Source: LA Times
Name of AAPI FigureTammy Duckworth
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Thailand
Area of InfluenceMilitary, politician
Date of birth or time period2017 US representative
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?One of the First lady to be in military flying helicopter. Notable female politician with disabilities
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?She never gave up on her dreams
How does this person inspire you?She really tried to fly helicopters even though women didn’t fly helicopter. She survived helicopter crash and worked hard to get better.
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?She learned to fly again even after she lost her legs.
Resources to share if others want to learn more (optional)–list websites, books, or other resources you used to learn about the personAsian americans who inspire us. By Angela Quiroz Wolf
Submitted byAmilia Gorishnyy
City, StateLexington ma