Wendy Ng


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Wendy Ng is a third-generation Japanese and Chinese American who grew up in Northern California. She has a professional career in higher education and is currently a Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State University East Bay. She is also a sewist in the Auntie Sewing Squad.

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(00:00) Wendy Ng discusses her background growing up in a predominantly white suburb, where her knowledge and experiences with Asian American culture were fairly limited. (10:25) She shares that she identifies more as Japanese American than Chinese American largely because of her relationship with her parents. (14:54) She explains that her parents expected her and her brother to obtain a college education because they did not have a college education. (21:57) She goes on to reveal how she became involved with the Auntie Sewing Squad and why she has stopped sewing. (30:25) As a Dean, she specifies why she became involved in higher education to make changes at the policy level.

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Cora Correia; Itzel Vargas

Interview with Wendy Ng



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