Staff

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
Director
delia@neu.edu

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 also serves on the Board of Directors of ASPIRE. When she's not at work, Delia enjoys being a feminist, reading, writing and doing number puzzles in her head.

Douglas H. Lee
Assistant Director
dou.lee@neu.edu

Douglas Lee joined Northeastern in July 2011 to serve as the Assistant Director for the Asian American Center. He hails from the Washington, DC area after coming from Queens, NY. He is excited to be living in Boston, MA!

Douglas's life changed after attending a leadership training focused on Asian American issues as an undergraduate and this spurned his activism at the University of Virginia. After graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering, he decided that his minor in Asian Pacific American Studies was more important and worked at the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) working on leadership programs for Asian American college and high school students. He graduated with a MA in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland where he hopes to continue his passion working with young Asian Americans.

Douglas is an avid fan of the mediocrity of DC area sports and will continue to think "this is the year". He also enjoys running, biking, and figuring out what else he can cook.

Aaron J. Parayno
Graduate Assistant
a.parayno@neu.edu

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 is currently a Master’s Candidate at Boston College pursuing a degree in Higher Education concentrating on Student Affairs.  In addition to working at the AAC he will be working  at Boston College’s Student Programs Office working with Student Organizations as a Graduate Advisor.

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.