Nicole Fink, Advanced Year Community Organization Student, has been named an Advocacy Coordinator on the National Board of the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU). ECAASU seeks to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American and Pacific Islander American issues. As Advocacy Coordinator, Nicole’s goals are to help the Asian American and Pacific Islander community finds its political voice and become more involved in the political system. In addition, Nicole also serves on the Board of the Asian Pacific American Coalition of Connecticut where she holds the position of Events Chair.
During the 2010-11 academic year Nicole helped re-establish the UConn SSW Asian and Asian American Student Organization. This year as Chair, she hopes to educate the School of Social Work about the issues of the Asian Pacific American community including racism, discrimination, family violence, homophobia, health and mental health stigmas, as well as cultural awareness of Asian holidays, celebrations and customs. Nicole plans to educate the SSW community through events, newsletters and fact sheets.