Alumna Michelle Steel Makes History as First Korean-American Woman Elected to US House of Representatives
Michelle Steel ('97) made history by becoming one of the first Korean-American women elected to the US House of Representatives. She will be sworn into office in January 2021. Steel serves as the chairwoman to the Orange County Board of Supervisor and joins Washington State’s Marilyn Strickland and Young Kim as one of the three first Korean American women elected to Congress. As a mother of two and a daughter of a diplomat, Steel moved from South Korea to Japan and then later immigrated to the US to attend Pepperdine University in pursuit of a bachelor of science in management at the Graziadio Business School. She aims to continue creating “stepping stones” to public office for young Asian Americans.
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