Chanchanit “Chancee” Martorell

Ernesto Yerena

Chanchanit “Chancee” Martorell ’90, M.A. ’93 is executive director of the Thai Community Development Center, a nonprofit she founded in 1994 to improve the lives of Thai immigrants. She also co-founded the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, an organization focused on advocacy and policy analysis regarding issues facing low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. She created and taught the first Thai American Experience course offered via UCLA’s Asian American Studies curriculum.