Grounded in community and storytelling, Peter strives to help students empower themselves and become agents of change. Peter serves as the Coordinator for Social Justice Education. In his position, Peter supervises the committees responsible for the creation of large scale social justice programming such as the Heritage Dinners (Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez, Harvey Milk, and Asian Heritage Celebration Dinner)and the Tunnel of Oppression. Furthermore, Peter works with Amanda Bonilla, Assistant Director of Social Justice Education, to implement and develop the Social Justice Scholars Program. Outside of IUPUI, Peter serves as the Executive Director for the Midwest Asian American Students Union, where he works with Asian American students across the nation to dismantle notions of the “Model Minority” political wedge and advocate for institutional resources for the Asian American community. He loves supporting undergraduate Asian American students to reflect upon their intersectional identities, find their sources of empowerment, and raise their voices to advocate for themselves.
Before coming to IUPUI, Peter attended Loyola University Chicago for his graduate degree and interned at Intercultural/Multicultural Affairs offices at multiple higher education institutions such as DePaul University and Columbia College. Furthermore, Peter worked with advocacy nonprofit organizations across Chicago while interning at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago where he worked on leadership programming and civic engagement research for Asian Americans. For his undergraduate education, Peter graduated from Northwestern University in Biological Sciences and Asian American Studies. As a student, he helped organize in inclusion movements and fought to address issues of inequity and oppression on his campus.
Outside of work, Peter enjoys binge-watching Steven Universe, gaming on Pokémon Go and Overwatch, learning guitar and piano, excessively drinking Boba tea, and more!