Ms. Gung, a Chinese American, has lived in the US for almost 35 years. She has cared about the under-privileged and animals since childhood. After selling her successful import business of 25 years in 2012, she pursued her passion to give back to society using her background to unite the east and west.
Ms. Gung's hope for a world that works together for the betterment of people and animals resulted in her founding Duo Duo Project in 2013. Duo Duo is the name of a dog she adopted from China.
Ms. Lackritz-Peltier is an attorney specializing in nonprofit, tax-exempt law & international grantmaking. Currently based in California's Bay Area, she has lived in France and in Vietnam, where she was a Fulbright scholar. She is a graduate of Brown University and Boalt Hall, Berkeley School of Law. Martha’s day job is General Counsel at TechSoup Global, an NGO headquartered in San Francisco that serves nonprofits around the world. In her free time, she provides pro bono advice to various animal welfare organizations. She is Duo Duo’s adoptive mom.
Mr. Fong was born in Macau and when he was three years old, his family moved from Macau to the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Fong served as a member of the California State Assembly from the 28th district from 2008-2014 (22nd district 2008–2012.)
Mr. Fong is an avid supporter of the environment, equality within the Asian community and animal welfare issues.
Ellin Kao is a public health professional, vegetarian, and a lifelong animal lover. While Ellin Kao's career is in public health, her love of animals is the most important part of her work. She spent fifteen years in Africa and Latin America working in reproductive health, family planning, and HIV/AIDS. For the past fifteen years, she has dedicated her time to fighting HIV/AIDS in her community in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She uses her experience in global and community health to help Duo Duo's fight against the dog meat trade in China.
Peter J. Li joined the University of Houston-Downtown in 2002 after receiving a doctoral degree in Comparative Politics/International Relations from Northern Arizona University (NAU). Dr. Li specializes in East Asian Politics with an emphasis in the domestic politics, foreign policy and environmental governance of the People’s Republic of China. His research covers elite politics of China, Northeast Asian security, U.S.-China relations and China’s environmental and animal welfare politics.
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