Chris Tam is a senior pursuing a degree in Economics and Finance. He one day hopes to provide services that will increase welfare and standards of living across the world. Although he is Chinese, Chris got involved with AASU through the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) at Virginia Tech. After accidentally joining FASA his freshman year and thoroughly confusing his parents, Chris discovered a passion in serving the Asian and Pacific Islander American community that eventually led him to AASU’s Executive Board. As a AASU Board member, Chris works to bridge the mainstream American and APIA communities through mutual understanding and support. Chris often listens to Ace Hood’s “Hustle Hard” while getting ready in the mornings, and he can be found studying to anything from Tupac to Beethoven. In whatever free time he has, Chris enjoys soccer, basketball, dance, biking, Youtube videos, and just relaxing with friends. Born and raised in Blacksburg, Virginia, Chris owes any success he has had to God, his family, friends, mentors, and colleagues that gave him the opportunity to chase his dreams and continue to inspire him everyday.
Dorothy Vu is a Senior, double majoring in Communication with a concentration in Multimedia Journalism and Human Development with a concentration in Human Services. She has lived in Fairfax, Virginia her entire life (well, up until she arrived at Tech) and plans to stay in the DC metropolitan area after college. She has been involved with AASU since she was a freshman, with her membership in αΚΔΦ, VSA, and CAS. She has previously held positions as AASU representative/VP External for αΚΔΦ and Secretary for AASU. Currently, she serves as a campus coordinator for the U.S. Department of State and Vice President of Service for αΚΔΦ. Dorothy is an aspiring writer, movie junkie, ice cream enthusiast, and popcorn connoisseur. After college, she plans to work as a writer, editor, and/or communications specialist for a public service organization with a focus on social issues. Her goal since the age of six is to become a bestselling novelist.
Jennifer Nguyen is a senior majoring in Communications and Marketing Management. Born in Alexandria, VA, Jen went to high school in Heidelberg, Germany and has ever since loved to travel. She got involved with AASU through Sigma Psi Zeta her freshman year and is now the president of the sorority. She loves to eat, sleep, and go on random adventures.
Peter Choi is a junior Finance major with an awesome smile. He likes to look into your soul and slightly judge your character. He enjoys late night League of Legends sessions as well as watching Suits. He is considering attending law school after graduation or joining the corporate world as a financial analyst.
Andy Hsu is currently a junior with a major in Computer Science and minor in Mathematics. Born in Taiwan and moving to the States at a relatively young age, Andy has basically lived in Virginia all of his life. Andy is also involved in the Korean American Student Association and MOBAlize at Virginia Tech. In his free time, he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, eating Virginia Tech’s notoriously delicious London Broil, and playing League of Legends.
Tomon Sasaki, a second generation Japanese American, is a rising junior pursuing a degree in Industrial Design at Virginia Tech. The New Jersey native is a member of the university’s Korean American Student Association and the Japanese Cultural Association, an officer of the latter for this upcoming year. He is also a member of the work force during the academic year, cooking meals at Owen’s Food Court. With what free time he has, Tomon likes to see his friends and tap into his creative side, whether it’s through music, dance, or something else.
Tomon was first exposed to an Asian American community when he came to Virginia Tech. Prior to that he had little interaction with Asian Americans aside from his Japanese School. Ever since, he has explored its culture and history and has dipped his toes into the Asian American movement in America. Last year he joined the Japanese Cultural Association and the Korean American Student Association, partially to fulfill a prerequisite to run for the Asian American Student Union executive board. And now he hopes to push AASU to reach out to bigger audiences.
Jessica Estariz is a Senior Psychology major. She’s a full Filipino, born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She began her college career at VCU in Richmond, VA, but decided to transfer to Virginia Tech after her freshman year, and has made the most of her opportunity to be at Virginia Tech. Jessica initially became involved with AASU through the Filipino American Student Association. In addition to AASU, Jessica has served on the executive boards for FASA, Diversity Network, and Students For Education Reform. She currently serves as the AASU Representative to the Commission on Student Affairs, and is also involved in the Student Advisory Committee to the Undergraduate Rep. to the BOV. Jessica hopes to use her experience from involvement in student organizations and exposure to Virginia Tech’s administration to pursue a graduate degree and career in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. Outside of school, Jessica enjoys warm weather, the beach, ducks, photography, hanging out with her family and friends, eating sushi and other unhealthy junk food, taking road trips, and many other exciting things.
Will Chiang is a junior triple major that has little to no social life. Aside from studying for his weekly exams, he enjoys long walks on the beach, watching dramas, and a nice pair of slacks. He has previously been an officer for the Chinese American Society but hold membership in many other organizations under AASU. After spending some time in the semi-pro life of online gaming, he can safely bet that his future lies elsewhere. He is planning on continuing the torturous path of graduate school so it is safe to say that he will be involved in many more years to come.
Holly is a junior majoring in Communication with a focus in Multimedia Journalism. Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Richmond, Virginia, she hopes to travel around the world. She got involved with AASU through being an officer in the Korean American Student Association her sophomore year. After graduation, she hopes to spend a year teaching English abroad and eventually working in television production. Outside of school, Holly enjoys creating things, browsing the internet, hiking, and playing the guitar. She’s also fairly new at web design and WordPress, so if anyone has tips or advice, she’d like to hear it!