I believe in the power of our community.
From struggling families to sexual assault survivors, I will continue to fight for underrepresented voices at the Georgia State Capitol. My previous work includes:
Sam for Georgia Campaign
Last November, I served as campaign manager for State Representative Sam Park. We defeated a three-term Republican incumbent, electing the first openly gay, Asian-American man to the Georgia General Assembly.
Facing Race National Conference
In 2016, I served on the host committee for the national Facing Race conference, where I helped curate a bus tour, Atlanta: A Tale of Two Cities. I worked with high school teachers and undocumented students to put together a public art exhibition on Buford Highway highlighting the importance of cultural identity.
Pursuing Justice for Rape Victims Bill
As a 2015 fellow with the Georgia Women's Policy Institute, I lobbied to pass the Pursuing Justice for Rape Victims Act. Since its passage, thousands of untested rape kits have been tested and DNA matches have been made in CODIS.
In 2015, Gov. Deal issued an executive order to block the entrance of Syrian refugees to our state. I worked with New American Pathways and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry to resettle a family of nine, who now live in Clarkston, Georgia.
Atlanta Regional Commission Millennial Advisory Board
During my term with the Atlanta Regional Commission, I worked with young professionals to address public education in Atlanta, focusing on disparity between communities in the region.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Race
Following the shootings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, I facilitated a series of race dialogue, What We Talk About When We Talk About Race, to empower black and white communities to talk about the fragmented relationship between black and white Atlantans.
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
I developed a solid policy foundation during my three-year tenure at GBPI, where we fought for Georgians to have access to health care and for our school children to receive enough funding for 180-day school years and smaller classroom sizes.
Progress is made when we build strong communities, beginning with people like me and like you. I believe every voice matters — I would be honored to resist, insist, persist and enlist for our Georgia House District 89.
Quick Facts About Bee
- Bee is bilingual and speaks English and Vietnamese.
- Bee is a 2012 graduate of Andrew Young School of Policy studies, where she earned her MPA with a focus on Finance and Management.
- Bee earned a Master of Arts with a concentration in English Literature when she was 23. Recently, she enrolled in classes at Emory Continuing Education and Callanwolde. Her favorite genre is Creative Nonfiction.
- For the past seven years in a row, Bee has run the Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon and the Publix Half Marathon.
- In 2014, Bee made a resolution to drive less and became a bike commuter after abandoning her bike for nearly 20 years.
- An avid MARTA user, Bee lived her first three years (1999-2002) in Atlanta without a car. She takes transit to the Georgia State Capitol, where she serves as Chief of Staff for Rep. Sam Park.