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50 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of the Obama Administration

AAPI White House appointees

Asian-American and Pacific Islander appointees of the Obama administration Benjamin To / Benjamin To

2016 marks the final year of an administration that has been touted as the most diverse in American history, according to a UC Berkeley study reported on by the Washington Post.

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, NBC Asian America spoke with 50 of the many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in President Barack Obama's administration, who served in capacities from the Department of Homeland Security to the National Endowment of the Arts.

Click on the names below to read about each member:

Albert Shen, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency

Alissa Ko, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs

Camille Calimlim Touton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Department of the Interior

Chris Lu, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor

Daleep Singh, Acting Assistant Secretary of Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury

David S. Kim, Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation

David W. Yang, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict & Humanitarian Assistance; USAID

DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist, U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy

From left, the White House's Rebecca Lee, Doua Thor, Alissa Ko, and Manar Waheed. Benjamin To / NBC News

Doua Thor, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Department of Education

Eduardo Alfonso Angeles, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Associate Administrator for Airports

Eric Nguyen, Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel, Office of the White House Counsel

Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu, Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Esther Kia'aina, Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, U.S. Department of the Interior

Gaurab Bansal, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary, White House

Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Heather Fong, Assistant Secretary, Office for State and Local Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jane Chu, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Janet Nuzum, Senior Advisor and Director of Asian American and Pacific Islander Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jasjit Singh, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice

Jennifer Park Stout, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Jenny R. Yang, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Jetta Wong, Director, Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions (OTT)

Juliet Choi, Chief of Staff, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Karen K. Narasaki, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Kiran Ahuja, Chief of Staff, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Susumu Ken Yamashita, Associate Director, Office of Global Operations, Peace Corps

Maju Varghese, Assistant to the President for Management and Administration, White House

Manar Waheed, Deputy Policy Director for Immigration, White House Domestic Policy Council

Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, USEPA Office of Land and Emergency Management

Michael Brush, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance and Operations, White House

Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce

Mina Hsiang, Healthcare Director, U.S. Digital Service, White House

Nani Coloretti, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Nisha Biswal, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Omar Daniel Khan, Assistant U.S Trade Representative, Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

Parita Shah, Chief of Staff, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Paul Monteiro, Director, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice

Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor

Priya Aiyar, Acting General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Rakesh Kilaru, Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel, Office of the White House Counsel

Rishi Sahgal, Counselor, U.S. Department of Energy

Rohan Patel, Special Assistant to the President, White House

Ruchi Jain, Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel, White House

Stacy Koo, Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for Presidential Personnel, White House

Tarak Shah, Chief of Staff, Department of Energy's Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Energy

Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President, Chief of Staff to the First Lady, and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls

Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen, Chair, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, U.S. Department of Education

Vinai K. Thummalapally, Executive Director of SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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