Asian American Student Organizations
Asian American Community Senator
I am Kristin Ng and I am this year’s Asian American community senator and a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. I was born in Hong Kong but I have lived in the Boston area for over 10 years now. Growing up, I had to learn how to assimilate to America and how to find myself within my Hong Kong and American identities. As I have gotten older, I have become more aware of the deeply rooted racism surrounding the AAPI community and its harmful long-term effects and I am glad the Tufts community has been friendly and welcoming. In particular, the Asian American Center’s events have helped give me a sense of belonging and a community. I hope to help keep this community and its spaces and resources flourishing and help other students find similar communities.
In addition to being the Asian American Community Senator, I am also one of the AAC Peer Leaders and a TA for Intro to Data Structures (CS15). The TCU Senate is responsible for representing the student body, allocating funds, and bettering student life at Tufts through projects and resolutions. This is my first year being on the TCU Senate and I am extremely excited to serve and represent you! Feel free to say hi if you see me around campus and reach out to me if you have any questions, suggestions, or anything at email@example.com!
Pan Asian Council (PAC)
The Pan Asian Council (PAC) is a collaborative group of representatives, primarily presidents, of the Asian/Asian American interest and culture clubs recognized by the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate. PAC members meet throughout the year and work to promote unity and collaboration amongst the clubs it represents, as well as enhance visibility and awareness of the Asian/Asian American presence on campus. PAC encourages all students to join the Asian/Asian American interest and culture clubs by signing up for membership at the Student Activities Fair or by contacting club officers.
Pan Asian Council (PAC) Organizations
The following Asian/Asian American interest and culture organizations are recognized and funded by the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate. Representatives from these organizations meet regularly throughout the year as members of the Pan Asian Council (PAC). Membership to student organizations is open to all Tufts students. Sign up for membership at the Student Activities Fair!
Association of Multiracial People at Tufts (AMPT)
AMPT (Association of Multiracial People at Tufts) strives to build a multiracial/mixed community and help mixed students at Tufts navigate their multiple identities.
Presidents: Sasha Raveendran Greene (’19) and Arnold Cabrera Castaneda (’19)
Secretary: Nkem Aduka (’21)
Social Media Coordinator: Zara Wermers (’21)
Graphic Designer: Priya Misner (’20)
Programs Chair: Zane Cassum (’20)
Peer Group Managers: Michelle Meyer (’20) and Sahana Callahan (’21)
Social Chair: Maya Laughton (’19)
Membership Chairs: Campbell Simmons (’21) and Anna Kim (’20)
Chinese Students Association (CSA)
Tufts Chinese Student Association (CSA) is a culture club open to anyone who wishes to celebrate or learn more about Chinese culture. We hold many events throughout the year such as movie nights, karaoke nights, food and culture events, and social bonding. These events are meant to promote Chinese culture to the Tufts community, as well as provide a platform to foster and strengthen bonds within the community.
Co-Presidents: Lilia Kang and Samuel Ding
Vice President: Amanda Yuan
Treasurer: Jocelyn Ding
Events Chairs: James Liao and Eddie Wang
Senior Advisor: Zhujing Wang
Social Chair: Andrea Vorametsanti
PAC Rep: Jaeyeun Kim
Treasurer: Jasmine Falk, Jocelyn Ding
Senior Adviser: Megan Yung, Zhujing Wang
Hong Kong Students Association (HKSA)
President: Allissa Chan
Vice President: Georgette Koo
Treasurer: Minal Mirpuri
Head Chef: Min Feng
Director of Photography: Justin Tran
Director of Graphic Design: Beson Cheng
Public Relations: Tashwita Pruthi
Social Chairs: Georgette Koo (Internal), Richard Ding (External)
Secretary: Kate Zheng
PAC Representative: Sophie Lee
Senior Board Advisors: Ki Ki Chan, Jeremy Engël, Bill Yung
Japanese Culture Club (JCC)
Tufts Japanese Culture Club is a group that comes together to celebrate, reflect, and bond over Japanese heritage and culture. For the Japanese community, we hold dinners and events that discuss Japanese/Japanese American/Asian American topics. On top of this, we host a few events for the greater Tufts community every year, our biggest one being Matsuri in December.
Co-Presidents: Juliana Sasanuma, Issay Matsumoto, Emma Ishida
Treasurers: Mayu Kawahara and Zach Sebek
Secretary: Maxine Bell
Korean Students Association (KSA)
Tufts KSA is a TCU-funded, student-run organization with the purpose of establishing the growth of Korean culture within the student body at Tufts University, and creating an open space for cultural discussion and interaction.
President: Trenton Manns
Vice-President: Kevin Bae
Community Chair: Trenton Manns, Isaac Kim
Treasurer: Justin Koo
Culture Chair: Michelle Kwon, Joanne Jeong
Social Chair: Elenna Na, Matthew Park
Publicity/Media Chair: Nayoung Kim
Secretary / Treasurer-in-Training: Jun Pak
Singapore Students Association (SSA)
The Tufts Singapore Students Association (SSA) aims to foster and support the Singaporean student community while promoting and sharing Singaporean culture at Tufts. Our campus-wide events range from food-themed nights to discussion sessions.
President: Derek Goh
Vice-President: Liren Fu
Treasurer: Sean Ong
Public Relations Representative: Jei-Jei Tan
Social Chair and Pan-Asian Council Representative: David Batubara
Social Chair: Chuan Ting Toh
Logistics Representative: Janith Kulatunge
Freshmen Representative: Covie Goh
Taiwanese Association of Students at Tufts (TAST)
The Taiwanese Association of Students at Tufts (TAST) offers a community for students who are Taiwanese, or interested in Taiwanese culture. Throughout the year, the club plans and hosts events to celebrate elements of Taiwanese culture. We also collaborate with other Taiwanese clubs at other universities in the Boston area.
President: Erin Hsu, '19
Vice President: Robert Yang, '21
Secretary: Melanie Chien, '21
Treasurer: Nasrin Lin, '20
Thai Students Association (TSA)
The Thai Students Association (TSA) at Tufts is an inclusive and characteristically close-knit society of students identifying with Thailand. We hold regular meetings for members, as well as culturally-inspired events for the wider Tufts community, such as Massage Night, Songkran temple visits and our largest event, Thai Night. Anyone is welcome to become involved, whether through regular membership or by simply attending events.
Feel free to contact us via our Facebook page, or reach out directly to an E-Board member.
Presidents: Aey Chuaratanaphong and Meg Saksiriwatekul
Secretary: Varisa Limpijankit
Treasurer: Pun Pun Chaiyakiturajai
PAC Representative: Plearn Aroonchote
Events Manager: Saira Madarasmi
Publicity Manager: Deena Bhanarai
Tufts Asian Student Coalition (TASC)
The Tufts Asian Student Coalition (TASC) is a student-led political organization seeking to educate and mobilize toward progressive social change. TASC aspires to foster a safe space within which the Tufts community can learn and discuss Asian American issues.
Co-Chairs: Kevin Koo, Anna Lei, Vivian Tam
Treasury: Wilson Wong
Social Media: Josephine Faith Ong
Secretary: Kyle Lui
PAC Representative: Celeste Teng
Vietnamese Students Club (VSC)
The purpose of the Tufts Vietnamese Students Club (VSC) is to explore, share, and preserve our common roots and experiences. We strive to introduce and promote the Vietnamese culture to the Tufts community. We harvest this goal through cultural, educational, and social events relating to our Vietnamese heritage both on and off campus. We also hope to become a source of support for all Vietnamese-identified students on campus by organizing more inclusive events that are relevant to the need of the Vietnamese community at Tufts.