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Occupation: Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, Howard University

Based out of: Washington, DC

Email: bilal.badruddin@deltaepsilonpsi.org

Affiliation: Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Campus-Based Professional, Headquarters Volunteer, Foundation Volunteer, and APIDA Research

Topics include: South Asian American awareness, Identity development, LGBTQ-inclusion, hazing awareness, Social Justice, Alumni Relations.

Bilal Badruddin is an experienced higher education professional, with understanding of mission-driven work, both on- and off-campus.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Bilal is the son of Pakistani-immigrants. After graduating from high school, Bilal attended Temple University, where he studied Advertising Research. During his time in college, Bilal helped charter the Omicron Chapter of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc, and was involved in various aspects of campus life including Residential Life and a dance team.

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, Bilal went on to pursue a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University-Chicago. During his graduate study, Bilal held two Assistantships at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL, advising all Greek-letter organizations and hearing student conduct cases. During this time, Bilal began to his involvement with Delta Epsilon Psi’s National Council, as he helped charter the Alpha Kappa Chapter of the fraternity at the University Illinois at Chicago.

After graduating with his Master’s degree, Bilal worked Eastern Washington University as an Area Coordinator, and advised the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Diversified Greek Council, before transitioning to Colgate University. During his time at Colgate, Bilal served as the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs and later as the Assistant to the AVP / Dean of Residential Program & Student Support.

Upon leaving Colgate University, Bilal began his doctoral studies at Howard University, as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Higher Education Leadership & Policy Studies program. While pursuing his PhD, Bilal also works at Howard University’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations, as the Senior Special Assistant.

In addition to his work on-campus, Bilal has served as the Vice President of External Relations (2013-2016) and National President (2016-2018) of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. and is currently the Inaugural Executive Director of the Delta Epsilon Psi Educational Foundation. During his time working for Delta Epsilon Psi, Bilal helped make Delta Epsilon Psi the first Trans*-inclusive fraternity, and closed any remaining underground chapters.

Bilal was recently elected to serve as the Vice Chair of the National APIDA Panhellenic Association, making him only the 2nd South Asian to do so.

Occupation: Doctoral Researcher

Based out of: Syracuse, NY

Email: membership@napa-online.org

Affiliation: Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Headquarters Volunteer, APIDA Research

Topics include: History of Asian American Greek Letter Organizations; Asian American Online Identity; Decolonization of American Higher Education Institutions; Personal Branding; Navigating the Job Search; Silicon Valley Careers in Technology; Travel Hacking

Bryan Dosono is a PhD Candidate in Information Science and Technology. He has previously worked for technology companies such as Airbnb and Google, served government agencies such as NASA and the US Department of State, and cultivated research collaborations within the iSchool Inclusion Institute and Oxford Internet Institute. Through his membership in the New York Academy of Sciences and the Association for Computing Machinery, he actively promotes science, education, and public policy opportunities for students of color. He is a recipient of the Google Policy Fellowship, the Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship, and the Balfour Fellowship. Within the fraternal community, Dosono volunteers for the headquarters of Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity and the National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association. Learn more at http://www.bdosono.com/.

Occupation: Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Northwestern University

Based out of: Chicago, IL

Email: candrean7@gmail.com

Affiliation: Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Campus-Based professional, Headquarters Volunteer

Topics include: Gender and Masculinity, APIDA Identity Development, Social Justice, Hazing, Finding Purpose.

Charles Andrean serves as one of the Assistant Directors of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Northwestern University, with his primary roles including IFC Advisor and supporting the sorority and fraternity community with social justice education. Charles completed his Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel at Southern Illinois University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Before Northwestern, he served as an Assistant Director of Greek Affairs at Iowa State University.

During Charles’ time at Cal Poly, he became a brother of Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. Upon graduation, he continued to involve himself with the fraternity in many capacities, including serving as the fraternity’s International President for four years. Over time, his passion has grown to encompass the greater sorority and fraternity community, and he is now focused on supporting sororities and fraternities in recognizing their power and privilege and directing it toward meaningful social change. For fun, Charles enjoys exploring libraries, running semi-long distances, carpool karaokeing, and having super real, meaningful discussions about life.

Occupation: Texas A&M University, Program Advisor

Based out of: College Station, TX

Email: dblee791@gmail.com

Affiliation: Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

Available for: Facilitation

Experience in: Campus-Based Professional

Topics include: Sorority and Fraternity Life, Leadership Development, Identity Based Development, Career Development, small group facilitation.

Diana Lee (she, her, hers) is from the Central Texas area. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Business Administration and received her Master of Education, Student Affairs in Higher Education at Texas State University. She is currently located in College Station, TX at Texas A&M University with the Department of Multicultural Services. Her current focus is advising APIDA student leaders and organizations to enhance the APIDA experience at Texas A&M. Diana is a sister of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. and a member of the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA).

Occupation: Quality Engineer at Siemens Healthineers

Based out of: Sacramento, CA

Email: gordon@pialphaphi.com

Affiliation: Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Headquarters Volunteer

Topics include: Asian American Fraternity and Sorority History, Identity, and Branding.

Occupation: Strategic Planner

Based out of: New York, NY

Email: chair@napa-online.org

Affiliation: Delta Phi Lambda Sorority

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Headquarters Volunteer, Foundation Volunteer

Topics include: Management, Reporting, Evaluation.

Occupation: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, University of Pennsylvania (Associate Director)

Based out of: Philadelphia, PA

Email: helenwxu@gmail.com

Affiliation: alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Campus-Based professional, Headquarters Volunteer

Topics include: Diversity and Inclusion, Motivating Change, Campus Partnerships, Asian American Issues, Leadership, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Alumni Relations.

Helen currently serves as the Associate Director for Diversity and Co-Curricular Education within the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the primary advisor for the Interfraternity Council but advises individual chapters in the Intercultural Greek Council and Panhellenic Council. Helen is committed to making fraternity and sorority life more accessible and welcoming for students by strengthening campus partnerships and facilitating identity-centered conversations among students and staff.

Helen is a returning national officer for alpha Kappa Delta Phi, International Sorority Inc. She is the Professional Development Manager for the National Alumnae Board, serving more than 4,500 alumnae. She hosts workshops and presentations at a campus, regional, and national-level including the Annual National Conference for Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) and the Association and Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting.

Previously, Helen served as the Organizational Development Specialist within the Multicultural Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Graduate Assistant within the Asian American Cultural Center at Rutgers University. Her work revolved around fostering leadership skills and community development for students of color.

Helen graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. She later earned a Master of Education from Rutgers University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation: Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities at University of California, San Francisco

Based out of: San Francisco, CA

Email: msjaochico@gmail.com

Affiliation: Delta Phi Lambda Sorority

Available for: Facilitation

Experience in: Campus-Based professional, Headquarters Volunteer

Topics include: Student Conduct process, StrengthsQuest (leadership assessment), Restorative Justice (healing circle keeper and conference facilitator), Women Empowerment.

Maria is a student affairs professional from UCSF. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Child Development from the University of Georgia and her Master’s degree in Counselor Education and Student Affairs Administration from Clemson University.

Occupation: Wallin Education Partners, Scholar Advisor

Based out of: Minneapolis, MN

Email: toubeeyang@gmail.com

Affiliation: Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Campus-Based professional, Headquarters Volunteer

Topics include: Values-based recruitment, hazing prevention, new member education, LGBTQ awareness, and risk management.

Toubee believes in the power of education and the impact it can have on a person’s life, which is why he does what he does. Professionally, Toubee has worked as a campus-based Fraternity/Sorority Advisor at two different universities on opposite coasts; Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and California State University, Fullerton in Orange County, CA. At both institutions, Toubee oversaw strategic planning, expansion, risk management, and organizational conduct for the fraternity/sorority community. He also primarily advised fraternity/sorority members on leadership development, new member education, and values-based recruitment. Aside from higher education work, Toubee has volunteered for his fraternity, Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc., ending his service as their Director of Education. In addition, Toubee has worked with the National APIDA Panhellenic Association on their LGBTQ initative facilitating their #OutandGreek campaign.

Toubee was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and came to the US with his family when he was 3 months old. He grew up in Michigan and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Valley State University as well as his Master’s Degree from Michigan State University. When not working, Toubee likes to get brunch, catch a movie, attend a group exercise class, or spend time with family. He loves it when he can do it all in one day.

Occupation: Assistant Director of Student Conduct at Emory University

Based out of: Atlanta, GA

Email: victoriachanfrazier@gmail.com

Affiliation: Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Campus-Based professional, Headquarters Volunteer

Topics include: Asian American awareness, hazing awareness, social media, campus relations, student conduct, risk management.

Since 2000, Victoria has been involved with non-profit performing arts programs, working with the Britney Spears Foundation, American Idol, 50 Cent’s G-Unity Foundation, Jackie Chan’s Charitable Foundation, and Usher’s New Look Foundation. She has worked as Jackie Chan’s executive assistant for The JC Group International, LTD and has traveled from Mongolia to Miami, from Singapore to Spain, assisting in earthquake and drought relief efforts to being on the international promotional tour of “The Karate Kid” with Sony Pictures.

Victoria graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts with a major in Vocal Performance and is currently on the Board of Directors for Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts. Victoria has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, MTV, People Magazine, Daily News, VH1, and Empire Magazine. She was mentioned in Refinery29.com for the Jackie Chan Charity Bear Project, which she launched to benefit the JC Build a School Foundation.

Victoria earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and African American Studies from Syracuse University, where she was initiated into the Gamma Chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. She completed her master’s degree in Professional Counseling and College Student Affairs from the University of West Georgia, where she served as the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council advisor.

Victoria is currently the Assistant Director of Student Conduct at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Since 2015, she has proudly served on the International Board of the largest Asian-interest fraternity, Lambda Phi Epsilon, as the Director of Chapter Development and is involved with the Association of Fraternity & Sorority Advisors and Association for Student Conduct Administration. Recently, Victoria was honored by the Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA) with the Bobby E. Leach Award for significant contributions to the development of multicultural relations on campus.

Occupation: Kitchell CEM, Project Engineer

Based out of: San Francisco, CA

Email: vigor.w.lam@gmail.com

Affiliation: Pi Delta Psi Fraternity

Available for: Speaking and Facilitation

Experience in: Campus based professional, Headquarters Volunteer, and APIDA Research

Topics include: Asian American identity and history, Asian American Greek Letter Organizations, Critical Race Theory, Racial Justice and Multiculturalism, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, the intersection of architecture and higher education. .

Vigor is based out of San Francisco and currently working for a construction/project management firm on a several year Facilities Master Plan with the City College of San Francisco (CCSF). Prior to this role, he worked for five years in higher education/nonprofits, including campus life and activities, residential life, multicultural affairs, and academic advising. He holds a BS in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and a MEd in Postsecondary Education and Student Affairs from University Southern California. He has co-authored a book chapter on the History of Asian American Greek Letter Organizations (AAGLOs) and on Resiliency of Young Professionals of Color in Upstate New York to be published. He has held leadership and volunteer positions in multiple national Asian American and higher education organizations, including ACPA, AFA, NAPA, and his fraternity, Pi Delta Psi.

Research

NAPA is currently conducting a research study to better understand and illuminate the undergraduate experience within Asian American Greek letter organizations (AAGLOs)! Findings from this study will inform student affairs professionals about the unique role and opportunity for cultural identity development. Learn more here!

Please let us know if there are more you’d like to add to this list.

  • Badruddin, B. (2017). Lions, Tigers, and South Asian Greeks: Oh, My! The Opportunity for More Research!. Texas Education Review; Vol. 5, Issue 2.
  • Chen, E. W. C. (2009). Asian Americans in sororities and fraternities: In search of a home and place. Brothers and Sisters: Diversity in College Fraternities and Sororities, 83-103.
  • Chan, J. W. (1999). Asian American interest fraternities: Competing masculinities at play. Asian Pacific American Genders and Sexualities (p. 65).
  • Bonds, M. (2006). The continuing significance of race: A case study of the impact of welfare reform. Journal of African American Studies, 9(4), 18-31.
  • “Constructing a Non-Asian Identity: Asian American Sisters in ‘White’ Sororities,” in Changing Cultures from Within: Communication and Asian American Women (edited by Elizabeth Kunimoto). Kailua, HI: Patina Productions, LLC, 2006.

The NAPA Clearinghouse will be a hub for all research associated to Asian American Greek letter organizations. Publications and original research is conducted in this committee/departments. Currently, we are conducting literature review and in the research grant application process. For inquiries, please reach contact research@napa-online.org.