Alix Mariko Webb, Executive Director
Alix came to Asian Americans United in October 2015. Alix’s work is to ensure AAU’s mission, vision, and commitment to community building, leadership development, youth empowerment, and local voice and power of Philadelphia’s growing Asian American communities. Alix is a Japanese American Yonsei. She brings to AAU, two decades of community organizing experience and programmatic development work with grassroots organizations working for economic justice locally and nationally.
Teresa Engst, Youth Program Coordinator
Teresa Engst joined Asian Americans United in 2015 as AAU’s Youth Program Coordinator. She comes from a diverse background working in low-income legal services, labor organizing, and youth programming. Teresa is bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English. She has been a long-time admirer of AAU’s work and is excited to step into the organization in a more official capacity.
Wei Chen, Civic Engagement Coordinator
Wei is Asian American United’s Civic Engagement Coordinator. Wei comes from years of work as a youth leader and youth organizer. He was one of the youth leaders of the South Philadelphia High School student organizing in 2009, whose anti-bias and racial healing work has won national recognition. In 2014, Wei was one of ten people nationally awarded a Peace First Prize fellowship to continue his organizing work in peace studies and addressing bias harassment. On February 2015, he was appointed by Mayor of Philadelphia to serve as Commissioner of Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Wei is an accomplished Chinese Opera performer and has been a long-time volunteer with AAU’s Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival.