The Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) is one of five networks within the Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs (CMA). The purpose of CMA is to act as the coordinating directorate body for educating student affairs professionals on the issues and concerns of students, faculty, and staff of color in the higher education community.

APAN 2019-2020 Lead Team

The initiatives and activities of APAN are led by a volunteer team of student affairs and higher education professionals. Collectively, the leadership team offers community-building, educational awareness, networking, and professional development opportunities for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) professionals, and advocates for APIDA-related issues within CMA, ACPA, and the greater higher education field.


Demeturie Toso-Lafaele Gogue, University of California, Los Angeles

Cherry Lim, Middlesex Community College

Past Chair:

Amanda Assalone


William Hsu, Loyola University New Orleans

Amy Wang, University of California, San Diego

Community Engagement:

Eric Carnaje, University of Vermont

Sheraz Iqbal, Yale University

Hannah Hyun White, University of California, San Diego

Scholarship, Research, & Advocacy:

Vanessa Na, University of California, San Diego

Vandana Pawa, Pace University

Convention Programs:

Paula Hoang, University of California, Davis

Yuan Zhou, University oof San Francisco

Ad Hoc: External Affairs & Development

Marc Paulo Guzman, University of Virginia

Regional Ambassadors

APAN Regional Ambassadors (RA) provide leadership and outreach to their region regarding APAN events, publications, and announcements. Regional Ambassadors are committed to increasing awareness and involvement within APAN by providing updated information to their region. Working collaboratively with other Regional Ambassadors and the APAN Lead Team, they seek to build a stronger community of APIDA professionals. Please see our wonderful 2019-2020 RA team below!

Bianca Galam Washington

Kevin Huang Ohio

Tahn Bae Koh (Lemish) Vermont

Willa Mei Kurland Washington

Arman Marucut Liwanag Maryland

Alice Loc Washington

Doua Lor Northern California

Jake Lorchueya Northern California

Raven Moniz Arizona

Thomas Nguyễn Texas

Kestrina Shrestha Georgia

Jonathon Sun New Jersey

Samantha Thornton Virginia