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Director, FairVote California
Born in the Bay Area and raised in California’s Central Valley, Jennifer Pae's commitment to empowering her community through civic engagement was shaped by her single immigrant mother. Pae is a first-generation college graduate from the University of California, San Diego where she led campaigns to expand access to higher education and improve campus safety policies by organizing events to prevent violence against women. Pae was the first Asian-American woman elected to serve as the student body president.
Subsequently, she served as the president of the United States Student Association, Project Director for PowerPAC, founding staff member of 18MillionRising.org, and Project Manager for Voter Service at the League of Women Voters of California, where she continued her work to engage young people, women, and people of color in the political process.
In addition to serving as the FairVote California Director, Pae continues to travel around the country with Camp Wellstone, New American Leaders Project, and APIA Vote, training hundreds of activists to run effective and strategic campaigns.
Posts by Jennifer Pae
Posted on May 30, 2018
Voters in Santa Clara, California will make a potentially groundbreaking decision on June 5. Santa Clara, a large, diverse city just north of Palo Alto, will vote on Measure A, a charter amendment to adopt ranked choice voting (RCV).
Posted on May 01, 2018
The Golden State often leads the country with innovations and it can for better elections too.
Posted on July 06, 2017
While Asian American and Pacific Islanders (API) may be the smallest community in many jurisdictions, it is still the fastest growing and most diverse demographic in the country. API voters and their preferred candidates are particularly underrepresented by our current winner-take-all rules.