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Soyon Bueno serves as the Director of Asian American Student Services at the University of Colorado Denver. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education specializing in recruitment, retention, advising, diversity training, and student support services. She enjoys her role in helping students get engaged on campus and providing cultural programming that raises awareness about the diversity and richness of Asian American Pacific Islander experience and history. Throughout Soyon's professional career, she has been an equity champion, examining processes and policies that can uplift or hinder student success. She is an immigrant from South Korea but grew up in a predominantly Latinx community. She is proud to be a Denver Public School graduate from North High School and attended Colorado College for her undergraduate degree and Colorado State University for her master's degree.
Ashley is a business student studying business management with a minor in Chinese Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. She is the event planner and office assistant at the Center for Identity and Inclusion. Ashley has a Chinese American background, and she is studying to not only further her career but also reconnect with her heritage. She has an interest in showcasing her creativity while paying attention to structure and detail. Therefore, she is now helping with the Knit for Warmth project to help create and provide warm clothes for those in need. Her plan is to start a business after she completes her education.
My name is Daniel Tran, I'm currently a first-year Vietnamese-American student enrolled in the University of Colorado Denver. I graduated from Denver Abraham Lincoln High School and enjoyed theater and music. I decided to major in Music Performance in singing because I want to improve my voice and become a better performer. I enjoy dancing and acting too. I work for the Asian American Student Services program in the Center for Identity and Inclusion. My primary role is office assistant and some event planning. I am glad to be a part of CII because I enjoy socializing with a variety of different people and I am excited to make great memories of college life.
Jaslyn is a Vietnamese American student who joined the Center of Identity and Inclusion team in Fall 2021. With an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Thunderidge high school, she believes that ethnicity and culture play a significant part in one's identity and believes in equity for all identities. She enjoys seeing others succeed and helps in any way she can, assuring that others always feel supported no matter what challenges they face. Jaslyn is a biology major and plans to pursue a career in the anesthesiology field. Jaslyn enjoys creating art, making music, and spending time with friends and family.
Hello! My name is Pajterja but I go by Blossom. I am a Hmong American student attending CU Denver. Both of my parents are Hmong refugees from Laos. They both came to America at different ages but met in Fresno, California. My major is Biology. With this degree, I decided to go into research or working in the laboratory. I find everything very interesting, but with biology, I love learning about the human body and the amazing things it does. As a fourth-year student, I am still open to a different career which could be a good or bad thing. I will be working as an office assistant and helping with event planning for Soyon Bueno in the CII office. I am also involved in the Hmong Student Association (HSA). Some things that I like to do are read, dance, sew, exercise, and be creative in my spare time.