AASP Ambassador Program

About the Program

The Asian American Studies Ambassadors program promotes the positive and inclusive experiences of students during their time as an AASP concentrator. Ambassadors represent AASP in events such as APIDA events, Day of the Badger and other Asian American Studies co-sponsored events. Additionally, they give us feedback and suggestions for improving the program.

Become an AASP Ambassador!

If you love sharing your AAS enthusiasm and experiences, then please consider becoming an Asian American Studies Program Ambassador! Our AASP Ambassadors will help plan social events, contribute to social media, and represent the program for Day of the Badger, APIDA Heritage Month, UW-Madison student recruitment events and more. Additionally, all Ambassadors will receive a gift!

If you’re interested, please send an email to asianamerican@letsci.wisc.edu with the subject line “AASP Ambassador” and one paragraph explaining why you are interested.

Introducing 2023-24 Ambassadors

LILI MCGUFFEY

Term: Senior
Hometown: Madison, WI
Majors/Minors/Certifications:

Data Science Major, Asian American Studies Certificate

Involvement:

Datamatch UW, APIDA HM, Undergraduate Statistics Club

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

EMMA MEICHER

Term: Junior
Hometown: Portage, WI
Majors/Minors/Certifications:

Life Science, Communications and Communications Arts, Asian American Studies Certificate

Involvement:

Badger Herald

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

THIENTHU (JENNIFER) VONG

Term: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Majors/Minors/Certifications:

Biochemistry with a Certificate in Asian American Studies

Involvement:

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), Filipinx American Student Organization (FASA, SouthEast Asian Student Association (SEASA)

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

JESSICA VONG

Term: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Majors/Minors/Certifications:

Animal Sciences with Certificates in Global Health and Asian American Studies

Involvement:

Pre-Vet Association (PVA), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), Filipinx American Student Organization (FASO)

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

PAKOU YANG

Term: Freshman
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Majors/Minors/Certifications:

Business and Psychology

Involvement:

PEOPLE Scholar

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

EVA ZHONG

Term: Junior
Hometown: Bellavue, WA                                                    Majors/Minors/Certifications:

Psychology with an Asian American Studies and Gender and Women Studies Certificate

Involvement:

alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi)

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Call for AASP Ambassadors for 2023-2024 AY

Introducing 2022-23 Ambassadors

Inaugural Volunteer Ambassadors

Our ambassadors stand out for their leadership and involvement within and beyond the Asian American Studies Program. Maddie Allen has been featured in our Spring Student Spotlight and Jessica Lindall was a 2022 Amy Ling Award recipient. We would like to introduce and welcome our all new Ambassadors!

Maddie Allen (She/Her)

Hometown: Imperial Beach, CA              Majors/Minors/Certifications: Psychology with a Certificate in Asian American Studies

Neon Blu Gallardo-Mambaje (He/Him)

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Majors/Minors/Certifications: Asian Languages & Cultures
and Asian American Studies, Gender & Women studies Cert.

Jessica Lindall (She/Her)

Hometown: River Falls, WI
Majors/Minors/Certifications: Comm Arts (Radio, TV, Film) & Asian American Studies, Digital Cinema Production, Digital Studies

Maia Scott (She/Her)

Hometown: Denver/Boulder, CO
Majors/Minors/Certifications: Economics w/ Chinese Professional Language and Asian American Studies