Jidan Terry-Koon is a second generation Chinese American born and raised in the Bay Area. As an artist, organizer, and community builder for the past 20+ years, she brings commitment to building grassroots power, love for creativity, and conviction that short-term reforms can serve radical change. She lives in Oakland with her husband Bryant Terry and their two daughters.
Jidan’s field experience encompasses grassroots organizing, civic engagement, service provision, and institutional reform led by low-income people of color communities towards racial and economic equity. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as the Deputy Director for Mobilize the Immigrant Vote and played a critical role in launching the YVote project to build a powerful millennial of color voting bloc in California. As a service provider, she founded mentoring and enrichment programs for under-represented youth through Reach!, the East Bay Asian Youth Center, and Stiles Hall.