Jennifer WangDeputy Director of Programs, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Jennifer (she/her) serves on the senior leadership team of NAPAWF, which steers the overall strategic direction and sustainability of the organization. She is responsible for guiding, implementing, and evaluating NAPAWF’s programmatic and policy strategies.
Jennifer was previously at the helm of the DC Office for The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), where she led the organization’s government relations efforts to make college more affordable for low-income students. She is an expert on waste, fraud, and abuse at for-profit colleges and in student lending. Prior to TICAS, Jennifer was the Policy Director at Young Invincibles, leading the organization’s policy team on higher education, health care, and jobs. She came to Young Invincibles as the Policy and Advocacy Manager, building the start-up nonprofit’s government relations strategies and systems from the ground up. Before Young Invincibles, Jennifer was NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Policy Associate, cutting her teeth in legislative affairs for federal and state reproductive health policy, and developing an expertise on birth control and preventive health services under the Affordable Care Act.
Jennifer was born in Los Angeles to Taiwanese American immigrants. She has degrees in psychology and women’s studies from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. She is passionate about the intersection of reproductive justice and economic justice and serves on the board of the DC Abortion Fund, a nonprofit that makes grants to pregnant people in the DC area, and those traveling to the area, who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion.