In 2016, Delia Shen, AB ’15, and Justin Ho, AB ’16, co-founded the Washington University Asian Alumni Network. Their goal was to cultivate an active network of Asian and Asian American alumni that would remain engaged with the university. 

Although a national network, the WashU Asian Alumni Network has dedicated regional chapters in New York, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The network hosts Lunar New Year celebrations in these cities, and also holds an annual reception for alumni during WashU Reunion.

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New York Chapter Leadership

Delia Shen, AB ’15, chair 

Julie Azuma, BFA ’65, committee member

Young Kwon, MSW ’21, committee member

Kyoo Lee, MS ’12, committee member

John Lee, MSW ’21, committee member

Chicago Chapter Leadership

Currently recruiting 

san francisco Bay area Chapter Leadership

Robert Liu, MS ’88, co-chair

Mia Lai, BS ’17, MS ’18, co-chair

Erin Lo, BSBA ’96, co-chair

WashU Bhangra in traditional costumes, 2022

Diwali shines brightly among the WashU community

For decades, Diwali celebrations have brought together the South Asian students and alumni of Washington University in St. Louis. Ashoka, WashU’s South Asian student association, has organized an annual Diwali celebration that brings together students from all cultures since around 1988.

Upcoming network Events

Check out these resources for more information about diversity, equity, and inclusion at WashU: