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AARCC Ambassadors

General Information Heading link

The AARCC Ambassadors represent a diverse group of UIC faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners who work closely with Asian American students and/or have interest in Asian American issues. The roles and responsibilities of the Ambassadors include:

  • participate in providing vision for AARCC’s mission, goals, infrastructure, and programs
  • hear reports on activities and developments of AARCC
  • make recommendations to AARCC staff based on needs of various constituencies
  • act as a strategic group to advocate for AARCC and its needs when required
  • serve as a sounding board for vital issues relevant to AARCC when needed
  • attend AARCC public events and functions when possible
  • play an outreach role for AARCC in the community on and off campus
  • provide engaged support for the work and growth of AARCC

The Ambassador’s specific responsibilities can be flexible and evolving and subcommittees may be formed based on interests of individual members and needs of AARCC.

Terms: Heading link

The AARCC Director, in consultation with other AARCC staff, selects members for the AARCC Ambassadors. Member terms are typically an academic year and can be renewed. If you are interested in serving as an AARCC Ambassador in the future, please e-mail us at

Meetings: Heading link

The AARCC Ambassadors meet once a year.  Since the group only meets once a year, all members are expected to attend.  The next meeting will be will be determined soon.

AARCC Ambassadors 2023–2024 Heading link

Last NameFirst NameAffiliationDepartment/Organization
AunaetitrakulDearCommunity PartnerOakton College
CaneKevinStaffFraternity and Sorority Life - Center for Student Involvement
ChoiGlo HarnCommunity PartnerHANA Center
DarcangeloNicoStaffDisability Cultural Center
FrazinMelissaStaffCareer Services
GuevarraAnnaFacultyGlobal Asian Studies (GLAS) Program
HendricksConsuelaCommunity PartnerPeople Matter
HerreraElizabethStaffCareer Development and Major Exploration
IshikataBrandonStaffHonors College
LinAngelaCommunity PartnerPeople Matter
MonterreyLeoStaffCampus Housing
Nakamura LinCoriCommunity PartnerIndependent
NguyenNicoleFacultyCriminology, Law, and Justice
NishidaAkemiFacultyGender & Women's Studies, Disability Studies
OzogHilaryStaffLAS Advising
PatelVirajStaffAsian American Student Acedmic Program (AASAP)
PetersenCarolStaffWellness Center
RauschKyleStaffStudy Abroad Office
StalkerJordanCommunity PartnerSAAPRI
SuKarenFacultyGLAS/UIC AANAPISI Initiative
TseCrystalStaffAcademic Center for Excellence
VermaShobhanaCommunity PartnerSAAPRI
ZhuAbbeyCommunity PartnerKAN-WIN

AARCC Student Ambassadors Heading link

The AARCC Student Ambassadors are leaders and play a vital part in shaping community standards and creating a safe and inclusive atmosphere for all students. Student Ambassadors are also a part of the AARCC Ambassador Board.

Our student ambassadors have a desire to further the accessibility of AARCC to their peers and actively work as a team to amplify and carry through the mission of the AARCC.

AARCC Student Ambassadors 2023 –2024 Heading link

  • Shivali Chingre
  • Diana Freeman
  • Elizabeth Ng
  • Nrupa Patel
  • Aanya Sood
  • Malika Syeda
  • Jesslyn Wong