Board of Advisors


BOA is dedicated to ending Anti-Asian Hate on Campus.

Board of Advisors Internship

The Board of Advisors is a year-long internship program existing for many years (Board of Directors) before it was put on hold Spring 2020 due to the pandemic. After initial assessment, APASA decided to revamp the Board of Directors to Board of Advisors in Fall 2023 to focus on educational programs while building professional and personal development for interns who participate in the internship program.   Through experiential learning, interns build leadership, communication, and activism skills. The Board of Advisors programming series builds intentional relationships with our campus and community partners to educate about APIDA cultures and fight against anti-Asian hate. 

The Board of Advisors Internship program is a year long undergraduate internship that works in collaboration with Asian Pacific American Students Affairs to help students:

  • Develop APIDA cultural exploration initiatives 
  • Explore current issues that affect the APIDA community
  • Assist with the expansion of the Asian Pacific American studies minor
  • Create and connect students with resources to combat anti Asian hate


Graduate Assistant

Pat Yango - BOA's Graduate Assistant

My name is Pat Yango and I serve as the Graduate Assistant at the APASA. I am currently a second-year Master of Public Policy Student. I am from Gilbert, Arizona, and earned degrees in Law and Public Management & Policy from UArizona in May 2023. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, taking Muay Thai classes, and spending time with my cat, Betty Boop.

Katharia Mark

Katharia Mark - APA Studies Liaison Intern

My name is Katharia Mark, but you can also call me Kat! I'm a sophomore double majoring in Anthropology and East Asian Studies with a minor in Asian Pacific American Studies. Not only am I working with APASA but I will also be an active sister of Alpha Phi Gamma, an Asian American sorority that is dedicated to spreading Asian awareness on campus. 

Justine Kim

Justine Kim - Marketing Intern

I'm Justine Kim and I am from Phoenix, AZ. I am a senior that is double majoring in Marketing & Entrepreneurship. I am also minoring in Retail & Consumer Sciences. I am one of the new Board of Advisors interns for the Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA) Center who will be involved in the marketing and communications for the center. 

Safia Manne

Safia Manne - Programming Intern

My name is Safia Manne and I am currently a Junior at the University of Arizona. I serve as the Programming Intern for APASA's Board of Advisors. I am currently studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science with an Emphasis in Language and Communication as well as minors in APA Studies and Linguistics. As the Programming Intern, I work along side my other fellow BOA Interns to help create events and workshops that outline the current events and APIDA related cultural initiatives within our community. I started working at APASA in the Fall of 2021 and have loved working here ever since!


Mokshi Joshi - Outreach Intern

My name is Mokshi Joshi and I work as a front desk student assistant at APASA. I am going to be a junior this upcoming fall semester. I am majoring in Fashion Industries in Science & Technology with a minor in Korean. I started working at APASA in the late Fall semester of my freshman year and have loved working here so far! 

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Tinius Manu - Social Media Intern


My name is Tinius Manu. I'm a freshman majoring in Astronomy originally from Anchorage, Alaska. In my free time, I like to play volleyball & go on walks.

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*We are grateful that the Student Services Fee helps funds APASA initiatives including the Board of Advisors Internship Program.*