Committee Members

Kumi Alderman, Executive Director
Kumi Alderman
Executive Director

Kumi Alderman traveled all over the world as a Tour Conductor based in Tokyo, Japan. Learning about many different belief systems, arts, and lifestyles, she came to realize that people are essentially the same beneath their skin and their layers of culture.

In the last ten years of organizing the Knox Asian Festival, Kumi has manifested her passion of bringing the richness of traditional Asian arts and culture to the mountains of East Tennessee. She hopes to ignite imaginations and inspire, especially the younger generations, believing that mutual understanding is the foundation for world peace.

On November 20th, 2018, Kumi was presented with the Certificate of Commendation by the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville for her distinguished service in contributing to the deepening of mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Knoxville.

Currently, Kumi serves on the boards of the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Institute for Public Service and Knoxville Community Media. She is also a member of the Chief of Security Advisory Council on Diversity for Knox County Schools, and serves on the Counselor Advisory Board at Cedar Bluff Middle School.

Her dream is to build on the incredible successes of the Knox Asian Festival to create an Asian Culture Center in Knoxville.

Mrs. Silavong, Board Member
Mrs. Silavong

Board Member

Hailing from Ipoh, Malaysia, Mrs. Silavong immigrated to the United States in 1999. She brought extensive knowledge of Malaysian and Chinese cookery with her. In 2007, she acquired ownership of the Plum Tree Chinese Restaurant, and in 2013, she branched out and opened Thai’an, located in the food court of West Town Mall.

Leroy Kautz, Board Member
Sifu Leroy

Board Member

Leroy Kautz, a Sifu (Kung Fu teacher) under Great Grand Master CHAN PUI

After studying various styles of Martial Arts since the early 1970s, Leroy was introduced to the WAH LUM system in 1987, training for nearly five years as a professional student in Tampa, FL. He then continued his training under the strict guidance of Grand Master CHAN PUI at the Wah Lum Temple in Orlando, FL.

Leroy was granted the opportunity, privilege, and honor to open his own school and propagate this system, and in August of 1994, Leroy began establishing the Tennessee-based Wah Lum School in Knoxville.

Dave Alderman, Board Member
Dave Alderman

Board Member

Dave Alderman works as a lead auditor at UL DQS Inc. He participated in founding Asian Culture Center of Tennessee (ACCTN) and assisted in organizing the Knoxville Asian Festival. Dave frequently travels to Asia to support ACCTN’s mission. Dave is an avid runner and competes in local and national marathons.

Mahagi LaCure, Japanese Leader
Mahagi LaCure

Board Member

Ms. LaCure has been teaching Japanese at the University of Tennessee for more than 20 years. She also works with students as an advisor for the university’s Japan Club. Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a tapestry weaver, selling her works through galleries. She is proud to be part of the Asian Festival in promoting and celebrating cultural diversity in Knoxville. When she has free time, she enjoys coordinating and wearing kimonos and playing the shamisen, a Japanese three-string banjo.

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson

USMC, Retired
Volunteer Security Manager

Lieutenant General Nicholson was born in Toronto, Canada, and is a 1979 graduate of the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He holds an MS degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. From 1980-1982, Lieutenant General Nicholson served as a Platoon and Company Commander in the 3d Battalion, 1st Marines at Camp Pendleton, California. From 1982-1985 he was assigned to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, where he served as a Series and Company Commander.

Following Amphibious Warfare School at Quantico, Virginia in 1986, Lieutenant General Nicholson served as a Platoon Commander at Officers Candidate School until joining 3/7 in the fall of 1986. He then served as a Rifle Company Commander for Lima 3/7 and subsequently Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines until May of 1990. From June 1990 to July 1993, Lieutenant General Nicholson served as a Company Officer and Instructor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Following completion of the US Army Command and General Staff College in 1994, he was assigned to the Middle East as a United Nations Observer for UNTSO Palestine. In 1995, he reported to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as the Executive Officer of the Wolfpack, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.

In 1997, Lieutenant General Nicholson assumed the duties as the 2d Marine Division, G-3 Operations Officer until taking Command of the WARLORDS of 2d Battalion, 2d Marines in 1999. Following a deployment to the Balkans with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, he was re-assigned in 2001, as the Executive Officer of the 2d Marine Regiment. Upon graduation from the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy in 2002, he was assigned to NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium where he served as the Ground Forces Planner for the U.S. Military Delegation to NATO. In July 2004, Lieutenant General Nicholson reported to the 1st Marine Division HQ at Camp Blue Diamond, Ramadi, Iraq, where he served as the Division G-3. In July of 2005, he assumed command of the 5th Marine Regiment and deployed with them to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006.

As a General Officer, he has served as the Deputy Commanding General for Marine Corps Combat Development Command at Quantico; the Commanding General of the 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Helmand Province Afghanistan; the Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC; the Operations Officer for the ISAF Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan; the Commanding General of the legendary 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California; and the Commanding General of the III Marine Expeditionary Force in Japan and the Pacific region.

Lt Gen Nicholson now calls Knoxville Tennessee home, is active in local Veterans affairs organizations, serves on the advisory board for the Spirit of America, Still Serving Inc, and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and the Asia-Pacific Institutes’ Military Statesman’s Forum. He has been married to Deborah for 41 years and has 3 sons, 2 on Active-duty USMC, and 9 grandchildren that he and Debbie enjoy spoiling at every opportunity.

naoko podhorszki

Naoko Podhorszki

Executive Director Assistant

Naoko Podhorszki was born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan.

Naoko graduated with a BA in English Literature in Japan and a BA in Computer Graphics from
College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE. Through her life in Japan, in Singapore, and now in the US, she has experienced and learned how important it is to respect and understand cultural diversity. To share and embrace elements of culture is beneficial to the community. She is honored to be a part of the Knox Asian Festival that brings so much influences from all over Asia to East Tennessee.

She moved to Knoxville in 2019 where she works as a part-time preschool teacher at a private school.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking and traveling around with her husband and puppy.

Ruth Utami, Volunteer Coordinator
Ruth Utami

Volunteer Manager  

Ruth Dray was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ruth earned her Bachelor of Economics from Padjadjaran University, Indonesia before obtaining her Master of Business Administration in Finance from Lincoln Memorial University. Ruth currently works for Hearthside Bank as Loan Officer Assistant/ Loan Administrative Assistant in Knoxville TN.

Living in a developing country with a large economic gap helped Ruth understand the importance of compassion. She is very passionate about giving back to the community. She joined multiple volunteer efforts in Indonesia, including the Salvation Army Indonesia. Since her arrival in the United States, she has continued her charity work whenever possible. Most recently, she has focused on charity events sponsored by Volunteer East Tennessee. She is also a member of the Middlesboro Ladies Golf Association.

Ruth enjoys traveling. Through travel, she learns about the many different things life can offer. Travel lets her experience different food, people, languages, race, cultures, and ways of living in different places. The most important thing she has learned is that compassion brings peace, harmony, and unity through diversity, which is the Mission of the Knoxville Asian Festival.

Dr. Javiette Samuel, Advisor
Dr. Javiette Samuel


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement
Director of Community Engagement and Outreach

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Dr. Rachel Rui

University of Tennessee Communication Partner

Dr. Rachel Rui is the Communications Director and the Director for the Office of Asia Engagement at the Center for Global Engagement at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Her contribution to the Knoxville Asian Festival goes back to 2015, the second year of the Knoxville Asian Festival, serving as a volunteer at the main information booth. With the growing volunteer teams, her involvement evolved into advisory responsibilities, acting as a liaison between the festival committee and various departments within the University of Tennessee. Dr. Rui’s notable contributions include the 2022 Asian Immigrant documentary, “Reverberations of Community: Stories of Asian Immigration in Knoxville,” which premiered at the 2022 Asian Film Festival before the main event. She fosters connections with diverse student and faculty groups on campus, encouraging their participation, and identifies additional fundraising opportunities to ensure the continued success and growth of the Knoxville Asian Festival.

Dr. Kathie Shiba, Volunteer Coordinator
Dr. Kathie Shiba
Maryville College Communications Manager

Dr. Kathie Shiba is the Assistant Dean of Institutional Equity and Professor of Psychology at Maryville College. She moved to Tennessee in 1994 after graduating with her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. In her own words, “As a Sansei whose parents, grandparents, and other relatives were incarcerated during WWII, I have been interested in understanding the impact of racism, especially across generations. I study the impact of microaggressions on college students’ lives, focusing on racial, sexual, and gender microaggressions. In addition, my research examines student and institutional characteristics that promote positive outcomes such as resiliency, coping skills, and mediation. I appreciate the opportunity to volunteer at the Asian Festival each year and have been impressed with the tremendous growth over the years. It is exciting to see so many people who are passionately learning about Asian cultures.”

Dr. Rachel Rui, Director of Marketing and Communications
Professor Eric Franklin Amarante

Board Advisor

Eric Franklin Amarante is a professor of law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he focuses on nonprofit and small business law. Eric received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas.

Dr. David Gras
Dr. David Gras

Board Advisor

Dr. David Gras holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University, an MS in Marketing from Clemson University, and a BA in Management from Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the antecedents of business performance and competitive advantage. Within these areas, Dr. Gras explores the financial impacts of corporate social responsibility, new venture diversification, strategic decisions, and entrepreneurial characteristics. Dr. Gras has taught numerous classes in entrepreneurship (e.g. introduction to entrepreneurship; opportunity recognition; values-centered entrepreneurship) and strategic management at the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, and Texas Christian University.

Elena Sonbok McMillan M.F.A., M.Ed., M.A.

Director of Community Reach

Professor Emerita Elena Sonbok McMillan is an accomplished artist, educator, and leader based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

As an artist, Elena has a deep appreciation for creativity and innovation. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), and has received numerous awards and accolades for her work. She understands the importance of fostering a creative environment that encourages experimentation, risk-taking, and growth.

Elena is also an experienced educator with a Master of Education degree from Hyles Anderson College. She has taught as Professor of Art at multiple Universities throughout the United States, and has developed an innovative curriculum and teaching methods that engage and inspires her students. Her passion for education and her commitment to promoting art and cultural understanding is a driving force for her non-profit work.

Finally, Elena holds a Master of Arts degree in English from the Texas A&M, Corpus Christi and has had a number of her art pieces added to museums and was selected as the head artists for a number of large installation and art pieces in museums in Southern California.

Elena‘s leadership, creativity, and passion all come together in her love of culture and community with her non-profit work. As a two term President of the Korean Association of Knoxville and Council Woman of the National Unification Council of South Korea.  Elena is no stranger to the demands of public office and providing strong leadership in difficult times. 

Elena’s faith and passion for community is what drives Elenaforward each day to help make the world a better place.

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Michael McMillan

Director of Community Reach

Michael McMillan is the Executive Chairman of United Bridge Group, Founder and CEO of Bizprints, Advisory Board Member of ArenaCX, and author and TEDx featured speaker. For over 25 years, Michael has been building companies from the ground up as the founder and part of the executive leadership teams. Over this period, Michael has successfully raised almost 100 rounds consisting of Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A, B, C, and D. Along with this, Michael has had 3 successful exits of companies he started from the ground up.

Today Michael focuses his attention on helping business owners go from where they are to where they want to be while not sacrificing their relationships with family, friends, and spiritual life. This mission for Michael now penetrates everything he does and invests his time and money. This focus on growing the business owner while scaling the business has resulted in many of the companies involved in the program experiencing 10x – 20x growth and has saved countless marriages. 

Fun Fact: In 2002, Michael weighed in at just over 420 pounds. A year later, he crossed the finish line of the Chicago Triathlon at 310 pounds. Today he stays in the low 200s and has completed numerous long and short-distance triathlons, multiple full and half marathons, century(100 miles in one day) bike challenges, and more 10k’s and 5k’s than he can count.

Jula Connatser, Thailand Leader
Jula Connatser

Thailand Leader

Jula Connatser is a leader of One Community Services, Inc. Her company is a certified minority and women-owned business enterprise in Tennessee (MWBE).

In her own words, “Living outside of Thailand is keeping us away from our cultural activities with friends and families. The Knox Asian Festival brought Asian people in town together. Now we have the opportunity to bring back our fun cultural environment. At least once a year we can wear traditional outfits, sing, dance, and share our cultural wisdom at the festival with everyone in the Knoxville community.”

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Arpakorn (Tom) Walker

Thailand Leader

“I am a personal chef, former market executive, and all-around food lover. After years of being inspired by the food I grew up with in Thailand and all the flavors I encountered traveling abroad for work and play, I fully immersed myself in the culinary world. I received a culinary diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education and set out to create, cook, explore, and experience all things culinary.

My culinary experiences have ranged from recipe testing, sushi making, teaching cooking classes, and catering chef in FL, NYC, and Kansas City. My ethnic background has helped me develop my own sense of flavor when it comes to creating unique and artistic food. I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled far and wide in North America and Asia. My travels have had a huge influence on my palette, educating and inspiring me to experiment with diverse flavors and ingredients. Most importantly, I love to have fun with my menus and create a memorable experience that not only tastes great but is also uniquely presented.”

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Amudha Vaz

Indian Leader

Amudha Vaz is a passionate and creative Pre-K teacher who aims to foster curiosity in children through various fun activities. With her experience as an ESL teacher, she has a knack for teaching and engaging with children of all ages. As an active member of the Knox Asian Festival since 2014, she enjoys sharing her heritage and learning about other cultures. Amudha also loves cooking and teaching Indian cuisine to others. In her free time, she loves playing with her furry friends Prince and Lucie, traveling with her family, and meeting new people.

Ling Hidalgo-Catuncan, Philippines Leader
John Ramos

Philippines Leader

John Ramos, a distinguished Philippine-American Mechanical Engineer, was born in the
Philippines. He is a delegate of the Republic of the Philippines under 2024 Philippine President
Ferdinand Marcos Jr., one of the President's US-Philippine Communities Ambassadors. Mr.
Ramos holds several key positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Stellar Multimedia Studio,
a renowned PR Advertising, media, and Talent Agency. He is also the Director of Communications
for Inspire Hollywood Film Production Studio, led by Executive Producer Francis B. Lara Ho, and
the Associate Producer for Carpe Diem Pictures Hollywood Film Production Studio, under the
guidance of Executive Producer-Director Danny Aguilar. He has taken on the role of Director of
Communications for the 2024 Miss Universe Philippines, Washington State.
John Ramos’s mother, Nora Ramos, is a woman of great distinction. She served as the former
Ambassador for the former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, wife of former Philippine
President Ferdinand Marcos. Nora was the Tennessee Ambassador for the Republic of the
Philippines, representing the 1982 World’s Fair Philippine Pavilion. Her role was pivotal in the
official inauguration of the Republic of the Philippines Pavilion located at the World’s Fair Park,
which is now the current location of the Knox Asian Festival hosted by Executive Director Kumi
John Ramos is a Mechanical Engineer and a leader in his community. He is the President and
Chairman of the PACCTN, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Tennessee. His board
of directors consists of Philippine Association presidents from Memphis, Nashville, Cookeville,
Clarksville, Chattanooga, and Murfreesboro. PACCTN is a Chamber of the prestigious FPACC
United Federation of Philippine-American Chambers of Commerce. His leadership in this role is a
testament to his dedication and commitment to fostering strong business relationships.
John Ramos is the state President of NaFFAA, the National Federation of Filipino American
Associations. NaFFAA is a Tennessee umbrella organization representing Philippine Associations
across the state. NaFFAA Tennessee belongs to Southern Region IV of fifteen regions in the
United States, including Tennessee, North & South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,
Florida, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The TN state headquarters is in Knoxville, TN.

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Michael Rose
Phillipine’s Leader


Gina Wilson, Knoxville Area Korean Association President
Gina Wilson

Knoxville Area Korean Association President

“My name is Gina Wilson I was born in South Korea. I graduated from Young San Technical High School in 1983 and worked at Samsung as a Semiconductor. Came to the USA in the 80s and worked at AT&T as a  technician and manager. Retired from AT&T as an Engineer in 2014

I am amazed to see the sight of beautiful Smokey areas every day all-around Knoxville Area. It is healing itself just be able to have a chance to be in it.

I started my involvement with the Knoxville Area Korean Association in 2019. I believe as a Korean-American, it is my obligation to volunteer for the communities.

The first time I was volunteering was at the ALS Clinic in Emory Clinic and I stayed with them for almost 10 years. I realized that so many of us need someone to show them we care for them and love them to find comfort that will be a positive motivation in our everyday lives.

I am proud to be in the United States, where we embrace different cultures and races. There are so many things we can learn and share with everyone of us because we all are from different cultures and country and has unique individuality. And doing so we will understand and accept our unique characters and build a strong connection among all of us in our communities.

I hope we will continue to construct a positive relationship over the years to come in our great smoky area communities.”

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Dan Wang
Chinese Leader

Dan Wang is a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Tennessee. She joined UT in 2015. Before coming to UT, Dan had worked at Duke University for eight years. She has taught Chinese language courses at various levels, led Study Abroad in China Summer sessions, and developed an online Mandarin course.

Dan has participated in Asian Festival for many years. She also worked with UT Chinese Cultural Club, UT Chinese Students and Scholars Association,  Knoxville Chinese Cultural Organization, and East Tennessee Chinese School to hold cultural exhibition booths and organize performances at the city or local community cultural events.

Michael Smith, Chinese Leader
Michael Smith

Chinese Leader

Michael Smith has produced the East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival for the past 7 years. Held each February on the UTK campus, this event gives the audience the experience of new year celebrations in China. Michael is also the coach of the East Tennessee Wushu Team and East Tennessee Tai Chi team, has won 9 gold medals in martial arts competitions in China, and has been teaching Chinese martial arts to kids and adults in Knoxville for 12 years. For more information, visit him at the Knoxville Chinese Culture booth at our Festival!

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Mana Muramatsu

Japanese Leader

Mana’s interest for cultural exposure has begun when she was 5 years old.
Even though Mana was born and raised in Japan, she had an access to different culture because the president of her kindergarten was an American. Because of that environment, she got chances to join summer camp in the United States, be a host family for English girl, and short-term exchange in Germany and the United Kingdom in her childhood.

In the University, she studied International Communication and Business and also, she studied abroad a year in Boston, the US. During her university days, she dedicated all her time to travel, international volunteer to get a deeper understanding for different cultures.

After she graduated from the University, she started her career as a sales person at the global company in Japan. Through experiencing a manager of 3 different branch offices in Japan, she developed the management and execution ability.

After 7 years work experience, she thought that she could combine her knowledge/ability of business and her international experience. She decided to move to the United States as a Japan Outreach Initiative coordinator.

She believes that culture exposure make people lives more beautiful and enriched. 

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Dr. Huey S. Hsu

President of Taiwanese Association of American East Tennessee Chapter (TAA-ET)

Dr. Hsu is the president of Imtech Corporation. He moved to Oak Ridge in 1983 after graduating with his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and American Superconductor Corporation for 4 years and 1 year, respectively. He founded Imtech Corporation in 1988. His personal interests include tennis, backpack hiking, and traveling.

Samuel K. Lee, Advisor
Azsha White

Knox Asian Festival Main stage Emcee

Azsha White is a dynamic force in the local entertainment industry and a passionate advocate for cultural diversity. With a career spanning acting, voice-over work, and hosting, Azsha captivates audiences with her versatility and professionalism.

Azsha’s engaging hosting roles on Amazon Live, Petsafe, and Kärcher, along with her memorable performances in TV shows, commercials, and new media projects, showcase her unique blend of talent and creativity.

In addition to her own remarkable talents, Azsha is the proud owner of three extraordinary animal talents: Finnegan, Annapurna, and Lancelot. These furry companions have made their mark in the industry, working for brands like Petsafe, Tractor Supply, Party City, Animal Planet and more. 

Beyond her work in entertainment, Azsha is deeply committed to community outreach, especially within the Asian community here in Knoxville. Her involvement in hosting  cultural festivals, such as the Knoxville Asian Festival reflect her dedication to fostering understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures.

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Jade Connatser

High School Volunteer Leader and MC

Hello! I’m Jade Connatser, a proud Sophomore at Bearden High School with a vibrant heritage that colors my world – I’m half Thai and fully passionate about sharing my culture.

As a Thailand Cultural Speaker and Performer at the Knox Asian Festival, I’ve had the joy of bringing the beauty of Thai traditions to diverse audiences, extending my performances to the International Festival at UT, various schools international activities, and churches international programs. My love for culture is matched only by my dedication to the Bearden Swim and Dive Team, where I channel my energy and drive.

Since age of six, I love to be with the Knox Asian Festival, not just attending but actively contributing as a Thai dancer, emcee, and spokesperson. I’ve had the honor of promoting our vibrant festival across local television channels and shows, including channel 6, 8, 10, and Living East Tennessee show. My journey with Knox Asian is a testament to my commitment and love for my heritage and community. As we look forward to this year’s Knox Asian Festival, my heart is filled with excitement.

I can’t wait to see everyone again at the world’s fair site this year. Let’s make unforgettable memories together! See you there!

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Retired, Volunteer Security Manager
Marcia Cheng
High School Volunteer Leader

Marcia Cheng is a sophomore at Career Magnet Academy, the Chapter Secretary of the Mount Le Conte District in Scouts BSA, and a Taiwanese immigrant.


She has been attending the Asian Festival for seven years. Initially, she attended the festival just for fun, but her interest grew, and she started volunteering with the East Tennessee Taiwanese Association at their booth in 2019. After volunteering for four years, she was invited to work with a Korean vendor. This provided her with an employee’s perspective on how busy the Asian Festival can be.


This year, in 2024, she is excited to take on her new role as the “High School Volunteer Leader” and hopes to bring in many volunteers from her school and others!

Ari Kim
Ari Kim
High School Volunteer Leader
Ari Kim is a rising sophomore at Farragut High School who is a Korean immigrant who moved to America in 2023.
She loves her culture and is willing to share them with the community. She is very interested in learning about new cultures and advocating her own. She speaks 3 languages- English, Korean, and Chinese, and she’s currently learning Spanish. 
She founded a non-profit called care4immigrants to support other immigrants struggling with adapting to America. She mentors international students, collaborates with other organizations, and fundraises for the immigrant community.
After joining our committee, Ari is working to promote Asian culture in her high school and involve more people in bettering the Asian community as a high school leader for Farragut High School!