Andrea Yamasaki is the first Asian American elected to the Orange Unified School District School Board. She was first elected in 2016 and again in 2018. OUSD serves over 27,000 students in more than 5 cities in Orange County including Orange, Anaheim Hills and Villa Park. Her commitment to students and schools started 18 years ago as a highly-involved parent of 3 children. She is a former PTA President at both El Rancho Charter School and Canyon High School and served in numerous PTA board positions. She currently serves on the board of the Orange Community Council PTA, Canyon Education Foundation and the Education Foundation of Anaheim Hills. In the general community, she is currently on the Advisory Leadership Council with the non-profit, Anaheim First and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of the Canyons. She is a co-founder of Community Advancement through Renovation for Education, the committee that supported the school bond measures for OUSD. In 2016, the $288M Measure S facilities bond was approved by the voters – a first for her district. During her first year on the APISBMA board, she stepped up to be Secretary. She feels that understanding and embracing the diverse background of API students is integral to increasing representation and opportunities for those populations.