Contact MICA

1120 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-8600
MICA-contact@umd.edu

AAPI Coordinator & Graduate Assistant

Kristina "Kai Kai" Mascarenas
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Coordinator, Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Involvement and Advocacy
Email: kaimasca@umd.edu | Phone: 301-314-2782 

Kai Kai Mascareñas is the Coordinator for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Involvement and Advocacy within the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA). Kai Kai returns to UMD after serving as the Graduate Coordinator for this involvement area and earning her Masters of Education in Student Affairs in 2016. Prior to UMD, Kai Kai was an organizer with the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE), where she engaged high school and college AAPI students in Get Out the Vote initiatives, dialogues around supporting undocumented students, and actions toward a humane and comprehensive immigration reform. As a second-generation, queer, disabled Filipina, Kai Kai is passionate about justice and equity through an intersectional and critical lens. In life work and research, she is curious about the nexus between immigration, critical race theory, student activism, and identity development. Kai Kai stands on the shoulders of giants and honors the strong legacy of AAPI student activism at UMD that created her position almost 20 years ago. In her free time, Kai Kai likes to learn about indigenous healing practices, cook, practice yoga, and watch cat videos!


Juliana "Juju" Wong
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Graduate Coordinator, Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Involvement and Advocacy
Email: jwong626@umd.edu | Phone: 301-314-1305 

Juliana "Juju" Wong is currently a Student Affairs Master's student at UMD. She is originally from San Francisco, California, and graduated from UC San Diego in 2014 with a B.A. in Communication. As a first-generation college student, a child of immigrants, and an Asian American womxn, she is committed to being an intersectional educator and understanding her positionality in the field of higher education. Her professional interests center around college access and retention for under-represented and under-served students, especially for first-generation, low-income, students of color. She is particularly determined to design culturally and contemporarily relevant curriculum and activities for identity development, social justice education, and fem/mentorship for Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. From the Bay Area, San Diego, Tokyo, Washington D.C., Honolulu, to New York City, she aims to address educational inequity by encouraging students to pursue higher education and empowering them to exert their agency to create social change. She enjoys traveling with a critical lens, Golden State Warriors basketball, San Francisco Giants baseball, food & photo adventures, and Hip Hop. 

Student Intern

Linda Kuo
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Community Organizing Student Intern (COSI), Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Involvement & Advocacy
Sophomore | Public Health | Beltvsville, Maryland
Email: lkuo1@terpmail.umd.edu

Linda is a Chinese (Inner Mongolian) and Taiwanese American. As a COSI, she seeks to engage in opportunities to advocate for her community and also learn more about her own multiple identities through connecting with student activists and professional organizers in the AAPI community. She is particularly interested in developing more unity across AAPI groups, and deepening the understanding of the intersections with other social identities. Through her internship, she hopes to develop programming that celebrate AAPI women, provide space for the disabled community, and promote AAPI artists and creative work.