Our People

The work of APIA Scholars would not be possible without the efforts and generosity of countless Scholars, advisors, institutions, and supportive companies and their dedicated employees. Learn more about the ones making a difference below:

2019-2021 Scholar Advisory Committee

Ali Punjani

GMS Scholar
Emory University

Aroona Toor

GMS Scholar
Saint Louis University

Axel Defngin

University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Chee Ia Yang

Chair of the Scholar Advisory Committee
GMS Scholar
University of North Carolina at Charlotte,
Michigan State University

Ellie (Nu) Bui

AANAPISI/Wells Fargo Scholar
Irvine Valley College

Francis Cheng

APIAS/Wells Fargo Scholar
Bates College,
Johns Hopkins University

Inoke Hafoka

GMS Scholar
Brigham Young University,
University of Utah,
University of California-Los Angeles

Louise To

GMS Scholar
Mount Holyoke University,
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Nam Nguyen

APIAS/FedEx Scholar
Washington State University, John Hopkins University

Ryan Lee

GMS Scholar
Boston College, Harvard University