Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Connie Wun, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, AAPI Women Lead

Connie Wun, Ph.D. is a co-founder of AAPI Women Lead. She has been working to end violence against women, girls of color, and non-binary communities for nearly 25 years. Dr. Wun leads national community-based research projects on race, gender, and violence. She is currently a Soros Justice Fellow, who is examining race, gender, and the sex trades. She has received numerous awards and fellowships including from the National Science Foundation, American Association for University Women, and UC Berkeley Chancellor’s office. Her research has been published in academic journals, book anthologies, and online publications including with Elle Magazine. She has also been featured in interviews with NPR Code Switch, Democracy Now!, The Reidout Show, and Politically Re-Active. Dr. Wun was born in Oakland, CA, and was raised by Vietnamese refugees. She is also a former high school teacher, college educator, and sexual assault counselor.