Weiyu Zhang is Asian Americans Advancing Justice- LA's Health Program Educator. In this role, Weiyu provides outreach and education, health program enrollment assistance and advocacy for individuals and families in Los Angeles and Orange counties. She works to promote health access and health equity for the disadvantaged populations, including the low-income, immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities, seniors, and those facing additional barriers due to limited English proficiency (LEP). Before joining the Health Access Project team in August, 2016, Weiyu interned at the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault emergency (DV/SA) shelter at Center for the Pacific Asian Family, where she assisted with case management and hotline counseling, with a focus on helping monolingual Chinese-speaking DV/SV survivor women and children.
Weiyu recently received her Masters of Public Health from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Global Health Leadership. She has a keen interest in the intersection of health, law and human rights. She previously interned for a few international non-governmental organizations, including the World YWCA in Switzerland and the International Women’s Rights Action Watch -Asia Pacific (IWRAW) from Malaysia, and participated in global health and human rights conferences including the 68th World Health Assembly, the 29th United Nations Human Rights Council and the 61st Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).