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Shaillee Juneja

Shaillee is driven to elevate the conversations on mental health and gender equity as the President for International School of Story and Board President for Global Women for Well Being. She also chairs the global startup and innovation committee at World Business Angel Forum, an affiliate of G20 Financial inclusion program, promoting and providing access to investment for businesses aiming for social impact and social equity.

Ashley Cheng

I'm the co-founder of the creative civic engagement company Rouser and co-host of The Rabble, a Texas politics podcast leaving a trail of cupcake crumbs to the pearly gates of civic engagement. We use our communications savvy, working for corporate, nonprofit and government clients, to help market the movement today. We are creating the resources we always wished existed before we got involved in politics, and we're covering them in glitter while we're at it (because why not?!).

Sometimes I win stuff. I was elected to the DNC, representing Texas' Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus, named a 2020 Rising Star by the Travis County Democratic Party (TCDP) and a Tribeza Magazine Person of the Year. I also once won an office cooking competition for my edamame dip.

Named 2019 Organization of the Year by the TCDP, Rouser has been featured in Austin Woman Magazine, who said: "Through their community mindset and podcast The Rabble, the women of Rouser are crushing political dread one to-do list at a time."

Other items I've checked off my to-do list: I've been in communications consulting for 15+ years. I'm also a yoga therapist specializing in chronic pain, anxiety and depression, and co-founder and lead teacher trainer for Austin School of Yoga. I'm currently a masters student at the University of Texas at Austin's Steve Hicks School of Social Work.

Mingfei Yi

Alice Mingfei Yi has been mobilizing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Austin for more than 25 years. In 2014, she founded the Austin Chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA – apapa.org) and became APAPA’s Texas Regional Chair. She is now a consultant for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote organization (APIAVote.org), working on the Census and GOTV for 2020.

Alice currently also serves as the Community Outreach Manager for the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce. She is on the Executive Board and Chair of the Nomination Committee for the national 80-20PAC. And, Alice is an active member of the League of Women Voters Austin Area participating in: voter engagement, local and state advocacy, the Voters Guide, and community relations.

Beyond her tireless work in AAPI communities, she is the Asian American Community Liaison to Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Alice is also a long-standing member of the Boy Scouts Central Texas Capitol Area Council’s Exploring Committee, a coed life and career development mentorship program. In addition to her current roles, she was the Internship Program Manager for the Vision New America Foundation (visionnewamerica.org). 

Alice came to the U.S. from China over 38 years ago to study at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. She’s worked for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and led family businesses in the restaurant and real estate sectors. Noting her community leadership and civic engagement, in January 2020, The New York Times traveled to Austin to interview Alice for a story on the Census in America.