The AAC interns are apart of a dynamic team that assists in impacting the ways that the AAC engages with the Northeastern campus. They working in tandem with the AAC professional staff to ensure that the programs are running smoothly, and that we are impacting the campus to the best of our ability. Additionally, they are charge of a variety of tasks that help keep the AAC running. These tasks range from office duties, to running small programs for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community. 


Check out their blog here to see other posts, and past projects: AAC Intern’s Blog


Mingdong Ye

  • Year: 2023Mingdong Ye
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Major: Pharmacy
  • Comfort Food: Shin Ramyun with Kimchi, Korean Barbecue, White Rice
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: The AAC offers many opportunities for students who want to get involved in the Asian American community within the campus. Working here allows me to partake in the “behind-the-scene” logistics that takes place for all AAC events and it also allows me to meet various types of people from different types of Asian American backgrounds.

Anhtu Do

  • Year: 2023
  • Hometown: Nashville, TN
  • Major: Chemical Engineering 
  • Comfort Food: Rice with Salmon and Fish Sauce
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: Being from the South, I have never really connected with other Asians around me. Being around others with the same demographic would help me search and find my true identity and learn what I could become for my future success. 

Clara Li

Year: Freshman
Hometown: Braintree, Massachusetts
Major: Biology
Comfort Food: Nachos and Popcorn Chicken (not at the same time)
Why I chose to work at the AAC: I want to be more involved in the Asian American clubs and programs at Northeastern and I believe interning will help drive that involvement. I like to plan and organize for events and getting this opportunity to help on campus is exciting

Lily Orlosvsky

Year: Senior (4th year)
Hometown: Plainsboro, NJ
Major: Supply Chain Management
Comfort Food: Pho
Why I chose to work at the AAC: I've been on Chinese Student Association's e-board since my freshman year. Since then, I've held various positions which have led me to being CSA's current president. It's been great becoming a part of the Asian American and PAAC community here at Northeastern over the past 3.5 years, and I figured working at the AAC would be a fun way to close out my last semester!

Santiago Tolentino Pacheco

  • Year: 4th (graduating 5+1, class of 2021/2022)
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Major: Pharmacy
  • Comfort Food: Fried Chicken & Waffles
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I have been working at the AAC since my freshman year and every semester I come back because the AAC continues to be a friendly, productive, and safe space for members of the APIDA community. Working here, I have so many opportunities to help make this space like a second home to students, my peers, and my friends.

Zackary Zhao

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Jericho, New York
  • Major: Nursing
  • Comfort Food: Chick Fil-A
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: To contribute towards my campus’ Asian American culture!

Jasmin Yu

  • Year: First Year
  • Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Major: Business Administration and Design combined 
  • Comfort food: Brookside Chocolate, Halo Top Choco Chip Ice Cream
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: In my first semester, I have been able to meet so many new people and make close friends through the PAAC community here at Northeastern. By working at the AAC I hope to be more involved and give back to the Asian American community here. 

Nina Castillo

  • Year: First Year
  • Hometown: Washingtonville, NY
  • Major: Engineering
  • Comfort food: My mom's champorado
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: I choose to work at the AAC because I thought it would be a good way to get more involved in the Asian American community. By working at the AAC, I get to help out the Asian American community here at Northeastern, meet many people of Asian American backgrounds, and just learn more about the community in general!

Dongha Kim

  •  Year: First Year
  • Hometown: Paramus, NJ
  • Major: Pharmacy
  • Comfort Food: Korean Food
  • Why I Chose to Work at the AAC: I chose to work at the AAC so that I could learn more about the Asian American community at Northeastern.

Tenzin Chusar

  • Year: First Year
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Major: Business and Computer Science
  • Comfort food: Ice Cream and Pumpkin Pie
  • Why I chose to work at the AAC: The media tries to portray the Asian experience as a singular monolithic identity and as a result, I never felt I knew about all the different cultures and backgrounds of the students in the AAC. So, I joined the AAC to learn more about not only myself but the other students that make up the Asian-American community at Northeastern.

Tommy Nguyen

Year: 5h Year
Hometown: Boston, MA
Major: Sociology
Comfort food: Rice and eggs
Why I chose to work at the AAC: I wanted to be more involved with the Asian American Center and Asian American community.

Katelin Kim

Year: First Year

Hometown: Middleton, MA
Major: Undecided
Comfort food: tteokbokki (Korean spicy rice cakes)
Why I chose to work at the AAC: Working at the AAC is the perfect opportunity for me to become more connected with the Asian American community here at Northeastern. I grew up in a small town with little to no diversity and was not able to take pride in my culture. Being a part of this community of Asian American representation encourages me to further embrace my cultural identity and prompts conversation with others who have struggled in the past or are struggling to do so. Sharing these backgrounds and experiences with fellow students facilitates a connectedness at this university that I never expected to discover.