Daughters of Immigrants Lead the Way

Michelle Wu is not the only daughter of immigrants to blow the doors open in Boston this election—so did her campaign manager, Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson.

Born in Japan, raised in East Atlanta and only five years out of college, Akai-Ferguson is far from the typical political consultant. But we shouldn’t be surprised: As daughters of immigrants, Akai-Ferguson and Wu fit a pattern of high achievers.