APACC Staff

All full-time staff at APACC have undergone Safe Zone, Dream Zone, and Victims’ Assistance Team trainings and are available to help students who identify as LGBTQ, undocumented, and/or survivors of relationship violence.

Assistant Director

Carl

Carl Murray Olsen

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Hello, I am the APACC Assistant Director. My hometown is Longmont, Colorado. Fun fact: I was a leadership development coordinator for what was the Asian Pacific American Student Service Office back in 2007-2008.

Communications Manager

Randy Huynh

(HE, HIM, HIS)

Hello, I am the APACC Communications Manager and I’m majoring in Business Accounting. My hometown is Lakewood, Colorado. Spend most of my time being a proud Dog Dad of a small chihuahua named Snowy. I really enjoy the outdoors and spend the rest of my time hiking, playing video games, and working out. I can be a little shy, but I love making friends and getting to know people. Say hi to me if you see me!

Community Development Coordinator

Jessica Jeong

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Hello, I am the APACC Community Development Coordinator and I’m majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Spanish. I’m from Colorado Springs! Fun fact, I’m a big foodie and I’m always down to try new foods!

Community Development Coordinator

Andrew Grant 이재석

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Hello, I am the APACC Community Development Coordinator and I’m majoring in International Studies and Political Science with minors in Ethnic Studies and Linguistics. My hometown is Fort Collins, Colorado. I’m a sophomore, I’m Korean-American, I’m passionate about activism and equality, and my favorite fruit is blueberries.

Director

JoAnn Cornell

JoAnn Cornell

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JoAnn Cornell joined the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center as Director in June 2010.  She served as an academic advisor and assisted with internships in the Liberal Arts Advising Center and previously worked as a career counselor, both at Colorado State University.  She has taught career exploration classes, first-year seminars, and co-taught an Ethnic Studies course about Asian American leadership.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Education, specializing in Counseling and Career Development, both at CSU.  JoAnn and her husband, Mike, live in Fort Collins with their two sons, Sean and Adam  (who both enjoy playing competitive baseball).

Inclusive Community Assistant

Alejandra Marinelarena-Olvera

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Hello, I am the APACC Inclusive Community Assistant at Newson and I’m technically undeclared but will be declaring International Studies and Ethnic Studies, with a concentration in Latin America, and a minor in Spanish and maybe ASL. My hometown is Montebello, Denver, Colorado. I don’t like chocolate, I have broken my bones 4 times, I love my family, and I’m Mexican.

Peer Mentor Coordinator

Sarah DeLaet

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Hello, I am the APACC Peer Mentor Coordinator and I’m majoring in Electrical Engineering. My hometown is Wheat Ridge, Colorado. I’m finishing up my last semester at CSU and though it’s bittersweet I owe a lot of my successes and happiest memories to working at APACC for the last three years. I love this community and the amazing people in it! Outside of school and work I love sewing, watching tv, and funambulism.

Peer Mentor Coordinator

Kaitlynn Husovsky

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Hello, I am the APACC Peer Mentor Coordinator and I’m majoring in International Studies with an Asian Concentration and minoring in Business Administration, Political Science, and Chinese. My hometown is Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I identify as a transracial adoptee and I am currently a junior here at CSU. Some of my favorite hobbies include dancing, reading, writing, watching K-dramas and anime, and listening to a wide variety of music. I also enjoy playing many different sports and I am always down to go hiking. I am involved in many different clubs and organizations on campus and while I tend to be quite academically focused, I can always find time to hang out with friends, take a trip to Old Town, or grab some bubble tea. I am open to trying new things, and I love to meet new people! I am excited to be working with APACC, and I look forward to what this year may hold for us!

Pre-collegiate Youth Program Development

Jeannie Vong

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Hello, I am the APACC Pre-collegiate Youth Program Development and I’m majoring in Communications Studies and minoring in Global Environmental Sustainability. My hometown is San Francisco, California. I’m a third year and carry around half a gallon of water everywhere in my Big Boy. I like kpop, good food, and colder weather. I don’t wear pants ever and haven’t for over 3 years!

Ram Events Liaison

An-Ping Yu

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Hey! I am a second year undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Conservation Biology. My home is the midwestern state of Indiana. I am of Taiwanese descent and have traveled to Taiwan three times so far. I love photography, anime, Asian dramas, and K-pop. Feel free to ask me for song recommendations!

Student Administrative Assistant

Fang Yang

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I’m a 4th year majoring is Business with a concentration of Organization Innovation Management and Human Resources. My hometown is Lakewood, Co. Some of my hobbies include painting, watching movies, and hanging out with family & friends.

Student Administrative Assistant

Michael (Miget) Perez

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Hello, I am the APACC Student Administrative Assistant and I’m majoring in Civil Engineering. My hometown is Ordot-Chalan Pågo, Guam. Buenas yan Håfa Adai (Hello)! I was born and raised on the island of Guam, and I am Native Chamorro. With that, my name is also Miget (pronounced like “Miguel” but with a “t” instead.) I am in my fourth year of Civil Engineering with hopes to work in water resource management on Guam to provide a sustainable way of providing water to the island. I work with Chai to Understand and hope to continue this great program and see it improve.

Student Success Coordinator

Kalyn Bonn

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Hello, I am the APACC Program Aide. My hometown is Aurora, Colorado. I recently graduated with my M.A. in Ethnic Studies. I like to go on runs. And I’m try to convince my cats to like the outdoors

Volunteer Coordinator

Dinard Jesse (DJ) Gonzales

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Hello, I am the APACC Volunteer Coordinator and I’m majoring in Computer Science. My hometown is Cicero, Illinois. I think it’s important to try and learn both sides of an argument. Understanding what drives people thought and opinions in an argument should allow you to either improve your idea or see that you haven’t thought of it through all the aspects that can affect it. Most importantly though, my mantra of “Be a good person, don’t be a –,” would help to solve a lot of the strife in the world if everyone applied that train of thought before their actions.

Volunteer Coordinator

Christian Parker

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Hello, I am the APACC Volunteer Coordinator and I’m majoring in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts. My hometown is Canon City, Colorado. I’m an aspiring law student and entrepreneur. I love confessionalist poetry and French Nouveau cinema. My favorite things to do in Fort Collins are to explore new shops in Old Town and walk the paths through the green space. My cat’s name is Stella and she likes to go outside.