Michael Itti was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee as Executive Director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in 2013. Itti serves as a small agency cabinet member and advises the Governor, state agencies, and other decision-makers on policies and programs that may impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington State.
Itti has a broad range of experience in civic and government affairs. He previously worked as a staff member in the Washington State Legislature, an education advocate for the League of Education Voters, and a program coordinator for the Win/Win Network. Itti serves on the board of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the George Washington University.
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Brianne Ramos is Chamorro and Filipino, born on the island of Guam and raised in Olympia, Washington. She attended the University of Washington and earned a bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. While at the University of Washington, she served as the president of the Micronesian Islands Club and worked as a student ambassador for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. Her interests and experience are in equal access to healthcare and education for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities, and programs that help students gain access to higher education as well as increasing the retention rate of APIs in college.
She previously served as a Fellow for the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) in 2014 and is excited to continue her work with CAPAA as the Project Coordinator.
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