Hyphen Visiting the University of Maryland

February 23, 2010

And by Hyphen, I mean me. Although I wish I could bring the rest of my Hyphen family with me!

Today is technically day 0 of my trip out to the University of Maryland, College Park. Am taking a red-eye flight out to Washington. I'm really excited about this trip, not only because I get to visit Washington, DC again, but because I'll get to spend two full days on campus visiting classes and spreading the Hyphen love. This trip could not have been possible without the invitation of the Asian American Studies Program at UMD, and their patience in working out all the logistics with me. So to thank them for their hospitality, I will attempt to blog as much as I can about my experience visiting and jot down any revelations that might hit me. 

My flight has been delayed and as you can see here (excuse the low-resolution photo), I've made myself quite comfortable at SFO. You can't tell, but I have my jacket and poncho ready to go because I heard that it's going to be "wintry" out there.

So what exactly will I be doing and where can you find me? Well, according to this neat schedule that was put together for me: 

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 

12:00 PM  

Brown Bag Series – Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) 

“Get Hyphenated: Infusing passion into a professional career path”

Student Involvement Suite A, Terrapin Rooms B & C 

04:30 PM   

Check in @ AAST Office

Meet & tour with Professor Shinagawa 

1120 Cole Building  

05:00 PM  

Media Discussion

AAST498C‐Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies: Asian Americans in Public Policy 

Biology‐Psychology (Bldg. 144) Room 1238

Thursday, February 25th 2010  

11:00 AM  

AAST298C‐Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies: Asian Americans in Popular Culture 

Plant Science (Bldg. 036) Room 1130

I'll be sticking around for a bit after my last speaking engagement. If you're on campus (or close enough), I'd love to meet and talk with you. I'll also be heading out to downtown/central DC once I wrap up my visit at UMD. Maybe I'll catch you there? If there are any cool events happening, please do let me know as well! 

Oh and shameless plug here, students, with your valid student ID, you can get a full-year Hyphen subscription (four issues) for JUST $10. Think about it. Each issue you buy is $5 and a regular subscription is $18. That's roughly 50% off! How to get this awesome deal? Find me. I will hook you up.

Until my next post, you can fan/follow me so you get in on my adventures. Watch out snow! You can't get me (or my boots) down.


Lisa Lee


Lisa Lee works in User Operations at Facebook, and has more than five years of nonprofit experience in marketing and communications for multicultural arts and cultural organizations.