Naomi Underwood

Executive Director + Journalist + AAPI Activist @ Asian American Journalists Association

Naomi Tacuyan Underwood is a  Filipina-American journalist and  AAPI activist. Underwood grew up in Guam . She received a bachelor's degree in journalism and Asian Pacific American studies from  New York... read on
Focus: Journalist, Executive Director
About

About

Naomi Tacuyan Underwood is a Filipina-American journalist and AAPI activist.

Underwood grew up in Guam. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism and Asian Pacific American studies from New York University, and a master's degree in public policy from UCLA.

In 2009, the Filipina Women's Network named her one of America's 100 most influential Filipina women. At the time, she was the deputy director of APIAVote.In September 2010, she led the Democratic National Committee's outreach program to the AAPI community.

She is the executive director of the Asian American Journalists Association, having served in that role since January 2019.

Underwood represented the organization in a March 2021 meeting at the White House to discuss AAPI issues and how the Biden administration could address anti-Asian hate.