by John Doe
· April 20, 2015 4:07 PM
Gregg Orton, National Director
Gregg is the National Director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans where he leads the coalition in developing policy and communications strategy and advancing a joint agenda to address the needs of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.
Gregg joins NCAPA after spending nine years working on Capitol Hill for Rep. Al Green (D-TX). He has served as a dedicated advocate for the AAPI community, as well as a mentor for many AAPI staffers in Congress.
Gregg hails from Arcadia, CA and attended Vassar College where he earned his B.A. in Political Science. Following graduation, he came to DC as an Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Housing Fellow and joined Rep. Green’s office. He most recently served as the Congressman’s Chief of Staff.
Young Noh Jung, Policy/Communications Associate
Young is the Policy/Communications Associate at the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans where he supports the coalition
Young is from Los Angeles, CA and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies. Following graduation, he came to DC as a CKA-KALCA Public Service Intern through the Council of Korean Americans, where he was placed as an intern at the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans.
Young is passionate about creating equitable cities, international relations, and making great cups of coffee.
Sina Uipi, EPIC Policy Associate
Sina Uipi is the Washington, DC-based Policy Associate for Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC). In this role, Sina leads EPIC's national policy and advocacy efforts towards the organization's mission to advance social justice and increase the political power of NHPI communities. She is thrilled to bring greater awareness to Pacific Islander needs at the national level. Sina earned her BA at SFSU in Political Science, including two minors in Counseling and Women and Gender Studies. She was raised in the LA area, and is a first generation Tongan American daughter to her parents and a community who has helped shape the advocate she is today. Prior to joining EPIC, Sina was a Senior Civil Rights Fellow at OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, where she focused on policy priorities such as Education, Immigration, Census, and Technology/Workforce Development. EPIC is NCAPA's newest member, which allows for Sina to work on behalf of both organizations as a joint effort. In addition to leading a national network for a NHPI policy platform, she will also be supporting NCAPA's coalition work.