Asian Americans and Asian American Pacific Islanders are incredibly diverse and have been breaking boundaries in this country since before we were born. With each new generation comes a broadened perspective and greater impact. And that’s part of what makes APA Heritage Month is so important. This month, we’d like to celebrate by listening to and learning about Asian Americans in our community. Check out the stories below, find out more about APA events or share your own stories using #myAPAstory2018 on Instagram.

Photo of Michelle Lee, an Asian American female engineer, talking into a microphone

Michelle K. Lee

Asian American women, like Michelle K. Lee, are paving the way for more women to thrive in STEM fields in the future. Check out what this impressive engineer and patent/technology expert has to say.

Photo of Gye Won Han, an Asian American female scientist, standing with a diagram about Structural Biology in the background

Gye Won Han

Find out how and why scientist and structural biologist, Gye Won Han, hopes to use her work to improve the human condition.

Photo of Minerva Tantoco, an Asian American female technologist, standing in an office environment

Minerva Tantoco

Let’s celebrate women in tech with Information Technologist, Minerva Tantoco.

Photo of Anita Rajan, an Asian American female that works in renewable energy

Anita Rajan Worden

Find out how Anita Rajan Worden’s work in renewable energy will impact generations to come.

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Celebrate APA Heritage Month in San Francisco with Heritage SF on May 19th at The Midway 900 Marin Street, San Francisco

Photo of Los Angeles Skyline near sunset with the light illuminating from the buildings

Join Wong Fu and Far East Movement in celebrating APA Heritage for Identity LA on Saturday May 12th at 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles

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Share your story on Instagram for a chance to be featured in an APA Heritage social video. Just remember to hashtag #myAPAstory2018