Meet The Team

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Aditi Baghci, DDS

President

I am passionate about giving AAPI women and families a voice because what we have to contribute is important and so often our stories are silenced. 

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Laura Misumi, Esq.

Vice President

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.

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Fiana (Syeda) Arbab

Secretary

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. 

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Sheela Lal, MBA

Treasurer

There are few things in life more rewarding than watching folks realize their own power. Sheela loves creating the resources - political research templates, holistic bootcamps, audio based interviews - for these opportunities to flourish.

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Sen. Stephanie Chang

Board Member

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. 

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Aamina Ahmed

Board Member

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Fatema Haque

Board Member

Fatema loves sharing knowledge and facilitating learning. A lifelong learner and long-time educator, she seeks to cultivate educational experiences that encourage reflection, healing, and empowerment.

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Fathematuz Chamak

Board Member

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Kristin Dayag

Board Member

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Mehruba Akhtar

Board Member

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Mailing Address:

440 Burroughs St.

Suite 643,

Detroit, MI 48202

contact@risingvoicesaaf.org