Carol Wong serves as an Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. At the Initiative, Carol works with the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and on federal employment and data disaggregation issues. She joined the Initiative from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, which is the Division within the Justice Department responsible for upholding the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly the most vulnerable members of society. She is a Senior Trial Attorney in the Division’s Employment Litigation Section. Prior to joining the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Carol served as a law clerk for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the Western District of Tennessee.
Carol has been active in the AAPI community. She is currently Co-Chair for the Women’s Forum of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area (APABA-DC). She formerly served as Co-Chair for the Volunteers Committee of the Planning Committee for the 2012 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention in Washington, DC, and as Secretary and Director for APABA-DC’s Educational Fund.
Carol holds an A.B. in English from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she served as Book Review Editor for the University of Illinois Law Review.