Shirley Kawafuchi
Operations Assistant

Shirley’s passion for LGBTQ representation and the preservation of LGBTQ history led her to the ONE Archives Foundation, Inc.

As an editor for the UCLA Undergraduate Law Journal and FEM, UCLA’s feminist newsmagazine, Shirley brings six years of experience with both online and print publications. She earned her Bachelor’s in Political Science from UCLA in 2016. Prior to that, she joined the Climate and Health team at Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington DC, where she worked on anti-fracking campaigns and testified in front of the Environmental Protections Agency for cleaner air protections in our national parks. She also worked to clarify the path to publicly-elected office as a Candidacy Researcher with Nationbuilder, and led a digital mapping team under Student Services Australia.

As a Managing Editor with FEM Newsmagazine, Shirley honed her passion for feminism and worked to smite the patriarchy one article at a time. Her best memories include marching in Downtown LA for International Women’s Day, and performing for over 2,000 high school students while wearing a dress made entirely of hot pink condoms – courtesy of Adriana Bertini. With the UCLA Sex Squad and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, she used humor and personal narrative to engage a youth audience, highlight the spectrum of genders and sexualities, and erase the stigma around sexual health.

As the Operations Assistant, Shirley is excited to manage operations to support day-to-day administrative, executive, board relations, communications, and development. Her hobbies include cozying up with a mug of hot apple cider and a good novel, taking her dog for hour-long walks, and re-learning how to ice-skate.

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