AAPI Advisory Board

The people-powered campaign of Make Us Visible-CT succeeded in passing an Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies requirement in Connecticut public schools. This much-needed change promises to make our state’s K-12 curriculum more inclusive and accurate, but we have a lot of work to do.

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute is partnered with the State Department of Education to collaboratively build a new set of resources, lessons, and professional development pathways that create confidence and competence in teaching the global, national, and local dimensions of Asian American and Pacific Islander history, culture, and politics.

In order to guide and drive the work towards this goal, we are constituting a K-12 AAPI Advisory Board co-chaired by Gurmeet Singh and AAASI Director, Jason Chang.


AAPI Co-Chair

List of People
PhotoNameAdmin Title
Photo of Gurmeet Kaur SinghGurmeet Kaur SinghMake Us Visible, CT
Photo of Jason Oliver ChangJason Oliver ChangDirector of Asian and Asian American Studies & Associate Professor of History, University of Connecticut

Board Member

List of People
PhotoNameAdmin Title
Photo of Stephen ArmstrongStephen ArmstrongCT Department of Education
Photo Megan BakerMegan BakerLead Asian American Pacific Islander Policy Analyst, CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity
Photo of Seerat BathSeerat BathCo-president of the Asian American Student Union, Farmington High School
Photo of Maximillian BonadiesMaximillian BonadiesStudent, Glastonbury High School
Photo of Angela ChenAngela ChenUndergraduate Student, University of Connecticut
Photo of Katie ColemanKatie ColemanUndergraduate Student, University of Connecticut
Headshot of Muntara SinghMuntara Kaur SinghStudent, The Morgan School
Photo of Simar Kaur SoniSimar Kaur SoniStudent, Bethel High School
Photo of Angelina LiAngelina LiStudent, Hopkins School
Photo of Melinda LuMelinda LuAmity Regional High School Student, Amity Asian Activism Co-president
Photo of Jason R. Mancini, Ph.D.Jason R. ManciniExecutive Director, CT Humanities
Photo of Daniel Martinez HoSangDaniel Martinez HoSangYale University and the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective
Terry ParkEducation and Narrative Change Program Officer, The Asian American Foundation
Photo of Eira PrakashEira PrakashStudent, Farmington High School
Photo of Harman SinghHarman SinghSenior Education Manager, The Sikh Coalition
Photo of Lyanna VoLynna VoUndergraduate Student, University of Connecticut