UPCOMING EVENTS

FRESHMAN MIXER
DATE Saturday, August 29, 2015
WHERE Magnolia Lawn
BIG/LITTLE REVEAL AT 1ST GENERAL BODY MEETING
OUR MISSION
As Vanderbilt's Asian American Student Association (AASA), our purpose is to promote and provide a cultural and political awareness of Asian and Asian-American customs and diversity within the University and local community.
MEET OUR PRESIDENT

Name Justin Yeh
Hometown Auburn, AL
Major Molecular and Cellular Biology
Class 2016
Why I love AASA Good food, great friends. Aside from one-of-a-kind programs and events, AASA is special because of the people. We have such a supportive community and everyone has an important contribution!
Hobbies Juggling and badminton, and a lot of Super Smash Bros Melee. A lot.
MEET OUR COMMUNITY VICE-PRESIDENTS

Name Jordan Jensen
Hometown Kansas City, MO
Class 2016
Why I love AASA I love the family that AASA provides, a safe space to be your self, have fun, make friends, and learn about different cultures and because they always keep it funky fresh!
Hobbies Photography, dancing, running, singing, blogging, & napping
Name Amy Dam
Hometown Atlanta, Georgia
Major Human & Organizational Development, Spanish
Class 2017
Why I love AASA great, accepting people, great vibes. what more can you ask for?
Hobbies Sleeping, eating, cooking, making efforts to stick to my exercise regiment, shopping, car watching, fishing
APAHM 2014
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is a celebration of the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. AASA celebrates APAHM all November with the publication of our annual literary magazine, Anthem, as well as events such as Taste of Asia, movie screenings, game nights, concerts, calligraphy workshops and more!
MEET OUR COMMUNITY ASSISTANT
Name Claire Song
Hometown Charlotte, NC
Major Psychology
Ethnicity Korean
Class 2018
Why I love AASA AASA is an amazing way to meet new people and have fun while learning about different cultures!
Hobbies Reading, Arts & Crafts, Cooking
TASTE OF ASIA
Taste of Asia, the headlining event of our yearly celebration of APAHM, features a night of delicious, locally-catered and home-made Asian food. Experience Nashville's best with Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Japanese, Malaysian, Indian, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine from elegantly decorated booths. Be on the lookout for more information in the near future!
ANTHEM
Anthem is AASA's annual literary magazine, featuring written and visual artwork from the Vanderbilt community. We welcome submissions of your poetry, prose, photography, painting, and more! Expect submission details soon.

Past editions are available for viewing here.
ANYF 2015

The Asian American Student Association proudly presents the annual Asian New Year Festival, a showcase of dances and performances spanning over 10 countries across Asia.

The Asian New Year Festival (ANYF) is a celebration held around the time of the traditional Lunar New Year. Operated under the umbrella of the Asian American Student Association, the Asian New Year Festival includes performances from the following organizations: Malaysian Student Association of Vanderbilt, Phillipine Intercultural Student Organization, Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association, Korean Undergraduate Student Association, Asian American Christian Fellowship, and Nach Vandy. Along with these participating organizations, there are individual acts and independently choreographed acts from members across different communities that showcase various Asian traditions and cultures. In addition to the show itself, we hold a dinner before the show featuring cuisine from culinary traditions in Asia.

The show itself is a collaboration of over two hundred Vanderbilt students (both Asian and non-Asian) who put in hours of work each week to perfecting their respective acts. The show contains 16 different acts that reflect the rich diversity of culture, music, and art of Asia.





MEET OUR CULTURAL VICE-PRESIDENTS

Name Anni Xin
Hometown Gainesville, Florida
Major Neuroscience
EthnicityChinese
Class 2016
Why I love AASA Being Asian American is a dynamic and essential part of my own identity, and AASA enriches this part of my life through providing opportunities to discuss, challenge, and celebrate it. Hobbies Stopping in the street to pet stray animals, maintaining my Starbucks Gold level, and being a frequent rider of the strugglebus.
MEET OUR CULTURAL ASSISTANT

Name Marc Chen
Hometown Cary, NC and Kitchener, ON
Class 2017
Major Math and Economics
Why I love AASA By celebrating Asian and Asian American culture, AASA brings people of all ethnicities together in a beautiful way. I also love AASA for its commitment to becoming better every year, always building on the previous year to provide more rewarding experiences for the whole Vanderbilt community.
Hobbies Running, hiking, dancing, and attending performing arts events
RECRUITMENT CHAIR
Name Emily Xu
Hometown Chesterfield, MO
Class 2018
MajorNeuroscience &Philosophy
Ethnicity Chinese
Why I love AASA Great community, fantastic programming, delicious (and free) food! :D
Hobbies singing like there's no tomorrow, trying to dance cool, taking pictures of food
FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVE

Name ???
Hometown ???
Class 2019
Why I love AASA
Hobbies


SOCIAL CHAIR

Name Guy Russo
Hometown
Major Anthropology/Political Science
Ethnicity Thai
Class 2018
Why I love AASA I love AASA because I love being part of an empowering and supportive community!
Hobbies Eating, sleeping, swimming

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Name Mary Jung
Hometown Katy, TX
Major Psychology
Ethnicity Korean
Class 2016
Why I love AASA Fun events where I not only can hang out with my friends, but also meet new people!
Hobbies Drawing, collecting office supplies, taking photos of my cat, ironing
MEET THE REST OF US (PT. 1)

CULTURAL CHAIRS (GBM PLANNERS)

Name Joyce Hwang
Hometown Mineola, NY
Major Undecided/Child Development
Ethnicity Korean
Class 2018
Why I love AASAWe care about important issues and are passionate about increasing our presence on campus and making our voices heard! We also love each other a lot. :)
Hobbies playing the violin, singing, learning the ukulele, watching (too many) Broadway shows, binge-watching Netflix, sleeping/napping

Name Angela Wang
Hometown Fayetteville, AR
Major Elementary Education and Second Language Studies
Ethnicity Taiwanese
Class 2017
Why I love AASA AASA brings together people of all different cultural backgrounds and creates a safe, educational, and fun community for everyone.
Hobbiesphotography, playing violin, traveling


COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR
Name Kevin Liu
Hometown Tai'an, China
Major
Ethnciity
Class 2016
Why I love AASA It's introduced me to so many people who I wouldn't know otherwise.
Hobbies N/A
WEBMASTER

Name Shirlene Wang
Hometown Wilmette, IL
Major Psychology/ MHS
Ethnicity Chinese
Class 2016
Why I love AASA Great programming and great people!
Hobbies Updating my Snapchat story (rushirl), watching good TV, researching good plays, crying about Real Madrid and hockey, cross stitching, using social media to make new friends
MEET THE REST OF US (PT. 2)

TREASURER
Name Christian Raroque (Henry)
Hometown Dallas, TX
Major Economics
Ethnicity Filipino
Class 2018
Why I love AASA I came for the free food and stayed because the people that make up the organization are amazing and I honestly learn a lot more about Asian culture with every event AASA puts on.
Hobbies Coding, Swimming, Eating, All-Nighters, Rock Climbing, Startups
HISTORIAN

Name Jisoo Mun
Hometown Irvine, CA
MajorMedicine, Health, and Society
Ethnicity Korean
Class 2018
Why I love AASA I love AASA because it is an organization filled with amazing people with unique personalities, interests, and cultural backgrounds
Hobbies Eating, instagrammin,playing Piano/Violin

CONTACT US
Please direct all inquiries and comments about AASA to justin.yeh@vanderbilt.edu.