About Us

Our Mission

Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Advocates (AZ AANHPI Advocates) mission is to empower and engage the Arizona AANHPI community, encouraging civic engagement and educate the community on relevant public policies, to facilitate the creation of an equitable society and inclusive democracy.

Engaging AANHPI voters in Arizona is crucial to voting progressive in the 2020 election and beyond. As a growing demographic, continued outreach is key to ensuring they have a voice in shaping the trajectory of our state’s politics.

Our Team

Meet our Fellows

Summer Tran

My name is Summer Tran and I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I am currently a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. I like to sleep, hang out with friends, and drink boba on my free time. I also serve as ASU VSA’s President for this year.

I am passionate about deconstructing the model minority imposed on Asian Americans and embracing my Vietnamese identity. With that, I acknowledge the faults within the community and strive to help make us better. I hope I’ll be able to make a difference, even if it’s small. As a PIVOT Fellow, I am excited to work with AANHPI Advocates to increase voter engagement!

Minh Triet-Dao

Raised in LA, Minh graduated from Cal State LA with a degree in Asian & Asian American Studies. Throughout his college career, he has done numerous internships & fellowships around civic engagement, particularly voter education & registration. As he recently moved to Arizona, he hopes to bring over his knowledge of community organizing with him to empower the Asian American community here.