Fall 2016 Staff

aaronAaron Yang
Claremont McKenna College, 2017
Major/Minor: International Relations
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
Hobbies/Interests: Boba, Making Boba, Rock Climbing, Video Games
AARC Committees: Production, Desi Table
Favorite Childhood Snack: Microwaved frozen vegetables

 

 

 

catalinaCatalina Huang
Claremont Mckenna College, 2017
Major/Minor: Government with a CS sequence
Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Hobbies/Interests: spoken word, knitting, cooking, makeup, dogs, cartoons
AARC Committees: SmashBros and ACCESS
Favorite Quotes: Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
-Audre Lorde
If you get everything you want the minute you want it, then                                                             what’s the point of living? – Jake from Adventure Time

 

 

 

 

 

Esther Cheung
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: Sociology Major, Asian American Studies Minor
Hometown: South San Francisco / Millbrae, CA
Hobbies/Interests: Poetry, Music, Watching TV
AARC Committees: Desi Table and STEP
Favorite Quote: “i fell apart many times. / so. / what does that say about me / besides / i live through / wars.” – nayyirah waheed

 

 

 

 

justin-1Justin Joseph
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Hobbies/Interests: dancing, volleyball, painting wine bottles, anime, having long conversations
AARC Committees: Desi Table & STEP
Superpower: Telekinesis

 

 

 

 

kathieKathie Tang
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: Major: Neuroscience, Minor: Asian American Studies
Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
Hobbies/Interests: dogs, soup, hikes, museums, water fun, views
AARC Committees: STEP, ACCESS
Favorite Childhood Snack: Frozen Yakult drink/YangLeDuo

 

 

 

 

Kaylilani Minami
Claremont McKenna College, 2017
Major/Minor: International Relations with a sequence in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Cerritos, California
Hobbies/Interests: going to the beach, eating food, & spending time with friends
AARC Committees: Indigenous Pacific Islander Committee and STEP
If you had a superpower what would it be: to grant wishes at my own discretion

 

 

 

 

kianKian Vesteinsson
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: Politics & Religious Studies
Hometown: Seattle
Hobbies/Interests: Books, cooking!!, my cats, other cats, dogs, cool plants
AARC Committees: AAMP Head Mentor, REACH
Favorite Childhood Snack/Food: FRIED OKRA

 

 

 

Michael Nguyen
Pomona College, 2018
Major/Minor: Economics
Hometown: Upper Darby, PA
Hobbies/Interests: Hip hop Dance, Watching football & basketball, Running, Binge watching TV
AARC Committees: SEACOM & Production
Favorite Childhood Snack: Calbee Shrimp Chips

 

 


estherpNa Eon (Esther) Park
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: Sociology major
Hometown: Gyeungju, South Korea / Findlay, OH
Hobbies/interests: the arts (esp. piano and modern dance), trying to imitate my mom’s cooking, hiking/the outdoors/what about settler colonialism??, turbo kickboxing, hegemonic vs. liberatory Christian theology, mint chocolate chip ice cream, and I am intensely tripophobic
AARC committees: PI/I and STEP
Favorite childhood snack: watermelon and banana split Dippin’                                                      Dots (not together)

 

 

 

 

nahleeNahlee Lin
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: Sociology
Hometown: Walnut/Chino, California
Hobbies/Interests: napping, eating non-Western foods, Ethnic Studies, dismantling cisheteropatriarchy, (re)learning family and Taiwanese hxstory
AARC Committees: STEP Committee, Indigenous & Pacific Islander Committee
Favorite Quote: “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our                                                      duty to win. We must love and support one another. We have                                                          nothing to lose but our chains.” — Assata Shakur

 

 

 

 

quinnQuinn Sheehy 
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: International Relations, Minor Chinese
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
Hobbies/Interests: Myers Briggs personality test, doing spa face masks, eating eggs, eggplant, rice, chocolate, spinach, AARC
Committees: AAMP Head Mentor, SEACOM
Favorite Childhood Snack/Food: chocolate milk

 

 

 

 

rachelRachel Song
Pomona College, 2018
Major/Minor: Psychology major, Asian American Studies minor
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Hobbies/Interests: urban dance, graphic design, pretending like I can bartend
AARC Committees: SmashBros, Production
Favorite childhood snack: Sachima soft flour cakes, Hi-Chew candies

 

 

 

 

rhianRhian Moore
Pomona College, 2018
Major/Minor: Music Major, Biology Minor
Hometown: South Pasadena, CA
Hobbies/Interests: Piano, violin, graphic design, creative writing, ethnomusicology
AARC Committees: REACH, SEACOM
Favorite Childhood Snack/Food: Lychee jelly

 

 

 

 

Sana Khan
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: History major, English minor
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Hobbies/Interests: South Asian history, diaspora lit, arts access, the ocean, sunrises
AARC Committees: Desi Table, Production
Favorite food: Hyderabadi biryani with mirchi ka salan

 

 

 

 

teoTeofanny Saragi
Pomona College, 2018
Major/Minor: Majors: Public Policy Analysis – Sociology, Asian American Studies
Hometown: Southern California
Hobbies/Interests: video production, photography, music, recreational sports, plushies, fluffy dogs, education access + equity, community engagement, social justice
AARC Committees: ACCESS and REACH
Favorite Quotes: “We are the leaders we’ve been looking for.”
-Grace Lee Boggs
“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do                                                    not live single-issue lives.” -Audre Lorde

 

 

 

 

vyVy Doan
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: Public Policy Analysis – Psychology
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Hobbies/Interests: baking, food, Studio Ghibli films, crafting
AARC Committees: SEACOM, Desi Table
Favorite Childhood Snack/Food: Pocky

 

 

 


yennyYenny Zhang
Pomona College, 2017
Major/Minor: Mathematics, intended minor in Computer Science
Hobbies/Interests: I like memes and satire and traveling
AARC Committees: AAMP Head Mentor, Smashbros
Favorite Snack: Hershey’s Cookies n Cream bar

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