Soya Jung

Peace & Justice Activist

Soya has been active in the progressive movement for the last 25 years. During the early '90s she worked as a reporter at the International Examiner, and as communications and policy staff for the Washington State House Democratic Caucus. She then became the founding organizer and eventual executive director of the Washington Alliance for Immigrant and Refugee Justice. During the early 2000s she was the program director at the Social Justice Fund, a public foundation supporting progressive organizations in the Northwest. She has also worked as a consultant for various organizations in the progressive movement. Soya is now a Senior Partner at ChangeLab, a grassroots political lab that explores how U.S. demographic change is affecting racial justice politics, with a strategic focus on Asian American identity, and is a regular contributor at RaceFiles. She is currently the chair of the Grassroots International Board of Directors.