Category: Member Spotlight

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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JoJo Ty

NOV 2018 | JOJO TY JoJo (they/he) is an active APIENC volunteer and community leader. Jojo has brought their expertise on community walking tours to the Dragon Fruit Project Walking Tour and our Trans Justice Committee. More recently, they have helped create the graphics for our GROW Fundraising campaign! Outside of APIENC, JoJo, who identifies

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Nancy Chen

SEPT 2018 | NANCY CHEN Nancy Chen (she/her) has been volunteering with APIENC since 2015. She started off transcribing for the Dragon Fruit Project and joined the Core committee in 2017, APIENC’s leadership body. Nancy identifies as queer and non-binary. Outside of APIENC, Nancy works with elementary and middle schoolers at the Chinatown YMCA, just

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Medha Asthana

JUL 2018 | MEDHA MEDHA is a volunteer and Core member of APIENC! Medha Asthana identifies as a queer Indian American, born in India and raised in the Midwest and the SF Bay Area. Outside of APIENC, Medha is an Organizer at Californians for Justice. They work with high school students in East San Jose,

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William Alvites

MAY 2018 | WILLIAM WILLIAM is a member of our Trans Justice working group and has been involved with APIENC for over six months now, helping form trans&gnc specific spaces. William was actively involved in organizing our first ever Trans&GNC Rights and Empowerment Day, where he presented his very first workshops ever (!), helped organize

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Anna Lei

MAR 2018 | ANNA LEI ANNA a APIENC intern alumni of 2016, is now an active volunteer with the Dragon Fruit Project Committee and part of APIENC Core! She identifies as a Queer Asian American person of color. Through APIENC’s summer internship, Anna was able to practice leadership and deepen her commitment to radically loving

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Michelle Wang

NOV 2017 | MICHELLE WANG MICHELLE, who identifies as Asian, American, and Queer, is an active volunteer with APIENC. She is part of the Communications Committee and has also helped coordinate APIENC events. Michelle is also a software engineer during the day. Michelle volunteers with APIENC to stay connected and give back to a community

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