Carrie Gan serves as the Executive Director of Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization that works to advance the political empowerment of Asian Pacific American (APA) communities throughout southern California. At this capacity, she works with an esteemed board of directors to develop programs aimed at voter education, business and professional development, and leadership development. In addition, she is a chair of PBS SoCaL’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Council.
Prior to joining CAUSE, Carrie devoted much of her time to helping develop Asian American communities through her past roles as Vice President of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP-OC), board member of OCA-OC, and the youngest board member in the Asian Business Association (ABA-OC). She was also formerly a third grade teacher in south central Los Angeles and had taught within various low income inner-city schools in Los Angeles and San Diego.
Carrie completed a Master's degree in Education from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Stone Scholar, a leadership award given to less than 3% of applicants, and received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
Sophia Islas, Director of Communications
Victoria Lee, Director of Programs