Constance Luo is enthusiastic and passionate about making meaningful policy changes that positively impact communities of color and immigrant communities. She currently works as an interpreter and translator in English and Spanish with clients in California, Texas, and Florida. Her specific focus on language justice ensures that participants, regardless of language ability, can fully participate in conversations that impact their lives and communities. Constance absolutely believes that language justice and access are essential components of the national conversation for racial justice and equity.
Constance would like to take her background fighting for systemic change with community leaders, to the other side developing and executing said policies that she hopes will make a huge impact on millions of community members long term. She wants to continue creating space for community leaders to speak with their elected officials, business leaders and community partners. As a leader in policy work, Constance hopes to make Houston, Texas, and the United States a more equitable place for communities of color and immigrant communities to live and thrive, especially through language justice.
She began her public service career as a community organizer, working side by side community leaders to address the issues in their neighborhoods that need to be changed in Chicago and Houston. Though the issues that Constance organized on varied from housing, immigration reform, environmental justice, reproductive justice, voting rights and more, the underlying theme of fighting for long term systemic changes alongside community members (who have historically not been part of the conversation) persisted.
Constance utilizes a variety of skills to enhance her public service work, including graphic design, video editing, social media management, digital organizing, writing, data management and public speaking.
In addition to her full-time work, Constance is a proud member of New Leaders Council – Houston, class of 2019. She directed and produced a promotional video featuring the personal stories of the other fellows to help raise tens of thousands of dollars for the organization.
Constance graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013, with a degree in Applied Psychology and minors in Spanish and Asian American Studies. She received a scholarship in 2011 to study Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) in Fez, Morocco. She is a proud daughter of Chinese immigrants and hopes to be a shining example of the new generation of Asian American leadership in public service.