Mentors

AASIA Student Coordinators

AASIA Mentors

Neil Banoey

Neil Banoey

Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Quincy, MA
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, reading, dancing, singing, good music, good movies, eating, sleeping, video games (RPG - not League), table tennis, languages, and just general fun =P
Song or movie title that describes your life: Napoleon Dynamite and Inception. JK. It's kind of hard to answer this question. I'll go with "Drive" by Incubus, please listen to it and read the lyrics.

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Anoushka Barpujari

Anoushka Barpujari

Year: Junior
Major: International Affairs
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, reading, and trying new restaurants
Song or movie title that describes your life: La Vie En Rose

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Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan

Year: Junior
Major: Accounting
Hometown: South Pasadena, CA - by way of Campbell River, BC
Hobbies and Interests: Fishing, crossword puzzles, kitsch/camp movies.
Comics, cooking, cryptography.
Song or movie title that describes your life: A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you

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Kristin Chou

Kristin Chou

Year: Junior
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: New York & Singapore
Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, food, and adventures :), Meeting people from across the world, scuba diving, and volleyball
Song or movie title that describes your life: Around the World in 30 Days is probably the only movie I could think of. My family moved a lot growing up, mostly around Asia. However, since my family loves to travel, I was lucky enough to visit numerous countries around the world.

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Emily Chow

Emily Chow

Year: Junior
Major: Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Hobbies and Interests: Exploring the city, reading, Zumba, dancing, watching Korean dramas, karaoke-ing, listening to K-pop, board games (I get super competitive; Settlers of Catan anyone?), scrapbooking, arts and crafts, and playing the ukulele (still a newbie). Also, Tom Hanks and Leonardo Dicaprio (Catch Me If You Can is my all-time fave movie). FOOD! (esp. froyo, crepes, and bubble tea) and shopping. One of my life goals it to backpack around Asia!
Song or movie title that describes your life:  All Star by Smash Mouth

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Jasmine Fu

Jasmine Fu

Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Hobbies and Interests: I love drawing or looking at digital art, watching Miyazaki movies, and playing the violin. I do not watch much TV, but my favorite shows are MythBusters and Adventure Time. I spend most of my free time scrolling through Tumblr, playing video games, or watching people on YouTube play video games. I'm fascinated by the paranormal, and I read No Sleep on Reddit even though I know it'll keep me up at night.
Song or movie title that describes your life: In Time by Kero One ft. Clara C & Dumbfounded

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Michael Hoang

Michael Hoang

Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hometown: Franklin, MA
Hobbies and Interests: When I'm not being a bum, I enjoy playing tennis, ultimate Frisbee, and taking leisurely strolls. Crappy jokes are always noticed and encouraged. Oh, and if eating is a hobby, then eating.
Song or movie title that describes your life: Man of Steel

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Justin Kwan

Justin Kwan

Year: Senior
Major: International Affairs
Hometown: NY, NY
Hobbies and Interests: Combat sports, Wildlife & Nature, Literature, Eating and Cooking, History, Antiquing, Movies & Film, Art, Political & Business discourse, Self Reflection, and Meditation.
Song or movie title that describes your life: "The Last Samurai" "Limitless" "Carnal Knowledge"

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Anthony Li

Anthony Li

Year: Sophomore
Major: Business and Computer Science
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Hobbies and Interests: Drawing, dancing, playing League of Legends & other games, playing piano, playing basketball and volleyball and badminton, eating, cooking, singing, reading, manga, anime, sleeping, doing nothing, going on Reddit! [League of Legends], shopping, typing (www.10fastfingers.com, my highest is 159 wpm :D), skating, learning languages, programming (I think I want to try making a game kekeke), and buying things whee!
Song or movie title that describes your life: Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

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Jennifer Lim

Jennifer Lim

Year: Sophomore
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Singapore
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking and eating massive amounts of food, shopping, concerts, and infographics (I will read literally anything if it's in an infographic)
Song or movie title that describes your life: Summer Solstice by Air Dubai

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Ga Eun Son

Ga Eun Son

Year: Sophomore
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Singapore
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking and eating massive amounts of food, shopping, concerts, and infographics (I will read literally anything if it's in an infographic)
Song or movie title that describes your life: Summer Solstice by Air Dubai

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Jennifer Sun

Jennifer Sun

Year: Sophomore
Major: Business: Accounting & Finance
Hometown: Plano, TX and Acton, MA
Hobbies and Interests: Running- I'm training for a half marathon this September!
Fashion - I love putting together great outfits and shopping and am the treasurer of Haute Fashion on campus.
Concerts - I'm a total music junkie and have seen at least 30 of my "favorite" bands/artists. I just love seeing live performances!
Baking - I actually enjoy making desserts more than eating them myself :p
Volleyball and flute - Things I did in high school that I don't really do anymore but they still make me happy :)
TV shows I follow - SNL, Once Upon a Time (don't judge), Modern Family, Sherlock, Elementary, there might be more on this list by the end of the summer...
Song or movie title that describes your life: Little Miss Sunshine, b/c my last name is Sun hehe. And because I think overall I'm a pretty happy and bright person :)

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Lauren Tang

Lauren Tang

Year: Sophomore
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Fair Lawn, NJ
Hobbies and Interests: I love meeting new people, traveling, acting silly with friends, trying new things, sleeping, and EATING TONS OF GOOD FOOD. Nom nom nom... If you consider eating a hobby, well then yes, that is one of my hobbies! ^^ I also love to make crafts and tapping into my nerdy side once in a while.
Song or movie title that describes your life: Though I'm not a big Taylor Swift fan, "22" would be my song choice according to its lyrics. "Common, Simple, Beautiful" by Jennifer Chung is a close second.

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Alvin Tran

Alvin Tran

Year: Junior
Major: Business Finance
Hometown: Boston, MA
Hobbies and Interests: Anything that challenges the mind: puzzles, riddles, etc., having fun, making smoothies, playing games/participating in competitions, practicing Kung-Fu, watching stocks, and working
Song or movie title that describes your life: Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes

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Brian Tran

Brian Tran

Year: Junior
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Burlington, MA
Hobbies and Interests: Hey hey hey!
Some things I enjoy are venturing into unpredictable places, talking about stories, playing video games, singing out loud, dancing, and watching movies. If you find yourself often staying up on those late nights doing random things, then I'm your man. Romantic Comedy and Horror/Scary movies are my favorite!
We would totally get along if you: Love RomComs or Scary movies! Like playing video games! Read Manga. Make friends with quirky/unique people!
Song or movie title that describes your life: Let's Not Pretend by 16 Frames. If you know who they are, props to you! ;)

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Celine Tsui

Celine Tsui

Year: Sophomore
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Hong Kong and Puerto Rico
Hobbies and Interests: I mostly enjoy dance, music, art, outdoors, and food. My interests are limitless so just get to know me! :)
Song or movie title that describes your life: Don't Stop Believing by Journey

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Liane Wong

Liane Wong

Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Brookline, MA
Hobbies and Interests: My favorite pastimes are drawing, reading and watching K-dramas. I’m a huge fan of “Avatar: the Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra.” I'm also an avid collector of plush Labbits.
Biology is my favorite subject, which is why I hope to pursue Biomedical Engineering in the future. One of my favorite places in Boston is the Museum of Science; I’ve volunteered and interned there for the past two years. I've also played the Chinese Hammered Dulcimer, a stringed percussion instrument, for about 13 years and the Chinese drums for about 8 years. But above all, what I enjoy most is spending time with my friends (most of whom I've met through AASIA) because they are the absolute best.
Song or movie title that describes your life: "Fantastic Baby" by Big Bang

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Judy Wu

Judy Wu

Year: Sophomore
Major: International Business
Hometown: New York City
Hobbies and Interests: Scrapbooking, traveling, volleyball, baking, scouting new places to eat at, and building websites.
Song or movie title that describes your life: Skyscraper by Demi Lovato 

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Amy Xiong

Amy Xiong

Year: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Winchester, MA
Hobbies and Interests: Watching TV shows, dramas, animes, and movies, playing the flute, cooking and baking, skiing, snowboarding, playing volleyball, working out, running, traveling, playing board games, people watching, going to the beach, fortune cookie fortune collecting, event planning, and spending time with friends.
Song or movie title that describes your life: Upside Down by Jack Johnson 

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Xida Zou

Xida Zou

Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Flushing, NY
Hobbies and Interests: On my spare time, I am usually watching dramas, exploring, karaoke-ing late at night, and volunteering (as long as it's not too early in the morning). Words cannot express how much I love bubble tea and chocolate. I enjoy meeting new people and playing volleyball. On the long-term, I am working my way to marry a couple Girls' Generation members and Taylor Swift.
Song or movie title that describes your life: The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars

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