About us

Some of us are mothers, some of us are therapists, and some of us are current graduate students. Growing up with Asian American identities, each of us as had experiences with anti-Asian racism and xenophobia, and we remember how confused, shocked, unwanted and lonely we felt. As social workers, we knew these real feelings as children and how it's even more timely during the pandemic. We hope that this resource can help increase conversations about anti-Asian racism, empower communities and provide tangible tools for all those caring for Asian American children.

Meet the Team

Joyce Y. Lee

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Joyce is a doctoral candidate in the Joint PhD Program in Social Work and Psychology at the University of Michigan, studying family processes that benefit children, especially children of color and those from family backgrounds with low income. She is also a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Michigan, serving children and families involved in child welfare. 

Emily Ku she/her/hers

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Emily is a current masters candidate at the University of Michigan focusing on Community Organizing and Social Systems. Her interest meets at the intersection of storytelling and community change. She hopes to work with women and girls from diverse social, economic, global and cultural communities to focus on well-being and education efforts for social justice change.

Maggie Chen

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Maggie is a social worker and artist. Whether she is facilitating youth programs, engaging with clients as a mental health therapist, or creating graphic design strategies, she loves listening to other people’s dreams and collaborating on how to bring those dreams to life. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

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