The Asian American Center is a division of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs at Northeastern. In addition to having two professional staff members, the Asian American Center has a Board of Advisors who help to provide feedback and direction for the Asian American Center.
Delia Cheung Hom
Delia Cheung Hom joined Northeastern in June 2006 to serve as the Assistant Director for the Asian American Center. She is currently serving as the Center's second director. Before joining the staff of the AAC, Delia worked in student affairs at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). She served as the Graduate Intern for Student Organizations for one year, and served as a Program Coordinator in Asian Pacific Student Programs for four years.
Delia's passion for working with Asian American students stems from her experiences as an undergraduate at Vassar College, from where she holds a BA in Cognitive Science. Delia also earned an MA in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University, and most recently, an MA in Education from Claremont Graduate University.
After spending time on the west coast, Delia has come back to her home state of Massachusetts. Delia is a supporter of Boston Progress Arts Collective, a local Asian American arts organization and is also a co-founder of the Asian Amerian Women's Political Initiative State House Fellowship Program. When she's not at work, Delia enjoys being a feminist, reading, writing and doing number puzzles in her head.
Senior Assistant Director
Aaron J. Parayno
Aaron Parayno joined Northeastern in August 2012 to serve as the Graduate Assistant for the Asian American Center. He has been a Bostonian for the past four years, and is originally from Queens, NY.
Aaron recently graduated from Boston College with a BA in Psychology, and History. His passion for serving the Asian American community stemmed from his involvement as a student leader in Boston College’s AHANA (African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) community. Aaron received his Master’s from Boston College in Higher Education concentrating on Student Affairs.
Aaron considers him self as a “foodie”, he loves to explore new restaurants, and areas around Boston. He also enjoys playing tennis, learning new languages, dancing, watching foreign films, and dramas.