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.
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.
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.