Christine Chen

Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)

Christine Chen is a co-founder and Executive Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), the nation’s leading national, nonpartisan organization to engage, educate, and empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to strengthen their voices and create impact. 


Under Chen’s leadership, APIAVote strengthened and expanded its partners into 29 states and contributed to the groundwork that led to the highest AAPI voter turnout in history. 


After moving to Washington, DC, from Ohio, she took on a leadership role at the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and started a consulting firm – Strategic Alliances USA. While serving as Executive Director of OCA National from 2001 to 2006, Chen served as a member of the executive committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and served on numerous boards including the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and Demos Board of Trustees.