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Fall '18, Public Policy and Ethnic Studies

Award Year 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Lina Lalwani is a senior at Brown University concentrating in ethnic studies and public policy with a specialization in education policy. She is particularly passionate about advancing the rights of Asian Americans and communities of color and education equity. Lina has previously interned at the California State Assembly, conducted research on mixed-Asian families, and worked extensively on community and cultural sustainability in San Jose Japantown. At Brown, Lina served as an Asian American Heritage Series Programmer and is a member of a Japanese drumming group,  Gendo Taiko, which is made up of students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Lina is born and raised in the Bay Area and loves to bake.