Read opinion pieces from the President of APIA Scholars.

AANHPI Heritage Month Reflections

May 16, 2023
View ArticleTo celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, APIA Scholars is excited to feature voices from our staff and Board of Directors! Below are reflections on identity, work life, and heritage from Aimée Meher-Homji (Board Chair), Christina Lambert (Senior Director of Student Success), and Cindy Luo (Senior Programs Associate). What led you… Read More

Disability and AANHPI Identities

October 18, 2022
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is a time to intentionally reflect on the role of disabilities in diverse workplaces and the responsibility we all share in fostering belonging. Disability is particularly unique because it can become part of anyone’s identity at any time.   Read More

APIA Examples of Leadership

July 13, 2022
In July, APIA Scholars hosts our annual Elevating Leaders Summit (ELS) where first and second-year scholars engage in conversation about leading with authenticity and building leadership skills informed by identity, culture, and values. Read More

Letter to APIA Scholars friends, partners, and scholars

February 12, 2021
Happy Lunar New Year! 2021 is the Year of the Ox, which represents movement, patience, strength and persistence. As the second symbol of twelve in the Chinese zodiac, the Ox offers us a set of very fitting values to inspire us into this new year. Read More

APIA Scholars’ Statement on the Violence at the U.S. Capitol

January 7, 2021
APIA Scholars is saddened and horrified by the violent events that took place at our U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and we condemn these acts to the fullest extent. Read More

Get comfortable with a little greatness

November 11, 2020
In the words of our former first lady, Michelle Obama, today, I am ‘getting comfortable with a little greatness’. I am proud of our community and the opportunity that we have in front of us to impact policy, to re-shape leadership, and to enrich our culture as Americans. Read More

Take the World by Storm

September 30, 2020
In 1942-1945 my grandfather, Cecil Bowers, was in the Army Air Corps (now the Air Force). Grandpa was the radio operator and tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator over the European theater during WWII.  His nickname was  “Static” and, today, I write this in his honor.   Read More

Something Wonderful is Happening. Now stop and think: What more can we do?

September 7, 2020
Something wonderful is happening. As a global community, we are paying attention to disparity, to unconscious bias, to the need for education to thrust economic mobility. Read More