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Fe Delos Santos attended the University of California at Davis. She received her J.D. from Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall – UC Davis School of Law. She joined Asian and Asian American Studies after working in a variety of settings from a litigation firm in Sacramento and the Asian Law Caucus in Oakland and San Francisco, to the Legal Aid Society representing lower income women and families in Hartford/New Britain and Tolland counties, to interning at CT Public Radio and Public Access TV, and running a cooperative day care center.
Upon arrival at the Institute in October 1996, Ms. Delos-Santos led the effort that resulted in a federal grant award from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund to install the first and widely consulted Japanese American Internment Resource Library in the northeast devoted to examining the wartime incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry in the Americas pursuant to Executive Order 9066. This resource library also includes a number of documents from the Estate of Michi Weglyn, oral histories gathered from members of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community through a collaboration with Frank Kitamoto, and a reproduction of the wartime diary and selected speeches advocating solidarity and justice written and delivered by Yuri Kochiyama. From 1997 to 2008, she wrote and edited the Institute’s annual newsletter The Asian American. She was recognized for outstanding contributions to the university for Excellence in Leadership, Achievement and Service with the 2007 Women of Color award by the Women’s Center Diversity Committee, and she serves on the Center’s Advisory Board’s Strategic Planning Committee. She is an avid supporter of the Benton Museum and its Friday Salons. Additional AAASI responsibilities include managing its website; providing research support for and implementing its programs and initiatives; writing Grant Proposals; and assisting in faculty searches, conference planning and representing the Institute in community and media relations.
In 2016, Fe Delos Santos was a finalist for the UConn Husky Spirit Outstanding Peer, and wants to publicly acknowledge her deep appreciation to Karen Sommer and Bandana Purkayastha for nominating her. Near the close of 2016-2017 Academic Year, Delos-Santos was also honored with the CLAS Staff Excellence Award (also awarded to Department of History’s Heather Parker) and is tremendously grateful for the nomination by AAASI director Cathy Schlund-Vials.