Elaine Chao


Elaine Chao born Taipei, Taiwan March 26, 1943. Third female director of US Peace Corps, 1991-92; sent first volunteers to post-Soviet Russia. First Chinese-American Cabinet member, serving as Secretary of Labor, 2001-07.


“Our volunteers are precisely what is needed, because they go out into the country, at the grass-roots level, and actually transfer information and skills.” (LA Times, Oct. 18, 1992; photo Wikipedia)