Cynthia Choi joined AAPIP in 2006. As the Vice President, Philanthropic Partnerships, she oversees AAPIP’s partnerships with institutional funders and members and develops cross-cutting strategies and projects that advance AAPIP’s role in building a more responsive philanthropic sector including AANHPI philanthropy.
Prior to joining AAPIP, Cynthia has had the privilege of working in local, state and national community based organizations working on a range of issues from reproductive justice, immigrant/refugee rights, and environmental justice issues. She was also a Program Officer and Regional Manager at The California Endowment and served as the Board Chair of The New World Foundation.
Cynthia has received fellowship awards from the following organizations and foundations: Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute, The California Wellness Foundation Violence Prevention Initiative, The Rockefeller Next Generation Leadership and The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation. She holds a BA in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Berkeley.
Cynthia, in her own words: If you could have one super power, what would it be? If I could have a super power, it would be the ability to redistribute resources so that everyone would have enough.