Dr. Alice Y. Hom

Commissioner

Dr. Alice Y. Hom is a community builder invested in bridging diverse and overlapping communities to raise resources, to nurture leaders, and to build the capacity of organizations for social change. Dr. Hom has more than 20 years of experience in leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development, civic engagement, and fundraising. She currently is a consultant for organizations and a professional coach for individuals in the non-profit, philanthropic, arts & culture, and higher education sectors.

Dr. Hom previously served as the Director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). Prior to her position at AAPIP, she was the founding Director of the Intercultural Community Center at Occidental College where she focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Governor Jerry Brown appointed Dr. Hom to the California Humanities board of directors where she serves as the Vice Chair. She also serves on the Borealis Philanthropy board and chairs the Governance Committee. She is the co-editor of an award-winning anthology, Q & A: Queer in Asian America and has published articles on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in various journals and anthologies.

Dr. Hom holds a Ph.D. in History from Claremont Graduate University, a M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and a B.A. from Yale University.