Washington D.C. (July 12, 2011) – The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies announced this week that Laila Mohib is the organization’s new Program Director.
Ms. Mohib joins APAICS as it enters an exciting stage of transition while building upon its rich legacy and growth over the past 17 years. A core component of APAICS is its leadership programs, including the Leadership Academy for elected officials, Summer Internship Program, Fellowship Program, and Congressional Mentorship Program. She will be overseeing the development of all programs, including strengthening alumni enrichment activities.
“I am so excited to welcome Laila to the APAICS team,” said Gloria Chan, APAICS President & CEO. “With her vast experience with elected officials, candidates, and young leaders, I am confident that she will develop innovative ways to help APAICS reach new heights. Not only does she bring a decade of experience in political pipeline development, she also possesses the brilliance and positive energy that drives those around her.”
Over the past ten years, Mohib has worked with elected officials, candidates, and organizations to develop skills in training, messaging, polling and outreach. Most recently, she worked with the Communication Workers of America’s campaign supporting the proposed 39 billion dollar acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T.
Mohib spent four years with EMILY’s List as the Political Coordinator for Campaign Services and Trainings, and as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff. She also worked in the legislative office of Congressman Jim Davis, the candidate recruitment department of Progressive Majority, the Democratic National Committee’s Office of Independent Expenditures, and interned with the Public Affairs department of MTV and the White House Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach.
Mohib received her undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology and Art History from Sarah Lawrence College. She has studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts and the Aegean Center for Fine Arts and has a Masters in Arts in Art History, Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education.
APAICS is a national non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.