Lucky Sasiphong is a first generation, Thai American from Queens, NY who has dedicated her career to strengthening the political pipeline for young womxn and the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Deeply influenced by her lived experiences as a womxn of color and daughter of immigrants, she has found passion in uplifting historically underrepresented communities by providing resources and opportunities to those who aspire to get involved in the political process.
Lucky joined Running Start, a Washington, DC based nonprofit organization training young women to run for office on a nonpartisan basis in 2019 as Operations Coordinator. She oversees the financial and compliance portfolios of the organization and works to ensure that the team’s day to day operations run smoothly. Before coming on as a full-time staffer, Lucky was an intern in 2015 and was selected in 2017 as a finalist to compete in Running Start’s annual Young Women to Watch Awards.
In 2019, Lucky graduated with a B.A. in political science and women, gender, and sexuality studies from American University and received a women, politics, and public policy certificate degree from American University’s Women & Politics Institute. Early on in her undergraduate career, she was inspired to work for organizations / individuals that aimed to amplify the stories and voices of those from marginalized communities. This led to her involvement with American University’s Asian American Student Union as well as her work with She Should Run, the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, Senator Tammy Duckworth, and then-Senator Kamala Harris.