About Us

Daniel Hoddinott

Assistant Director
(607) 255-9438

Daniel Hoddinott is the Assistant Director of the Asian & Asian American Center at Cornell. He received his B.A. in Human Resource Management and Labor and Employment Relations from Rutgers University and his M.S. in Higher Education from Syracuse University. Daniel most recently served as a Complex Coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin. He has prior student affairs experience in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, and Residence Life. As a student affairs professional, Daniel enjoys being able to create experiences that explore the passions of students while developing their leadership and identity. Outside of work, he enjoys running around Ithaca, spending time with family and friends, and attending student programs.


Student Staff

Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim '21
Graduate Intern
Program: Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Regional Planning
Minor: Real Estate
Hometown: Piscataway, NJ
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? Growing up in a family of Japanese/Korean/Brazilian backgrounds, I’ve always struggled with my own identity of being an Asian American. I love being a part of A3C because the conversations here confirmed to me that being Asian in America is more or less a spectrum, and that by coming together through the support of the center, we all can manifest a positive meaning behind our own identities.

Abbie Zhu '21
Intern
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Major(s): Applied Economics and Management
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? A3C is an important and impactful organization that brings awareness to Asian and Asian-American issues and creates a supportive and collaborative community for Asians on campus. I wanted to become more involved in the Asian community in a meaningful way and joining A3C was a great way to help make a difference.
Favorite place: Shanghai, China
Favorite artist: Ed Sheeran
Involvement & hobbies: A3C is an important and impactful organization that brings awareness to Asian and Asian-American issues and creates a supportive and collaborative community for Asians on campus. I wanted to become more involved in the Asian community in a meaningful way and joining A3C was a great way to help make a difference.

Averill Wong '21
Intern
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Major(s): Policy Management and Analysis
Hometown: Nutley, NJ
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? Growing up in America, I have always struggled with my identity.  The label “Asian American” is a label that I hold close to my heart and can proudly say I identify with it.  As an A3C intern, have the opportunity to explore more of my identity, learn of others' experiences, and create a tight-knit community that welcomes all AAPI identities on campus. 
Favorite place: Wherever family and friends are
Favorite class: Oceanography
Involvement & hobbies: On campus, I am also involved as an associate for Cornell Consulting, co-Outreach Chair for CUABS, and a CAPSU Mentor. In my free time, you can find me lying on the slope, discovering beats on Soundcloud, drinking lattes, or reading a book.

Katha Sikka '20
Intern
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Major(s): Government and Cornell Department of English
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, New York
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? As a South Asian American who has considerably deviated from parental and cultural expectations—as a poet & an individual dedicated to political advocacy—I want to craft events that reject & replace the oversimplified narratives of Asian Americans. I strive to create previously nonexistent spaces through programming—that exposes the harsh realities of HB-1 visas, the aftermath of 9/11, the residual hegemonic structures of colonialism. I also seek to grow & learn from A3C’s current spaces and history, from the rich life experiences and ideas of my fellow interns.
Favorite artist: NAO
Favorite class: ENGL 2800: Creative Nonfiction: Do Our Stories Matter?
Involvement & hobbies: I love eating cheese (from brie wedges at fancy dinner parties to handfuls of shredded cheddar in my refrigerator), trying new foods (have yet to eat lobster!), and reading chapbooks.

Katie Chow '19
Intern
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Major(s): Government and China and Asia-Pacific Studies
Minor(s): Business
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? The close-knit community and ability to take initiative in diversity and inclusion projects on campus!
Favorite artist: Jay Chou
Favorite class: HADM 4300: Wines
Involvement & hobbies: Outside of class I enjoy keeping myself busy whether it is catching up with friends through good food or challenging myself by trying new things. I also love traveling and experiencing the cultures of different countries!

Meera Shah '20
Intern
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Major(s): Chemistry and Biological Sciences
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? The A3C is a place where I can learn about different Asian identities, social issues faced by A3 communities, how to celebrate cultures correctly, and ways to navigate being a third and fourth culture kid in the US.
Favorite class: Fieldwork in Archaeology
Favorite artist: Shreya Ghoshal
Involvement & hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy watching comedy shows, listening to and singing Hindustani classical music, exploring Ithaca's natural areas, and doing yoga.

Laura Nguyen '21
Intern
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Major(s): Applied Economics and Management
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? I love interning A3C because I get to take initiatives on cultural projects that actually make some impacts on the community around me. I also enjoy working with the A3C staffs and other interns as they have always been so nice and supportive.
Favorite place: Any exotic island
Favorite artist: Ed Sheeran
Involvement & hobbies: On campus, I am also involved as an associate for Cornell Consulting, co-Outreach Chair for CUABS, and a CAPSU Mentor. In my free time, you can find me lying on the slope, discovering beats on Soundcloud, drinking lattes, or reading a book.

Yuan Chen '22
Intern
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Major(s): Industrial Labor Relations
Minor(s): Business 
Hometown: New York, New York
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? A3C is my avenue for Asian American advocacy. Rather than trying to prove my authenticity as an Asian or American, I hope to fight for the acknowledgement of the diaspora of Asian American experiences at Cornell.
Favorite class: Introduction to Yoga
Favorite artist: 88rising
Involvement & hobbies: social impact business, spilling (thai iced) tea with friends, embroidering, and thrifting
Yvonne Yang

Yvonne Yang '21
Intern
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Major(s): Civil Engineering
Minor(s): Business 
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Why do you enjoy interning at the A3C? I enjoy meeting people of different backgrounds and hearing about their own unique experiences. The seniors who graduated last year were really inspiring and motivated me to learn more about issues facing the A3 community. Personally, I have lived in Taiwan, the Netherlands, and California and love sharing my culturally diverse background and helping others who might also be struggling as an Asian or Asian American. I also really enjoy event planning and am excited to do so at the A3C.
Favorite place: Taiwan, where boba and delicious food is cheap.
Favorite artist: Mayday (Taiwanese band)
Involvement & hobbies: I like to go karaoke and hangout at boba shops. When I have time, I also like to do graphic design and am in the process of learning photography.