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Southeast Asian (SEA) Community, Education & Leadership Network

Southeast Asian Community, Education & Leadership Networks

Welcome to the University of Washington Southeast Asian Community, Education & Leadership Network web site. The purpose of this site is to centralize the Southeast Asian-focused resources available on the UW Seattle campus. We understand the university can be a challenging environment for those coming from Southeast Asian communities and difficult to navigate for anyone who is new to the campus.

We are excited to launch our inaugural web site to share the ongoing developments of Southeast Asian current events and relevant information. We recognize the need to provide guidance for these students to find academic, social, community and cultural support systems. This site is also dedicated to serving the needs of Southeast Asian staff, faculty and communities.

For more information, please contact Linda Ando at


The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) issued a press release on July 6 to promote Mental Health Awareness in Communities of Color Month.

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Meet Mimi To
Admissions Counselor, Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Get to know a little more about Mimi, an admissions counselor on the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment team in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Education, Communities, and Organizations; Psychology Minor in Diversity

Why the UW?: “As a former student, I’ll say that the UW was the place where I got to reimagine, explore, and embody everything I thought was possible for myself as a first-generation Vietnamese-American woman. I experienced firsthand how to find and build community with other students and mentors who shared my identities, my passions, and academic interests. I deepened relationships – both new and old – that have supported me personally, academically, and professionally even after graduation. The connections you create here are long lasting, and are a huge reason why I want to return and give back the mentorship and support that I received!”