APASA is excited to announce our fourth APA Leader: Isabelle Nguyen! Isabelle has been highly involved in USC's VSA as Graphics Director, Media Director, and VCN's program designer, set designer, and co-script writer. Peers describe her as "strong, opinionated, and artsy". Read more about Isabelle's APA journey in her interview below!
Who wouldn’t want to travel to the various countries within Asia-- to experience the vivacious cultures, taste deliciously different foods, and witness the the wondrous scenery and sights? Well, why spend thousands of dollars and take 12+ hour long flights across the Pacific Ocean when we have Asia in our backyard? This year, APASA’s interns tried to push their allotted event budget as much as they could to create “Asia in Our Backyard”, focusing providing awareness about Los Angeles’s various ethnic cultural towns.
APASA is excited to announce our third APA Leader: Lypheng Kim! Lypheng is currently the water coach for USC Dragon Boat, and has served as an APASS CIRCLE TA and as Diversity Liason on APASA board last year. Read more about Lypheng's APA journey and identity in his interview below!
The APASA Community Fair + Dinner was part of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival, a multi-week celebration of Asian Pacific American (APA) culture. The Community Fair + Dinner occured on Friday, March 30, 2018 in the TCC Forum. It featured a variety of community cultural organizations from the Los Angeles area including: Kizuna, LEAP, Tuesday Night Cafe, APAIT, Little Tokyo Service Center, A3M, Kollaboration, and Satrang. Some notable guests included: Sean Miura (Buzzfeed), Jen Ruggirello (Buzzfeed), and Jonathan Wang (APASS). Guests of the event were able to speak to representatives from community organizations, learning more about their causes and ways to get involved