Mai is a first generation Vietnamese farmer, who is best known for founding the Asian American Farmers Alliance, as well as, co-founding and directing Minnow, a people of color-led organization committed to advancing land justice through work on farmland tenure, indigenous sovereignty, workplace democracy, and resource mobilization. Mai was also an intrical part of passing the 2017 Farmer Equity Act, which enforced including a more diverse set of farmers in the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of food and agriculture laws at the CA state’s Department of Food and Agriculture.