Last month, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the reappointment of Commissioners Ty Tufono and Lynette Finau and appointed Nam Nguyen and Roslyn Monique Leon Guerrero to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA).
Nguyen is Assistant Attorney General currently representing the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems. Prior to working at the Attorney General’s Office, Nguyen worked in private practice in Bellevue, WA, and Houston, TX. He graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2010. After law school, Nguyen volunteered in Bayou La Batre, AL to help address the economic and social problems caused by the BP Oil Spill. Nguyen grew up in the Seattle area. He currently lives in Tumwater, WA.
Guerrero is of Chamorro descent and was born and raised on the island of Saipan, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). In 2010, she moved to Vancouver, WA. She has over 15 years of experience working in education and outreaching to Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Guerrero has been employed at Clark College since 2010. She currently works in the Office of Diversity and Equity where she monitors, manages and supports the Diversity Center and the Lead of the office. She also does outreach, recruitment and retention of AAPIs at Clark College. She is the advisor of the Asian Pacific Islanders Club that leads events, education, and outreach for AAPIs at Clark College and the greater Clark County community. She works with many organizations and boards in Southwest Washington focusing on AAPIs.