Interagency Working Group


Each Cabinet and Cabinet-level Secretary and White House Office has been asked to appoint a senior level person within their agency to serve as their designee to oversee the work of the Initiative. These designees, known collectively as the Interagency Working Group, are tasked to create and implement agency plans to increase participation in and access to federal programs in which Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders may be underserved.


Secretary Betsy Devos

Department of Education – Co-Chair

Betsy DeVos serves as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 7, 2017 after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump.

Secretary DeVos has been involved in education policy for nearly three decades as an advocate for children and a voice for parents. She is especially passionate about reforms that help underserved children gain access to a quality education.

DeVos’ interest in education was sparked at an early age by her mother, a public school teacher. It grew when she sent her own children to school and was confronted with the reality that not every child in America is granted an equal opportunity to receive a great education. DeVos saw firsthand the work leaders in her hometown were doing to increase educational opportunities for students and choices for parents, and she has been involved in the fight to provide better educational options across the nation ever since.

For 15 years, DeVos served as an in-school mentor for at-risk children in the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Schools. Her interactions there with students, families and teachers, according to DeVos, “changed my life and my perspective about education forever.”

A leader in the movement to empower parents, DeVos has worked to support the creation of new educational choices for students in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

As secretary, DeVos will work with President Trump to advance equal opportunities for quality education for all students. DeVos firmly believes that neither the ZIP code in which a child lives nor a child’s household income should be the principal determinant of his or her opportunity to receive a world-class education. As secretary, she will advocate for returning control of education to states and localities, giving parents greater power to choose the educational settings that are best for their children and ensuring that higher education puts students on the path to successful careers.

Prior to her confirmation, DeVos served as chairman of The Windquest Group, an enterprise and investment management firm. In addition to her leadership in the education arena, DeVos has also served on the boards of numerous national and local charitable and civic organizations, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kids Hope USA, ArtPrize, Mars Hill Bible Church and the Kendall College of Art and Design.

DeVos is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is married to entrepreneur, philanthropist and community activist Dick DeVos, and together they have four children and seven grandchildren.

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Evelyn Kent

U.S. Department of Defense

MRS. EVELYN KENT serves as the Department of Defense (DOD) Program Manager for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program. In this capacity, she oversees the HBCU/MI Programs, which include Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and other underrepresented minority communities. Mrs. Kent also serves as the DOD Representative in interagency government-wide Electronic Grants activities and provides support to the DOD Components on Grants.gov. Mrs. Kent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Southern University Baton Rouge and a Master’s of Science degree in Acquisitions Administration from Central Michigan University. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute Leadership Program in Charlottesville, VA.

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John Gore

U.S. Department of Justice

MR. JOHN M GORE joined the Department on January 20, 2017 and became the Acting Assistant Attorney General on July 28. Before joining the Department, John was a partner in the Issues & Appeals practice at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. John’s practice spanned all phases of appellate and trial litigation and a broad range of substantive areas, including voting rights, administrative law, antitrust, and products liability. Prior to entering private practice, John clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. John is a proud graduate of the University of Colorado and the University of Texas School of Law.

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Nikolao Pula

U.S. Department of the Interior

MR. NIKOLAO PULA serves as the Director of the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) of the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. In this role, Mr. Pula carries out the Secretary’s responsibilities in the U.S. territories and freely associated states. Mr. Pula also chairs the U.S.-Federated States of Micronesia Joint Economic Management Committee, the U.S.-Marshall Islands Joint Economic Management and Financial Accountability Committee, and the Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Trust Fund Committees. Previously, Mr. Pula worked as a special assistant to Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawai’i, as a legislative assistant to Congressman Fofo I.F. Sunia of American Samoa, and as staff director of the Subcommittee on Public Building and Grounds of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Mr. Pula graduated from the Marist Brothers’ School in American Samoa and Menlo College in Atherton, California.

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Diane Cullo

Department of AgricultureDiane Cullo

MS. DIANE CULLO manages the portfolio of the Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement for Secretary Sonny Perdue at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As part of the Secretary’s priority of exemplary customer service, this new office includes department-wide outreach efforts formerly run independent of each other. Ms. Cullo brings almost 30 years of expertise from political, agency, association, government and corporate positions to USDA. She brings her ability to offer strategic and tactical counsel to raise awareness, enhance image, shape policy and build market share through high-impact calculated solutions. Ms. Cullo remains faithful to the concept of pragmatic politics where communication is key and getting citizens involved in the democratic process is the only way to move forward as a nation.

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Wendy Teramoto

U.S. Department of Commerce

MS. WENDY TERAMOTO is the Chief of Staff to Secretary Wilbur Ross.

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Laurie Rowe

U.S. Department of Labor

MS. LAURIE ROWE serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to Secretary R. Alexander Acosta at the U.S. Department of Labor. In this capacity, she manages the Agency’s credentialing portfolio and leads the rollout of the Department’s new Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Initiative.  Ms. Rowe has held numerous positions in the private sector, including as a Senior Corporate and Government Relations Professional with Becker & Poliakoff, founder and principal in Daniel Rains, LLC, and the Co-founding, Chief Executive Officer of The Coalition for Professional Certification.  Ms. Rowe has worked with a number of corporations and associations including Microsoft, Intuit, and America’s Small Business Development Centers. Ms. Rowe served a decade on Capitol Hill and has worked on presidential campaigns.

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Bryan Greene

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bryan Greene

MR. BRYAN GREENE is the General Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In this position, Mr. Greene oversees the policy direction and operational management of HUD’s 520-person Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. During his tenure at HUD, Mr. Greene has also served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Programs, as Director of Fair Housing Policy and Legislative Initiatives, and as a Special Assistant to senior officials. Mr. Greene was the 2007 recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, the highest federal honor bestowed upon federal senior executives for outstanding service. He earned his degree in Government from Harvard University.

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Derek Kan

U.S. Department of Transportation

MR. DEREK KAN is the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. In this role, he serves as a principal advisor to the Secretary and provides leadership in the development of policies for the Department, generating proposals and providing advice regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives across all modes of transportation. Prior to the Department of Transportation, Mr. Kan served as the General Manager for Lyft in Southern California. Earlier in his career, he was a policy advisor to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and chief economist for the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Mr. Kan received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and an Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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James Campo

U.S. Department of Energy

MR. JAMES EDWARD CAMPOS serves as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy. As Director, Mr. Campos oversees five separate offices within the Department. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Campos served in numerous capacities in the state of Nevada, including as Commissioner of the Nevada Consumer Affairs Division, Deputy Administrator for Workforce Solutions for the Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR), and member of the Equal Rights Commission. Mr. Campos has also worked in the private sector, working in industries such as publishing, telecommunications, and strategic business consulting. Mr. Campos holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and an Executive Program Certificate from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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Dr. Michael Wooten

U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Michael Wooten

DR. MICHAEL ERIC WOOTEN serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. He provides leadership, direction and management for over $2 billion dollars in initiatives supporting career and technical education, adult education, correctional and re-entry education, and community colleges. Previously, Dr. Wooten served as the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer for the District of Columbia, the Chief Learning Officer for D.C.’s Office of Contracting and Procurement, and in various academic posts at Defense Acquisition University. Dr. Wooten also served 20 year in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was retired at the rank of major. Dr. Wooten holds master’s degrees from Norwich University, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the George Washington University. He earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.


Bonita White

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Bonita WhiteMS. BONITA V. WHITE serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Previously, she served 21 years as Director of EEO Compliance and established the HHS Employee Resource Group (ERG) Program in 2013. Ms. White joined HHS in August 1992, after fifteen years at the Department of the Interior, where she rose through the ranks from a GS-7 entry level position to Supervisor of Federal Employment Programs in the Departmental Office for Equal Opportunity.  She is a former teacher of U.S. History, Black Studies and Social Issues in Prince George’s County, MD Public Schools. Ms. White is also a graduate of Elmhurst College, holds a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Trinity College, and received her Juris Doctorate from George Washington University.

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Harvey Johnson

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Harvey JohnsonMR. HARVEY JOHNSON serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Resolution Management at the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this capacity, he is responsible for formulating and implementing department-wide policies and procedures to ensure the integrity, effectiveness, and impartiality of the complaint processing procedures within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Previously, he served as Director of the Defense Travel Management Office, where he led revolutionary transformation in travel policy, programs, contracts, and station and housing allowances for the Department of Defense (DoD). Mr. Johnson’s career encompasses 28 years of service with the United States Army in the Infantry and Adjutant General Corps and as a civilian with the DoD and VA.

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Uyen Dinh

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Uyen DinhMS. UYEN (WIN) DINH serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining DHS, Ms. Dinh served as President of Win Strategies, a strategic consulting company specializing in national security issues. She also served as the Vice President for Government Relations at GeoEye, Inc. Previously, Ms. Dinh served as majority counsel on several U.S. House of Representative Committees and offices, including the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Armed Services Committee, and the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Ms. Dinh received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University and her Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

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Jane Nishida

Environmental Protection Agency

MS. JANE NISHIDA is the Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA). In her current capacity, she leads EPA’s international and tribal portfolios. Prior to joining EPA, Ms. Nishida served as the Senior Environmental Institutions Specialist at the World Bank. From 1995 to 2002, she was appointed as the Secretary of Maryland’s Department of the Environment. She also served as Legislative Officer in the Maryland Governor’s Office and Committee Counsel in the Maryland General Assembly. Ms. Nishida graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and received a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law Center.

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Larry Stubblefield

Small Business Administration

MR. LARRY STUBBLEFIELD serves as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights at the Small Business Administration. In this capacity, he serves as the principal advisor to the Administrator and senior executive staff on equal employment opportunity, civil rights, workforce diversity and workplace inclusion matters. Prior to his SBA position, Mr. Stubblefield served in several leadership positions, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Diversity and Leadership, Executive Director for the US Army Headquarters Services, and Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Mr. Larry Stubblefield retired from the Army with the rank of colonel after thirty years of active duty. Mr. Stubblefield has received degrees from several institutions, including the US Army War College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Charles Manger

General Services Administration

MR. CHARLES MANGER is the General Services Administration’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Small Business Utilization. Most recently, he worked for UBS Financial in New York, NY, and spent two years working at JP Morgan Chase. Prior to his career in finance, Mr. Manger served as Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Eastern Long Island for Brown Harris Stevens, a real estate firm. He also spent over ten years managing the New York presence of some of the world’s most recognizable high-end retail brands, including Nautica, Asprey, and Ralph Lauren. Charles received a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University.

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Dr. Roosevelt Johnson

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dr. Roosevelt Johnson

DR. ROOSEVELT Y. JOHNSON, Senior Advisor for NASA Education, is a member of the senior management team responsible for the development and implementation of NASA’s education programs to strengthen involvement and public awareness about the agency’s scientific goals and missions. Dr. Johnson was formerly Deputy Associate Administrator for Education at NASA Headquarters and is currently the U.S. representative on the International Space Education Board. For more than 20 years, he served as a program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and he has served in every division of NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Dr. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University and his doctoral degree from Indiana University.

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Dr. Zina Sutch

Dr. Zina SutchOffice of Personnel Management

DR. ZINA SUTCH serves as Deputy Associate Director of Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where she leads efforts to develop government-wide policies to assist Federal agencies in building diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforces and organizational cultures. Before this role, she served at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including as Director of the USDA Office of the Executive Secretariat and USDA’s Director of Diversity, Recruitment, and Work/Life. Before Federal service, Dr. Sutch worked in education as a classroom teacher before moving into leadership positions. Dr. Sutch has a doctorate degree from the College of Education at the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University.

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Natalie Lu

Social Security Administration
Natalie Lu

MS. NATALIE LU is the Acting Associate Commissioner (AC) for the Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics in the Social Security Administration (SSA). Prior to this position, Natalie served as the Deputy Associate Commissioner (DAC) for the Office of Retirement Policy, the AC for the Office of Electronic Services and Strategic Information in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), the DAC in the Office of Quality Performance & Office of Systems, and at senior positions in the Office of Central Operations and Office of Disability Policy. Natalie began her federal career in 1998 at the Department of Justice where she managed several Presidential initiatives. She also served in the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. Natalie holds a bachelor degree in Chemistry and a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland.

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Jake Steel

White House Office of the Domestic Policy CouncilJake Steel

MR. JAKE STEEL is a White House Fellow in the White House Domestic Policy Council. Beyond his general education portfolio, his work includes American Indian and Alaska Native issues, assisting the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the development of the State and Federal 5-year STEM alignment, as well as leading processes such as the development of interagency memorandums of agreement. Previously, Mr. Steel worked as a math teacher in inner Oklahoma City, where he served as the math department chair. Mr. Steel is a former Teach for America corps member. He was also the Ohio Political Swing State Coordinator for Romney for President. He studied at Brigham Young University’s Jerusalem center in Israel. Mr. Steel earned a B.S. in communications from Brigham Young University, Idaho and an M.S. in education from Johns Hopkins University.

 

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Matthew Flynn

White House Office of Cabinet Affairs

MR. MATTHEW FLYNN currently serves as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Cabinet Affairs. Before joining the White House, Mr. Flynn served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State and was policy advisor on both the Presidential Transition Team and the Presidential Campaign. Prior to that, Matt spent time in the U.S. Senate as Deputy Health Counsel for Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, where he managed a portfolio including appropriations, veterans affairs, social security, health care, and foreign aid. For his undergraduate studies, Matt attended Michigan State University. He received his law degree from Western Michigan Cooley law school and his master’s degree from the United States Army War College.

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Doug Hoelscher

White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

MR. DOUG HOELSCHER is a Deputy Assistant to the President and the Director of White House Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA). In this role, he serves as the Trump Administration’s liaison to the nation’s governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general, and other statewide, local and tribal leaders. He was previously the Deputy Director of IGA and also served the Director of the Iowa Office of State-Federal Relations where he represented State of Iowa leaders before the Federal Government and built coalitions with other states and key stakeholders. Doug chaired the National Governors Association 2016 Summer Meeting Committee, which was hosted in Des Moines, Iowa. Doug previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and held several positions within the George W. Bush Administration, including at the White House and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Joyce Meyer

White House Office of Legislative Affairs
Joyce Meyer

MS. JOYCE Y. MEYER currently serves as Deputy Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, with a focus on the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to this position, Ms. Meyer was deputy chief of staff to Speaker Paul Ryan, whom she served for 18 years in various roles, including staff director of the House Committee on Ways and Means, senior advisor on the traveling staff of the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign, and chief of staff in his Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Meyer began her career on Capitol Hill working for Rep. Scott Klug of Wisconsin, and later served as committee staff for the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight, Government Management and District of Columbia. Ms. Meyer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Marcia Lee Kelly

White House Office of Management and Administration

Marcia Lee KellyMS. MARCIA LEE KELLY is the Deputy Assistant to the President, Director of White House Management, and Administration and Director of the Office of Administration. In her dual capacity, she is responsible for day-to-day management and for centralized operations efficiency across the Executive Office of the President. Ms. Kelly oversees the White House Visitors Office, Travel Office, Internship Office, White House Personnel & Human Resources, Finance and Procurement, and Facilities. Previously, she has served on the Trump Transition team and worked as Director of Operations for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Ms. Kelly’s logistical and operations experience is wide and varied; she oversaw the Millennium celebration in NYC under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, handled complex logistics for 9/11 aftermath, managed various philanthropic organizations, and was nominated for a daytime Emmy.

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Melissa Fwu

White House Office of Public Liaison

MS. MELISSA FWU is an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Liaison. In her role, she builds coalitions and engages with the Asian American Pacific Islander community and key industry groups. Prior to the White House, Ms. Fwu served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Transportation. Before joining the Administration, Ms. Fwu worked on campaigns as the Deputy State Director of the Republican Party of Virginia and the Director of Asian American Engagement with the Republican Party of Texas. Ms. Fwu has also worked in the Texas House of Representatives and was selected as a U.S. student ambassador for the World Exposition in Shanghai. She graduated from Rice University with degrees in Political Science and Policy Studies.

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William Kirkland

Office of the Vice President

MR. WILLIAM KIRKLAND currently serves as Director of External Affairs for the Office of the Vice President. He previously served as Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for State, Local and Tribal Government. He acted as Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign in Georgia in 2016. Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Kirkland founded PWK Group, LLC, a firm specializing in coalition and issue management for Fortune 500 companies and campaigns. In 2014, he served as Senator David Perdue’s campaign manager. Previously, Mr. Kirkland worked as the National Field Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition (FFC). Kirkland attended the University of Georgia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

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Raj Shah

Office of the Press Secretary

MR. RAJ SHAH serves as Principal Deputy Press Secretary. Previously, Mr. Shah served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director for the White House. He has held several positions within the Republican National Committee, including as Research Director and Deputy Communications Director. Mr. Shah has worked on several political campaigns and co-founded America Rising, a political action committee. He received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.

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Uttam Dhillon

Office of White House Cousel

MR. UTTAM DHILLON serves as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President.  Most recently, Mr. Dhillon served as Chief Oversight Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.  Prior to that, Mr. Dhillon was a partner with the Dallas law firm of Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP.  Mr. Dhillon has served in numerous positions, including Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement, and Policy Director for the Republican Policy Committee. Mr. Dhillon earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, his master’s from the University of California, San Diego, and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Dr. Jennifer Shieh

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Jennifer ShiehDR. JENNIFER SHIEH is a Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where she leads efforts to improve the transfer of federally-funded research and development from lab to market. Dr. Shieh is on detail from her role as Chief Scientist and Senior Technology Policy Advisor for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Investment and Innovation, where she advances technology commercialization through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Previously, she managed the Small Business Program for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and served as a Program Director at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SBIR Development Center.

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Merry Lin

National Economic Council

MS. MERRY LIN serves as the Director for International Trade and Investment as part of the National Economic Council at the White House. Most recently, Merry served as the Director for Global and Asia Economics as part of the National Security Council and National Economic Council at the White House, where she coordinated U.S. economic policies on China, Japan, and South Korea. Prior to joining the White House, Merry advised senior officials on China market access and exchange rate issues at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She studied at Northwestern University and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Hyon Shin

U.S. Census Bureau

MS. HYON B. SHIN is the Chief of the Racial Statistics Branch in the Population Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. She oversees research and analysis of race data collected by the Census Bureau in the decennial census, the Current Population Survey, and the American Community Survey. Prior to becoming Chief, Ms. Shin served as an Assistant Survey Director and as an analyst within the Education and Social Stratification Branch in the Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division (SEHSD). Additionally, Ms. Shin worked with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders where she was an advisor on data analysis and educational attainment of the AAPI communities. Ms. Shin has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University an Master of Arts in Demography from Georgetown University.

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Charlotte Burrows

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

MS. CHARLOTTE A. BURROWS was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Burrows served as associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice. After serving as legal counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2003 to 2007, Ms. Burrows served as general counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Before working on Capitol Hill, Ms. Burrows served in the Civil Rights Division’s Employment Litigation Section at DOJ first as a trial attorney, and later as special litigation counsel and then as deputy chief. Ms. Burrows received an bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School.

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George Mui

Minority Business Development Agency

George Mui is the Market Access Team Lead at the Office of Business Development for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. As a global strategist, he develops innovative international business development programs for minority businesses with a focus on domestic and international partnerships. From 2014 to 2016, he served as the Senior Advisor for WHIAAPI as the business liaison for AAPI businesses. Prior to joining MBDA in 2018, Mr. Mui complete a successful career at AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. In 2013, he founded the Asian American Executive Network, a nationwide advocacy network of Asian American professionals and entrepreneurs. Mr. Mui has a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, IL, and he also completed two Executive Education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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