AAPI Education Panel

Last night, APAC invited a few special guests to take part in an Education Panel geared toward an Asian American Pacific Islander audience. The four spoke on their experiences with TFA, SESP, Weinberg, and AAJC-Chicago. Incidentally, three of the four had been apart of Teach for America and were able to share many insights about the program.

  • Kapil Melkote is a Manager of Recruitment for Teach for America in Chicago, and is very involved in TFA’s AAPI Initiatives throughout the country.
  • Gulnaz (Gulu) Saiyed is currently a Ph.D student/researcher in the School of Education and Social Policy. Her profile can be found here.
  • Rachel Johnson is currently a Ph.D student in the Department of History at Northwestern, with a focus on 20th century U.S. History, looking at the intersections of race, education, and the criminal justice system. Her profile can be found here.
  • Kevin Luong is currently a senior at Northwestern University studying Political Science and Asian American Studies. He has been with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago for over a year working on youth organizing.