Asian American Studies welcomes our new M.A. students
The following is information on our new cohort of M.A. students.
Jason Agpaoa received his B.S. in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University. He became interested in Asian American Studies because of his involvement Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE) and Chi Rho Omicron (XPO). He has research and teaching interests in history, culture, and development of Asian American identities.
John De Guzman graduated with a B.A in Ethnic Studies from California State University, Sacramento. John is pursuing his M.A. because he would like to support first generation Asian American college students. His hobbies include tae kwon, Eskrima (Filipino Martial Arts), Muay Thai kick boxing and Brazilian Jujitsu.
Angelica Faustino received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University. She currently teaches with Pin@y Educational Partnership at Longfellow Elementary School. Inspired by her community and her students' work, she decided to pursue her M.A. in Asian American Studies to become a teacher in her community.
Bianca Louie graduated with B.A. in Public Policy and a minor in Economics from Mills College. She was inspired to go into Asian American Studies because of her organizing work on racial justice issues. As a person of faith and advocate within the church, she plans to write her thesis on LGBTQ Asian Americans' experiences of exclusion from faith communities.
Allen Ocampo graduated with a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of San Francisco. Allen is an employee for the City and County of San Francisco. HIs interests include cooking, MC'ing, and creative writing. His interests and passion for teaching has led him to pursue an M.A. in Asian American Studies.
Andrea Posadas graduated with a B.A. in Child Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University. Andrea is a preschool teacher at Utopia Preschool, as well as a PEP (Pin@y Educational Partnerships) teacher at Denman Middle School. As a M.A. student, she is interested in understanding how educational institutions can better serve students of color.
Katie Quan graduated with a B.A. in Writing and Culture & Communications from Ithaca College. Katie states, “I knew that if I wanted to start anywhere in the world of Asian American activism, being in the AAS MA program was the perfect place to start."
Kevin Michael Dorotheo Santos graduated with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in health education from San Francisco State University. He currently works as an Athletics Coordinator through the Boys and Girls Club in Millbrae and is an active student-teacher at Balboa High School through Pin@y Educational Partnership (PEP).