Meet the Team

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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.

DUY NGUYEN

Executive Director

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Since 2018, Eric has spearheaded outreach efforts in Nevada focusing on educating, connecting, and empowering the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Previously, Eric was an executive assistant for a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, and worked on various national and local political campaigns since 2013. Eric got his start as an intern for the Taiwanese Americans Citizens League and as a research fellow at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and worked for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to advance President Obama's key policies. Eric attended National Taiwan University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in political science.

ERIC JENG

Deputy Director

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AMY KOO

Koo's passion for increasing access to democracy and engaging with Asian American voters has led her to her current position as the Political Director for One APIA Nevada. 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.

Political Director

LORENZITA SANTOS

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Organizing Director

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 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.

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SHELBY PARKES

Community Engagement Director

In 2017 Parkes decided to leave her home in Detroit, Michigan and her career as a Firefighter/EMT to work as a community organizer. Her passion for voter literacy and voter education has led her to travel all over the country, working on multiple campaigns with record voter turnout! Her love for Nevada and the people that make up its diverse communities has led her to work as a Community Engagement Director with One APIA Nevada. She wants to ensure the APIA community in Nevada has their voices amplified and front of mind when policies are being made. She is most excited about OAN's team of great organizers who will be leading the community engagement efforts.