Staff

Jack Nguyen

Director, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs

Jack joined the UF family in summer of 2017 full of hope and excitement. He hopes to assist the creation of equitable resources and opportunities at the university and to promote a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary issues that affect the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) and to dive deep into the complex intersectional identities of our communities.

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Elaine Rivera

Graduate Assistant, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs

"I am a first-year Master’s student in the Student Personnel in Higher Education program at UF. Prior to UF, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Neuroscience and spent two years teaching English in Taiwan through the Fulbright Program. In my current role as the APIA Affairs GA, I guide four student ambassadors with program development and event planning, as well as provide support for their personal and professional growth. In my down time, I enjoy traveling, finding new coffee shops, and learning new languages. "

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MCDA Ambassadors

APIA Affairs Ambasadors

Multicultural & Diversity Affairs (MCDA) Ambassadors are student leaders and paraprofessionals who are dedicated support the mission and vision of MCDA by providing customer service and administrative support in any of our 6 centers and through programming and advocacy across each of the areas. We are seeking Federal Work Study recipients and student volunteers who are interested in enhancing UF’s commitment to diversity and social justice.

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Jack Nguyen

Director, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs

Jack joined the UF family in summer of 2017 full of hope and excitement. He hopes to assist the creation of equitable resources and opportunities at the university and to promote a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary issues that affect the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) and to dive deep into the complex intersectional identities of our communities.

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Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs Director

Jack Nguyen

Director, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs
352-294-7852

Graduate Assistants

Elaine Rivera

Graduate Assistant, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs
352-294-7852

Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs Ambassadors