2020-2021 AACC Interns

Banni Anand

Class Status: Senior

Major: Supply Chain Management

Why did you choose to be a Senior Intern at AACC?

I wanted to be an Intern for the AACC to create memories for myself and my peers!

Daniel Au

Class Status: Sophomore

Major: Human Resources Management

Why did you choose to be a Senior Intern at AACC?

The Junior Internship was a great experience for me and it helped me gain a better sense of leadership, teamwork, and professionalism. I wanted to gain more experience as a Senior Intern and pass down the same skills and knowledge I learned from the previous Senior Intern cohort to the next cohort of Junior Interns.

Hieu Nguyen Le

Class Status: Sophomore

Major: Linguistics & Korean

Why did you choose to be a Senior Intern at AACC?

The AACC was one of the first few places that felt like my home away from my home back in Virginia. It’s amazing that our school has a place to immerse yourself in APIDA culture and community! I decided to become a Senior Intern because I wanted to help all members of our Rutgers community delve into and learn about the diversity of APIDA identities on and off campus as well as garner attention to our wonderful home – the AACC.

Amani Syed

Class Status: Sophomore

Major: Finance & BAIT

Why did you choose to be a Senior Intern at AACC?

I chose to be a Senior Intern at the AACC because it’s my home away from home. It has granted me access to endless opportunities and has introduced me to my favorite people ever!

Gibson Nguyen

Class Status: Sophomore

Major: Chemical Engineering

Why did you choose to be a Senior Intern at AACC?

I loved my time as part of the Junior Internship. I became invested in learning more about the APIDA community and being a part of it. I decided to become a Senior Intern to continue my involvement within the community and to learn about about APIDA heritage.

2020-2021 Mentor/Mentee Interns

Armeen Khan

Class Status: Junior

Major: Social Work

Why did you choose to be a Mentor & Mentee Program Coordinator at AACC?

I chose to be a Program Coordinator because it was a means for me to be able to give back to the community that has helped me come so far since I came to Rutgers as a mentee. I could never give back to the program the amount it has offered to me, so this is just one way I am able to get more involved and pass on the things I have learned and guidance I have acquired. The AACC is so special to me and has brought me a sense of belonging and comfort on campus as an APIDA student, so I am extremely grateful to be able to contribute and provide that experience for others as well with this position.

Feba Kottackakam

Class Status: Junior

Major: Information Technology and Informatics

Why did you choose to be a Mentor & Mentee Program Coordinator at AACC?

I wanted to meet new people and help out first-year students as much as I can because during my freshman year, having a community like the AACC really helped me and made me feel included when I barely knew anyone. I want first-year students to find a community, whether it be AACC or any other community, and also let them know that they can rely on us if they need any help.

Donna Tran

Class Status: Senior

Major: Biological Sciences

Why did you choose to be a Mentor & Mentee Program Coordinator at AACC?

As a previous mentee and mentor, I felt that in my last year at Rutgers I wanted to play a bigger part in the program. I admired my previous Peer Mentor Coordinators and envisioned myself in their positions. While Coordinators are just undergraduate students like the mentors, they play a vital role in facilitating the relationship not only between mentors but also between mentors and their mentee. On a personal level, Coordinators are also a supportive presence for mentors if they need it. The position is so important to the program and thus, I wanted to fill the shoes of my previous Coordinators and continue their amazing work.

2020-2021 AACC Student Managers

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