Asian Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff of Color Affinity Group

We are the Asian Faculty and Staff (AFS) affinity group at Northeastern University (NU). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an alarming increase of anti-Asian racism, xenophobia, and isolation. Therefore, we created AFS as a way to provide a collective space for Asian faculty and staff at NU to connect, build, and empower themselves and one another.

Our mission and vision include facilitating opportunities for affirming, nurturing, and celebrating lived experiences of Asian faculty and staff; to boost visibility and recognition of Asian faculty and staff; to create a network of Asian faculty and staff, and to stand in coalition with other identity-based affinity groups on campus and strive together to make NU an inclusive academic institution.

This semester, we plan to have a virtual social mixer to officially introduce AFS and the AFS planning committee to the NU community and connect with folx who are interested in being a part of AFS. More information will be shared soon.

For any questions and/ or to learn more, please contact Tiana Yom at


Blue and yellow lettering to broadcast hybrid event on Thursday, 3/31 at 4 p.m. EST "Honoring Atlanta Victims and Uplifting APIDA Voices amidst Anti-Asian Violence. It will be hybrid, at the AAC Annex (405 Ell Hall) and an NU credential will be required for attendance. Co-sponsored by NU Cultural and Spiritual Life, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Department of Psychology, and University Advancement


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Affinity Group Leadership

Emmie Nguyen

Human Resources Associate, College of Social Sciences & Humanities Office of the Dean

Deth Sao

Director of Development, College of Social Sciences & Humanities