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Our members in the spotlight

March 15, 2013

Check out the feature on Jessica Li, one of our members, in the latest issue of the newsletter from the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA)! She is the Director of Programs for Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP).

Jessica Li is the Director of Programs for the Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI) Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP). She oversees direct services for survivors of domestic violence, community outreach programming and spearheads DVRP’s fundraising efforts. Jessica has worked with the Metropolitan Police Department Asian Liaison Unit, domestic violence agencies (such as DC SAFE and the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and A/PI community leaders to raise awareness about services for survivors. She is also a member of the Cherry Blossom Giving Circle and a Board Member with the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)…

Read the rest in the OAPIA newsletter.

Also, be sure to read the inspiring story of Rosie Abriam, another one of our members. She’s one of the talented women featured on website of Lean In (the non-profit from Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO).

Long before reality television there was a game show called To Tell the Truth. The show featured a panel of celebrity judges who attempted to identify the contestant who had a true, yet unusual occupation or experience.

In my version of the show, Contestant 1 would say, “As a young girl, I wanted to be a nun. That changed in high school when Sister Rosina asked me, “Which college do you want to attend when you graduate?” I replied, “Cal or Stanford.” She paused before saying, “Honey, I think you should set your sights lower.”…

Read the rest on the Lean In website.

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