Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander

Brian

Brian (he/they/it) attends community college in Sacramento, California where he is studying cybersecurity. He is a transman and pansexual and he identifies as multiracial (white and south Asian) as well as neurodivergent. Brian likes to play Minecraft with friends, he loves animals, enjoys walks and looking at plants, and being creative.

Caitlin

Cat (she/her) attends American River College in Sacramento, California where she studies Art and Sociology. She plans to start a non-profit organization that makes art therapy services available to marginalized communities. She is an artist, and in her free time some hobbies include: reading about science, writing essays and poetry, studying astrology, and collecting rocks.

Emily 

Emily (any/all pronouns) is genderqueer, asexual, aro-spec (aromantic-spectrum), pan-attracted, and non-monogamous. They are a Social Work major at Sacramento State University and transferred from San Joaquin Delta College. He doesn’t have a specific career goal in mind, and hopes to find it as he learns about the social work field in college. A few of her interests and hobbies are cooking, baking, reading, gardening, playing video games, and listening to music.

Gavriel

Gavriel Wong (he/him) is a transgender college student at Sacramento City College studying nutrition. He has plans to transfer to Sacramento State University in the near future, and his career goal is to be a clinical dietitian. In his free time he enjoy playing trumpet, photography, and cooking. 

Hevani

Hevani (she/her) is bisexual and asexual. She is Tongan and a quarter Puerto Rican from her mom. She currently attends Sacramento City College where she is majoring in biochemistry. She hopes to transfer to UC Davis or Sac State to finish her degree and pursue a career in forensic science. A few of her favorite hobbies are reading, writing, sketching, painting and being a rugby referee.

Krystal L.

Krystal L. (they/them) is a journalism major at Sacramento City College. They identify their sexuality as unlabeled. They are interested in becoming a journalist to raise awareness about the inequities of our world. In their free time, they love eating food, drama, and writing (especially about said food & drama). They plan on transferring to a 4-year college in California within the next year or so.

Krystal K.

Krystal  (they, them) is second-generation Chinese American, genderqueer, and pansexual. They were born and raised in the various areas of the San Francisco Bay Area. Krystal has an Associate’s Degree in Social Sciences and soon will have an Associate’s Degree in Social Justice from American River College. Through lived experiences and education they have been working towards dismantling the Model Minority Myth in their work and community. They have a passion for learning Asian American history, mostly in California, and the connection to how food has changed through the generations.

Maco

Maco (he/him) is a year-old disabled, Latino trans man, and is a student at American River College. He is majoring in Political Science, and intends to transfer to UC Davis in the Fall of 2024 with a minor in either philosophy or education with the intention of becoming both a lawyer (either immigration or criminal) and a high school Social Science teacher. When not focusing on his studies, he enjoys reading, playing video games, hanging out with his loved ones, baking, cooking, or dabbling in the occasional arts. Ceramics is his absolute favorite type of art medium, but he also enjoys painting as well as traditional and digital art.

Mico

Mico (he/they) graduated from UC Santa Cruz and is currently attending a community college in Sacramento in order to become a nurse. He is a queer Filipino trans man who is also neurodiverse. When not studying, he enjoys doing things outdoors, including hiking, camping, and going to the beach. He also enjoys going to festivals and concerts and is getting more into cooking.

Phoenix F

Phoenix (he/they) is a trans man who enjoys learning and relaxing in the backyard. He loves nature, and enjoys going on walks on trails when he has time. His major is revolves around his love for nature as well! He hopes to transfer to UC Davis in two and a half years’ time. Although he has a handful of challenges at home (with family members) it has gotten slightly better after years of therapy. Phoenix hopes to eventually become an Environmental lawyer.

Phoenix

Phoenix (they/them) is an LGBTQIA+ autistic person who is hard of hearing. They work for the Department of Health Care Services for the State of California as a Staff Services Analyst (General). They take online classes at the Los Rios community college system for fun. They have an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, but they decided to switch paths due to the toxicity in the engineering discipline. They love cats and dogs a lot, even more than people.

Sam

Sam (she/they) is a student at Sacramento City College (SCC) with many educational passions, such Psychology, Philosophy, Art and Law, Public Policy & Society. They have experienced many obstacles through their path towards getting a higher education. As a long-term SCC student, Sam has seen the overall improvements of services and programs provided to students. They hope that these helpful tools continue to improve and encourage the implementation of new courses that further educate students of the future.

Thao

Thao, who sometimes goes by Leia (pronounced Leah), uses she/her pronouns, but also sometimes they/them. She currently attends Sacramento City College with a major in Business Administration. Some of their hobbies involve gaming, photography and collecting books or raiding the arcade machines for their claw games. Currently she hopes that after she gets a degree and a stable job that is enough to provide for her and her household, she would like to open a cat cafe in the future in order to promote adoption, as well as operating as a temporary shelter for abandoned cats. 

Zoë

Zoë (she/her) is from the Philippines, but considers herself a Sacramento native. She has a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and is currently attending Sac City to pursue medical school. When she’s not working or studying the sciences, she enjoys reading, writing poetry, cooking, watching movies, and other artistic endeavors.