Testimonials

Here are our stories of why we support SAASEI. 

BS '91

I wrote a personal essay on Asian Americans’ sense of disorientation that got published in the Stanford Magazine, which triggered a ’91 clas...

GSB'04

Stanford has the opportunity to become the preeminent University leading the way in Asian American Studies. I love Stanford because of what ...

’91, MBA ‘96

Being Asian American hasn’t been a big part of my identity.  Immigrating to NJ from South Korea at age 5, I fell right into being an America...

BA '91

Growing up in a conservative suburb of Houston, TX, I was keenly aware of my Asian American dual-universe existence - one in an "all-America...

BA '19

An Asian American Studies Department could offer Stanford students the opportunity to develop a more holistic understanding of the world. Cr...

BS '19, MS '20

One of the most meaningful aspects of Stanford was the opportunity to explore my Asian American identity. Taking Asian American Studies clas...

BS '91

We live during a time of divisiveness caused by a lack of understanding between East and West cultures, and yet technology is forcing us eve...

BA '91

We have an opportunity to change the trajectory. Together. Let’s not wait another 30 years. Contribute to the Stanford Asian American Studie...

BA '95, MBA '00

The Asian American community was an integral part of my Stanford experience, but I think it could be so much more for our future leaders. Es...

'91

Stanford is uniquely positioned to deliver a practical understanding of Asian-American perspectives and history to leaders in government, ed...

BA '91

When Ali Wong, the comedian and UCLA alumna, mined her Asian American identity with clever humor, I felt truly shortchanged that my Stanford...

BA '91

My exposure to and awareness of Asian American history and issues didn't begin until I was an undergraduate at Stanford. As I look back on m...

MS '01, Professor Stanford Medical School

Asians make up 60% of the world's populations and 30% of the Bay Area population. Stanford is uniquely positioned to be a world leader in As...

'84

My great grandparents lived at Pt. Alones (now Hopkins Marine Station) for almost forty years before Stanford evicted them and a fire destro...

BA '18

College was a pivotal time for me to explore my identities as Vietnamese American, Southeast Asian American, Asian American. Going on the As...