Quyen Dinh is the executive director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), founded by a group of American humanitarians as a direct response to the refugee crises arising throughout Southeast Asia resulting from U.S. military actions. Quyen has advocated for Southeast Asian Americans on key civil rights issues including education, immigration, criminal justice, health, and aging. Under Quyen’s leadership, SEARAC has authored national legislation and passed California legislation calling for transparent, disaggregated data for the Asian American community. Born to Vietnamese refugees, Quyen identifies as a second-generation Vietnamese American. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.