Jessie Huang is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) studying Sociology and minoring in Chinese and Education. As a 1.5 generation Chinese American immigrant who grew up in pre-dominantly White spaces in the South, Jessie owes much of her understanding of what it means to politically identity as an "Asian American" and learning of the language to communicate her experiences as one after joining the Asian Students Association in college.
Jessie has previously served as the President of her school's now Asian American Students Association (AASA), as well as a part of the conference planning teams for 2017 ECAASU Conference and 2017 TAASCON. Jessie is committed to helping her university's AASA become a more inclusive and empowered community, as well as to advocating for APIA spaces and resources at UNC Chapel Hill with the AAPI Working Group at her school. Jessie also works as a student instructor at her university's outdoor program, and loves to go hiking, backpacking, and frolicking in national parks in her free time. While she cannot cook for the life of her, Jessie is a superb foodstagrammer.
Previously, Jessie was a member of the 2017 Conference Team.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill '19: BS in Management and Society (Sociology), Minors in Education and Chinese