AS-USA Executive Director
In 1998 Yeh Ling-Ling began serving as Executive Director for Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America, now known as Alliance for a Sustainable USA. She is a naturalized citizen born in Vietnam of Chinese parents. She had approximately 20 years of education abroad (Cambodia, Taiwan University and the University of Paris-Sorbonne). Ms. Yeh immigrated to the United States in 1980. She was featured as a leader advocating sustainable immigration on page one of the Washington Post on 5/11/2006.
After working 10 years preparing immigration applications for law firms, Ms. Yeh realized that many problems that concern native-born citizens and legal immigrants - including water and energy shortages, high unemployment, failing education, skyrocketing healthcare costs, budget deficits, sprawl, gridlock, homeland security, overburdened infrastructure and rising ethnic tensions - cannot be solved effectively without also addressing rapid U.S. population growth.
More than 200 of her articles have appeared in many publications across the U.S., such as Los Angeles Times, Harvard Law School's Record, Christian Science Monitor, Asian American Policy Review of Harvard University, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Newark Star Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlanta Journal- Constitution, San Francisco Chronicle, Rocky Mountain News, Providence Journal, Omaha World-Herald, Salt Lake Tribune, Seattle Times, Union-Leader, Sun Sentinel, Denver Post, New York Newsday, Helena (Montana) Independent Review, St. Paul Pioneer-Press, Honolulu Star- Bulletin, Lexington Herald-Leader, San Diego Union-Tribune, Idaho Press-Tribune, Des Moines Register, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Birmingham News and USA Today magazine.
Two opinion pieces by Ms. Yeh have been reprinted in a college text book, California Dreams and Realities: Reading for Critical Thinkers and Writers. Excerpts of her article, "Legal Immigration Must Be Curbed, Too" from USA Today magazine were reprinted in the national Sixth Edition of Prentice Hall Literature, "The American Experience." Another article of hers, "Inside Asian America," which originally appeared in A. Magazine, was reprinted in American Government.
Yeh Ling-Ling has been interviewed by numerous media, such as CNN, Associated Press, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Manchester Union-Leader, and Deseret News. She has appeared on more than 300 talk shows nationwide. AsianWeek published a positive cover story about her work in the February 17, 2000, issue. Jonathan Alter of Newsweek wrote a column about her on MSNBC on 8/17/2001 entitled, "Immigration: Worth a Second Look." Ms. Yeh was featured in an article in the November/December 2004 issue of the Sierra Magazine entitled, "A Tale of Two Immigrants."
Board of Directors
DAVID PIMENTEL Ph.D (Chairman and President)
Professor of Ecology and Agricultural Sciences, Cornell University
LINN DUVAL HARWELL (Secretary)
Co-founder of New England Coalition for a Sustainable Population
GEORGE PLUMB (Treasurer)
Co-founder and Executive Director of Vermonters for a Sustainable Population
HUEY D. JOHNSON
Former California Secretary of Resources and founder of the Trust for Public Land
Board of Advisors
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Retired Labor Union Columnist, Los Angeles Times
Founder, Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless
MARIA HSIA CHANG, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno
CLAY CHING, M.D.
Author and Economist
HERB ENGSTROM, Ph.D.
Retired R&D Manager
Retired Engineering Manager
RONNIE HAWKINS, M.D., Ph.D.
Retired Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Central Florida, Orlando
DEREK S. HOFF
Associate Professor, Department of History
Kansas State University
LAWRENCE MCKENDELL, M.D.
Co-founder, Latino Americans for Immigration Reform
EVAR NERING, Ph.D.
Former Chairman of Mathematics Department
Arizona State University
Past President, Audubon Council of Texas