As the Senior Policy Coordinator of the API Forward Movement’s Sustainable SGV program, Jeshow Yang works to empower local residents to positively impact the SGV communities. Collaborating with the residents and elected officials, he focuses on developing and passing an environmental policy platform to improve air quality, water conservation & capture, safe streets, as well as climate resilience in the region. Previously, Jeshow worked in public affairs where he used his skills in policy research, coalition building, and project management to improve opportunities for underserved groups. As a first-generation immigrant from Taiwan, he believes in creating and supporting community infrastructure that enables people of color to play a role in determining policies. Jeshow graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in political science and economics with a minor in Chinese. In his free time, Jeshow enjoys trying new recipes, exploring the cuisine of the SGV, and practicing Chinese calligraphy.