Lisa Thong was a Senior Special Assistant to State Controller John Chiang, California’s chief fiscal officer. She was responsible for outreach to various communities statewide. Previously, Lisa worked as an editorial assistant for !t Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in New York as well as on nonpartisan civic engagement issues affecting the Asian Pacific Islander American communities through her role at Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE). Additionally, Lisa has worked as a field representative for former California State Senator Jack Scott. Lisa graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and a sequence in Asian American Studies. She is committed to public service and has served as Board President of OCA-Greater Los Angeles, the local chapter of a national organization dedicated to the socio-economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.