Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group (AAAPI ERG)

Our Mission

The effort to form the AAAPI ERG was initiated by several colleagues who came together to support one another, led by Susan Cheng, senior associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion and associate professor of family medicine at the School of Medicine, Jesse Szeto, Jocelyn B. de Guzman and Jaime Brown.

“Over the past two years of anti-Asian bias, violence and xenophobia heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have recognized a need to come together and support one another more,” says Cheng. “While identifying a need, there is also great joy in forming and building community and solidarity across Georgetown University.”

The AAAPI Employee Resource Group (AAAPI ERG) strives to support and sustain a network of professionals (faculty and staff) whose objective is to celebrate, empower and advance AAAPI identifying employees and allies at Georgetown University.

Our mission is to center AAAPI employees at Georgetown University and their distinct experiences, creating an inclusive, equitable, and just workplace environment. We envisionan institution in which AAAPI employee voices are amplified through civic engagement, leadership cultivation, and advocacy.

Faculty Co-Chair: Susan Cheng (new window)

Staff Co-Chair: Linda Buckley (new window)

Communications, Events, and Membership Coordinator: Jocelyn de Guzman (new window)

ERG Liaison: Anupam Chakravarty (new window)

Law Center Representative: David Mao (new window)

Main Campus Representative: Yvette Jiang (new window)

Medical Center Representative: Chandra Char (new window)

University Services Representative: Sheyna Arthur (new window)


Meet the Author: Rose Hong (new window)
May 21 | Chinese American Museum, 1218 16th St. NW, Washington, DC

AAAPI ERG Quarterly Town Hall
June 18, 12pm noon | Zoom

Exclusion (play) (new window)
Now til June 25 | Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St SW, Washington, DC


Contact Information

Susan M. Cheng, Ed.L.D., MPP
Senior Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Associate Professor, Department of Family Med Deputy Title IX Coordinator,
School of Medicine