Robin Ye is the Field Organizer at APANO. He is Chinese-American and the only member of his entire family born in the United States. Robin grew up in Beaverton, Oregon and his parents are Chinese immigrants who immigrated to Huntsville, Alabama in 1992.
Robin is an Organizer by trade, and a policy wonk and political junkie at heart. He attended high school at the International School of Beaverton and recently earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Human Rights (minor) from the University of Chicago. During college, Robin focused his time on civic engagement, social justice work and electoral politics to build political power for progressive causes. His favorite experience was as a Program Coordinator for Chicago Bound, a weeklong student-led immersive social justice program for a cohort of 40 incoming freshman. He has also interned as a Civics Strategic Planning intern at Chicago Public Schools, fellow with the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS), intergovernmental relations intern at the Environmental Protection Agency, Outreach Fellow for the Tammy Duckworth for Illinois campaign, and as a intern in Senator Jeff Merkley’s office.
Since returning to Oregon, Robin has worked as a Political Organizer on the Yes on Measure 97 Campaign corporate tax ballot initiative in Oregon, and was a healthcare union organizer at SEIU Local 49, working statewide to help workers form their unions for better pay and benefits. He currently serves as Field Organizer, supporting APANO’s volunteer recruitment, member engagement, and leadership development to build political power in the AAPI community statewide. He also supports APANO’s expanding efforts to attain AAPI electoral power and representation here in Oregon.
In his free time, Robin enjoys hiking, cats, podcasts, comedy, and is an avid Portland Thorns, Timbers, and Blazers fan.
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