Meet the Team



Executive Director

Duy Nguyen founded One APIA Nevada in 2018 to advocate for policies that empower the Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Nevada. Serving as the vice president and COO of Asian Community Development Council, he has worked on the investment, education and engagement of the APIA community and helped to increase voter turnout in the 2018 midterm election. Nguyen holds a B.S. in business management and a M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. He has also graduated from the prestigious America’s Leaders of Change program by the National Urban Fellows, an invitation-only leadership program.



Deputy Director

Before his position as Deputy Director for One APIA Nevada and Director of Outreach for Asian Community Development Council, Jeng was an executive assistant at an equity firm in Washington D.C. and worked as a travel coordinator for a presidential campaign. In 2018, he spearheaded an extensive community outreach program in Nevada, knocking on 60,000 doors and making 169,000 calls combined to Asian and Pacific Islander voters. Jeng holds a degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.



Political Deputy Director

Koo's passion for increasing access to democracy and engaging with Asian American voters has led her to her current position as Deputy Political Director for One APIA Nevada. She has previously worked with the Asian Community Development Council and a presidential campaign in Reno. When she's not working, she also enjoys soaking up sun and traveling around the world. She holds a dual degree in Chinese and political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.



Outreach Coordinator

Santos is passionate about policy analysis that would ensure a sustainable future for Asian Americans. In 2018, she worked for NextGen Nevada where she recruited and trained volunteers in door-to-door canvassing and phone banking. She has also worked for the Asian Community Development Council. She has a keen interest in international relations and has completed a study abroad program in China. Santos holds a Political Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.