AASIA Co-Chairs

Sooji Kim

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year
: 3rd

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Hometown: New Castle, Delaware

Favorite Music: Brockhampton, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, Noname, Quinn XCII, Dirty Heads, Jack Johnson, HAMILTON SOUNDTRACK

Favorite TV Shows: Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Shameless

Favorite Movies: Get Out, any Marvel movie, any Disney movie

Favorite Book: Middlesex

Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, painting, photography, petting cute animals, cooking

Favorite Northeastern memory: Dialogue to Spain after freshman year! 

Favorite places in Boston: Boston Public Garden/Common, Esplanade, Newbury Street, Allston

Jeremy Eng

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Year: 4th

Major: Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Hometown: Queens, NY

Favorite Music: Sampha, Noname, Tom Misch, Gallant, Galimatias, Daniel Caesar, Raveena, Mariah Carey

Favorite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Family Feud

Favorite Movies: Planet of the Apes(1968),  Any Star Wars Movie

Favorite Books: The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts, ASOIAF Series,

Hobbies: Dragon Dance, Playing video games, Going to see plays, Eating new food, Programming

Favorite Northeastern memory: Overnight AASIA retreat my freshman year!

Favorite places in Boston: Chinatown, Newbury Street, My Bed

AASIA Senior Mentors

Thomas Cotugno

 

Pronouns: he/him/his

Year: 4th

Major: Political Science with a Psychology Minor

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Music: My go-to genres are Rock, Jazz, and Electronic, but I'll listen to lots of other things like rap and KPOP, JPOP, etc.

Favorite TV Show:I love Black Mirror, Stranger Things, and Sherlock (anything drama heavy really).

Favorite Movie: Any movie by Edgar Wright I like.

Favorite Book: Crazy Rich Asians

Hobbies: I dance, play the piano (averagely). play video games, sleep, sing by myself, and workout (sometimes). Also I'm pretty good at ping pong and soccer.

Favorite Northeastern memory: Being on ASU's eboard has been my favorite experience so far from working with the most hard working group of people to planning the littest events in the community.

Favorite thing to do in Boston: is find all the good food places, going beyond the basic places people always go to like Santouka and Pho Basil. e of geese.

Brian Nan

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Year: 5th

Major: Biology

Hometown: NYC

Favorite Music: Chill Hits or Hip-Hop

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Favorite Movie: Interstellar

Favorite Book: Haven't read too recently but maybe Milk and Honey or Catch-22

Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, Listening to music, Exploring the city

Favorite Northeastern memory: I have several but ones that stick out to me is hanging out in Willis Hall with friends I met in AASIA. We all used to live in the same building and would often get together to watch movies, have late night talks, or just jam to music.

Favorite thing to do in Boston: It used to be go to the Reflecting Pool, but as it is under construction, now it's walking on Newbury Street and also through the Prudential Center.

Ryan Tan

Pronouns: He/him/his 

Year: 3rd

Major: Business Management

Hometown: Danbury, CT

Favorite Book: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Hobbies: Reading books, listening to music, cooking, and playing games

Favorite Northeastern memory: Watching the sun rise on a snow day

Favorite place in Boston: Tealosophy

Judy Wong

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year: 3rd

Major: Computer Science/Interactive Media

Hometown: Mountainside, NJ

Favorite Music: Alternative/Indie Pop

Favorite TV Show: Black Mirror

Favorite Movie: Studio Ghibli Movies

Favorite Book: N/A

Hobbies: Photography, Drawing, Traveling

Favorite Northeastern memory: Hanging out with friends late into the night!

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Explore! Go to the Boston Public Library, Arnold Arboretum

Kelly Yokoi


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 3rd

Major: International Business

Hometown: Lafayette, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Favorite Music: Kpop

Favorite TV Show: Psych

Favorite Movie: Movies that make me happy

Favorite Book: The Tale of Despereaux

Hobbies: Eating, sleeping, playing video games badly, rooting for the Warriors, dancing and singing poorly to songs, making mochi, obsessing over Gudetama

Favorite Northeastern memory: Eating fruit and ice cream while singing to random songs with one of my friends as a way to relieve stress.

Favorite place/activity in Boston: Walking around the Esplanade

AASIA Mentors

Lauren Burke

Pronouns: she/her/hers (any neutral ones okay too) 

Year: 4th

Major: Chemical Engineering BS/MS

Hometown: Darien, IL

TV Shows: Freaks and Geeks, Descendants of the Sun, One Punch Man

Movies: A Silent Voice, Juno, Dead Poets Society

Games: Overwatch, Undertale, Subnautica

Books: A Song of Ice and Fire series, Three Body Problem, Lord of Light

Hobbies: computer games, swimming, studying Korean, board games, Shadowrun, eating, virtual gardening, petting other peoples' dogs

Favorite Northeastern memory: hanging out with my AASIA families, NEU LoL events, co-ops

Favorite place in Boston: my room (the rest of JP is pretty cool too)

Thomas Chang

Pronouns: he/him/his 

Year: 2nd

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Wellesley, MA 

Favorite Music and Movie: Hip hop, Akira

Hobbies: Beat making, running

Favorite Northeastern memory: Seeing David So

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Eat/go to MFA

Kristin Chin

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Year: 3rd

Major: Bioengineering

Hometown: Warren, NJ

Favorite Music/TV Show/Movie/Book: a variety/Sherlock/The Dark Knight/Harry Potter

Hobbies: reading, hiking, traveling, eating, napping, piano

Favorite Northeastern memory: Hiking up a mountain in Norway during Spring Break and watching my friend (that I met at NEU!) roll down the mountain like a sausage, or a penguin. Both are accurate representations. I have a video if you’re interested in seeing for yourself. Contact me through Facebook. Serious inquiries only.

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Spend a sunny day wandering around the city and trying new foods and exploring new places!

Emily Chuang

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Year: 4th

Major: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Hometown: Lexington, MA

Favorite TV Show: Terrace House!!!!!!

Hobbies: Dancing, Watching Anime, Baking

Favorite Northeastern memory: Chilling with my friends -- whether it be a movie night or playing bananagrams, these little moments make up #mynortheasternexperience.

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Spontaneously leave campus for food with friends!

Evelyn Goroza

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Year: 2nd

Major: bio and math

Hometown: Westborough, MA

Favorite Music: alternative/indie/hip-hop/r&b/older music

Hobbies: hiking, camping, running, playing ukulele/guitar, writing, art, fashion, shopping, backpacking, traveling

Favorite Northeastern memory: honestly there are too many but a few are: the AAC retreats, sitting in the quads when it’s nice out, hanging out with friends

Favorite thing to do in Boston: eating out with friends

Shaun Khundker

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: 2nd

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Singapore

Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight

Favorite Music: Hip hop, future bass and metal

Favorite TV Shows: Peaky Blinders, The Good Place

Favorite Movies: The Dark Knight, The Breakfast Club

Favorite Book: Prince of Thorns

Hobbies: Guitar, video games and breakdancing

Favorite Northeastern memory: Late night ice cream runs

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Going out to eat

Xin Xin (Elaine) Mei

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Year:2nd

Major: Undeclared

Hometown: Boston, MA

Favorite Music: Anything that fits my mood or gets me hyped up- pop, hiphop, post-rock, r&b, kpop, alternative, etc.

Favorite TV Show: Brooklyn Nine Nine, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Great British Bake Off, Asian dramas

Favorite Movie: Hachi: A Dog's Tale, The Iron Giant, Train to Busan, Planet Earth, Kung Fu Panda series

Favorite Book: Charlotte's Web, Tuesdays with Morrie

Hobbies: Netflix, Exploring around the city, Trying new foods, Arts and crafts

Favorite Northeastern memory: Pulling my first all-nighter with some friends to watch the "sunrise" (It was cloudy that day so we couldn't even see anything)

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Walking along the Esplanade and Storrow Drive and trying new cafes around town!

Winnie Nguy

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Year: 2nd

Major: Biology

Hometown: Boston, MA

Favorite Music/TV Show/Movie/Book: Picking a favorite is hard (especially when it comes to books and music) but I will say that my favorite type of show are cooking shows (like the British competition ones on Netflix).

Hobbies: Swimming, Reading, trying new foods and restaurants, sleeping

Favorite Northeastern memory: getting pizza with friends at 2 in the morning

Favorite things to do in Boston: I love to explore the city and try all the new food places that are always opening and go to the aquarium, museums etc. with friends

Christopher Park

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Year: 2nd

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Palisades Park, NJ

Favorite Music: Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Rex Orange County, DEAN, Frank Sinatra

Favorite Shows: Office, Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec, Black Mirror, Planet Earth, Avatar the Last Airbender

Favorite Movies: La La Land, Baby Driver, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Whiplash

Hobbies: Listening and playing music, video games (League, Overwatch, etc.), Netflix/Youtube, eating food, and hanging out with friends

Favorite Northeastern memory: Getting to know a lot of different people from different clubs and student organizations!

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Go to Chinatown for food, bubble tea, and dessert!

Jason Tau

Pronouns: He/him/his 

Year: 2nd

Major: Combined math + BA w/ a concentration in finance

Hometown: Hopkinton, MA + Shanghai, China

Favorite Music: Anything pop

Favorite Book: All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven

Hobbies: Badminton (among other sports) + gaming

Favorite Northeastern memory: All the late nights (and early mornings heh) spent with my friends talking and hanging out

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Stroll, explore, and eat with friends

Sean Tseng

Pronouns: he/his/him 

Year: 2nd

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Westford, Massachusetts

Favorite TV Show: Avatar the Last Airbender

Favorite Movie: Star Trek

Hobbies: When I'm not too busy I like to exercise, learn different languages and explore the outdoors

Favorite Northeastern memory: My favorite Northeastern memory was meeting some of my closest friends during the first week of classes

Favorite thing to do in Boston: My favorite thing to do in Boston is to run along the Charles Esplanade, it's very scenic.

Shyam Venkatramani

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Year: 3rd

Major: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Hometown: Andover and Boston, Massachusetts

Favorite Music/TV Show/Movie/Book: Madeon, Suits, Whiplash, and Ender's Game, respectively

Hobbies: Overwatch, Singing, Violin, and awful jokes

Favorite Northeastern memory: Having a duet with my younger cousin in UTSAV's annual cultural show, Nataraj! There's really nothing like singing to a packed auditorium with the people you love most in this world.

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Wandering or shopping. Or both. Wandering down Newbury street while shopping. So just shopping I guess.

Ashley Xu

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Year: 2nd

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Favorite Music/TV Show: Kendrick Lamar, Friends

Hobbies: Watching YouTube videos, hiking with my family, exploring cities

Favorite Northeastern memory: Visiting New York and New Jersey for the first time with friends I made at Northeastern

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Going out to eat with friends

Grace Yeung

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year: 2nd

Major: Business with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Marketing

Hometown: Dover, Delaware

Favorite Music: K-Pop artists (BTS, EXO, GOT7, BIGBANG, BLACKPINK, Eric Nam, etc.)

Favorite TV Shows: Black Mirror, How to Get Away with Murder, Riverdale, Stranger Things, and Daredevil!

Favorite Book: Favorite book as of now is Crazy Rich Asians! I can’t wait for the movie!

Hobbies: Painting, eating good food, reading & listening to good music, playing tennis and working out, traveling the world, watching YouTube videos, and learning new things (I’m aspiring to learn graphic design and video editing for my own YouTube channel!)

Favorite Northeastern memory: Meeting Steven Lim from Buzzfeed’s “Worth It”, Cassey Ho of “Blogilates”, Kevin of “KevJumba”, Ashly Perez previously from Buzzfeed, and Philip & Wesley of “Wong Fu Productions.” Also, seeing Logic front row at SpringFest 2018 was a HUGE highlight

Favorite thing to do in Boston: I don’t have just one favorite thing to do in Boston because I love all the things Boston has to offer. From the beautiful flowers at the Boston Public Garden to the amazing cannolis at Mike’s Pastry in the North End to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the incredible Asian food in Chinatown, Dorchester, and Allston, there’s no limit to my love for this city and the surrounding area.

JJ Zhang

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Year: 3rd

Major: Math/Business combined major

Hometown: Jiangsu, China/New York City, New York

Favorite Music: I have a very trashy taste in music. I love anything on Billboard TOP 100.

Favorite TV Show: I enjoy thrilling crime shows as well as light-hearted comedies. Some of my favorites include Sherlock, NCIS, Parks and Rec, The Office, HIMYM. OH! And Rick and Morty.

Favorite Book: I like reading biographies. My favorite book is probably Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

Hobbies: Dancing, going to the gym, binge-watching Netflix

Favorite Northeastern memory: Hanging out with friends at dining halls

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Exploring around the city and trying out new restaurants with my friends