediately.