Jeffer Giang is Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA’s Research Analyst in the Demographic Research Project (DRP). A Census Information Center (CIC), DRP seeks to make data on Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) more accessible through research, technical assistance, and training. Her recent work includes analyses of disaggregated data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s decennial census and American Community Survey illustrating social and economic diversity in Asian American and NHPI communities. Her first report with Advancing Justice-LA was a collaboration with AARP, entitled A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans 50 and Older (Los Angeles County).
Prior to joining Advancing Justice-LA, Jeffer volunteered as a math tutor with Prison University Project and worked at a substance abuse residential treatment center for youth in Northern California. After leaving Sonoma County for Los Angeles to begin graduate school, she worked as an intern at a number of organizations, including California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis, and Community Coalition.
Jeffer holds bachelor’s degrees in Asian American Studies and Women and Gender Studies from UC Davis and a master’s degree in Social Welfare from UCLA.