On Being Asian-American

Tiffany W., M1

Often used in sweeping references, the term “Asian-American” does little justice to the enormous variety of life experiences and family backgrounds you may bring to the table. While Missouri may have a relatively lower population percentage of Asian-Americans, WashU has many students and faculty with whom you will find valuable cultural common ground. Rather than letting a fear of isolation discourage you, explore both sides of your hyphenated ethnic identity, perhaps through a student group like APAMSA. Then use your valuable platform to build bridges with those who might not fall inside the same checkbox as you! P.S. Ask around for food recommendations! 😉