The World Journal has published its special series about Asian American education and community progress. Our Alum Ben Chou’s story and his journey to get into mainstream politics is featured.
Ben Chou (2013) currently works as a Policy Advisor and Press Assistant for the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). He previously served as the Iowa Outreach and Operations Director for Governor Martin O’Malley’s 2016 Presidential Campaign and prior as an Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Fellow with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office. He graduated from Rice University in Houston where he was active in local Democratic politics and Asian American advocacy. In 2012, he was elected as one of the youngest delegates to the Democratic National Convention and the sole Asian American LGBT delegate from Texas. At Rice, he won national recognition as both a Harry S. Truman and Morris K. Udall Scholar for his work on environmental and civil rights organizing.