AARCC Ambassadors

General Information

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.


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 aarcc@uic.edu.


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 Friday, October 25, 2019.

AARCC Ambassadors 2019–2020

Last NameFirst NameAffiliationDepartment/Organization
AbboudSarahFacultyCollege of Nursing
AliSaniaAlumniUIC Alumni
AmbidaNinaAlumniUIC Alumni
CabreraRosaStaffLatino Cultural Center
CaneKevinStaffFraternity and Sorority Life - Center for Student Involvement
ChangDonnieAlumniUIC Alumni
ChungDavydStaffU of I Cancer Center at UIC
FinkMargaretStaffDisability Cultural Center
FlaminiaAinnaAlumniUIC Alumni
GuevarraAnnaFacultyGlobal Asian Studies Program
GuptaRamonaStaffWomen's Leadership and Resource Center/Campus Advocacy Network
HaNayoungCommunity PartnerHana Center
HerreraElizabeth StaffCareer Development and Major Exploration
KaresFaithStaffInstitute for Research on Race and Public Policy
KashimaKathleenFacultyCollege of Medicine
LeeSandyStaffStudent Employment
LeeBrandonAlumniUIC Alumni
MasonDia Anjali StaffCounseling Center
NguyenNicoleFacultyCollege of Education
NoguchiHideaki StaffLAS Advising
OtumHitomiStaffCollege of Pharmacy
OzogHilaryStaffLAS Advising
RosalesCynthiaStaffOffice of the Dean of Students
RyuMinjungFacultyDepartment of Chemistry
SchwartzChanitaStaffLAS Advising
Sharma-GordonRadhikaCommunity PartnerApna Ghar
SotoCynthiaStaffNative American Support Program
SuKaren FacultyGlobal Asian Studies/UIC AANAPISI Initiative
ThakralCharuStaffOffice of Diversity
TseCrystalStaffAcademic Center for Excellence
ViloriaRyanCommunity PartnerAFIRE Chicago
Yang-ClaytonKathleenFacultyCollege of Urban Planning and Public Administration

AARCC Student Ambassadors

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 2019 –2020

  • Joey Angara
  • Raza Mojiz
  • Cyril De La Rosa
  • Annie Lu
  • Sharon Huang