31 Days of APIDAs: Emily Taing

Emily Taing is a third year International Development Studies and Asian American Studies double major and European Studies minor student. How do you identify? First generation college student. I’m a second-generation API.  How do you think your identity affects your experiences at UCLA? As a low-income first generation Asian-American, I am reminded by my cultural and…

Mixed Student Union Hosts Fourth Annual Heritage Conference

The reach of the organization’s efforts go well beyond the campus, with its connections to several other student organizations such as those at the University of Southern California. Chelsea Strong, co-director of MSU alongside Pezner, shared that the conference was the biggest event hosted by the organization to attract students, staff, and faculty of all backgrounds “to get a chance to learn critically about mixed heritage.” To manifest the appropriate space for this exchange of ideas and learning, prominent speakers from various mixed backgrounds were invited to speak.