On a call this evening, HFA National Political Director Amanda Renteria and Women’s Outreach Director Mini Timmaraju will introduce Jason Tengco as the campaign’s new AAPI outreach director.
Jason was most recently Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI). He was appointed to that position in May 2015 after three years as an Initiative staffer.
Jason managed the first-ever White House Summit on AAPIs, launched the Initiative’s E3! Ambassadors Program for young leaders, and solicited input from the community on ways to increase participation in federal programs.
Before joining the Initiative, he was an Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Fellow in the Office of Congressman Mike Honda; served as the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) taskforce staff lead on immigration and appropriations; and worked for the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), where he helped organize APALA’s largest national convention and launched APALA’s Young Leaders Council.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason graduated from UCLA with Honors with a B.A. in Political Science.