“Being a part of team APIENC, even for just this short while, has been a transformative process for me. I’ve learned a lot about myself and most importantly, about what I want to contribute as part of this community.” – Michelle Lin At API Equality – Northern California, our volunteer committees power our work. Our committees include: Fundraising,
Category: Member Spotlight
MLIN identifies as an Asian American, Chinese American, gender non-conforming person (and goes by they/theirs pronouns). After recently graduating from Chapman University, MLin moved back to the Bay Area to navigate the real world. Currently, Michelle is interning at a Chinese news media “app” start-up and API Equality – Northern California. MLin’s social and political
VIDA KUANG identities as a an Asian American/ Chinese American/ Women of color/ Cisgender/ SF Chinatown Native. We met Vida Kuang over the summer through our Dragon Fruit Project and fell in love with her creative energy! Currently, Vida is the Youth Coordinator at Community Youth Center. She works specifically with high school age female identified youth
REYNALDO CULANNAY identifies as a gay, 1st generation Filipino-American college student at Pitzer College in East Southern California. He loves boba, is addicted to coffee, and plays too much League of Legends. We call him Rey. Sometimes, Reyrey. He volunteered with us all summer long, and now we’re proud to call him our Fall Intern!
JESS SUAREZ is a radical queer Filipina, passionate about feminist issues, sex positivity, and being a little bit snarky. At the beginning of 2014, Jess got involved with the Dragon Fruit Project as a transcriber. She has now worked to train others on how to transcribe, and she has shared her own story at our community
CAM BUI is one of our newest volunteers! She is a queer cisgender Asian-American woman who has just recently become involved in our Dragon Fruit Project. She is also a full-time student in kinesiology at SF State University. In high school, Cam was involved in C.A.T., which is a coalition in the South Bay against teens smoking tobacco.
SUNY UM is a gay, 2nd generation Cambodian American, and a long time volunteer for API Equality – Northern California. He has worked with us during Breakthrough Conversations, at PRIDE parades, at the API Heritage Festival, and now, currently, with our Dragon Fruit Project, Suny is currently finishing up his last month in Public Allies