Ji Hyun Denise Hellenbrand (She/Her)
Acting so our children will not have to!
Kenneth Hong (He/Him)
Five Generations and counting from the beginning of the Exclusion Era
Ken's Great-Grandfather leaving San Francisco for China in 1899
Ken's Great-Grandfather's INS-issued Certificate of Identity
Stanford Chinese Students Association, c. 1930
Back row 1st on the left
San Francisco, 1962
From Surviving to Thriving!
Serena Ngọc Hạnh Nguyễn (She/Her)
A. Tom Hasani (He/Him)
Tom was born and raised in New York City. Tom comes from at least 3 generations of refugees of religious and ethnic persecution, where his family traveled from country to country in Asia, before finally arriving in the United States. When in High School, right after 9/11, Tom, among other Central and South Asians at his school experienced an exponential increase in hate which was widely accepted, and dismissed as normal behavior. Throughout his K-12 experience, he felt there were many pieces of AAPI education missing that may have helped destigmatize Asian Americans.