Young-chan Han, who immigrated to the US from Korea in 1973 has over 25 years of experience in language access, family engagement, and leadership development. Through her work in schools/Howard County school district, and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), she has worked tirelessly to empower and equip immigrant families and English learners and advocate for linguistically and economically challenged families Han’s publication, “Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement-Survivors to Leaders” Framework (2012) has been shared nationally to effectively engage immigrant families in their children’s education. In 2016, the framework was published in the US Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit. Han also spearheaded the MSDE’s publication, A Guide to School for Families of English Learners (2020), and Building Leaders: An Educator’s Guide to Family Leadership (2022) with the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium. Han lives in Howard County, Maryland, and has three grown children and two beautiful granddaughters, Layla and Addy.