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Janelle Wong


Janelle Wong is a resident of Montgomery County, MD and both of her children attend MCPS schools. Janelle has published four books on Asian Americans and politics. As a scholar and teacher, she has worked closely with social service, labor, civil rights, and media organizations that serve the Asian American population.  

Outside of her work as a faculty member in Asian American Studies at the University of Southern California (2001-2012) and the University of Maryland (2012-present).

Janelle advocates for immigrant rights, civil rights, and racial justice through public presentations, research and writing.  She co-founded Chinese American Progressive Action and is a board member of AAPI Progressive Action.

Janelle received her PhD in Political Science from Yale University after earning her undergraduate degree at UCLA.

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