Steven Wu is currently the Vice President and Board Member of OCA-Greater Houston (OCA-GH), just finishing his last year as the Festival Co-Director of the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival (HAAPIFest) hosted by OCA-GH. Steven first joined OCA-GH as a volunteer for HAAPIFest when he moved to Houston from Atlanta, but soon discovered love for the cause to take on a larger role and begin new initiatives.
Besides the Film Festival, Steven also co-founded and led the Together Empowering All (TEA) Talks program in OCA-GH to facilitate community discussions on intersecting issues that affect marginalized communities in hopes to build sustainable coalitions. In 2017, Steven began leading OCA-GH’s Civic Engagement efforts to turn out more AAPI voters.
With critical elections coming up in the next few years, Steven plans to educate the electorate on key public policies affecting our daily lives and why civic consciousness is vital in both our democratic process and in our own personal career development. In 2018, Steven began his fellowship in New Leaders Council (NLC) Houston and is currently working on his capstone project. Steven also sits on the Houston Grand Opera Cultural Advisory and the Harris County Democratic Party AAPI Committees. While a Chemical Engineer by degree/profession and traveler at heart, Steven’s true passions lie in advancing racial equity through the power of media, storytelling, and civic engagement.
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Georgia Institute of Technology, BS Chemical Engineering '13