Professional Staff

Bao Nhia Moua, M.Ed (she/her)

Center Supervisor

Bao Nhia grew up in the midwest and is a daughter to Hmong refugee parents. It was through her Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison and experiences growing up as an Asian American in the midwest that she knew she wanted to invest in supporting the APIDA community. At UCLA, she served as a Graduate Assistant at First Year Experience where she supported the Common Book Program and First To Go Program. She co-founded Niam Laus Niam Hluas: Hmong Sisterhood at UW-Madison and First Generation Graduate Student Council at UCLA. Before arriving at USC, she served as the manager and advisor to Student Union Assembly, undergraduate student government at UC Santa Cruz. Currently, Bao Nhia serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), a non-profit organization dedicated to building a strong APIDA public service pipeline. 

Brandon Lim (he/him/they/them)

Graduate Assisant

Raised in San Diego, Brandon graduated in 2020 from San Diego State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Journalism – Media Studies with a minor in Sociology. In undergrad, he served the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts as a Vice President of Culture and Diversity, College Council President, and academic peer advisor. Brandon was also involved in Asian American cultural organizations, where he presented workshops, participated in mentorship programs, and spoke in college experience panels for high school conferences. One organization was (AAPI)phany, a student-centered mental health workshop program dedicated to uplifting the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community through psychoeducation, critical dialogue, and social justice advocacy. During his year as an intern, Brandon organized the program’s first Asian American x LGBTQIA+ student panel and secured grant funding for womxn artists to speak on their experiences as AAPI womxn in the arts industry. His extensive involvement allowed him to gain valuable equity-minded programming experience for supporting underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Our Student Staff

Center Assistants

Brandon Irie (he/him)

Yao Sun (she/her)

Benton Yee (he/him)

Michele Yi (she/her)
Center Assistant and CIRCLE Program Assistant

Patrick Fang (he/him)

Program Assistants

Taylor Kamemoto (she/her)
PEER Program Assistant

Shreya Kashyap (she/her)
CONNECTIONS Program Assistant

Maria Tsiao (she/her)
CIRCLE Program Assistant

Cynda Wang

Cynda Wang (she/her)
CIRCLE Program Assistant

Michelle D'Mello

Michelle D’Mello (she/her)
CIRCLE Program Assistant

Alexander Yeh (he/him)
CIRCLE Program Assistant

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Center Assistants
Nicole Park (she/her)
Richard Ochoa (he/they)
Khai Phan (he/him)

Program Assistant
Jordan Trinh 
Izzy Becer (she/her)