AASIA Co-Chairs

Anisa Anuar

Pronouns: she/her/hers
5th year
Computer Science and Design
West Haven, CT
Rock climbing, baking, spoken word poetry, and constantly updating my online portfolio!
Comfort Food:
Favorite Book: Yesterday I Was the Moon by Noor Unnaha
Favorite Movie: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Favorite thing to do in Boston
Visit a new store on Copley, find a new restaurant in Allston, or try out a new boba shop in Chinatown!

Jason Tau

Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: 4th year
Major: Finance/math combined major, minoring in Psych
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA and Shanghai, China
Hobbies: Most sports (namely badminton), gaming (video games, card games, and board games), and piano
Comfort Food: All potato related foods (chips, if I had to name one)
Favorite Book: All the Bright Places -- Jennifer Niven
Favorite Movie: Rush Hour and Avengers - Endgame
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Hanging out with friends, whether it be going out to eat or chilling in a dorm room

AASIA Senior Mentors

Anisa Anuar

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year: Fourth
Major: Computer Science and Design
Hometown: West Haven, Connecticut
Favorite Music: Some of my current favorites are Billie Eilish, Lukas Graham, Bastille, Panic! At the Disco, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Twenty One Pilots... There's a lot more, haha.
Favorite TV Shows: Long-time favorites are Psych, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, White Collar, Scrubs, Once Upon a Time, Merlin, Bates Motel, and more recently, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Favorite Movies: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium aaand the LOTR trilogy.
Favorite Books: Two books I loved in middle school: Savvy by Ingrid Law and The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman.
Hobbies: Rock climbing, baking, spoken word poetry, and constantly updating my online portfolio LOL.
Favorite memory at Northeastern: A sleepover with my closest friends sometime during my freshman year. I baked cinnamon rolls from scratch for the first time the morning after!
Favorite things to do in Boston: Walk to Chinatown from campus, grab a pineapple bun (or two) and bubble tea (always gotta have it) and chat with a friend.

Thomas Chang

Pronouns: he, him, his
Year: 3rd
Major: CE/CS
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Favorite Music: K-pop, K-indie, hip-hop
Favorite Movies: Your Name or Pokemon: The First Movie
Hobbies: Drawing, listening to music, hiking, running, eating, traveling
Favorite memory at Northeastern: My NEU friends and I visiting each other in our hometowns
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Going to eat in Allston

Elaine Mei

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Year: 3rd
Major: Health Science
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite Music: Anything with a solid bass, throwbacks, or gets me in a sadbois mood: lo-fi hip hop, post-rock, kpop/cpop/pop, indie, r&b
Favorite TV Shows: Brooklyn Nine Nine, Parks and Rec, Queer Eye, We Bare Bears, Jane the Virgin, Dexter, Soapy Asian Dramas
Favorite Movies: Hachi, Christopher Robin, The Iron Giant, The Greatest Showman
Favorite Books: When Breath Becomes Air, Charlotte's Web, Tuesdays with Morrie
Hobbies: Dancing, being crafty, watching conspiracy videos and mukbangs, impulse buying things I don't need
Favorite memories at Northeastern: Sneaking into Shillman classrooms at night with friends to watch Asia's Next Top Model followed up with spontaneous photo shoots around campus and Boston
Favorite things to do in Boston: Trying new bubble tea places and cafes, biking along Storrow Drive, exploring around the city

Jason Tau

Pronouns: He/him/his
Year: 2021
Major: Combined math + finance major, minoring in Psych
Hometowns: Hopkinton, MA and Shanghai, China
Favorite Music: Mainstream pop/EDM
Favorite TV Show: Naruto (fite me)
Favorite Movies: Real Steel / Avengers: End Game
Favorite Book: Percy Jackson - The Last Olympian
Hobbies: Badminton, Ping-pong, Gaming (video games + board games), Piano
Favorite memories at Northeastern: Any number of times hanging out with AASIA friends + Blind Nation (another friend group) <3
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Chilling with friends in a dorm room, doing whatever :)

Linda Zhang

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: 4th year
Major: Computer Science & Biology
Hometowns: Boston, MA / OH / PA
Favorite Music: post-hardcore, punk rock, k-pop
Favorite TV Show: Bojack Horseman
Favorite Movie: Spirited Away
Favorite Book: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Hobbies: playing video games, sleeping, sleeping instead of gaming, not sleeping when I really should be, reading manga, cooking
Favorite memory at Northeastern: late nights spent doing absolutely nothing of value
Favorite thing to do in Boston: walk around and spend money on food

AASIA Mentors

Zaheer Ali

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Year: 3rd year
Major: Finance & Accountin
Hometown: Albany, NY
avorite Music: Pop, Hip-Hop, Classical
Favorite TV Show: How to Get Away with Murder
Favorite Movie: ALL of the Harry Potter movies
Favorite Book: The Help
Hobbies: I love trying new restaurants with friends, travelling to places near and far, and playing violin and piano.
Favorite memory at Northeastern: My favorite memory at Northeastern is meeting so many amazing people (who are now some of my closest friends) during the first few weeks of classes.
Favorite things to do in Boston: I love walking around the Seaport when the weather is nice, going to concerts, and catching up with friends at Earl’s.

Kat Au

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year: 2nd year
Major: Behavior neuroscience major
Hometown: TULSA, OK; half the year in Orange County, CA 🙂
Favorite Music: Illenium, Sungha Jung, NIKI, Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Gnash, Oh Wonder, He is We (EDM, pop, chill indie, acoustic, sad boiii songs)
Favorite TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy, Bachelor in Paradise, and National Geographic
Favorite Movies: White Chicks and A Walk to Remember
Favorite Books: Bloom For Yourself by April Green and Becoming by Michelle Obama
Hobbies: Gymming, portrait photography, baking, dancing, speed cubing, and deep talks with friends
Favorite memory at Northeastern: Dancing with my ASU crew at last year's Dance4Me
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Trying out a new cafe every Friday

Jocelyn Chan

Pronouns: She, her, hers
Year: 3rd year
Major: Computer science and cognitive psychology
ometowns: Hong Kong and Shanghai
Favorite Music: pop, indie pop, rap (Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Brockhampton, Tame Impala, etc.)
Favorite TV Shows: Criminal Minds, Breaking Bad
Favorite Movie: Get Out
Favorite Book: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Hobbies: shopping, watch a lot of youtube, biking, hiking
Favorite memory at Northeastern: hanging out with friends in centennial when the weather is warm
Favorite thing to do in Boston: get brunch!

Mia DeSanctis

Pronouns: she/her
Year: third year
Major: environmental science with a concentration in marine science 
Hometown: Houston, Texas baby 
Favorite Music: big fan of Summer Salt, Khalid, Lo Fang, and Dean. Definitely into chiller music but lamely enough go through phases where I exclusively listen to classical music 
Favorite TV Show: can't say that I have a favorite but I liked Bojack Horseman and the Great British Baking Show, and have also been watching a lot of New Girl lately. I also love anything Planet Earth-y/Blue Planet-y from time to time bc I'm a huge nerd
Favorite Book: I don't think I have one but I'm currently reading The Sea Around Us
Hobbies: dancing, baking (I'm really bad at it), hitting up Boston Ballet or Boston Symphony Orchestra, hiking, walking around Boston, catching up with friends
Favorite memory at Northeastern: living with my best friends second year and all the dumb things we did together
Favorite things to do in Boston: going to the Garden and sitting with friends or reading or people watching or really anything. I'm a big fan of the public garden, it's gotta be my favorite spot in Boston 

Christina Lau

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year: Second year
Major: Undeclared, but possibly something bio-related (bio, marine bio)
Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
Favorite Music: Pop! (Lots of Lauv, Troye Sivan, dodie, etc etc) Musical Theatre, but also anything really.
Favorite TV Shows: The Good Place, Brooklyn 99, Great British Bake-Off
Favorite Movies: Chef, anything Disney, (most) Marvel movies
Favorite Books: Cookbooks, Six of Crows, Harry Potter, Rick Riordan
Hobbies: Cooking/baking, jigsaw puzzles, painting, drinking water
Favorite memory at Northeastern: Organizing the Primal Scream before finals with friends
Favorite things to do in Boston: Walking around new places in the city, checking out cool restaurants! I love food.

Sunjae Lee

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year: Third Year
Major: Combined Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology Major
Hometown: Wayland, MA
Favorite Music: K-pop (Infinite, Wanna One, NU'EST, Seventeen, NCT, AB6IX, too many...)
Favorite TV Show: Oh My Ghostess
Favorite Movie: A Silent Voice
Hobbies: Playing League and other video games, watching anime, going on youtube, going to concerts, photography
Favorite memory at Northeastern: Meeting Amber Liu and getting her coffee!
Favorite things to do in Boston: Go to Escape Rooms, interactive exhibits, festivals and take photos with friends!

Kevin Li

Pronouns: He/ Him/ His
Year: Second Year
Major: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Major/ Biology Minor
Hometown: Great Neck, New York
Favorite Music: Hip- hop/ Pop/ Oldies
Favorite TV Shows: The Office/ The Walking Dead
Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Hobbies: Working out, table tennis, frisbee, rock climbing
Favorite memory at Northeastern: Having an impromptu picnic at Boston Commons
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Exploring new places to eat and hang out

Stanley Liu

Pronouns: He/him/his

Year: Second-year
Major: Computer Science
Hometowns: New York and Shanghai
Favorite Music: Frank Ocean, Aminé, NIKI, and Tyler, The Creator
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Movie: ...Crazy Rich Asians?
Favorite Book: Holes by Louis Sachar
Hobbies: Rock climbing, violin, music production
Favorite memory at Northeastern: Co-hosting and participating in Northeastern's first annual Primal Scream
Favorite things to do in Boston: Pigging out at Santouka Ramen and sleeping at Crate&Barrel next door

Yuuki Nishida

Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Third year (2022)
Major: Journalism
Hometown: Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Favorite Music: Rap, R&B, Alt, Pop
Favorite TV Shows: Chef’s Table, Parks and Rec
Favorite Movies: A Silent Voice, Spirited Away
Favorite Book: Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Hobbies: Dancing, Cooking, Watercolor
Favorite memories at Northeastern: Barkada, When the Office of the President’s email got hacked
Favorite things to do in Boston: Complain about the weather, walk around the gentrified neighborhoods and talk about gentrification, eat at IHOP in ungodly hours with my friends, EAT

Paul Rhee

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Year: Incoming 3rd Year
Major: Computer Science with Music Technology/Composition
Hometowns: Seoul (South Korea), Fort Worth (TX), Belmont (MA)
Favorite music: Weeb stuff LOL jk it's gonna be instrumental such as Hiroyuki Sawano or Ramin Djwadi or vocals like Aimer or electronic like KIVA
Favorite TV Shows: Haven't watched TV in a while, but Avatar: Last Airbender was good and if anime counts Violet Evergarden was also good
Favorite Movies: Not usually a movie guy but I gotta say Kubo and the Two Strings was good, as well as any Studio Ghibli or Makoto Shinkai movies
Favorite Book: Art of War by Sun Tzu
Hobbies: Listening to music, playing music, making music, transcribing music, games like League of Legends or mobile games, martial arts (when I don't get lazy), frisbee if I ever get my hands on the disc, reading when I get a book
Favorite memory at Northeastern: Getting to meet everyone at ASU and AASIA during freshmen year, since that basically showed me who I connect with the most!
Favorite things to do in Boston: Eat good food and walk around Boston Commons but not at same time, stopping by home is good too!

Jamie Wong

Pronouns: she/her
Year: Second
Major: Electrical engineering major and writing minor
Hometown: Goshen, NY
Favorite Music: soundtracks, Imagine Dragons, Train, Jon Bellion
Favorite TV Show: Steven Universe
Favorite Movie: Spirited Away
Favorite Book: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Hobbies: writing, watching movies, band
Favorite memory at Northeastern: going on Dialogue to China
Favorite thing to do in Boston: going to Newbury Comics

Jenny Yan

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: 3rd year

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience, pre-PA track
Hometown: Warren, NJ
Favorite Music: indie pop/alternative (LANY, Wet, Hippocampus, The Japanese House)
Favorite TV Shows: Our Planet, Chef’s Table, How To Get Away With Murder 
Favorite Movies: Disney movies, documentaries, movies that make me cry, cheesy teen rom-coms, any movies starring Timothee Chalamet or Noah Centineo
Favorite Books: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Catcher In The Rye
Hobbies: dancing, thrift shopping, fashion, art/design, traveling/exploring new cities, spending time with friends, sleeping
Favorite memories at Northeastern: All the late nights spent with friends — from watching movies and vine compilations, to doing face masks, and having deep, existential talks. Also, serving as performance coordinator on ASU eboard my sophomore year and dancing on stage with my friends in Dance4Me.
vorite things to do in Boston: picnicking in Boston Common, thrifting in Allston, getting bubble tea with friends in Chinatown, trying new foods

Bing Zhang

Pronouns: he / him / his
Year: 2nd
Major: Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science
Hometown: Needham, MA
Favorite Music: Varies
Favorite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, The Expanse
Favorite Movie: The Imitation Game
Favorite Book: Ender's Game
Hobbies: Taking Walks
Favorite memory at Northeastern: KASA Valentines GM
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Exploring the City

Stacey Zhang

Pronouns: she/ her
Year: 3rd year
Major: Business (Finance & Business Analytics)
Hometown: Queens, NYC
Favorite Music: Pop, 70's & 80's hits, Musical Theater
Favorite TV Shows: The Office, Black Mirror, Game of Thrones
Favorite Movies: The Big Short, Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Book: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Traveling, Reading
Favorite memories at Northeastern: Joining the badminton team and meeting some of my closest friends in college
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Trying out new foods/restaurants

Kevin Zhang

Pronouns: He/His/Him
Year: 2nd year
Major: Combined major in CS and Business
Hometown: Acton, MA
Favorite Music: Classical Music
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Book: Homegoing
Hobbies: Playing sports, hanging out with friends, playing piano
Favorite memory at Northeastern: Underwear Run
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Go for a walk