Laura Yang

She/her | Graduate Research Assistant (Portland State); Adjunct Professor (Montclair State)

Employer: Portland State University; Montclair State University

Moved Here from: Clifton, NJ on September 2021

Why did you move here?

Pursue my PhD at Portland State University in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (minor in Occupational Health Psychology)

What is one thing that you need/want from a community right now?

Mentorship and connection. Although the AAPI community is growing, I do not know many professional AAPI folks (especially in my field), so having support and mentorship from similar members might have me with the struggles of navigating two distinct cultures.

What kind of civic connection are you interested in making?

Those in academia, particularly people who are AAPI and first-generation.