History

AHAAAFS had its first meeting on December 4, 2009. The founding committee members were: Liz Cariaga-Lo, Stella Chin, Teresa Malonzo, Loc Truong, Kwok Yu, and Philip Lee. 

The AHAAAFS kick-off event occurred on May 4, 2010, at Phillips Brooks House where 49 attendees in addition to the executive committee had a conversation with Dr. Robert Lue, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology in FAS, and Dr. Lisa M. Coleman, Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President.

2010-2012 - Loc Truong, Alex Lu, and Seedang Simonin were co-chairs, although much of the programs and planning were executed by the executive committee. 

2013 -- Reema Khan and Nicole Satyanarayan became co-chairs.

2014 -- Reema Khan and Neal Akatsuka became co-chairs. 

2015 -- Reema Khan and Neal Akatsuka were joined by Josephine Kim and Kimberly A. Truong as co-chairs. 

2016 -- Josephine Kim and Kimberly A. Truong were joined by Sandeep Basnet and Richa Misra as co-chairs.

2017 -- Josephine Kim, Kimberly A. Truong, and Sandeep Basnet, were joined by Erin Holder as co-chairs.

Former executive planning and advisory board members who have left Harvard:

 

  • Stella Chin, Director of Equal Opportunity Programs and University Compliance Officer, Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity (founder)
  • Loc Truong, Assistant Dean, Student Support Services, MIT (founder)
  • Mai Hu Vang, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity
  • Pamela Wong, Manager of International Education Programs, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences