Councilmember Dan Strauss' Staff

Noah An

Noah An

Legislative Assistant

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Noah An was raised in Woodinville, WA before moving to Seattle to study political science at the University of Washington. Noah has previously worked in the offices of Councilmembers Rob Johnson and Abel Pacheco. Prior to joining Council staff, he interned for Senator Patty Murray in Washington, D.C., was elected a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and held various leadership positions in Democratic Party organizations. Passionate about promoting progressive change, Noah is excited to support Councilmember Strauss' work on land use, neighborhoods, and transportation, as well as coordinating his in-district presence. In his free time, Noah is a Seattle sports fan, avid re-watcher of The Office, and an explorer the Pacific Northwest.

Peter Nguyen

Peter Nguyen

Legislative Assistant

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Peter Nguyen is a proud Ballard resident and comes to Councilmember Strauss' Office from the Seattle Department of Human Resources where he served as the Labor Negotiator primarily responsible for representing the City to labor organizations in the Seattle Police Department, Office of Civil Rights, Department of Housing, and Labor Standards Department.  He has also served as a Technical Advisor to the Seattle Community Police Commission and is currently a member of the City's Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering Committee.  Peter came to this country, along with the rest of his mother's family, as a political refugee from South Vietnam.  As a long-time advocate for Civil Rights, immigrants, and socioeconomic equity, he has served on the board of directors of both the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the California Tax Reform Association.  Peter eared a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of California, Davis.  He has been invited as an expert speaker by numerous organizations, including the Museum of Tolerance, Beverly Hills Bar Association, American Association of University Professors, San Fernando Valley Leadership Institute, Screen Actors Guild, and the House of Blues Foundation, among others.

Alyson McLean

Alyson McLean

Legislative Assistant

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Alyson is a Puget Sound native from Vashon Island and Ballard Resident. She previously worked as Chief of Staff to Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, the Center for Children and Youth Justice, and several political campaigns including President Obama's 2008 and Senator Patty Murray's 2010 campaigns. She attended the University of Washington, first for her undergraduate degree majoring in International Studies and Human Rights and then returned to receive her Masters Degree in Public Administration focusing on youth immigration and international development. After a small stint in DC working at the National Democratic Institute on international democracy access, Alyson decided to shift her focus to working on local human rights in the city she loves most; Seattle. Alyson is excited to serve the City of Seattle by working on issues related to Human Services, Public Health, Affordable Housing, Public Safety, Finance, and the City's Budget. In her free time, Alyson enjoys traveling, music, camping, and spending time with her community.

Lena Tebeau

Lena Tebeau

Legislative Assistant

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Lena Tebeau is passionate about serving the needs of District 6 after a long career in public service. In her current role for Councilmember Dan Strauss, Lena schedules and is responsible for Parks, Libraries, Education and constituent community spaces case work. Lena previously worked as a Legislative Aide for Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, working on issues related to age friendly cities, parks and public assets, and youth justice issues. She has also worked for the City's Legislative Department, provided administrative support to mayor Paul Shell, and volunteered under Councilmember Richard McIver.

Lena is passionate about mentoring at-risk youth and assisting her aged-neighbors. One of 7 siblings, Lena grew up traveling around the country based on her dad's Army assignments. She has called Seattle home for 10 years, and is currently pursuing a degree in Public Policy at Evergreen State College.