2024 AANHPI Summit Speaker: Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang
Executive Director
Lavender Phoenix

Yuan (she/they) is a transgender, non-binary Chinese-American organizer, & the Executive Director of Lavender Phoenix (formerly known as APIENC). After starting at Lavender Phoenix as a Summer Organizer apprentice, Yuan served as Lavender Phoenix’s Trans Justice Community Organizer and became Lavender Phoenix’s Executive Director in December 2021. Their role involves supporting Lavender Phoenix’s staff team, sustaining abundant resources for our organizing, & rooting Lavender Phoenix’s long-term culture and strategy in our evergreen values. Her community at Lavender Phoenix has taught her what interdependence looks like in practice and reminds her every day to lead with care and vulnerability.