Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)
Sissy is the founder and executive director of the Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA) in Los Angeles. A determined advocate for social justice, Sissy realized very few organizations addressed the needs of the Southeast Asian community. She envisioned and created a new organization—SEACA, empowering the Southeast Asian community through leadership development, education, advocacy, and organizing. Through SEACA's innovative organizing with youth, SEACA used land use policy reform to take on the City of Los Angeles and a new wave of gentrification slated for Chinatown that was proceeding with no meaningful input from residents. SEACA was the organizer connecting the dots, bringing in land use experts and youth members and moving the policy through City Hall.