Meet The Team
Laura Misumi, Esq.
Laura is a fourth-generation Japanese American who believes strongly in building the capacity for people to come together to exercise their collective power, grounded in their history and identity. She seeks to apply her skills as a lawyer and interest in food and storytelling to move the projects of RVAAF forward.
Fiana (Syeda) Arbab
As a Bangladeshi-Muslim-American woman, I sit at the intersection of several complex identities. Rising Voices allows me to engage in authentic conversation with people who are most directly affected by identity politics and systemic oppression, with goals to uplift our communities and eradicate the root causes of marginalization.
Sen. Stephanie Chang
I am a daughter of Taiwanese American immigrant parents and believe that lifting up the voices of Asian American women and families in Michigan is critical so that our rising numbers translate into thriving futures for all of us; our organizing and activism will help make the difference.