APA Community celebrates Heritage Month

This year we’re celebrating the Asian Pacific American community by showcasing the untold stories of APA history makers and discussing their impact with the next generation of leaders.

Maddie Schumacher on Patsy Mink’s legacy

Patsy Mink was the first Asian Pacific American woman to be elected to U.S. Congress. She championed the historic Title IX amendment, which mandates equal treatment for women and men in education, athletics, and many other fields.

Kevin Koo on Philip Jaisohn's legacy

Philip Jaisohn was the first Korean naturalized U.S. citizen and went on to be the first Korean-American to earn a medical degree. A lifelong activist and journalist, Jaisohn founded the first newspaper written in Hangul.

Aamna Siddiqui on Anandabai Joshee’s legacy

Dr. Anandabai Joshee was the first woman of Indian descent to receive a medical degree from the United States in 1886. Joshee was also the first Hindu to receive a degree in medicine from any country in the world.

Timothy Chu on An Wang’s legacy

Dr. An Wang’s development of magnetic core memory, commonly known as RAM, transformed the computer industry. With over 40 patents and 23 honorary degrees, Wang was a trailblazer who paved the way into the digital age.

Angel Yau on Anna May Wong’s legacy

Anna May Wong was the first Chinese-American movie star, debuting in the 1920s and starring in the first Technicolor film. Wong’s legacy has paved the way for Asian Pacific American representation both on and off the screen.