About APARC

Meet the staff

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Hathiya Chea (she/her/hers)

Coordinator, Asian Pacific American Resource Center

hathiyachea@fullerton.edu

Hathiya Chea   serves as the   Coordinator of Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC). Prior to CSUF, she worked as the Program Coordinator at the Asian Pacific Student Programs at the University of California, Riverside.   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.

 

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Philip (he/him/his)

Graduate Student Assistant, Asian Pacific American Resource Center

Philip is a first year graduate student for the M.S. in Higher Education program (MSHE) at CSU Fullerton. He received his BA in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University. He identifies as a multiracial (Filipino/Caucasian) first-generation student, which has helped influence his journey to pursuing a career in higher education to better serve students and communities through their educational/personal journey. Before working for APARC, Philip has worked as an Admissions Advisor, served in Americorps as a College & Career Counselor assisting low income/first-gen students graduate high school and apply to college, and had a small wedding video media business. In his free time, Philip enjoys taking dance classes, doing freelance film and editing projects, and hanging with his cat Kirby.

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Danielle (she/her/hers) 

Communications & Graphic Lead, Asian Pacific American Resource Center

Danielle serves as the Communications and Graphic Design Lead at APARC, where she is in charge of promoting the center’s events. She also plays an integral part in the center’s programming and outreach to the APIDA community at CSUF. As a fifth-year student majoring in philosophy, Danielle aims to have a career in higher education through student affairs or as a professor. What she looks forward to the most in her role at APARC is getting in touch with the APIDA community and learning more about its various histories.

Outside of APARC, Danielle also serves as the president for the Philosophy Club and is a regular DJ (and former staff member) at Titan Radio. Her hobbies include doing yoga, hiking, and watching soccer.

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Programming & Activity Lead, Asian Pacific American Resource Center

Harrison is a Korean immigrant and a fourth year Human Communications major who aspires to work in higher education someday as a professor. With a background in music, theater, and film Harrison has participated in various forms for performance based advocacy and activism. As a new Programming Activities Lead, Harrison is excited to join the DIRC and APARC community and hopes to engage with many students and faculty. In addition to his passion for education and advocacy, Harrison loves cats, video games, and film.

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RJ (she/they)

Programming & Activity Lead, Asian Pacific American Resource Center

RJ Abesamis is a queer non-binary activist and artist in the Pilipinx-American community, currently serving with Bayanihan Kollective (a social justice community organization). As a third year at Cal State Fullerton, RJ is currently double majoring in Asian American Studies and Cinema & Television Arts, in the pursuit of creating cultural work that would normalize QTPOC representation and articulate multiculturalism, cross-cultural communication, and racism through spoken word, visual art, and music. Inspired by the shows Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Avatar the Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, and She-Ra, RJ strives to one day become a showrunner and voice actor of a progressive animated tv series.