Lisa Hasegawa has more than 20 years of community development, housing and public health experience. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), the first national advocacy organization dedicated to meeting the housing and community development needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. For more than 15 years, she led the coalition of nearly 100 community organizations and worked to improve the quality of life for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islanders by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation and racial equity.
In 2017, Lisa returned to her alma mater, UCLA, where she served in several capacities, including assistant director for federal affairs, policy fellow at the Asian American Studies Center and policy analyst for the Chancellor's Advisory Council on Immigration Policy. In addition to teaching an undergraduate course and guest lecturing, she serves as a mentor to graduate students at the School of Public Affairs as a Senior Luskin Fellow, and to undergraduate Native American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian students as a mentor for the Supporting Undergraduate Natives program.
She recently served on the board of the Little Tokyo Service Center, a NeighborWorks network organization, and also previously served on the boards of numerous advisory committees for government-sponsored enterprises and financial institutions.
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