Sunday, July 14, 2013

UC Davis SEA Graduation - Southeast Asian Graduation 2013

      UC Davis SEA Graduation - Southeast Asian Graduation 2013


Who are we? 

Southeast Asian Graduation Celebration (SEA Grad) commemorates graduating Southeast Asian students and their families. SEA Grad recognizes each student’s accomplishments as well as the struggles and sacrifices that they and their families have faced on their pathway to and beyond higher education.

With VSA and Crystal Huynh-Kim (President of the Vietnamese Student Association 2013)
With Wingsze Lam and Roger Moy - 2013



While we share similar historical backgrounds, the Southeast Asian community encompasses many different ethnicities and identities. By coming together, we will build a network of Southeast Asian students that will lead our community beyond the University –acknowledging our differences as well as our potential for unity. This celebration is not only for our scholars –who are the role models of today, but also for the next generations in our families –our role models for tomorrow. Participate in the 4th Annual Southeast Asian Graduation (SEA Grad) Celebration ever at UC Davis!

For more information, please visit our event's websites:

Official Event:

With Jamie Lam and Professor Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde (
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Davis)
Special Thanks to Professor Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies

3113 Hart Hall

Main Campus of University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616

Professor Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde received her B.A. in Political Science and Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her teaching, research and organizing interests include: Southeast Asian American history and contemporary issues, mixed race and gender theories, Fashionology, Aesthetics, Diaspora, and Transnationalism Studies. She authored Transnationalizing Viet Nam: Community, Culture, and Politics in the Diaspora (Temple University Press 2012). This book explores the immense influence of the native and diasporic communities on each other in politics, culture, community, generations, gender relations, technology, news media, and the arts. Professor Valverde founded Viet Nam Women's Forum (1996), a virtual community with over 300 women globally, and Our Voice (2008), a consortium of concerned Overseas Vietnamese that put forward ideas and action plans that best represent their communities and promote development globally (2008). Professor Valverde was a Luce Southeast Asian Studies Fellow at the Australian National University (2004), Rockefeller Fellow for Project Diaspora at the University of Massachusetts, Boston (2001-02), and a Fulbright Fellow in Viet Nam (1999). As a passionate advocate for the arts, she curated the exhibit Áo Dài: A Modern Design Coming of Age (2006) for the San Jose Museum of Quits and Textiles in partnership with Association for Viet Arts, and consults for the annual Áo Dài Festival held in San Jose (2011, 2012).

More information about Professor Valverde can be found at: 

UC Davis Faculty Website:



Contact Information:

Ben Hu 
Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture
Minor in Film Studies
University of California, Davis