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The Student Staff of Asian American Student Services

Jahpa Awng

Major/Minor: Biology
Class Standing: Sophomore
Position: Program Assist​ant

My name is Jahpa Awng. I am from Myanmar, also known as Burma. Before I came to the United States, I was a refugee. I moved from one country to another before I came to the U.S. I enjoy drawing, cross stitching, knitting, solving puzzles, listening to music, and watching movies in my free time. Being a student assistant at the EOP is good experience for me. I get to meet a lot of people and make a lot of connections. I aspire to be a doctor and my personal motto is “No matter what is going on, never give up!”

Lyn Dam

Major/Minor: 3-D Animation
Class Standing: Junior 
Position: Graphic Designer

Hello! I am the graphic designer for AASS and EOP and I love what I do. I create flyers and designs for the office! I am a Vienamese American, born and raised in Denver Colorado. I am one of six children and one of which is my twin sister, Lily, who also attends UCD. I am in the Animation program here and I love to do art and create peices that everybody can enjoy. I love to do art and watch a lot of shows on my free time. Working in the EOP office is one of the greatest expiriences that I will never forget. Please stop by if you have any questions! 

Janet Mensah

Major/Minor: Ethnic Studies, Pre-medicine
Class Standing: Junior
Position: Program Assistant

My name is Janet Mensah. My parents are from Ghana and I was born and raised in Bronx, New York, but I have lived in Colorado for more than 10 years. I am the only girl out of five brothers and I enjoy being a part of big family. I love to read in my free time (mostly books based in other cultures) and also enjoy listening to music such as smooth jazz, ballads, and gospel music. I have big plans to be a physician one day (hopefully a gastroenterologist) and serve underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. My goal is to go Ghana and work as a physician and support the community. I know big dreams, but with the support and love of God, my peers, family, friends, and mentors, I know I can do it! I love to help out students whenever I can on and off campus. I’m always here to lend a helping hand and to provide any additional help.

Linda Nguyen

Major/Minor:Biology , Pre-Medicine
Class Standing: Sophmore
Position: Program Assistant

My name​ is Linda, and I am 100% Vietnamese. I was born in Denver, Colorado. I am the youngest of three children and I am the only girl. I have two brothers that both go to CU denver too. One of my siblines is a junior (Hoang) and the other, who is the eldest, is a senior (Huy). I am an outdoorsy type of person, and I love being active and living a healthy lifestyle. My hobbies are running, rennis, swimming, and lifting weights. In highschool, I was on the Varsity Cross Country, Track, Tennis, and Swimming team. My biggest accomplishments in high school were getting Female Athlete Scolar of the Year and ranking first in my class. My family and friends have really pushed me to be the best that I can be in life. I appreciate and love with all my heart all my family and friends. 


Lily Dam
Major: Computer Sciences
Class Standing: Junior
Position: Web Manager / PhotographerLily's Photo.jpg

My name is Lily Dam and I'm a Junior here at UCD studying for a Bachelor's in Computer Sciences. I was born and raised in Colorado, but my parents four of my siblings were born in Vietnam. I'm proud to say I'm Vietnamese American! Here at the EOP office, I manage the website you see here and I capture all our special moments in time with photography! I aspire to become well learned in computer sciences and put it to good use an several industries such as Web Development, applications, or videogaming. In my free time, I love to watch movies and different types of television shows whether it be English, American, Japanese, Korean, or anything else! If you have any questions, come into the EOP office and say hi!


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