The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) has selected Reyleen Gogo as the 2017 Ruth Woo Fellow. The fellowship is an opportunity for currently enrolled students to learn about state government and to gain experience working in the Governor’s Office. The Commission will work with Reyleen during her fellowship and connect her with mentors in the community.
Gogo was born in San Diego, California. Attracted by the beauty and diverse population of Washington, her family settled in the city of Tukwila. Reyleen attended Foster High School and graduated with the class of 2016 with honors. She had hopes of joining the military after graduation, but her leadership involvement and experiences as the president of the Polynesian Club and board member of Our Future Matters (OFM) had stirred her interest to stay local, serve her community, and pursue a career in education.
Reyleen discovered her love of learning and teaching to help students understand that with knowledge comes confidence and the power to create change that Asian and Pacific Islander students need for continual success. She is currently attending South Seattle College in preparation to transfer to a teacher’s preparation program to achieve her teaching credentials.