Mary Ho is the Director for Asian Pacific American Student Services. She joined USC in the of fall 2012 returning to the San Gabriel Valley area, her hometown, after spending two years in New York City and ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to coming to USC, she served as the Program Director at Santa Clara University where she managed the Office for Multicultural Learning and the Rainbow Resource Center (LGBTQ Resource Center). In this role she developed and supported students in their leadership and identity development as well as coordinated programs and initiatives to promote campus-wide diversity education.
Mary also served as the founding Director of the Delphine Intercultural Center at Saint Mary’s College providing advocacy, advising and program support to the Asian Pacific American student population as well as other communities of color. She received her M.A. in Higher Education Administration in the Steinhardt School of Education, Leadership and Technology from New York University and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California. In her spare time she enjoys running, eating and traveling. She recently spent a month serving as a Resident Director on the Semester-at-Sea, Maymester program where she had the opportunity to explore Central and South America with students from across the states as well as international students.
Jonathan Wang serves as the Assistant Director for USC Asian Pacific American Student Services. Originally from Los Altos, California (in the Bay Area!), Jonathan graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 with a B.S. in Management Science and a minor in Education Studies. Jonathan recently graduated in May 2012, with a Master’s in Education in Post-secondary Administration and Student Affairs from the USC Rossier School of Education.
During his time as an undergraduate, Jonathan held various leadership positions and became heavily involved in the development of residential services at Thurgood Marshall College. After graduating from UC San Diego, Jonathan worked within public finance in the Bay Area and founded his own tutoring company servicing local elementary, junior high, and high school at-risk youth. Jonathan decided to pursue his Master’s in Education after realizing that his true calling is working with college students and assisting with their success and development.
Jeymi Choi is the Program Coordinator of the Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) department at USC. Jeymi graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.A. in Business Administration. She received her M.Ed. in Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs from the USC Rossier School of Education in 2009. She currently splits her time between APASS and Norman Topping Student Aid Fund as their office manager.
Jeymi worked in a financial consulting firm before finding her passion in student affairs. She is happily married and has a son named Nathaniel. In her spare time she loves to read, scrapbook, and bake.
Currently she is working on various different programs like Together In Empowerment (TIE) and both of the Alternative Spring Break trips to Hawaii and Manzanar. She loves working with students and seeing their growth and development as they mature in their college experience.
Viet Bui is the Graduate Assistant for USC Asian Pacific American Student Services. He received his B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. After graduating, he began work at Pacific Commerce Bank, specializing in business development and commercial credit underwriting.After almost four years, he realized he always had a lingering passion for student development.
He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) from the Rossier School of Education at USC. He is a second-generation Vietnamese-American and is the son of refugee parents who escaped to the United States in 1981. Viet is the first person in his family to attend graduate school. He hopes that upon finishing his program in 2014, he will find a career path in student affairs that would be aligned toward his interests in outreach and diversity.