Program Assistant, Militarism and Human Rights
Don was the Program Assistant for Militarism and Human Rights for 2019-2020. He worked to move U.S. foreign policy towards a more peaceful and ethical direction, primarily supporting efforts to end the war in Afghanistan and repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Don worked with nationwide grassroots supporters, coalition partners, members of Congress, and legislative staff to reduce the human cost of American foreign policy.
Don previously taught English in Taitung, Taiwan through a Fulbright grant. He graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in international relations, where he wrote his thesis on the politicization of Chinese international students in the U.S. and researched state nationalism and historical memory in the context of Sino-Japanese relations. Don has also interned with the Housing Rights Center in Los Angeles and China Labour Bulletin in Hong Kong.