The AAC interns are a part of a dynamic team that assists in impacting the ways that the AAC engages with the Northeastern campus. They work in tandem with the AAC professional staff to ensure that the programs are running smoothly and that we are impacting the campus to the best of our ability. Additionally, they are in charge of a variety of tasks that help keep the AAC running. These tasks range from office duties to running small programs for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community.

  • Year: 2nd
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Major: Pharmacy
  • Comfort Food: Pad thai, ramen, Korean fried chicken
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I really enjoyed working at the AAC last year as a freshman. It was a great place to meet people within the Asian American community. The AAC also has a very welcoming atmosphere that created strong community bonds which is especially important in times like today.
  • Year: 2nd
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Major: Business and Computer Science
  • Comfort food: NYC Pizza and shroom burger
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I wanted to get more involved within the Asian American community and whilst still meeting new people and networking. The opportunity to work at the AAC would allow me to do that.
  • Year: 2nd
  • Hometown: Nashville, TN
  • Major: Chemical Engineering 
  • Comfort Food: Pho
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I chose to work at the AAC so I could be closer to my culture and heritage, something that was lacking when living in Nashville. 

Year: 1st
Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Major: Nursing
Comfort Food: Korean BBQ Chicken
Why I chose to work at the AAC: When I left high school and started researching what Northeastern had to offer, I saw that there was an Asian American Center on campus and immediately knew I wanted to utilize the space and resources they provided. I made it a goal to continue having a part in the Asian American community because I was a student-leader of the BIPOC affinity group in high school. We never had enough Asian students to create a solid support system nor did we have an Asian American Center. I went to the center itself to pick up a care package from Misa and that’s when I knew I had to ask about any job openings! Something about physically entering the space that I knew I could call home made me spontaneously ask to join the team. I could’ve chosen to work at other places but I knew I wouldn’t get the same community aspect and unconditional support that I do at the AAC. I’m so happy to be back!

  • Year: 4th
  • Hometown: New York City, NY
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Comfort food: Kimchijjigae!!!
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I love the value and sense of community it provides to Asian Americans like me and I loved working here in the past!
  • Year: 1st
  • Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Comfort food: Cake
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I want to learn more about other people’s cultures and traditions. By joining AAC, I feel that I can better connect with stories I hear because of their human feel than reading them online.
  • Year: 2nd
  • Hometown: Washingtonville, NY
  • Major: Engineering
  • Comfort food: My mom’s champorado
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I choose to work at the AAC because I thought it would be a good way to get more involved in the Asian American community. By working at the AAC, I get to help out the Asian American community here at Northeastern, meet many people of Asian American backgrounds, and just learn more about the community in general!

Year: 2nd
Hometown: Middleton, MA
Major: Undecided
Comfort food: tteokbokki (Korean spicy rice cakes)
Why I chose to work at the AAC: I chose to work at the AAC because I wanted to be a part of a driven and caring team that provides resources to the Asian American community on campus. One of the main things I looked forward to in college was being welcomed by other Asian Americans who I could relate to and share similar experiences with. The AAC and interns I work with have provided me with those opportunities and constantly act as my support system.

  • Year: 1st
  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Comfort food: Sushi
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: AAC presented several opportunities that enabled me to learn about both the roots and current events that revolve around the Asian community based on the several events, blogs, and news shared and hosted by the Asian American Center at Northeastern.
  • Year: 1st
  • Hometown: Long Island, NY
  • Major: Business & Design
  • Comfort food: Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I have always had an appreciation for my culture and where I come from. By becoming an intern at AAC, I hope to not just cultivate and learn more about my own background, but also connect with others in the community to understand their cultures as well.
  • Year: 5th
  • Hometown: New Orleans, LA
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Comfort food: Vanilla ice cream
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: After many years at Northeastern, I chose to work at the AAC now as a way to help pass on the knowledge that I have gained from the many workshops, panels, and events that I have attended and hosted. The PAAC community as well as the AAC have greatly contributed to my experience here at Northeastern, and I would hope to be able to make the college experience as best it can be for those that come after me!
  • Year: 1st
  • Hometown: Baltimore, MD
  • Major: Psychology
  • Comfort food: Noodle Soup
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I came from a predominantly white high school and yearned for a community where I could embrace and celebrate my culture. Becoming an intern at the Asian American Center at Northeastern allows me to ensure that others feel happy and welcomed in college and contribute to the already wonderful and inclusive community here!
  • Year: 3rd
  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • Major: Computer Science and Business
  • Comfort food: Ban Mian (Fujian-style Peanut Butter Noodles)
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I will always love and appreciate my cultural background and simply just enjoy learning about other Asian cultures. Especially during these virtual times, being an intern at AAC yields an opportunity to connect with people in the Asian American community. I’m excited to hear everyone’s stories and wanted to share my own through AAC’s events and blogs, too.