In-kind Donations and Student Interns

In-Kind Donations

    Frank Bacungan, audio-visual material
    Keoke Silvano, photographer
    Jay Yamamoto, snacks

Student Interns
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    Alyssa Au
    Kevin Chao
    Steven Chen
    Jasmin Eng
    Maxwell Hamzah
    Chi Saeteurn
    Robin Park
    Angelo Salgado
    Sera Wang
    Su-Ching Wang
    Lauren Wong
    Jacqueline Wu
    Jael Yamamoto


Alyssa Au, was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She grew up in South Seattle, then moved to Kent, Washington for secondary school. She is currently a senior studying American Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle. During her four years of college, Alyssa has worked at 3 part-time jobs simultaneously to pay her tuition, while maintaining a high academic standing. After graduating this summer, she is tentatively planning to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law. She enjoys reading, philosophical conversations, cooking and running. Since December, she has been an intern for OCA-Greater Seattle and emceed its Golden Circle Lunar New Year Banquet. For the CAHS conference, she is assisting with registration and coordinating the receptions.


Kevin Chao is a junior at the University of Washington. His family ancestry traces back to Yunnan, China. Since his grandfather served in in the Kuomintang army, they consider themselves Taiwanese. Kevin was born in Redlands, California. For a majority of his life, Kevin lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, after his parents divorced, he divided his time between living in Las Vegas and Monterey Park, California. Originally, he had attended San Diego State University, but left after a year to continue his education in Seattle. Today, Kevin is pursuing his BA in economics at the University of Washington. Upon graduation, Kevin seeks to examine behaviors in Asian American economies


Steven Chen’s ancestral home is Hangzhou, and his grandparents were both Generals in the Chinese Communist Party during the Chinese Civil War. The son of international students, Steven was born in Berkeley, California. At the age of 9, his family moved from Berkeley to Tokyo, Japan. When he was 16, they resettled to Shanghai, China. Steven has been a volunteer at the Chinese Pavilion during the 2010 Shanghai Expo. A former fencer (Los Angeles) and hurdler (Tokyo, Shanghai), Steven enjoys athletics and practices kendo and free running. He also enjoys digital artwork/design and music and plays four instruments (piano, flute, oboe, guitar). This is his first year at the University of Washington. He plans to pursue a degree in International Studies. For the CAHS conference, Steve worked on the registration card, created the logo, and organized the Paypal accounts.


Jasmin Eng is a University of Washington student graduating with a double major in Sociology and Comparative History of Ideas (CHID.) She is of Chinese descent and proudly grew up in Beacon Hill and the International District where she visits her grandparents. Jasmin’s interest are art, drawing comics and advocacy for humans and animals alike. Her experience in the OCA has been as a former media intern creating video documentaries about community leaders and their organizations. Jasmin is the CAHS Information and Technology Coordinator in which she created and updated the CAHS 2013 Conference web site. Currently Jasmin is working on her CHID senior capstone, exploring the ideas of Asian American families through household textiles, and hopes to create more art and media reflecting of the Asian American identity. If you are interested on working with Jasmin on a project, e-mail her at:

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Maxwell Hamzah was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a 3rd generation Chinese Indonesian from the Taishan-Cantonese (paternal) and Hokkien (maternal) communities. Maxwell is currently a sophomore international student from Indonesia enrolled at the University of Washington, Seattle, pursuing a B.A. in Mathematics. He intends to study either industrial or materials engineering. Culinary, blogging, humanities, and traditional Japanese martial arts are among his top interests and hobbies. For the CAHS conference, he is in charge of outreach and maintains the Facebook.


Chi Saeteurn was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Beacon Hill, Seattle. She is the daughter of Iu-Mien refugees that left Laos after Communist warfare broke out. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington in 2012 and currently works at the Seattle Public Library. She is a student intern for the CAHS committee, where she designed the cover, and serves as the accountant. Since 2012, Chi has been the Treasurer of OCA-Greater Seattle and organized its Golden Circle Dinner. She volunteers for the Iu-Mien American Association Enrichment Program, and spent the past year learning to read Mien. She enjoys watching comedy movies and learning about her Mien culture.


Robin Park is a second-generation Korean American. She grew up in the Crossroads region of Bellevue, WA. She graduated with a degree in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington in 2011. She is currently an advisor at South Seattle Community College, and the Viking Visionaries On-Site Coordinator, Advisor, Program Assistant at NELA Center for Student Success at Rainier Beach High School in South Seattle. She has also served as the Cultural Center Coordinator at South Seattle Community College, the Visitor Services Lead at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and a Program Coordinator at Youth Speaks Seattle. She is assisting the youth programs and open mic at the CAHS conference.


Angelo Salgado is a recent college graduate of Filipino descent. He was born in Seattle, grew up in Renton, and currently resides in Kent. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the Michael G. Foster School of Business. During his time at UW he took multiple classes within the department of American Ethnic Studies, specifically ones regarding the experiences of Asian Americans. His hobbies include digital illustration, graphic design, and rapping in a local hip-hop group. He is assisting with the graphic design materials for the CAHS conference.


Sera Wang was born in South Korea and, with her mother and brother, immigrated to the United States when she was 12 years old. They moved to and settled at a small town called Centralia, south of Seattle, Washington. She is now a freshman at the University of Washington pursuing her recently declared major: American Ethnic Studies with an Asian American Studies Concentration. Sera intends on attending a graduate program after her undergraduate studies. After graduation her plan is to become a community college professor and impact individual students through her work. She enjoys running in the woods, swimming in the river, and playing the ukulele. For CAHS, she is assisting with outreach and duties.


Su-ching Wang is an international student from Taipei, Taiwan. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Tamkang University and her Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Washington, working on her dissertation “Rethinking ‘Women’s Work’: From American Domesticity to Racial Domestics.” Her academic interests include 20th Century American literature, comparative racialization of African Americans and Asian Americans, and women of color feminism. She was a co-founder of the Asian American Studies Research Collective (2008-), a cross-disciplinary research cluster (and later a graduate student interest group) funded by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. She is also an organizing member of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (2012-), formerly known as the Northwest Asian American Film Festival (2003-2007).


Lauren Wong was born in Redwood City, CA, and raised in San Francisco. She is a third-generation Chinese American. Her ancestors were originally from Toisan/Taishan and lived in the Monterey Bay area. She attended the Hamlin School for girls and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep. She is a sophomore at University of Washington studying American Ethnic Studies and History. She enjoys sports, being with friends, and cooking. She is an active member of the Filipino American Students Association (FASA) and the Chinese Students Association. For the CAHS conference, she has worked on outreach.


Jacqueline Wu is a second generation Asian American with Chinese and Filipino ancestry, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Jacqueline’s mother is originally from Samar, Philippines and her father is from Shanghai, China. During the Cultural Revolution in China, the Jacqueline father’s family was separated when some relatives fled to Taiwan, while the rest remained behind. The Wu family reunited in the late 1970s in Taiwan, when one aunt wed an American businessman who helped facilitate immigration procedures to the United States under the Family Reunification clause of the 1965 Immigration Act. During this time, Jacqueline’s mother was in Taiwan as part of the exodus of Filipinos in search of work in foreign lands, and met her father. Today, Jacqueline is a fourth year senior at the University of Washington studying American Ethnic Studies and History. With aspirations of obtaining a Ph.D, she plans to further research in U.S. empire building and its afterlife.


Jael Yamamoto is of Japanese and Filipino descent. Her Nisei father grew up in Beacon Hill while her mother immigrated to the United States from Manila as a young child. Jael grew up in Bellevue, Washington. At the age of 10, her family moved to Newcastle, Washington. Jael is currently an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Seattle and is studying American Ethnic Studies. Jael works part-time while attending school. Since September, she has been an intern for OCA-Greater Seattle where she organized the group’s membership luncheon. For CAHS, Jael organized and negotiated the tours and meals and helped coordinate the schedule.