Northeastern University Growth and Opportunity for Asian American Leaders is a program specifically designed for first and second year Asian American students seeking to gain experience and empower themselves as leaders at Northeastern University and beyond. A cohort of students will be chosen based on their potential as future leaders and need for leadership development. This seven week program will focus on the intersection of leadership and Asian American racial identity through discussions and projects. It will be facilitated by current Asian American student leaders and AAC staff.

Learning Outcomes

-Students will be able to define leadership in relationship to their own racial identity.

-Students will be able to describe their leadership strengths.

-Students will be able to employ their leadership style and strengths in their daily lives.

-Students will be able to analyze leadership in the Asian American community.

-Students will be able to propose a meaningful intervention for building Asian American leadership capacity.

-Students will be able to assess the need for leadership development within the Asian American community at Northeastern.


NUGOAL Facilitators

Ryan Cheung

Pronouns: He/him/his
Year: 5th Year
Major: International Affairs and Political Science
Hometown: Allston, MA
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Hobbies: Traveling
Favorite Northeastern memory: My time as VP of the 2018-2019 ASU Eboard
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Ice skating, eating, and going on walks at night.

Thomas Cotungo

Pronouns: he/him/ his
Year: 5th year
Major: Political Science Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Book: Crazy Rich Asians
Hobbies: Dancing, gaming, and sleeping
Favorite Northeastern memory: Teaching for Dance4Me
Favorite thing to do in Boston: late night walks to the Commons

Jeremy Eng

Sooji Kim

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: 4th
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea/New Castle, DE
Favorite Book: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Hobbies: Painting, cooking, volunteering, petting random cute dogs/cats
Favorite Northeastern memory: Asian American Community Conference 2018. It was such a successful event where all members of Team 442 were able to collaborate and provide a unique and inspiring learning experience for the students! 
Favorite thing to do in Boston: Take photos, hang out at the Esplanade, try new restaurants


NUGOAL Participants

Spring 2020 Cohort

  • Madison Kang
  • Naila Ahmed
  • Vivian Meng
  • Hannah Nitta
  • Kirby Chua
  • Amy Dang
  • Kelly Lee
  • Sophia Cheon
  • Andrea Koid
  • Aly Uy
  • Karenna Ng
  • Becca Lin
  • Fiona O'Brien
  • Petrina Danardatu