Edward Kim has joined the OPAL team as the interim Assistant Dean and Advisor to the Pan-Asian community. Professionally, Ed has worked in recruiting at Barclays Capital and NBCUniversal and most recently at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as a Performance Consultant Associate as part of the Human Resources Development team. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Sport Management and his graduate studies at Teachers College, Columbia University with a M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology.
Feel free to send Ed a welcome email at email@example.com, or come by OPAL to meet him. He is available by appointment, or through open drop-in office hours on Tuesday and Friday 10AM–12PM in the Novak Cafe area.
Hometown: Born in Los Angeles, CA - Raised in Hilo, HI
Major: Astronomy and Physics double major
Campus Involvements: Astronomy Research for Physics and Astronomy Department, Dartmouth Asian Organization (DAO), Agape Christian Fellowship, Mosaic, Hokupa'a (Dartmouth Hawaii Club)
Devin is a multiethnic, multigenerational Asian-American student, and these aspects of his identity have played a significant role in his Dartmouth experience. The Pan Asian community has had a tremendously positive effect on him throughout the years. As an OPASA intern, Devin hopes to foster discussions about identity in Dartmouth's diverse Pan Asian community and find intersectionality with other Dartmouth communities. Outside of PAC, Devin enjoys learning about the Universe through astronomy classes and research. He also loves paddleboarding, especially back home in Hawaii.
Advice to First-Year Students: "While it is important to maintain focus, be sure to have fun as well. Your years at Dartmouth will fly by faster than you can ever imagine."
Hometown: New York, NY
Major: Government and Film and Media Studies double major
Minor: Chinese Language and Literature
Campus Involvements: Chinese Language House, Dartmouth Asian Organization (DAO), Dartmouth Chinese Culture Society (DCCS), The Dartmouth
Gavin is a first-generation Chinese American born and raised in Manhattan's Chinatown. In spite of his ethnic background, he only started learning Mandarin Chinese at Dartmouth and has only been to China three times, the last trip being Dartmouth's foreign study program in Beijing. Gavin has been involved in the Pan Asian community in various capacities as vice president of DCCS, Pan Asian Council representative for DAO, and teaching Chinese to kids in the Upper Valley. Gavin is interested in Asian American history, culture, and politics. He looks forward to engaging with students in the Pan Asian community and helping draw connections between larger social historical issues and personal identity. At Dartmouth, he freelance photographs and lives in the Chinese Language House.
Advice to First-Year Students: "Many people ask how I chose my majors. It was pretty simple – they were areas of study where I could envision myself spending a year just reading about the topics and enjoying it."
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Advice to First-Year Students: "There is no singular or linear 'Dartmouth Experience' – take ownership of your experience."
Last Updated: 4/18/14