Category: Member Spotlight

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Paige Chung

Sept 2020 | PAIGE CHUNG Paige (she/they) is a poet and a skater. In their own words, “My last writing project Nail Trap is juicier than your neighborhood gossip and my current project is hotter than your cousin’s mixtape. I’m based in Los Angeles, but I roll everywhere.” Paige first came to APIENC in the

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Gem Datuin

Jul 2020 | Gem Datuin Gem Datuin (they/them) identifies as a queer, non-binary, pilipinx feminist & abolitionist and has been a member of APIENC since 2016. For the past year, they have been part of APIENC’s Leadership Development (aka SKATE Crew) Committee. Gem is also part of the Oakland-based band Coraza and for their paid

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Zoe Chen

May 2020 | Zoe Chen Zoe marched with us at 2019 Trans March and is now part of APIENC’s Trans Justice Committee! Her pronouns are she/her/hers and identifies as a transgender woman. When Zoe is not with community at APIENC, she is a MFA student in acting at the American Conservatory Theater, but in the

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Kyle

Jan 2020 | Kyle Kyle (he/him) identifies as a queer trans guy and has been involved with APIENC for a year now and became more involved when he joined APIENC’s Trans Justice Committee. Kyle currently works at a tiny biotech startup doing graphic design and marketing and has hopes of positioning himself as a science

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Aloe

Dec 2019 | Aloe A member of APIENC’s Core Committee and Trans Justice Working Group, Aloe identifies as a queer and trans person on the ace spectrum.  Outside of APIENC, Aloe works as a legal assistant at a law firm in San Francisco. They also keep up with some of the API student organizations they

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T

SEPT 2019 | T T (they/them) is a software engineer, organizer, powerlifter and gardener who is also currently an active volunteer with APIENC’s Trans Justice committee. Most recently, T has been working hard to support APIENC’s TGNC API Needs Assessment. They identify as a trans South Indian person who experiences caste privilege. T was politicized

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Ralph Leaño Atanacio

July 2019 | Ralph Leaño Atanacio Ralph (he/they) is an active participant in our Core Committee, and got his start with APIENC in 2017 as a Summer Organizer. He’s an integral part of our Dragon Fruit Committee, helping to make LGBTQ API stories accessible. Ralph identifies as 1.5 gen filipinx immigrant, queer, and arospec. He

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