AASA Core 2014-2015

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Co-Chairs

Kevin Sunga

Kevin Sunga

Year: Sophomore (Class of 2015)

Prospective Major: Economics/International Relations

Prospective Minor: Modern Languages/East Asian Studies

Hometown: Baguio City, Philippines

Interests: Cooking, taking pictures of, and of course eating food; good coffee and chocolate; sleeping and afternoon naps; traveling; learning new languages; and anything remotely spontaneous!

About Me: Howdy! My name is Kevin Magic (believe or not!) Sunga. A little about myself... I was born in the Philippines, but I grew up in the Bay Area. Vaguely, my academic interests are in developmental economics, finance, and global affairs. On my spare time, I like to cook, watch anime, hang-out with friends, read The Game of Thrones, and endlessly browse the web. Lastly, I have an unwritten and continuously growing Bucket List of adventurous and spontaneous things I want to do before I am old and boring. P.S. I am always looking for partners in crime!

Nusi Vue

Nusi Vue

About Me: Nusi is from the suburbs of Minnesota where she spent the entirety of her childhood embracing summer storms and exploring the coniferous wilderness that is her backyard. She enjoys random a cappella singing with friends and late-night, aimless escapades that involve food. As a rising junior this year, she is excited to learn and grow from being a part of AASA. While her major is Asian American Studies, she endeavors to become a traveling physician in the future and make friends with a dog.

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Lucy Wang

Lucy Wang

Year: Class of 2016

Major: CS or Product Design

Hometown: Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

About Me: Hi everyone! I'm Lucy and I hail from Garnet Valley, a small town in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I love music, everything from 90s rock to classical to old school R&B. I've been playing the violin since I was six, but I've always wanted to play the piano so I'm starting now, here at Stanford! I also love long runs and eating good food. Yum :) My favorite quote is one by Marilyn Monroe: "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." Those are the words I live by, I'm super excited to be an AASA Frosh Intern, and I can't wait to plan AASA-me (awesome) AASA events!

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General Core

Ray Chen

Ray Chen

Year: Class of 2016

Ethnicity: Taiwanese--born in Kaohsiung, left at 7, missing the food for a good 11 years

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Interests: Singing, playing guitar/ukulele/piano, watching Disney and Miyazaki films, eating and trying out different foods, Avatar the Last Airbender, graphic design, watching Youtube and wishing I was a Youtube star, Jesus!

About Me: Hey y'all! I'm Ray, and I am currently a frosh intern in AASA. I am from West San Jose and I have grown up around an amazingly Asian community--my high school is statistically 81% Asian. Though I thought I'd come to Stanford to shed my Asian identity, I have come to embrace it at a new level. Being a part of AASA has been a really eye-opening experience and I hope we can bring knowledge and impact to your world and brain! I really enjoy being around people and hearing everyone's story, so hopefully I can meet you and talk to you at some AASA-sponsored events!

Vicki Lau

Vicki Lau

Year: Class of 2016

Major: Biology, with a minor in Psychology

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Interests: whales, community organizing, the Lakers & Dodgers, trees, the ocean, lion dancing, Gilmore Girls, music, arguing, olive/forest green, the beach at sunset, being weird, sarcasm, shoes, honeydew, social justice, thrift shopping, cookies, singing on long car rides at night, spearmint gum

About Me: The number of times you can watch Mean Girls? The limit does not exist.

Aoxue Tang

Aoxue Tang

About Me: Hailing from the Ann Arbor, Michigan (where the squirrels are chubbier), I am thrilled to serve as an AASA frosh intern at Stanford (where the weather is truly nicer). I was born and raised in China and couldn't be more proud of my heritage. From blogging about recipes to consuming inhuman amounts of boba, there are few things in life I enjoy more than food, but they include music (specifically Kpop), over-sweetened desserts, squirrel-feeding, and interesting books and magazines. Hope you can make it to AASA's events so we can get to know each other better!

Lillian Vu

Lillian Vu

Year: Class of 2016

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Garden Grove, California

Interests: Watching sitcoms and action movies, marathoning dramas, procrastinating, reading gossip blogs, following current events, cooking, eating, napping

About Me: Hello, netizens! I'm a newly inducted frosh intern and I'm thrilled to be a part of such an amazing organization. Growing up in a large Asian-American community and a relatively traditional Vietnamese household, I've found that my environment has really shaped my perspective of the world. I enjoy learning about different cultures and love giving back to my community. Though I may seem reserved at first, I certainly have a mischievous side. Also, I am well-versed in pop culture, celebrity gossip, and Asian music so feel free to have a chat with me over some delicious Asian snacks!

Jessica Xu

Jessica Xu

Year: Class of 2016 (Sophomore)

Prospective Major: Economics

Prospective Minor: Computer Science

Interests: I love watching USA Network shows (among many others), baking and cooking #cheapcleaneats, listening to music, and am always down for a boba run :)

About Me: Hi everyone! My name is Jessica and I hail from this place called Troy, Michigan where I get to enjoy all 4 seasons. I enjoy exploring cool places on campus, trying different kinds of food, and most of all, meeting new people! I love learning more about the asian culture and our asian american history, and AASA has definitely helped. AASA last year (this being my second year) was simply amazing and I can't wait to make more memories with some awesome people at these great events. Anyway, feel free to reach out to me for any questions; I'm always down to chill/talk :)

Michelle Xu

Michelle Xu

Year: 2016

Hometown: Shanghai-born but moved to Saratoga, CA when I was 6

Prospective Major: Undeclared

Prospective Minor: Dance

Interests: dance (think Movement Lifestyle and SYTYCD), a wide variety of music but my favorite artist is Gabe Bondoc, good food (especially coffee), an unhealthy obsession with YouTube beauty gurus, and my guilty pleasure is K-pop.

About Me: Hi! I'm Michelle and I am currently a sophomore. This is my first year with AASA and having only gotten into API issues in college, I can't wait to see what I can contribute to Stanford's API community as well as learn and grow from it. My interests pretty much sum up my personality - if you are interested in anything above or even beyond, don't hesitate to start a conversation with me!

Hye Jeong Yoon

Hye Jeong Yoon

Year: 2014

Hometown: Seoul, San Diego, Los Angeles

Prospective Major: CSRE with a focus on Intersectionality

Prospective Minor: East Asian Studies

Interests: Learning about new cultures. Inequality. Music and vocal music (singing with Talisman is a huge part of my life). Korean American hipster bands. Asian American hipsteriness in general (what's that all about?). Aesthetics of beardedness. Hair.

About Me: Hello! I'm Hye Jeong, a junior/senior majoring in CSRE focusing on intersectionality (which aims to study the intersections of identity found between gender, sexuality, race, class, etc.) and I basically love to meet all kinds of new people and learn as much as I can about them, even though I'm lazy and shy and awkward. I love to sing and jam with good friends as well as sleeping either in the sun or in my little she-cave under the bed. I also enjoy hiking, camping, hoarding fruits and vegetables from the dining halls, drowning food in hot sauce (it's a lifestyle), going to concerts (dubstep and indie folk yo), and going to church!

Frosh Interns

Da Eun Kim

Sandy Lee

About Me: Hello friends! I'm Sandy and I'm from Cupertino, a suburb twenty minutes away that is currently being dominated by the new Apple campus. I'm really excited to be a frosh intern for AASA this year and personally can't wait for the upcoming LTS conference! I love anything that is Korean, from K-pop to underground Korean rap to Korean variety shows. If you ever want to have hour-long discussions (and possibly heated intellectual debates) about the Korean entertainment industry and culture, hit me up anytime! I'm also planning to major in the social sciences, either psychology or sociology, because I think humans are just so interesting. If you ever want pearl milk tea (none of that boba stuff), froyo, Chipotle or good food in general, I am always down so don't hesitate to ask me!

Wendy Li

Wendy Li

Prospective Major: Electrical Engineering

Prospective Minor: Computer Science

Interests: I'm an avid fan of too many tv shows to count. I also like to draw and paint in my spare time as well as do an assortment of arts and crafts.

About Me: Hi everyone, I'm from Albany, California (a place no one knows about until I say it's next to Berkeley). As a frosh intern I'm excited to get to work with AASA and get to know the Asian-American community at Stanford better. You might catch me climbing trees to pick fruit or in the Lair coding, but wherever I am I hope we can chat. Finally I hope to see whomever is reading this at an AASA event one day!

Margaret Shen

Margaret Shen

About Me: What's up everyone! My name is Margaret and I'm from the sleepy village of Fremont, California. I love mixed martial arts; I'm really excited to join AASA this year as a frosh intern; and I can't wait to handle of the logistics for our events! I'm a premed and I'll probably double major in math and classics with a minor in international relations and mixed martial arts. Most days, when I'm not writing my novel, you can find me chilling in my room watching mixed martial arts or kicking back under a tree reading one of my favorite authors (Freud, Kant, Nietzsche, Stephenie Meyer). I'm always down for a boba or fried chicken or Taco Bell or MMA or rock climbing run, so if you see me around don't be shy!

Siyou Song

Siyou Song

Year: Class of 2017

Hometown: Hayward, CA

Interests: art, painting/ drawing, reading, running, Sublime, MGMT, The XX, school supplies (specifically Pilot G2 pens), humbling moments, reusable water bottles, Jasmine tea, inside jokes that never die, infinite nights, new paintbrushes

About Me: Raised in the Bay, I am in love with street art, diversity, culture, and all types of food! I am grateful for all the opportunities I am given each day and strive to better my community and environment. I am a person who loves too many books, artworks, memories, and people. I live with the idea that everything happens for a reason. Good things always happen in the end, and if it isn't good, then it isn't the end.

Chenyao Yu

Chenyao Yu

Year: Class of 2017

Hometown: TEXAS

Prospective Major: Geophysics with a concentration in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Interests: ponies, rocks, identity politics, Bollywood movies, fencing, racing Italian sports cars

About Me: Hello! My name is Chenyao and it's my pleasure to join AASA as a frosh intern this year. I hope to learn a lot about the API community and to have the opportunity to help others learn about API issues as well. I'm also a hardcore brony and I won't get into that too much here, but if you're a brony too, hit me up. Traveling is really important to me, so I cover as much ground on this beautiful blue marble as I can. So far, I've driven a Ferari on six different continents (the only left is Australia). I'd be happy to answer any questions y'all have about AASA or fencing, so don't hesitate to sit down with me and have a nice cigar.

Tianchen Zeng

Tianchen Zeng

Year: Class of 2017

Hometown:

Interests: sleeping, playing the harpsichord, wood carving, reading Thought Catalog, Michael Bay movies, ancient Babylonian politics

About Me: Who is Tianchen Zeng? You may have noticed that I left my hometown blank. That's because my home cannot be just one town. My home is this entire earth. Tianchen Zeng is a mover. Tianchen Zeng is a shaker. Tianchen Zeng is a revolution. Tianchen Zeng is a cosmopolitan, diverse, dynamic, team-oriented, proactive, empowered, next-generation earthquake of a leader who will break through the clutter to create an impactful, robust paradigm shift through sustainable and disruptive innovation with integrated, hyperanalytics-centric strategies. Tianchen Zeng is also super-duper-uber excited to be a member of AASA this year is a frosh intern and can't wait to meet you at one of our events!