Khin Mai Aung has practiced civil rights, immigrant rights, and education law for over 20 years, and brings to Generation Citizen many years of experience supporting youth organizing through action planning and legal supports, as well as deep experience with policy making and advocacy.
Before coming to Generation Citizen, she was Executive Director and Assistant Counsel at the Office of Bilingual Education & World Languages in the New York State Education Department, in which capacity she oversaw the Department’s civil rights enforcement and regulations regarding English Language Learners and immigrant students, as well as the New York State Integration Project, a program to incentivize integration though school improvement funds. Previously, Khin was Director of the Educational Equity Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she conducted national advocacy and legal representation concerning civil rights in kindergarten through 12th grade public schools, higher education, affirmative action and juvenile justice. She partnered with Asian American youth groups in capacity building and social justice advocacy in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit, New Orleans and other locations, and launched the National Asian American Education Advocates Network, the first national network of Asian American public education advocates. Earlier in her career, she was Director of Policy and Civic Engagement at Youth Leadership Institute, a Staff Attorney at Asian Law Caucus, and an Associate in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, all in San Francisco, California.
Khin received a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University and earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley-School of Law. She was born in Yangon, Myanmar, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and three children. Khin is also a writer and volunteer activist concerning civil rights in Myanmar.