2015-16 Executive Board

PresidentDiane Wong

DIANE WONG is currently a doctoral candidate at Cornell University’s Department of Government. She graduated from SUNY Binghamton where she studied Political Science and Asian American Studies with a concentration in the Chinese language. Her research interests include American politics, Asian American politics, race and ethnicity, urban politics, and youth activism. Diane is a scholar activist and educator, her academic work stems from a place of revolutionary praxis and love for community. Before starting graduate school, she worked as an educator at the Museum of Chinese in America based in New York City. She has also worked closely with Asian American youth as a workshop facilitator for the Chinatown Youth Initiatives and former Director of Advocacy for the East Coast Asian American Student Union. Diane has worked on various Asian immigrant engagement projects including voter registration with APIAVote!, voter protection with the Asian American Legal Education and Defense Fund, Be the Change Campaign with South Asian Americans Leading Together, and Justice for Pvt. Danny Chen with the Organization of Chinese Americans.

Vice President: Yen Vu

YEN VU is a second year Ph.D student in French Studies in the Romance Studies Department. She am interested in francophone literature, particularly on literature written in French outside of France. She has been involved with SAAGA since her first year, and appreciates the social and critical thinking community that she's found, especially in relation to being an Asian American at Cornell. Yen is from California, with her heart set in both San Diego and the Bay Area. She loves seasonal cooking and on rare occasions, taking photos. In Ithaca, she enjoys taking runs to nearby natural sources of Upstate New York beauty, watching films at Cinemopolis, and encountering deer on her walks home.

Social Justice Chair: Sherry Zhang

SHERRY ZHANG is a fourth-year PhD student in policy analysis and management with interests in race, ethnicity and family inequality. She is currently social justice chair.

Academic Chair: Kevin Kimura

KEVIN KIMURA is a first year PhD student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research research interests are in creating artificial photosynthetic systems. He is also passionate about mentorship and will be creating a graduate and undergraduate mentorship program for Asian American students. He is also involved in STEM outreach and enjoys exciting others about science. Kevin also likes to cook, hike, and ski.

Treasurer: Alan Kwan 

Academic Chair: Rohaine Hsu


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