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Hathiya Chea

Coordinator, Asian Pacific American Resource Center

Hathiya Chea joined CSUF as the Coordinator of Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) in June 2020. Prior to CSUF, she worked as the Program Coordinator at the Asian Pacific Student Programs at the University of California, Riverside. There, she worked on Lunar New Year celebration; APIDA Heritage Month; Womxn Programs and conferences to empower womxn of color on campus; Youth Community Outreach Programs to build a pipeline/access for students of color from high school to college; Roundtable discussions and Cultural Education Programs to discuss important issues surrounding Asian, Pacific Islanders, and South Asians communities. She is excited to work on key APARC signature programs such as APIDA Rising, Titan Night Market, APIDA Heritage Month, APIDA Recognition Celebration, and collaborate with campus partners and student organizations.

Hathiya is holds a Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration from Shepherd University in West Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of ACPA, NASPA, CACCCHE, Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE). She is passionate and excited to work with First Generation, LGBTQIA+, Dreamers, API, Desi, SWANA, and all the Students of Color on campus. 

In her free time, she takes her rescued German Shepherd/Chihuahua mixed to dog beaches, dog parks, dog birthday parties, hiking, camping, and chasing waterfalls around the Los Angeles National Forests.