Scholar Recognition

APIASF would like to recognize our outstanding Scholars and Alumni whose leadership and valuable feedback have helped shape our Scholar programs and services. Our APIASF and AAPI GMS Scholars and Alumni have been involved in many ways and we would like to thank them for their commitment to enhancing the Scholar experience!

Regional Scholar Networks
New York Advisory Committee
Leadership Blog
First-Year Initiative (FYI)

GMS Association Leaders
GMS Alumni Association Advisory Council
GMS Leadership Conference Mentors & Volunteers
GMS Ambassadors
GMS Graduate Program Factsheets

Scholarship Application Readers
Scholar Advisory Committees

Note: If we have mistakenly omitted you from a list, please contact us and let us know.


APIASF Regional Scholar Networks

Scholars and Alumni serving as regional representatives who organize social, service, and professional development events for the Scholar and Alumni community in a local area.

Boston Regional Scholar Network

2009-2010
Susan Choy (spring only)
Annie He
Jennifer Lee (spring only)
Christie Lin (fall only)
Henry Luu
Sarah Nam
Dian Yu (spring only)
Yan Zheng

New York City Regional Scholar Network

2009-2010
Carolyne Kama
Ellen Liu
Lily Ng
Joseph Nguyen
Dave Tu
Katy Zhao

Philadelphia Regional Scholar Network

2010-2011
Jichang Ni
Iok Seng Wong
Rebecca Yee
SuYeon Yu (fall only)

2010-2011
Annie He
Sarah Nam (fall only)
Dian Yu
Yan Zheng (fall only)

2010-2011
Carolyne Kama
Ellen Liu
Lily Ng
Joseph Nguyen
Dave Tu
Katy Zhao

2011-2012
Umar Hafeez
Jiching Ni
Sean Sheffer
Rebecca Yee
Dian Yu

2011-2012
Iyleen Ismail
Eva Kim
Lyndon Thai
Claire Wan
Kathy Wang

2011-2012
Rakhi Agrawal
Daxin Lin
Annie Yang
Xiaomin Zhao


APIASF New York Advisory Committee

Scholars who are now Alumni serving as representatives on the APIASF New York Advisory Committee (NYAC). These alumni play an active role is assisting APIASF with its fundraising efforts and raising awareness about the organization to various professional constituents, organizations, and corporations around the New York City area.

New York Advisory Committee Scholar Representatives

2011-2012
Ellen Liu
Lily Ng
Katy Zhao


APIASF Leadership Blog: From Scholarship To Leadership

Scholars who blog and manage the APIASF Leadership Blog, an interactive space for online community-building and learning about leadership through the lens of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.

Regular Contributors

2009-2010
Philip Bui
Deborah Chang
Uyen Ha
Athena Lao
Kyle Lui
Lily Ng
Amelia Nguyen
Jennifer Tran

Content Consultants

2009-2010
Julie Huynh
Sonya Jindal
Charles Nguyen
Holly Cole Okuhara
Faiza Zafar

2010-2011
Philip Bui
Deborah Chang
Uyen Ha
Anne Kim
Athena Lao
Kyle Lui
Lily Ng
Amelia Nguyen
Jennifer Tran


APIASF First-Year Initiative (FYI)

A series of monthly mailings sent to first-year Scholars, designed to introduce Scholars to the APIASF and GMS programs, orient Scholars to college life, and provide culturally-relevant support and advice. A committee of sophomore Scholars served as "content consultants" to APIASF staff, and provide words of wisdom in each mailing.
* Designates two or more semesters of service

2008-2009
Margaret Cho
Du Chung
Sam Huynh*
Nasrin Kaniz
Debbie Lin*
Eric Peterson*
Zara Siddiqui*
Joyce Xu*
Cynthia Yoon*

2009-2010
Ky Dau*
Christie Duong
Betty Hua*
Sonam Kapadia*
Athena Lao*
Hai-y Le*
Christopher Lee
Charles Nguyen*
Michael Ta*
Kim Vu*
Michelle Wu*


GMS Association Leaders

Scholars who have held leadership roles in either establishing a network of, or coordinating activities for, GMS Scholars on their campuses

University of Washington

Cameron Chase
Jaclyn Delarosa
Manmeet Dhami
Vien Hua
Steven Kwan
Sam Lim
Loan Nguyen
Mitch Tan
Chunda Zeng

University of California-Berkeley

Winnie Chan
Chinbo Chong
Stacy Dao
Anne Y. Kim
David Law
Vu Van Le
Anthony Lim
Hai Tran
Tong Vang
Angela Wong
Delenie Wong
Kuo-Ching Chiu
Angela Van
Geobio Boo
Heather Mui
Alyssa-Marie Tison

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Senushi Jayaratne
Cynthia Yoon


University of Virginia

Kaity Yang


Arizona State University

Joshua Smith


GMS Alumni Association Advisory Council

Alumni who are serving as advisory council members for the GMS Alumni Association. Their commitment drives the strategic direction and implementation of the GMS Alumni Association activities.

2010-2012
Van Law
Terry Le
Patricia Leon-Guerrero
Jamie Stevenson


GMS Leadership Conference Mentors and Volunteers

Scholars and Alumni trained to serve as mentors and workshop facilitators for the GMS freshmen leadership conferences, or assist with logistics of the conference itself.

Chantilly, VA

2008
Allison Au
Duke Dang
Faisal Quadri
Hoai An Truong
Jane Kim
Kaity Yang
Lan Quach
Leo Cao
Mark Lee

Los Angeles, CA

2008
Terrie Ashby-Scott
Sarah Hyun
Anita Jeyakumar
Joyce Ku
Samuel Ng
Phuoc Nguyen
T.H. Nguyen
Terry Le
Van Law
Mavis Tevaga
Varaxy Yi

2009
Margaret Cho
Vy Do
Jonathan Kim
Giang-Nguyen Nguyen
Jamie Stevenson

2009
Athena Galaea'i
David Cao
Emerald Adams
Jaclyn Zapanta
John Vu
Phu Nguyen
Terry Le
Timothy San Pedro

2010
Giang-Nguyen Nguyen
Lily Ng
Dave Tu
Cynthia Yoon
Gina Chen
Athena Lao
Toan Do
Yo Sup Kim
Henry Luu

2010
Chau Dang
Van Law
Terry Le
Timothy San Pedro
Kelly Nguyen
An-Angela Van
Varaxy Yi

2011
Anne Chiang
Alexis Knaub
Lily Ng

2011
Chau Dang
Phuong Huynh
Van Law
Terry Le
Sara Lee
Patricia Leon-Guerrero
Timothy San Pedro
Kelly Nguyen
Thong Thai
An-Angela Van
Varaxy Yi


GMS Ambassadors

Scholars or Alumni who have assisted in conducting outreach to high school students, educators, or community members about the APIASF and GMS scholarship programs.

2008-2009
Bianca Argueza
Allison Au
Rebecca Chan
Cindy Dinh
Toan Do
Mandeep Gill
Sonam Kapadia
Jade Le
Raymond Lim
Lisa Ok
Zara Siddiqui
Joshua Smith
Pa Thor
Dana Toy
Kevin Tran
Vy Tran
Mai Truong
Angela Van

2009-2010
Linh Chuong
Tin Dang
Cindy Dinh
Angel Han
Yen Hoang
Linda Huynh
Sharon Kim
Yin Lam Kwan
Terry Le
Anna Le
Ngoc Nhi Le
Hai-y Le
Ka Man Lee
Kia Lor
Kelly Nguyen
Giang-Nguyen Nguyen
Pa Thor
Louise To
Tiffany Vang

2010-2011
Salman Abdulmajeed
Ali Aslam
Shariyah Campbell
Helen Cen
Cory Chan
Harmanpreet Chauhan
Shawn Chen
Lindsay Dacuan
Cindy Dinh
Uyen Ha
Umar Hafeez
Angel Han
Paresh Jaini
Yashswee KC
Sara Lee
Jane Loueng
Andrew Mai
Aurelia Mandani
Dilasha Neupane
Kristy Nguyen
Wrijoya Roy
Jane Seo
Sevly Snguon
Gao Thao
Nimmy Thomas
Donna Tran
Tommy Tran
Vy Truong
Kor Vang
Charissa Wan
Michael Xue
Pa Xiong

2011-2012
Sherry Cui
Uyen Ha
Edward Parish


GMS Graduate Program Factsheets

A set of factsheets exploring three of the seven graduate fields funded by the GMS program, containing profiles of, and words of advice from, Scholars and Alumni currently studying or working in the field.

Public Health

Joseph Nguyen
Jamie Stevenson

Education

Nabeel Ahmad
Hong Nguyen
Ernesto Nodado
Timothy SanPedro

Library & Information Science

Leo Cao
Holly Cole
Becca Dean
Julian Prentice


Scholarship Application Readers

Alumni who served as application readers for either the APIASF or GMS scholarship program.

GMS Read

2009
Emerald Adams
Steve Arounsack
Terrie Ashby-Scott
Jennifer Fong
Leena Her

2010
Malia Davidson
Terrie Ashby-Scott

2011
Nelson Khov

APIASF Read

2009
PhuongThao (PT) Le
Joseph Nguyen
Loc Thang
Hang Tran

2010
Floraliza Bornasal
Claudia Fong
Wilson To
Hang Tran


Scholar Advisory Committees

A set of committees comprised of Scholars and Alumni who meet on a monthly basis with APIASF staff to share input, provide feedback, and assist in the development of new programs and initiatives.
* Designates two or more semesters of service

Academic Empowerment

Huy Chung*
Kelly Diep*
Vy Do
Eesir Kaur
Patricia Kim*
Belinda Kwan*
Kenneth Lee*
Lorshire Lo*
Maisie Nguyen*
Seng Wong*

Leadership Development

Virgilio Aquino
Holly Cole*
Cliff Hsia
Sonya Jindal
James Kuo
Olivia Lin
Lee Moua*
Wilma Mui*
GingCee Ng
Thuy-Linh Nguyen*
Nancy Wang
Fatma Zahra

Scholar-Alumni Relations

Gina Chen
Annie He
Kevin Kwan
Sarah Nam*
Joseph Nguyen*
Leslie Nguyen*
Tutram Nguyen*
Hanh Pham
Quang Tran*
Cynthia Tseng
Carol Yu

Outreach

Bao Tran
Christophe Chong
Katy Zhao
Malisa Lee
Moana Uluave
Monica So
Nattawan Junboonta
Terry Le
Winnie Chan