Our Team

Kong Her | he/him


For more than a decade, Kong has served students in non-profit organizations, K-12 school districts, community colleges and research institutions. He is committed to supporting underserved students to achieve their goals and become leaders in their communities.

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Peter Limthongviratn | he/him


Grounded in community, Peter strives to empower students and help them become transformative leaders. Peter serves as Associate Director for the Asian Pacific American Resource Center at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where he leads the ASPIRE Peer Mentorship Program and mulitple AANAPISI initiatives. He strives to cultivate supportive environments for AAPI students to reflect upon their cultural roots and find their voices.

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Bic Ngo | she/her


Rodney S. Wallace Professor for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Culture and Teaching, Immigrant Education

Areas of Interest

Exploration of understandings and influences of “culture” and “difference” on immigrant students' education, and the implications for how we theorize immigrant identity, culturally relevant pedagogy, and anti-oppressive education.

Research Interests


Josephine Lee


Josephine Lee is a professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her most recent books are Asian American Plays for a New Generation (co-edited with R.A. Shiomi and Don Eitel, Temple University Press 2011) and The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). She is also the author of Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage and coeditor of Re/collecting Early Asian America: Essays in Cultural History.


Anne Nguyen | she/her


Anne Nguyen is a third-year student majoring in strategic communication: advertising and PR with a minor in sociology. She’s a second-generation Vietnamese-American who loves to meet new people, be active, and use her creativity. She serves as APARC’s Student Ambassador with Marketing and Communications. She loves to hang out with her friends, work out, read, and GO SHOPPING! Make sure to check out her work with the CLA and CEHD advisors this year!

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Haruka Yukioka | they/them


Haruka (they/them/theirs) is a fifth year student studying Instrumental Music Education with minors in Asian American Studies and Racial Justice in Urban Schools. They identify as a queer + disabled nisei (second generation) Japanese-American, and bring those identities with them into their work. Haruka currently serves as the External Vice-President for the Asian American Student Union (@asu.minnesota), and works as a sex educator with the Rothenberger Institute through CEHD. In their free time, they like to play animal crossing and cook Japanese food.

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