This post has been in the works for a while now, and we’re excited to finally share it with you! (By the way, if you would also like to respond to previous prompts, please feel free to do so! You can find them here & here.)
/May 3/ Draw and post a self-portrait (doodles are fine!). What setting are you in and why do you have that expression on your face?
Sarah Ha: “One of the greatest highlights of working on re/present from my office is the opportunity to continually be inspired by you (our Scholars) through your leadership, passion, service to others, and determination to meet your goals in the face of adversity. What keeps me smiling ear to ear are the relationships we build with you and to see how your lived experiences are a source of empowerment to support you in reaching your goals. Now that’s what I call true courage and power!”
April D. Rongero: “Working on re/present in my cubicle is one of my current happy places. I am constantly impressed and humbled by you (our Scholars) — the amazing work you do (personally, in the community, professionally, academically), the leadership roles you take on (e.g., helping out your family, starting your own company, being active on campus, etc.), and the depth and insight you exhibit when examining your AANHPI heritage and/or identity. You can’t tell from my drawing (haha), but I am more than thrilled to be working on a project that helps highlight and empower you!”
Row 1, L-R: Sarah Ha, April D. Rongero
Row 2, L-R: Phong Luu, Mariko Hughes
Row 3, L-R: Prema Chaudhari, Joo Young Lee, Devita Bishundat