Asma has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector working for and as an ally with underrepresented communities on a range of civic engagement and social justice causes, which includes voter-mobilization, electoral organizing, and reentry services. Through her work at the California Community Foundation, Asma supported immigrant integration programs and grantmaking in public policy. Prior to that, she managed the CA Public Leadership Pipeline Project in Orange County supporting progressive individuals entering public leadership and elected office. With her electoral experiences, Asma has developed expertise working with electoral data for and by communities of color. She remains engaged in several community projects and organizations within the Asian and Pacific Islander, American Muslim, and reentry communities. Asma was born in Long Beach, California to refugee parents--her father is Cham, an indigenous minority from Vietnam and her mother is Cambodian. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies from UC Irvine and Masters in Public Policy from UCLA. Asma currently resides in sunny Southern California with her family.