Yuan (she/they) is a transgender, non-binary Chinese-American organizer. She was born on Ohlone land in Fremont, California and raised on Lenape land in New Jersey. Yuan was shaped by organizing in New York City, where she supported housing justice campaigns at CAAAV, coordinated volunteer organizers at the Laundry Workers Center, and provided language justice support to the Sex Worker’s Project and local campaigns. She brings experience developing the leadership of young people, from leading queer-inclusive sex-ed at the Masakhane Center and organizing after-school programs for Asian immigrant youth at the Teen Resource Center. After starting at APIENC as a Summer Organizer apprentice, Yuan served as APIENC’s Trans Justice Community Organizer, and will become APIENC’s Executive Director in December, 2021. Their role as Director involves supporting APIENC’s staff team, sustaining abundant resources for our organizing, and rooting APIENC’s long-term culture and strategy in our evergreen values. Her community at APIENC has taught her what interdependence looks like in practice, and reminds her everyday to lead with care and vulnerability. Outside of her organizing work, Yuan finds joy in playing guitar, climbing rocks, and cooking for her friends.