Our Staff


Aarti Kohli

Executive Director

Angela Chan

Policy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform

Anoop Prasad

Senior Staff Attorney, Immigrants’ Rights

Audee Kochiyama-Holman

Director of Alumni Relations

Carolyn Ho

Grants Manager

Casey Tran

Development Associate

Elica Vafaie

Staff Attorney & Program Manager, National Security and Civil Rights

Emma Lee

Executive Assistant

Fatima Ladha

Community Advocate, National Security and Civil Rights

Fay Li

Director of Finance and Administration

Flora Kuang

Community Advocate, Housing Rights

Irma Aronce

Grants and Administrative Manager

Jacob Smith Yang

Director of Human Resources and Administration

Javeria Jamil

Staff Attorney, National Security and Civil Rights

Jenny Zhao

Litigation Staff Attorney

Jessamyn Edra

Staff Attorney, Housing Rights

Jonathan Stein

Staff Attorney and Program Manager, Voting Rights

Julia Marks

Staff Attorney, Voting Rights

Kevin Lo

Staff Attorney, Immigrant Rights

Kora Thao

Legal Administrative Coordinator

Lauren Hiller

Housing Rights Community Advocate

Liza Chu

California Policy Manager, Advancing Justice - CA

Melanie Kim

Staff Attorney, Immigrant Rights

Milan Chang

Communications Associate

Mohamed Taleb

Community Advocate, National Security and Civil Rights

Nicole Wong

Community Advocate, Voting Rights

Ny Nourn

Yuri Kochiyama Fellow

Palyn Hung Mitchell

Staff Attorney, Workers' Rights

Paul Ocampo

Development Director

Sarah Lee

Community Advocate, Criminal Justice Reform

Shelby Nacino

Staff Attorney, Housing Rights

Thomas Mariadason

Deputy Director

Tiffany Panganiban

Operations Manager

Victoria Chan

Community Advocate, Workers' Rights

Winifred Kao

Litigation Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Workers' Rights

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