Co-Founder, Director of Engagement & Partnerships, Sister District
Lala Wu is a Co-Founder and the Director of Engagement & Partnerships at Sister District. She has successfully led the expansion of the organization's volunteer infrastructure to 50,000 members and over 150 chapters in 31 states. Since its founding in 2016, Sister District has raised over $3.6m in small dollar donations directly to candidates and reached out to over 3.1m voters through doors, calls, texts, and postcards on behalf of over 100 state legislative candidates in key swing districts. Lala also leads the development of strategic partnerships with local and national organizations such as the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, EMILY’s List, Human Rights Campaign, Vote Save America, and more. Prior to Sister District, Lala clerked for federal judges in the Northern District of California and the District of Massachusetts. She was also an attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco and Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP in Denver where she counseled renewable energy and real estate clients on land use, regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. Lala graduated from U.C. Berkeley, School of Law and Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in Urban Studies. While at Berkeley, she served as Co-President of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative and successfully represented a Chinese asylum-seeker through the California Asylum Representation Clinic. In her free time, Lala enjoys surfing (badly), rock climbing (slightly better), and baking (particularly at odd hours). She also loves walking rescue dogs with her partner Mike. She can’t wait to go to see live music again.