My name is Ethan Teng and I am a Taiwanese American on the pre-dental path. I entered this class in hopes to learn more about the history of Asian Americans, but what I got out of it was much more. This class allowed me to see the world from a different perspective. Not only do I live day to day looking forward to the future, but I now reflect on the history of my culture and how it came to be. The nature of my project revolved around my love for medicine, but also my love for aesthetically pleasing tumblrs. I created my own tarot card ( The Doctor) in addition to the original tarot card ( The Patient). Overall, this project helps me to review my current career goals and help me focus on the purpose of pursuing my current aspirations.
Hi I’m Jessica! I grew up in San Francisco, and spent 3 years at University of Washington in Seattle and 1 year at UCI. Although I studied Biology and Physiology, I can say for certain that the courses that substantially changed my worldview were the ones that had to do with racial dynamics and identity. The courses gave me the tools and language to make sense of my experiences and internal conflicts that have come with being a first-generation Asian American born to immigrant parents. Check out the Tumblr I made for my ASAM 51 final project to read about my journey with my Asian American identity during these transformative years! Feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to chat about anything, whether it may be about identity or not – I love meeting new people!
To give a brief bio of myself, I recently graduated as a Computer Science and Engineering major and will be going on to work at Google as a software engineer. I really love coding, the video game Final Fantasy, and The Best We Could Do book we read in class, so I decided to combine all three interests to create the final project for ASAM 51.