Mother of two and founding director of the ACC. Currently working with a dynamic ACC team in DEIA efforts and initiatives, nonprofit work, and finding time to run, cook, and bake in between. This year, I am teaching a course on Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities and Social Change in Asian American Studies Program.
Our center is located just a few steps away from Woodlawn field. I am happy to meet with you over a nice walk around the field or for a cup of tea/coffee at the center to talk about the ACC, potential collaborations, AAPI experience, and or running races. I look forward to meeting you.
Sarah Moon Stamey
Hello! I have been with the ACC since 2011, and I love planning programs and developing resources for the campus and community with the ACC staff. I am also an IU alum (D.M., 2014) who fell in love with Bloomington and never left! I enjoy traveling, reading, playing the organ, and discovering new places in town. I hope you will stop by and see what our center has to offer!
Hello! I'm the graduate assistant for the ACC and I'm studying environmental science concentrating in ecology and conservation. I will be helping with coordinating events with student leaders/ACC staffs and communicating with the IU community for ACC future events. As soon as I first walked into the ACC, it felt like home. If you have not been to our center before, please feel free to stop by and come talk to us! We have a lot planned for this semester, stay tuned for our future events. See you soon!
Hey, it's Jenna Adams. I am a 3rd year undergraduate at IU. Studying Informatics cognate Graphic Design; minoring in fashion design and web design & development. Asian Culture Center is such an amazing place that always made me feel welcomed. I hope it does the same for you too!! Ever want to talk? Come talk to me if you want :) I enjoy listening and learning about your backgrounds, and absolutely anything.
Hi there! My name is Molly, and I'm a junior majoring in Comprehensive Design and minoring in Virtual Reality. At the ACC, I work on Hearabouts (an amazing podcast!), "Who are AAPI" discussions, and serve as a representative on the Cabinet of Students Leaders. I love thrifting, traveling, finding aesthetic cafes, and having spontaneous late-night conversations. The ACC has been a meaningful space for me, so I hope you stop by!
Hi everyone! I am a senior majoring in neuroscience and psychology. I enjoy baking, badminton, reading (drop book recommendations) and have been trying to get more into yoga. The Asian Culture Center is an incredibly warm and welcoming place and I hope you love it as much as I do :) If you ever want to grab a cup of tea/coffee and talk, feel free to drop by!
Hi, my name is Ikumi, a Bloomington resident since 2018. I originally came to Indiana from Japan in 2015 for a job at a steel manufacturing company for automotives. I'm excited to be a part of the ACC and the community. Come say hi!
Hey y'all! My name is Samantha (she/her). I'm a masters student studying Higher Education & Student Affairs. You can also find me working on campus as a graduate supervisor for Residential Programs & Services. I recently graduated from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (Go Vols!) with a BFA in Graphic Design. Ask me for my hot takes on boba tea, DIY projects, and studio art. I'll be assisting the APATC with programming and outreach, and I'm excited to help y'all find your home at the ACC!
Hi guys! My name is Audrey, and I'm a senior majoring in Biology and pursuing an honors certificate in the Liberal Arts & Management Program. I grew up in Bloomington, so if you ever need restaurant recommendations I got you! I also love plants, and I'd be thrilled to take a trip to the local greenhouse with a new face. The ACC is a family that welcomes anyone with an interest in our community - if you need someone to talk to, I'm more than available. Hope to see you there!
Hi, my name is Heidi Lin. I am a junior majoring in Informatics with a cognate in game design and a minor in HCC. I am from Washington DC, and I like playing chess.
Hello, my name is Ben, I’m a sophomore majoring in Cybersecurity and Global Policy with a minor in Business. I will mainly work with the social media team. I enjoy weight lifting, watching movies, and traveling around the world. I am also slowly getting into cooking and am looking for new dishes to try and make.
Hey, I’m Juli and I am a first-year majoring in Informatics. I love traveling, hiking, beautiful scenery, and just going on random little adventures. I enjoy random little hobbies, right now I’m into keyboard modding and TCG’s :0. I also am avid sitcoms watcher. Stepping into the Asian Culture Center is like entering your second home or home away from home. You may be shy at first to come but as soon as you enter, you’ll be greeted with such warm and welcoming energy! So, stop by if you can and utilize all the resources, we have for you or just come and talk :).
Hi! I am a senior majoring in Supply Chain and Business Analytics, minoring in GIS/RS. I am a big novel reader and an avid tea connoisseur. Collecting rare teas is my expensive hobby :D I also collect swords and am a big Baltimore Ravens fan. I just got back from a semester abroad in Korea. Hope to see you around!
Hey, I'm Win. A senior majoring in Informatics with a minor in web development and Human Resource Management. I was born in Thailand but raised in Fort Wayne, IN. I'm ethically Burmese. In my free time, I go to the gym, play video games, and take pictures with my Sony A6000.
Hi all!!! My name is Katelyn Wo and I am a sophomore from Louisville, KY studying neuroscience with minors in community health, global health, and chemistry. At the ACC I help plan the annual AAPI Short Film festival and help write for the "Rice Paper!" On campus I also am involved in Minority Association for Premed Students, the NICE research lab, and am on the board of the Asian American Association! I love trying new restaurants, watching movies, cooking, reading, and exploring, so I am always down to go out to eat with you or find new spots around Bloomington! I absolutely LOVE the ACC and the community it helps build at IU and can't wait to see you there! :)
Hello! I’m Karen, a junior studying Informatics with double minors in Psychology and Human-Centered Computing. I'm the webmaster here at the ACC and am also in charge of designing our semi-annual publication, Rice Paper. I’m a big NHL fan (Go Avs & Pens!) and one of my personal goals is to go to as many National Parks as possible. I’m currently at 17/63 (in the US) so I’ve still got a long way to go, but I hope to be able to check some more off in the coming years.
Counseling Services at the ACC
The ACC is one of the embedded sites of CAPS. To learn more about other embedded sites on campus, please look here.
Wilson (Wei-Cheng) Hsiao, Ph.D., HSPP
I am a staff psychologist from IU Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS). On a personal level, I like jogging, swimming, hiking, and traveling. I enjoy living in Bloomington, especially the fantastic swimming pool facilities.
ACC Hours: Tuesdays 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Madhuri Dugyala, LMHC
Madhuri joined CAPS shortly after she completed her master’s degree in Applied Clinical Psychology at Penn State. Prior to this, she completed her first master’s degree in Health Psychology, in India. Madhuri worked in de-addiction, inpatient, outpatient, and community mental health settings with families, couples and individuals experiencing distress related to anxiety, trauma, depression, OCD, interpersonal and adjustment concerns. She is trained in multi-cultural counseling and has works closely with a culturally diverse group of college students. In addition to working at CAPS, Madhuri offers individual counseling services at the School of Optometry and the Asian Culture Center as an embedded counselor.
ACC Hours: Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm
Michael Whiteside II, LCSW
Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Multicultural Outreach Coordinator at IU CAPS. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University Bloomington. He is passionate about providing mental health services that promote holistic healing and overall better quality of life, especially for BIPOC students. Michael’s treatment approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, strengths perspective, and psychodynamic interventions. Some of his areas of interest include African American students, students from minority backgrounds, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, anger, trauma, and general stress.
Let's Talk at the ACC Hours: 12-2pm