Kassandra Chhay is a Graduate Assistant at the Asian Pacific American Resource Center. She is a PhD student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Culture and Teaching program. She received her BA in Anthropology with a minor in Political Science and Certificate in Peace and Social Justice Studies from California State University, Long Beach and her MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology with a Certificate in Southeast Asian (SEA) Studies from Northern Illinois University. Her research interests include the educational experiences of SEA students, disaggregated data of AANAPI students, cultural identities, and community-based learning. Kassandra enjoys basking in the sun, calligraphy (specifically, writing Khmer script), watching criterion films, attending summer music concerts/shows, cycling, outdoor backpacking, and traveling.