Born in the Philippines and raised on unceded Kumeyaay land (aka San Diego), Hannah Dominica Chua (they/she) is a Pilipinx/Chinese cultural organizer who works at the intersections of labor, education, and arts activism. As a first-generation college student and immigrant, Hannah is passionate about alternative modes of knowledge production and universal access to culturally responsive education. She believes in the transformative power of storytelling as a tool to cultivate the radical imagination and inspire collective action. Hannah is committed to supporting the visions and livelihoods of arts practitioners and cultural workers engaged in the difficult work of reimagining a more just and equitable world for the most marginalized and systems-impacted communities.
Before joining CCI, Hannah worked as the Systems and Research Coordinator at LA Commons, a community-grounded arts nonprofit empowering South LA artists, culture-bearers, youth, and community members through issue-driven, public art activations and advocacy. Hannah is also an alum of Arts for LA’s ACTIVATE: Delegate program and is a member of the Pilipinx grassroots organization, GABRIELA Los Angeles.
They graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures and a minor in Pilipinx Studies. In their free time, they enjoy going to concerts, thrifting/upcycling second-hand clothing, and listening to really, really long video essays.