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Alvin Tran

Year: 5th!
Major: Business Finance and Accounting. (ex-health science)
Hometown: Boston, more specifically, Mattapan
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Favorite Artist - Bruno Mars, Favorite Hong Kong Drama - Under the Canopy of Love, Favorite Movie - Pirates of the Carribbean, Fav. Books - ....
Hobbies/Interests: Playing games! All types ... the more challenging/competitive the better.
Music - I enjoy singing (let's karayoke!), I also love listening/watching to people play piano.
Shopping - I love to food shop!
Exercising... hmm, I always want to, but it's so tiring!
My main interest/goal in life at the moment is just to spend more of my time with my friends and loved ones. <3
Favorite Northeastern memory: Joining AASIA for the first time in 2010 and meeting my mentor, Son!!
Really though, AASIA was the door to my Northeastern experience. It led me to so many new people, and many new opportunities. Without AASIA, I probably would've wasted my time at Northeastern doing absolute nothing!

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Annie Edge

Year: 2nd Year
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Corvallis, OR
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Artist: G-Dragon, TV Show: Sherlock or HIMYM or currently The 100, Movie: Spirited Away, Book: Ender's Game
Hobbies/Interests: FOOD <3 When I’m not eating, sleeping or busy with classes, my favorite pastimes are drawing, crafting, dancing, reading, table tennis, bubble tea, watching TV/movies, procrastinating with K-pop or cat videos on YouTube, and spending time with friends :)
Favorite Northeastern memory: Some of my favorite memories are from VSA dance practices and CelebrAsian. Learning choreography (and just messing around) in the dance studios with friends was a lot of fun and good stress relief from classes! I also had a lot of fun during the Husky Hunt cracking riddles, biking around at 3am, and getting to know Boston better.

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Celine Chin

Year: 2nd year
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Brookline MA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Music Artist: The Script, Movies: Mulan, Inception, TV Show: too many to count XO
Hobbies/Interests: The first thing people tend to learn about me is that I really enjoy arts and crafts; especially drawing, baking and crocheting small stuffed animals. I also like to volunteer and am involved in a community organizing group in Boston's Chinatown. My other interests include dance, animals, anime, manga, adventures and any kind of games. :)
Favorite Northeastern memory: My favorite memories at Northeastern are of staying up late at night in the dance studios with friends after dance practice had already ended. We would stay to keep practicing, learn new dances from Youtube or just hang out.

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Chingkit Chan

Year: Junior
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Singapore
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Patch Adams
Hobbies/Interests: My hobbies and interests include traveling, extreme (water) sports, running, camping, eating (Unregrettably, i was born with a sweet tooth), galavanting, photography, piecing 2000pcs jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, sharing my life stories, friendly competition, and anything that is fun! Other than music notes and numbers, the 26 alphabets and their permutations are not compatible with me :(
Favorite Northeastern memory: Being part of CSA Eboard 2013-2014 and hanging out with my mini group!

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Christopher Wan

Year: Junior
Major: Finance and Accounting
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: How I Met Your Mother
Hobbies/Interests: I love watching movies whenever I have spare time. Playing the piano. Singing. Exploring places and sightseeing is always intriguing. Relaxing outdoors. Hanging out with friends and family.
Favorite Northeastern memory: I have too many great memories after only one year at Northeastern. Becoming part of the Asian American community and meeting so many people at events. Getting paired with a mentor who is freakishly similar to me and all the times we spent together. Having hot pot and watching a movie with the whole Picture Perfect family. Chartering and becoming a Founding Father of Alpha Kappa Psi, Chi Sigma Chapter. Running around campus in a kangaroo onesie.

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David Huynh

Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Burlington, MA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Epik High, Attack on Titan, Finding Nemo
Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, biking, listening to music (kpop, hip-hop/r&b, pop), watching anime, anything food related
Favorite Northeastern memory: Watching movies in the International Village basements past 2 AM, Lobster Night, Festival of Colors, playing pool and video games in Curry, hanging out with in friends' dorms, spontaneous trip to New York during finals

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Dinh Nguyen

Year: 3rd Year
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Boston/Quincy
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: SNSD, The Big Bang Theory, How to Train Your Dragon, Tuesday with Morrie
Hobbies/Interests: Listening to music (KPOP), singing, dancing, playing board games, youtubing, watching TBBT, dramas, movies, and sometime anime, playing board games, hanging out with friends, playing League of Legend, MMORPG, shopping, and cooking.
Favorite Northeastern memory: One of my favorite memories while attending Northeastern was when I was a freshman. My friends and I stay up until 6AM playing board games, and eating Chinese food. It was a fun night for all of us. Bonding time!

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Henry Ca

Year: Junior
Major: Health Science
Hometown: Worcester
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Kendrick Lamar, Community, Groundhogs Day, Paradise Lost
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing, reading, reddit, eating, video games (not league of legends), sleeping, digital art, art in general, photography, sarcasm, dark humour, Doctor Who, stupid jokes, anime, manga, sandwiches, tacos, awkward moments, and just spending time with friends.
Favorite Northeastern memory: I guess some of my favorite memories would have to be during Freshman year hanging out in Dodge Hall after closing time with the people I met from AASIA, watching stupid movies, pokemon, and all the random stuff that just seemed to happen.

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Henry Lee

Year: 4th Year
Major: Political Science
Hometown: New York City
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Favorite music artist: Usher Tv Shows: Various anime, Spongebob, Suits, The Office, Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump, I Am Legend, Saving Private Ryan, Sherlock Holmes, etc Favorite book: Eragon
Hobbies/Interests: I love football, travelling, watching anime, and reading manga. I also love trying new things which ends up being very expensive hobbies. I spend many hours playing games since I am a pretty hardcore gamer, especially when it comes to Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and many other different kinds of games and I secretly love to draw. I also love organized debates as well!
Favorite Northeastern memory: One favorite memory while attending Northeastern was going on VSA's annual retreat. This turned out to be a pivotal moment in which I began to open up to others in the Northeastern Asian American Community, and it was a great bonding experience. This was where I really began knowing new friends, and where I got very close to them. Ever since then, I am always meeting new people, and I have become more proactive in the community. Overall, it was the starting point to a change for the better.

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Janice Lin

Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Westford, MA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Bastille, The Fray, FRIENDS, Greys Anatomy, The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Exploring, Being outside (love fresh air, esp in the fall) , Listening to music, Nomming on good food, and Enjoying good company
Favorite Northeastern memory: Meeting all my friends and becoming so close that we're like family, walking along the Charles River as the sun sets, and trying new things with the bestest of people

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Janine Gong

Year: Sophomore
Major: Physical Therapy
Hometown: San Francisco
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Too many to list! Right now it's Bastille, How I Met Your Mother, and Saving Francesca
Hobbies/Interests: For someone who likes to stay at home and bake, I also have a lot of energy! I like to swim and bike and I have a black belt in Kung Fu. I'm starting to learn the ukulele and I love to paint and doodle in my spare time.
Favorite Northeastern memory: I got to see snow fall for the first time this year. It was pretty cool for the first 30 seconds before it got cold!

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Jelina Castillo

Year: Junior - Graduating 2016
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Beyonce, Imagine Dragons, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy dancing- I feel most confident on stage. I also enjoy singing and playing my ukelele. Oh, I also dabble in graphic design/photoshop.
Favorite Northeastern memory: Definitely it is being involved in Barkada, the Filipino student group - dancing with them, being a part of the executive board - that is what truly shaped me into the person I am today! My best memories will always be those moments right before performing, when everything you've worked for, all those practices, late night exhaustion, finally comes together for an unforgettable performance.

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Joseph Alim

Year: Middler
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: New York CITY
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Artist: Hans Zimmer; TV Show: Arrow; Movie: Goodfellas; Book: Eragon
Hobbies/Interests: Aviation, Biology, Cars, Music, Volleyball
Favorite Northeastern memory: Moving into Light Hall Freshman year and meeting my roommates;
Attending National Conference for SASE;
Playing beach volleyball

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Kelly Chia

Year: 4th year at Northeastern, 3rd year Pharmacy
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: NY, NY
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: I love anything EDM, top 40... And of course, the best TV show ever created, How I Met Your Mother :)
Hobbies/Interests: Merp. This question always stumps me, but I'll try! First, I genuinely enjoy learning about the Asian American experience, both at Northeastern and nationally. I feel like it gives me purpose in what I want to achieve as an Asian American college student... aside from pharmacy. I love talking to people. Sit in a room with me and I can carry a conversation with you forever, and you'll never get any work done :) heh. I love doing zumba so, come to group fit with me! I'm also a huge animal lover. I stop at the sight of a dog on the street because I love them so much! And of course my biggest interest for the upcoming year, AASIA!
Favorite Northeastern memory: I have a few... probably the biggest one was meeting George Takei in person and taking a selfie with him, going to ECAASU with all of the Asian American Center co-chairs in Washington D.C., falling into a pile of mud with a white sweater during my first AASIA retreat, suffering during Husky Hunt (Northeastern's 24 hour scavenger hunt around Boston, I encourage you to do it at least ONCE) ... and obviously getting Liane as a mentee :)

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Lauran Liang

Year: Sophomore
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Don't have a fave artist; my fave TV show is The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; fave movie is Roman Holiday; fave book is The Great Gatsby
Hobbies/Interests: One thing is dancing! I love to dance. Hit me up for a good time. ;) I also love to cook and eat, so anything involving dancing around the kitchen and making good food with friends is cool with me. Watching movies is another favorite pastime! I also really like intellectual, artsy pursuits, teehee. (I love museums...)
Favorite Northeastern memory: Just generally having an awesome time with the ASU eboard and members. Celebr(asian) was an amazing event and so were all the dance practices leading up to it. The VSA Retreat! Being part of the opening act for Ti Be Told. Being part of the opening act for David Choi and then eating dinner with him.

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Liane Wong

Year: Middler
Major: Electrical Engineering with a Biomedical Engineering Minor (x_x)
Hometown: Brookline, MA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: I just like music in general, but I'm currently really digging Seven Lions and the Cab.
Hobbies/Interests: When I'm not doing SASE or AASIA related things, I enjoy reading, drawing, playing Pokemon X and watching Kdramas or anime (any AoT fans?!). Also, I've played the Chinese Hammered Dulcimer since the 1st grade and the Chinese drums since the 4th grade.
I love going to conferences - SASE, ECAASU, etc. This year I hope to go to the Empower conference too!
I really love bubble tea, corgis, and plush Labbits.
Favorite Northeastern memory: Feeding Bobby the pig on Newbury St, sharing a PB&J doughnut with all of the AAC Co-chairs in DC when we went to the ECAASU conference, friendsgiving at West B, and my AASIA fam making the fire alarm go off in our dorm when we were cooking for Thanksgiving potluck and frantically fanning the smoke detector.

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Lucy Luo

Year: Sophomore
Major: Business Administration and Economics
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Favorite TV Show: Sherlock and Suits Favorite Book: The Harry Potter Series
Hobbies/Interests: Music — I am such a music junkie. I appreciate all genres of music anything from jazz to classical to R&B. K-pop has been my recent obsession.
Travelling — I have explored four of the seven continents in the world. Hopefully, I will get the opportunity to visit the rest.
Fencing — I use to fence back in high school, and I would love to pick up the sport again.
Good food with great company can make my day :)
Favorite Northeastern memory: Making a day trip to NYC for the Infinite One Great Step Concert. Wondering around the North End with friends while eating delicious pasta and cannolis.

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Mary Lee

Year: 3rd
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Hometown: EllicottCity, MD
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: How I Met Your Mother
Hobbies/Interests: Being a foodie, going out with friends, attempting to be outdoorsy, reading outside on a sunny day, long walks, Boston, binge watching television shows, SUMMER, long drives to nowhere, road trips.............
Favorite Northeastern memory: The week of Hurricane Nemo. My roommates and I were snowed in the dorms and we did just a bunch of stupid & ridiculous stuff to pass time. It was a good bonding period. Lots of interesting photos and videos resulted from that week.

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Rachel Lee

Year: Sophomore
Major: Business & Economics
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Pushing Daisies
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, eating, shopping, reading, watching lots of TV and movies, snuggling with my dog, and trying new things!
Favorite Northeastern memory: Exploring Boston with friends and eating great food like Giacomo's and El Pelon Tacqueria!

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Reece Yamamoto

Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Lafayette, CA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Game of Thrones
Hobbies/Interests: I like to play volleyball and basketball, and I rock climb occasionally. I like the outdoors and nature, so camping, hiking, backpacking, etc. all make the list. I also enjoy watching movies and TV, and just being generally lazy. I very much enjoy eating food and I like to cook also. I'm also open to new activities/experiences.
Favorite Northeastern memory: In my short time at Northeastern, a couple things that stand out are: Husky Hunt, hockey and basketball games, the Red Sox winning the World Series, and Springfest concert.

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Ryo Tanaka

Year: Middler
Major: Accounting w/ minor in International Affairs
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Kanye West/Simon and Garfunkel, Game of Thrones, Forrest Gump, The Sound and the Fury
Hobbies/Interests: Listening to music, singing, humming, reading, playing games, cars, menswear, puppies, daydreaming, and eating.
Favorite Northeastern memory: From living in Speare to "studying" abroad to accepting my first coop, it's really hard to narrow down to a few examples since I consider every memory a good memory in retrospect.
So I'll just say my entire time here is my favorite memory! And when the weather goes above 50 degrees. I get pretty happy when it gets warm.

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Salina Tam

Year: Middler
Major: International Business
Hometown: Westboro, MA
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Lindsey Stirling, Running Man :P, "The Glass Castle"
Hobbies/Interests: Spontaneity, traveling, cultures, reading, surprising people, journaling, hiking, & having a sweet tooth.
Favorite Northeastern memory: Sitting outside on the Centennial lawn, walking around the Pru when everyone is asleep, meeting people with different backgrounds from all over the world, and discovering the underground tunnels of NEU (goodbye winter!).

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Vikki Asman

Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: New Milford, CT
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Mat Kearney, Eric Hutchinson, Louis Armstrong, Modern Family, New Girl, Finding Nemo, The Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride
Hobbies/Interests: In my free time I like to read, eat/cook/bake delicious food, hang out with friends, knit, do arts and crafts, go on walks around the city. I love movies and am a fan of corny jokes. I also like to garden. My favorite animal is the porcupine. I love to rock climb, hike, do yoga (not well) and take pictures.
Favorite Northeastern memory: Dressing fancy and finding new places to eat with friends around Boston, getting my first co-op job, meeting all of my friends here, joining student groups and volunteering, discovering that the orange line is infinitely better than the green line, my first duck boat ride.

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William Huang

Year: Sophomore
Major: Civil Engineering
Hometown: New York City
Favorite Musician/TV Show/Movie/Book: Friends
Hobbies/Interests: Volleying balls
Pedaling the two wheel thing
Making lines with a pencil
Get that feng sui flowing
Capturing moments with a button
Long walks through that sandy place
Favorite Northeastern memory: Going to the events held at Centennial Commons like Pumpkin Palooza, Color Run, Make Your Own Husky, Holi and ... being showered with the free stuff of course :)

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