Joann identifies as a First-Generation college graduate and professional!
Undergraduate Major: Education with a minor in Chinese
Graduate Degree: Student Services Administration
How do you Self-Identify?: Second-generation Chinese-American, she/her
What does IME mean to you?
IME, to me, is beautiful, special, and essential. Members from historically underrepresented communities are not often thought of during the design of higher education. IME challenges that narrative with hopes that education, different lived experiences, and diverse identities will make a better tomorrow. We aim to create a sense of community and belonging for students, as sometimes, you need a community to fall back on; we are here for that. IME is fun, challenging, and thought-provoking. If you’re looking to learn, explore and/or be in a community with others; come connect with us!
Ask me about: Being first-generation and being in college, being a child of immigrant parents, growing up in Oregon, exploring our identities, and needing a pep talk, career and life in general. Outside of work - I love being outside!! Hiking, paddling, etc. I am trying new food and attempting to cook more.