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Meet Nicole Chiu-Wang

Candidate for Palo Alto School Board

Nicole Chiu-Wang is a tech entrepreneur and small business owner, attorney, mother to two young children and daughter of public servants. Nicole received undergraduate degrees in Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies from UC Irvine and a law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. Nicole owned and operated a small business for nearly a decade. During this same time, she also co-founded a fashion technology startup that raised $2.5 million. After over 4 years, Nicole and her co-founders shut down the business to join Google, where she drove strategy for products serving small and medium businesses and volunteered both formally and informally as a mentor for students, recent grads and entrepreneurs. 

She has a passion for stepping up to represent historically underrepresented groups and individuals and for driving actionable solutions to address systemic problems within the education system. Nicole strongly believes that representation matters for all members of our diverse community to be seen and heard and for our children to see people that look like them in our leadership. 

Nicole currently serves as the Executive Director of a Palo Alto based education nonprofit organization specializing in academic support, social emotional learning, and high school readiness for middle

school students. Nicole is active within many organizations including Palo Alto Chinese Parents Club, PreSchool Family, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL) Leadership Council, League of Women Voters, Silicon Valley APA Democratic Club, Jewish Democratic Club of Silicon Valley, Democratic Activist for Women Now (DAWN), Moms Demand Action, Vote Forward, and INFORUM / Commonwealth Club of California.

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