Friday, January 23, 2009

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

No, I am not Filipino. Although I am involved in the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) on campus; I am proud to say that I am Vietnamese-American.
FASA is not the only organization that I am involved with; I am also the Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Student Union (APASU) and the Education Director for the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA). As you can tell, my passion lies within the Asian-American community. My main goal is to raise awareness in the Asian-American community about discrimination in the media, discrimination in the workplace, and gender stereotypes.

Born and raised in Northern Virginia - and no, I'm not stuck up, rich or snobby - I come from a down-to-earth, loving, and UN materialistic family. When I'm home, it's diapers, milk, bottles, crying, and "sissy, can you play with me?" I know what you're thinking, and no, I don't have a baby. However, I do have a 4 year old sister and a 10 month old brother; which are the loves of my life. It's hard being away at school because I constantly miss them and I wish I could spend more time with them. In my life, family always comes first, no matter what.

I am majoring in business management and minoring in communications, however, my ultimate goal is to be a news broadcaster for CNN. I love traveling, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures; which is why I would love to be a news broadcaster. What could be better than traveling around the world to cover the most exciting news that will someday make history? If I could, I would travel the world as a living.

The purpose of my blog is to explore all of the great activities and organizations at ODU. Since I now am actively involved in many different organizations on campus, I feel that people who don't get involved are completely missing out! I don't think anyone can get a full college experience unless they join some sort of student org. With having so many organizations, I feel that many of the students go unrecognized as leaders. What I wish to do with this blog is to recognize these students for all of the hard work and dedication that they have put into these organizations.

"Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future."
-Edwin H. Friedman