Wendy Cheung is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Education Studies at UC San Diego. She holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in French and Peace and Conflict Studies, with a concentration in Human Rights. She is a first-generation high school graduate and the proud daughter of rural Chinese immigrants. Her research focuses on education and community-centered interventions to address public health disparities and gender inequalities. Wendy has fought for gender equity with women’s rights organizations and domestic violence shelters in Senegal, Nigeria, Niger, Thailand, and the United States. Prior to coming to UC San Diego, she taught high school English, French and Interventional Reading in New Orleans and Atlanta public schools. Wendy is an advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander leadership and facilitates API student leadership programs through LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). Committed to educational equity in policy and practice, Wendy is a member of the College for All Coalition, the LAUSD AANHPI AMEMSA Steering Committee, and the Government to University Initiative Steering Committee.