On April 15, ICUnity and the Asian American Alliance (AAA) student organization hosted a panel featuring Ithaca College alumni who identify as Asian American. Panelists discussed their paths and how different experiences — including several from their time as Ithaca students— continue to impact them today.
Ami Maki ’94, Vivian Lin ’15, Elena Haskins ’18, Kathleen Barnes ’19 and Tarshene Greaves ’91 spoke as panelists. Moderating the panel was Jamie Shum ’17, director of engagement for ICUnity. Shum works as an admissions adviser at State University of New York at Purchase.
Haskins discussed the awakening she had when she arrived at Ithaca — a place where she met other Asian American students who helped her put into words how isolated she had felt as someone who was adopted by white parents and lived in a predominantly white hometown.