“I love Asian culture, especially the food. It’s different from any other food in the world. My dad’s a chef --- his parents owned a restaurant --- and my mom’s parents own a grocery store, so food has always been an important part of our family life. We just celebrated the Chinese New Year a few days ago. It’s a big deal for us. We went out to eat. We made dumplings.
“Having that family history has definitely given me a very different perspective and has made me want to help other immigrants. I graduated from UT Knox and am now with AmeriCorps VISTA as the program coordinator for CAMINOS, the mentoring program of Latino Memphis.”
From the Latino Memphis CAMINOS page:
"The CAMINOS Mentor Program aims to empower Latino high school students in the Memphis area by connecting them with positive adult role models who help to cultivate their talents so students can become civically engaged and achieve success in their college or career goals."