In 1997, Saul Tran Cornwall began his career in the social/human services sector as an AmeriCorps member. He has spent the past seven years as a mental health counselor and program coordinator at Seattle’s Asian Counseling and Referral Services in the Children, Youth and Families Department. He’s worked in youth programming at International District Housing Alliance, the Service Board, Holt International Children’s Services, and also specialized in child welfare and foster care at the DSHS Adoption Unit and Ryther Child Center. Saul was born in Vietnam, adopted at the age of two, and raised in North Plains, Ore., before moving to Seattle. He received his MSW from the UW School of Social Work in 2007.