CAPSU

Cornell Asian Pacific Islander Student Union

Emily Dong
Facilitator

Year: Senior, 2018
Major: Biology and Society
Other Involvements: The People's School, APAA, AASP, TAKEOVER POC Zine

As this year's Facilitator, Emily's hoping to provide more meaningful support ($$ included) to orgs under the umbrella. When she's not too busy downing an unhealthy dosage of 5 cups of coffee a day, Emily sort of writes songs and works on one day being able to touch her toes.

Krystle-Mei Chow
Vice Facilitator

Year: Senior, 2018
Major: Hotel Administration
Other Involvements: Kappa Delta

As Vice Facilitator, Krystle-Mei plans to support and strengthen the A3 community through collaboration with student organizations and Cornell administration. This is her third year on CAPSU e-board. 

Sierra Jamir
Director of Internal Affairs

Year: Senior, 2018
Major: Food Science
Other Involvements: Food Science Club, Sensory Evaluation Center, Dando Taste Lab, CFA, 14Strings! Rondalla Ensemble

As Director of Internal Affairs, Sierra aims to create unity and support for the Asian & Asian American communities at Cornell. Having been co-president of the Cornell Filipino Association previously, Sierra hopes to use what she learned on E-Board to support emerging leaders within the A3 community. Outside of CAPSU, you can find Sierra by the Dairy Bar (in her natural habitat) getting you to try some hard cider or new waffle product she just developed!

 

Angela Sun
Director of External Affairs

Year: Senior, 2018
Major: Biological Sciences
Other Involvements: Multicultural Greek Letter Council, alpha Kappa Delta Phi

As this year's Director of External Affairs, Angela is hoping to strengthen inter and intra-community coalitions and empower groups under the umbrella. She really likes making things: art, sculpture, music, new friends etc. So please say hi and introduce yourself to her the next time you see her. She is bad with names, but good with remembering faces. If you become friends, she'll hang out with you.

Lucy Lin
Director of Administrative Affairs

Year: Sophomore, 2020
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations
Other Involvements: Cornell Student Assembly (Elections and the Academic Policy Committee), The Cornell Daily Sun, and Welcome Weekend

As the Director of Administrative Affairs this year, Lucy is excited to work with you all. She will also be sending you all a ton of fun and cool emails. Lucy is interested in helping develop the CAPSU community at Cornell to further foster the AAPI identity. In her free time, she can be found listening to R&B music, Netflixing or contemplating whether or not to go to the gym.

Jong Han
Director of Financial Affairs

Year: Junior, 2019
Major: Economics
Other Involvements: Cornell Marketing Organization, Pi Delta Psi, Cornell Economics Society

As Director of Financial Affairs, Jong seeks to expand CAPSU's presence within the scope of Cornell's undergraduate campus and subsequently invest back into the AAPI community. Jong is a hardcore NBA fan and is cursed with forever coming in 2nd place in his fantasy leagues

 

Jaia Clingham-David
Co-Director of Mentorship Initiatives

Year: Sophomore, 2020
Major: Government
Other Involvements: Cornell Democrats, College Democrats of New York, Cornell Vegan Society

As Co-director of Mentorship Initiatives, Jaia hopes her experience in FYI last year will help first-year students embrace their Asian/Asian-American identity in a political and social context. You can probably find Jaia at the gym, doing work for her other eboards, or watching Netflix, but don't look for her after 10:30pm because she'll be asleep in her room.

Stephanie Lin Co-Director of Mentorship Initiatives Year: Junior, 2019 Major: Atmospheric Sciences Other Involvements: Cornell Taiwanese American Society, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Bowling Club, MGLC Judicial Board, American Meteorological Society As Co-Director of Mentorship Initiatives, Stephanie strives to facilitate more meaningful relationships between underclassmen and upperclassmen, as well as helping first-years become experienced Cornellians. In her free time, you can find her at the bowling alley or stuck in the 11th floor of Bradfield geeking out about lake-effect snow.

Stephanie Lin
Co-Director of Mentorship Initiatives

Year: Junior, 2019
Major: Atmospheric Sciences
Other Involvements: Cornell Taiwanese American Society, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Bowling Club, MGLC Judicial Board, American Meteorological Society

As Co-Director of Mentorship Initiatives, Stephanie strives to facilitate more meaningful relationships between underclassmen and upperclassmen, as well as helping first-years become experienced Cornellians. In her free time, you can find her at the bowling alley or stuck in the 11th floor of Bradfield geeking out about lake-effect snow.

Grace Shau
Co-Director of Mentorship Initiatives

Year: Sophomore, 2020
Major: Information Science
Other Involvements: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, CREA

As Co-Director of Mentorship Activities, Grace is thrilled to welcome the next generation of students into the CAPSU family and community. She hopes to foster a place of support that allows first year students to grow into leaders and embrace their cultural identity. In her free time, Grace is most likely watching Netflix or reading about tech.

 
 

Theresa Cao
Director of Public Relations

Year: Senior, 2018
Major: Hotel Administration
Other Involvements: alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority Inc., Engineering World Health, Multicultural Greek Letter Council, HSMAI

As Director of Public Relations, Theresa hopes to bring CAPSU - and subsequently, all of the umbrella organizations that fall under it - to greater light on campus and to provide a voice for the community. She also likes to make pretty things. In her free time, she likes to read, go to CTP, and play with her (4) guinea pigs. 

Vigor Lam
CAPSU Advisor

Other Involvements: Assistant Director of the A3C, Principle Investigator, Vice Chair of NAPA, Co-Chair of APAN

Vigor is the Assistant Director of the Asian & Asian American Center at Cornell University. He is a first-generation, transfer, TRIO, college graduate and a proud product of the public-school system in Ohio. Vigor has worked for departments including academic affairs, campus activities and life, multicultural affairs, and residential life.