Multicultural Student Programs and Services highlighted several students during the month of May in honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
As part of the series, the students had the opportunity to share what makes their family and culture special, how they celebrate their heritage on campus, and what they wish other people knew about their culture.
“My cultural identity is a culmination of my community, my family, the stories and struggles – everything weaves together into a vibrant lens through which to view the world and the people around me, where I have always been inclined to serve my community and give back to where I came from,” Cerila Rapadas, a junior from Guam, said in her profile. “People out here might just call this islander hospitality, but to me, it’s an integral part of who I am, and a testament to those who came before me.”
Click on the names below to learn more about each student’s campus involvement and their cultural perspectives:
You can also click here for a listing of 14 student clubs that celebrate the AANHPI heritage of Notre Dame’s students along with resources for further reading.