Christine Soyong Harley
(202) 331-4607 x3220
Christine Soyong Harley plays a leadership role in AAPCHO’s Washington, D.C. office to implement administrative, legislative and political advocacy strategies in order to improve the quality of life for medically underserved AA&NHOPI communities. Chris has extensive program and policy advocacy experience having worked in non-profits and state agencies on issues of health care, immigrant rights, and economic justice for over 10 years. Prior to joining AAPCHO, Chris was the Policy and Programs Director for the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum overseeing its national advocacy and programs. Before entering the national arena, Chris worked at the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and was responsible for many of DHS’s ‘open door’ and immigrant integration initiatives for AA&NHOPIs, immigrants, and other low-income and underserved individuals with disabilities.
Chris received her B.A. from Oberlin College and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She was named a Future Leader in 2009 by the Overseas Korea Foundation and received a 2011 Unsung Hero award from Asian Pacific Americans for Progress.