Category: Member Spotlight

Image description: Kyle is outdoors and smiling on a balcony overlooking a lush forest and a mountain in the background.

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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Junior Claros

MAY 2019 | JUNIOR CLAROS Junior (he/him) is a Capricorn Ox who identifies as an immigrant, trans, and Filipinx. He was raised in a close-knit immigrant family that gave him a strong sense of family and community. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area as a working class person of color and having to

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Mika Hernandez

MAR 2019 | MIKA HERNANDEZ Mika (she/they) is a mixed queer non binary artist, community organizer, cook, and healer. Mika was born, raised and currently lives on occupied Chochenyo Ohlone land. Mika is yonsei, chicana, and 4th generation corean american.On this land, Mika began organizing young which allowed her to start dreaming, finding and creating

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Image description: Ethan stands indoors, smiling at the camera and holding a small whiteboard that reads: "I dream of resilient, safe, and interdependent queer & trans Asian & Pacific Islander communities everywhere."

Ethan Li

JAN 2019 | ETHAN LI Ethan is a queer and nonbinary Chinese+Taiwanese American who grew up in the Midwest. They are a graduate student working on bioengineering research at Stanford while also building queer community: “Transitioning into my program while I’m still early in the process of navigating my relationship with gender has been challenging,

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