On Saturday March 25, I went out to South Philly to help clean up Mifflin Square Park with SEAMAAC. The park is located on the corner of 6th and Ritner in a diverse neighborhood home to many immigrants of Southeast Asian and Latino descent. SEAMAAC has plans to work with the neighborhood to build community ownership of the park through public events and infrastructure enhancements.
Monthly Archives: March 2017
Community Day of Learning 2017
On Wednesday March 22, Bryn Mawr hosted their 3rd annual Community Day of Learning. The theme was “Minds and Bodies: Belonging in Our Communities.” Faculty, Staff, and students were encouraged to attend workshops and panel session on topics ranging from people of color in higher education, to sexuality, to immigrant experiences, and much more. Continue reading
Choom Boom Showcase
Also on Saturday March 18 was Choom Boom’s first showcase. I have been a part of the Bi-Co’s one and only K-Pop dance club since my first year, and it’s amazing to see how far we have come as a group. Having our own showcase was only just a dream maybe 2 years ago. As more students joined the club, we gained more establishment as a dance group.
*Can you spot me? Hint: I curled my hair and I’m wearing black shorts.
Haverford Public Policy Forum
On Saturday March 18, Haverford’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship hosted their annual Public Policy Forum. The day-long event is a space for students to interact with Bi-Co alum working in various public policy fields ranging from education, law, foreign policy, to health and environment. I attended last year’s forum and was happy to return again this year.
Bi-Co students were gifted our second snow day of the school year today. The announcement from Public Safety came in yesterday around 5pm that the school would be closed until 1pm. A later email announced that all classes were canceled for the entire day. Students were encouraged to stock up on fruit and takeout from the dining halls just in case. Continue reading
Spring Break 2017
I didn’t go anywhere tropical or far enough to board an airplane this Spring Break, but that did not stop me from having a pretty packed week with friends and family. Here’s the recap… Continue reading
Center for Asian Health Internship Updates & More
I have been working as a research intern at the Center for Asian Health affiliated with Temple University’s Medical School for almost the past two months now. Every Tuesday and Friday afternoon, I take the SEPTA train into the city to the office. My mentor is a clinical psychologist, and we are currently working on a project analyzing the relationship between chronic conditions, related factors, and management methods in the Asian American community. Continue reading