From left to right: Diki Dolma '17, Tsering Choden '17, Timothy Kim '15 and Dikyi Wangmo '18
Where are you from? What is your major?
Originally I’m from Nepal but I live in NYC, Queens. My major is Environmental Studies.
What is your favorite part about being a part of ACA?
I guess when I started out I wanted to be more involved and out there and I realized I could do more in ACA and have more of an impact on the students.
How has being part of ACA impacted or influenced your time at Skidmore?
It has made me more aware about different kinds of issues especially with identity. It hasn’t been long since I came here from America so the shift was very overwhelming because over there I’m a part of majority. My first year it felt weird because it dawns on you to be part of the minority. After joining ACA I met people that felt the same way and people that I connected with. It was about raising awareness and the importance of standing together.
Who is someone that you consider a role model or are inspired by?
I actually don’t have that kind of person. Instead of having that person I get inspired by regular people that I actually see and come in contact with. Big personalities feel distant to me and so I get inspired by people near me that I can talk to and interact with. So like friends or professors.
What is one thing that you are passionate about?
I don’t know what I’m passionate about. I like being involved in things like being in the flow of things or watching from the distance. I like being involved in anything in a conversation or any work activity.
What is your favorite event in ACA?
Cultural Night Market. I also enjoyed East Coast Asian American Student Union Conference we attended. I’m also very excited about the comedy/poetry night we are having soon.
What are some upcoming events or programming for ACA?
Our Annual ACA Dinner and the comedy/poetry night with Hari Kondabolu and Alex Dang.
What is a fun fact that most people do not know about you?
I can be very sarcastic with my jokes even though people see me as quiet. I also mimic people I’ve known for a long time very well.