Admission Counselor, Stanford University (CA)
Vince graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. After graduating, he moved to South Korea where he was employed by the South Korean government to work as the only public high school international college counselor in the country. After several years of guiding students through the college readiness process, Vince returned to Stanford in 2018 to start his position as an Admission Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. In addition to his duties as an Admission Counselor, he also serves as the community liaison to the Asian American Activities Center (A3C) and the Queer Student Resources Center (QSR).
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Hmong American Students in College Admissions: Disaggregating Asian America
Of all the ethnicities that make up the demographic category Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), few face as many challenges in college admissions and retention as the Hmong. Hmong teenagers have the highest dropout rate among all AAPI groups--as high as 40% according to some estimates. 38% of the Hmong population have not completed high school. Nine out of every ten Hmong girls quit school. This panel will share some successes and challenges experienced by Hmong American students. It will also provide practical advice about supporting them in outreach, admissions, and retention, as well as teach greater cultural competence.Read More