Jacqueline (They/She)

Jacqueline Pham (they/she) is a 16-year-old non-binary student, organizer, aspiring poet, and proud child of Vietnamese immigrants, currently residing on Muwekma Ohlone land, otherwise known as San Jose, California. Seeing the disparities and struggles of their own communities, Jacqueline strives to impact change and fight for justice through building solidarity, amplifying voices, and igniting conversations. As a Youth Advisory Councilmember at API Legal Outreach and Core Local Campaigns Intern at Californians for Justice, they work to build power within communities of youth and empower the voices of the unheard. Being involved with their school’s Political Activism Club as Vice President and Young Democratic Socialists chapter as Chair, they have been at the forefront of youth-led campaigns to advocate for increased sexual assault reform, COVID safety measures, and the removal of school resource officers within their school district. Jacqueline explores social justice topics and their identity through the medium of poetry, honing their creative side into the pieces they cultivate. To Jacqueline, gender justice means to be able to exist in a world where our identities and forms of expression are embraced with care and compassion, and people are not marginalized for showing the world more of who they are.