Daniel Kikuo Ichinose, M.A.
Director, Demographic Research Project at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC)
Mr. Ichinose is Director of the Demographic Research Project at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC), the nation’s largest legal organization serving Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities. DRP seeks to (1) inform community programs and advocacy through data collection and analysis and (2) empower community organizations to better utilize research in grant making, program planning, and advocacy through technical assistance and training.
In addition to his duties as Director, he oversees APALC’s Census Information Center (CIC) and is lead researcher on several projects, including ongoing studies of Asian American political participation and language and limited-English proficiency in California legislative districts and Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas.
Mr. Ichinose is a veteran of two statewide redistricting campaigns, working with communities throughout California to construct the Asian American and NHPI community's first statewide redistricting proposal in 2001 and first majority Asian American legislative district in 2011. He has served on the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Hate Crimes Task Force, the APIA Vote! Committee of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, and on the Board of Directors of the Japanese American Citizens League's Pacific Southwest District and Hapa Issues Forum.
He holds a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.