Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote - Michigan
As the first executive director of Asian & Pacific
Islander American Vote-Michigan, Theresa Tran led the organization in a crucial
period for the fastest growing racial demographic in Michigan. Since taking the
position in 2014, she led the organization to its first Coulter Community
Partner Award, a national honor presented to an Asian-American community-based
organization working on advocacy and public policy for that community. Tran helped
create Michigan's Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus, a bicameral caucus
that advises lawmakers on issues of importance to the Asian-American community.
Tran is a frequent speaker on Asian-American civil rights
and civic engagement, including recent speaking engagements with the National
Association of Social Workers, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association,
and Asian-Americans Advancing Justice national conference, among others. In
2014, she was awarded a three-year fellowship with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,
becoming an inaugural class member of the foundation's Community Leadership
Network Fellowship. She is active in Michigan United, the Council of Asia-
Pacific Americans, Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force and the Detroit
Historical Museum. In 2015, Tran was honored by New Detroit, Inc. as the Young
Leader in Action for her work in addressing race relations. She received her
undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.