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How Pacific Islanders view therapy—and why that matters

Suicide rates are disproportionately high for people of Pacific Islander heritage. Why? That’s what a recent study aimed to…

Ethnic diversity is still a serious issue at the top level in accounting firms

As educators and researchers, my colleagues and I aimed to gain insights into the work environment of ethnic minority…

Research into Asian American health doesn’t always reflect their diversity

Large health studies sometimes paint a rosy picture of Asian Americans in comparison with other groups. When viewed not…

Non-White people are drastically underrepresented in local government

The people who serve in local governments – cities, counties and other entities below the state level – represent…

How to set boundaries when you’ve never been taught how

As a daughter of Indian immigrants, and as a licensed therapist, I understand how complex setting boundaries can be…

Fear of competition? Research shows that when Asian students move in, White families move out

In wealthy, educated communities, evidence emerges of a new form of “white flight.” A recent study of wealthy California…

5 years of ‘Women in the Workplace’: Little progress for Asians, Blacks, and Latinas

Little progress for Asian, Black, and Latina women in the C-suite across 5 years of ‘Women in the Workplace’…

America’s Muslim youth unfairly shouldering the collective guilt of 9/11

Muslim American youth find themselves navigating a predominantly White, mainstream culture, contending with feelings of marginalization and stigmatization. Their…

Finding 2: Leveraging support and guidance from the community

My research findings uncover the many ways that Asian women transcended into leadership propositions in high-profile companies. In Finding…

For Asian women, sponsorship can be history making. Meet Kim Ng, the first female GM in Major League Baseball

Kim J. Ng made history when she became the general manager (GM) of the Miami Marlins in 2020. She…

I am a social science researcher who research Asian women in leadership

As a social science researcher, I’m curious about people’s lived experiences, complex behaviors, and how leadership potential is determined…

Finding 1: The evolution of personal values into leadership style

Numerous barriers prohibit people from historically underrepresented communities from contributing fully to the workplace. My research findings undercover the…

I asked ChatGPT to write about the breakdown of mixed Asians

I asked ChatGPT to write about the breakdown of the mixed Asians in the U.S. and sadly, it answered…

Research on teen social media use has a racial bias – studies of White kids are widely taken to be universal

White teens and teens of color do not have identical online experiences. Asian American teens often face racism and…

City council member duties

As elected officials, we create governing policies and set the vision for the City of Frisco with our Annual…

A view in focus: Asian Americans in the COVID-19 and Anti-Asian racism syndemic

With COVID-19, Asian Americans are both the “yellow peril” who brought the virus to the United States and the…

Inside series to demystify public service

I did not see any role models of Asian female public officials growing up. In many ways, it is…

Bust the bamboo ceiling: ONE mistake smart Asian managers make [and how to fix it]

The fix is to shift from demonstrating how smart you are to showing your strategic impact. Ready to make…

Why I ran for city council

I did not foresee that I would be running a political campaign or holding public office as the first…

Interview with Tammy Meinershagen

A former professional musician and public school teacher, Tammy Meinershagen is the first Asian American representative on the Frisco…

Imposter syndrome and the Asian woman

“In our careers, we will likely experience a sense of imposter syndrome at some point. First, stop assuming you…

Katiya Xiong, DIA – A whole new world

I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand where children learned to mature early on by mind over…