Born in Guam, raised in Sacramento & a graduate of UCLA, Gregory is excited to be in Washington, DC pursuing his life’s passion for serving others & making this world a better place for everyone. He is the current Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO & is the first openly gay person to serve in this post. Prior, he served as President of the United States Student Association (USSA) where he was the first openly gay Asian American to be elected as a national officer.
Gregory has a wealth of experience having served or currently serving on the boards of the National Jobs with Justice, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, the Generational Alliance & the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. In 2009, he started his own consulting firm, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Consulting, to support youth of color & LGBT youth leaders and organizations.
He is also a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, the Management Center's Managing to Change the World, the Midwest Academy’s Organizing for Social Change, Training for Change’s Training of Trainers & Wellstone Action's Political Training Program. In his spare time, Gregory enjoys singing karaoke, choreographing dances & trying new cooking recipes.