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Emily Ding (she/her or they/them) is the Coordinator for Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American (APIDA) Student Services at IUPUI. In the position, Emily aims to provide support for APIDA students and organizations, as well as other students with marginalized identities. Emily plans programs to promote community building among APIDA students and provide a space to learn and talk about the diverse, intersectional issues that exist within their communities. Just some of Emily’s topics of interest include the experiences of queer and trans students of color, the model minority myth, and mental health stigma among APIDAs.
A New Jersey native, Emily is a proud alumn of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she worked at the Asian American Cultural Center and graduated with a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies. Prior to coming to IUPUI, Emily received her M.Ed. in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a graduate student, Emily served as the Intake Coordinator for the UMass Amherst Dean of Students Office where she advised students navigating a wide range of challenges, such as related to mental health, financial insecurity, and academics. Emily’s experiences in Student Affairs have also included volunteering for the UMass Amherst Stonewall Center, planning programs for the Office of Student Activities at Amherst College, and co-supervising first-year orientation at the University of California, Riverside.