"AASA has gifted me with a loving community that has helped me adjust to life away from home. As a Korean American myself, AASA has helped me find my place at Vanderbilt, providing a safe space in which I feel included and accepted. Through conversation not only with the members of AASA but also with the gamut of students that AASA is able to attract to its events, I opened my eyes to unfamiliar topics and challenged my own beliefs. Due to AASA, I realized the great heterogeneity of Asian Americans that exist in America. I was also relieved to find homogeneity within the Asian American community in that we face many of the same struggles of microaggression and underrepresentation. Hence, it is my hope to help the organization grow and extend its reach to as many students on campus and beyond."
Fun Fact - I have an extra bone in my left foot and I can turn my tongue upside down :)