|🎉 ACDC has welcomed new team members recently:|
Cindy Lai, she/her, Office Manager
Before joining ACDC, Cindy was involved with a nonprofit to empower the next generation of Vietnamese leaders in New England. Cindy has organized campaigns to support and assist North American Vietnamese nonprofits and philanthropic organizations to better achieve their mission through collective and collaborative partnerships, events, and community building. Cindy graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s in Bilingual Education, focusing on ESL programming. She is bilingual in Vietnamese and English.
Meika Shuman, she/her, Mass Promise Fellow – Youth Programs Associate
As the 2023-2024 Massachusetts Promise Fellow, an AmeriCorps program, Meika will work with the high school-aged youth in A-VOYCE, ACDC’s youth leadership program. Born in Guangzhou, China, she was adopted in 2002 and moved to Burlington, Vermont. Meika earned her B.S. from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in neuroscience. She is excited to be part of the Chinatown community, explore Chinese culture, and get to know Malden, where she currently lives.
Jenny Huang, she/her, Director of Community Design & Planning
Jenny Huang joined ACDC as the Director of Community Design & Planning in late September 2023. She will be involved with the organization’s creative placekeeping, youth and resident leadership development, and open space work. Jenny is a second-generation Chinese American who is energized by efforts to build immigrant and working-class power and work towards longterm spatial justice. Originally from Indiana, Jenny earned a B.S./B.A. from Indiana University, an M. Phil from the University of Oxford, and is a doctoral candidate in political theory at the University of Oxford. Prior to joining ACDC, she was a civic engagement practitioner in Chicago and worked on social policy in South Bend. Jenny is a heritage Mandarin speaker.