University of Denver - 2017
Navigating the college experience from an Asian American perspective, scholarships and more.
Project: This year I just plan on focusing on the research for my project. My hopes are to not only become an expert on my topic, but also discover what it is exactly I want to do for my project.
Inspiration: Having done some research in the past about my topic, I wanted to continue my research. Coming from a family of refugees, access to education was definitely not the easiest journey. This is a universal issue that affects immigrant families. When going through the college application process myself, it was super hard to navigate. Whether it was finding a college campus with an Asian American community, finding a college campus that provided resources and support to Asian American students or even finding scholarships specifically for Asian Americans, it was something I was required to research on my own. I want to be able to do my family’s story justice and provide other Asian American students with resources so that they don’t have to go through the same experience I did.
Future Plans for Project: I hope that I will be able to provide some sort of representation for Asian American students within higher education. I want to be able to provide students with some access to resources about how to navigate the college experience from an Asian American perspective, scholarships and more.