Wanna Lei is the Chinese Community Organizer at APANO, is a new immigrant herself, and a mom of two. She got involved with APANO because of her passion to get a Chinese Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program to SE Portland, an area in which most new Chinese Immigrants live. Leading a group of new immigrant moms (Spicy Moms), they won the campaign to bring Portland’s third Chinese DLI program to Harrison Park Elementary School in SE Portland in September of 2017.
At APANO, Wanna focuses on organizing parents and expanding APANO’s immigrant base to include tenants and workers. She hopes to bring immigrant parents together to address issues the Chinese community struggles with. She is inspired by the many super moms she has worked with, forming a collective of smart, dedicated, and passionate people. She challenges herself to grow and is on a mission to grow with the many immigrant moms who have similar experiences and struggles as ones she’s faced and continues facing.
She loves Zumba, Yoga, beauty, culture exploring and living a healthy life style. She welcomes Chinese immigrants and parents to join us!