Michele Lew never saw herself working for a nonprofit–in fact, after she graduated college, she went into investment banking. But she soon realized she wanted something more out of life.
After joining the Asian Americans for Community Involvement in 2005, Lew has worked with elected leaders in Santa Clara County and statewide, ensuring life-saving services aren’t on the cutting board for budgets.
“A lot of our clients work 2 to 3 jobs. It’s our role to be that liaison making sure their voices are heard.” Lew said. “
That’s why she says she will continue to educate and lobby policy makers. “I feel like we’re only scratching the surface when it comes to fulfilling the community’s needs.”
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