As an American, I moved to Hong Kong 10 years ago, and recently to Singapore, I have spent a significant portion of my adult life in Asia - surrounded by its culture and diversity. The lives we live as Americans abroad is unique and ever-changing. For many of us, this life abroad has set us apart with different needs and interests than those of our fellow Americans back home. Often, these interests are underrepresented or misaligned – that shouldn't be the case.
Furthermore, the past four years have been turbulent, not only in the United States but globally. It has been a period of diverging inequality, social and economic decline, and deteriorating environmental well-being. These issues are gravely important not only for our generation but or future generations. I believe the global perspective I have gained over the past will help in representing these issues for my fellow ex-patriots. Thank you!