Group Facilitators

Our APIA community is made of talented and powerful members. Your small group is your opportunity to elevate your voice and community to grow individually and collectively throughout the Summit. Our Group Facilitators are interested in meeting and supporting you as you move through college.

Bella Nguyen

San Diego, CA
Current Academic Status
Working Professional/Alumni
Field(s) of Study
Biochemistry/Cell Biology and Global Health
Undergraduate College/ University
University of California, San Diego
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.S.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
APIA General Scholarship
Fun Fact
I have donated more than my height in hair.
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Danny Wong

Oakdale, CA
Current Academic Status
Working Professional/Alumni
Field(s) of Study
Biology, Public Health
Undergraduate College/ University
University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate College/ University
University of San Francisco
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.S., MPH
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Fun Fact
I am a huge star wars and clone wars fan!
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Demeturie Gogue​

Los Angeles, CA
Current Academic Status
Graduate/Professional School Student
Undergraduate College/ University
Field(s) of Study
Higher Education
Undergraduate College/ University
University of California, Berkeley
Graduate College/ University
University of California, Los Angeles
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
Gates Millenium Scholarship
Fun Fact
I got my first tattoo when I was 11 years old (with my parents’ consent).
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Elizabeth Basa

La Grande, OR
Current Academic Status
Undergraduate 4th Year
Field(s) of Study
Education
Undergraduate College/ University
Eastern Oregon University
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.S.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
Gates Millenium Scholarship
Fun Fact
I was 18 years old when I experienced my first winter. I will never forget that moment when I first touched snow. Truly breathtaking!
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Ellie Bui

Tustin, CA
Current Academic Status
Undergraduate 4th Year
Field(s) of Study
Biological Sciences
Undergraduate College/ University
University of California, Irvine
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.S. in progress
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
AANAPISI Scholarship
Fun Fact
I know how to solve a 3×3 rubik’s cube!
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Evelyn Hoang

Westminster, CA
Current Academic Status
Undergraduate 4th Year
Field(s) of Study
English, Public Policy
Undergraduate College/ University
University of California, Berkeley
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.A.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
AANAPISI Scholarship
Fun Fact
I perform spoken word poetry and my headshot will be attached below!
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Kevin Yang

Philadelphia, PA
Current Academic Status
Working Professional/Alumni
Field(s) of Study
Economics, Political Science
Undergraduate College/ University
University of Pennsylvania
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.A., B.S.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
APIA General Scholarship
Fun Fact
I spent sophomore summer in 5 different countries.
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Leslie Van

Portland, OR
Current Academic Status
Working Professional/Alumni
Field(s) of Study
Culture and Politics: Technology & Access
Undergraduate College/ University
Georgetown University
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.S.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Fun Fact
Last summer I got to work with a non profit organization from Colombia which ended with a solutions delivery trip to the country!
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Maria Dizon

Portland, OR
Current Academic Status
Graduate/Professional School Student
Field(s) of Study
Public Health, Health Science
Undergraduate College/ University
Portland State University
Graduate College/ University
Oregon Health & Science University
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.S., MPH
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
APIA General Scholarship
Fun Fact
My favorite place that I’ve visited in the entire world is Jellyfish Lake in Palau.
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Mike Munckong

Long Beach, CA
Current Academic Status
Graduate/Professional School Student
Field(s) of Study
Biomedical Engineering
Undergraduate College/ University
Brown University
Graduate College/ University
University of California, Berkeley
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.S., M.Eng in progress
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Fun Fact
I’m fluent in Spanish and lived in Cantabria for half a year with a host family!
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Monnica Som

Westminster, CA
Current Academic Status
Undergraduate 4th Year
Field(s) of Study
Mathematics Education
Undergraduate College/ University
California State University, Long Beach
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.S.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
APIA General Scholarship
Fun Fact
A fun fact about myself is that micro-pigs are my favorite animals.
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Namita Kadel

Houston, TX
Current Academic Status
Graduate/Professional School Student
Field(s) of Study
Management
Undergraduate College/ University
University of Houston-Downtown
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.B.A
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
APIA General Scholarship
Fun Fact
I traveled to 12 countries on my own when I studied abroad for a semester in France.
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SoYeong Jeong

Philadelphia, PA
Current Academic Status
Working Professional/Alumni
Field(s) of Study
Education (International education, higher education administration), Sociology
Undergraduate College/ University
Grinnell College
Graduate College/ University
University of Pennsylvania
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
M.S.Ed, B.A.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Fun Fact
I took time off during my undergraduate studies to learn Korean traditional dyeing methods in a mountain in Korea.
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Queenie Lam

Philadelphia, PA
Current Academic Status
Graduate/Professional School Student
Field(s) of Study
Clinical Psychology
Undergraduate College/ University
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate College/ University
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.A. Ph.D in progress
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Fun Fact
I have been running a self-reflection blog (qqueenie.com) since my freshman year of college!
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Wesley Sosa

Stockton, CA
Current Academic Status
Undergraduate 4th Year
Field(s) of StudyField(s) of Study
Design and Psychology
Undergraduate College/ University
University of California, Davis
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.A.
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Fun Fact
I never toured a college campus in high school, and my first time at UC Davis was my orientation.
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Mikko Biana

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Current Academic Status
Undergraduate 4th Year
Field(s) of Study
International Studies
Undergraduate College/ University
Emory University
Completed or In-Progress Degrees
B.A. in progress
Scholarship received from APIA Scholars
APIA Scholars Intern
Fun Fact
I’ve met AOC!
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