Season Four – Resources and more

Unmasking the Myth of the “Model Minority” S4E6 & E7
(Part 1 & 2)

Co-creator of the MeSearch podast (highlighting Fil-Am perspectives) and Insufferable Academics AP, Dr. Dustin Domingo has been working in education for more than 10 years with experiences engaging students from K-12 to undergraduate and graduate levels.
Professionally, Dustin is the Director of Credential Services for Brandman University’s School of Education, providing administrative support to California’s future teachers and school districts.
Dustin’s research interests are in cultural competence and diversity in higher education.

Mrs. Gleanne Kienzler is a Student Affairs Professional who values a powerful excel workbook and a fun surf session. She currently oversees student organizations at California State University, Fullerton, one of the nation’s largest and ethnically diverse public institutions. Gleanne’s Master of Business Administration Degree from Hawai‛i Pacific University demonstrates her ability to help student organizations understand their strengths, organizational behavior, and community engagement. She is currently in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Cal State Fullerton, exploring how student groups can embrace learning and civic engagement to be active members of a global society to institute change.

Dr. Leigh Sata is an Architect and the Vice Chancellor of General Services at the Peralta Community College District, in Oakland CA. He has a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, and recently completed his Global Executive Ed.D. from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education. He began his career as a practicing architect, specializing in educational and institutional work, and later worked as a Program Manager and Capital Projects Director at several Bay Area Community Colleges, before joining the Peralta team.
Additional Family History: Leigh was born and raised in Pasadena CA, a suburb of LA. Both parents and sets of grandparents were sent from Los Angeles to relocation camps in Arkansas during World War 2. His dad’s family returned to California after the war ended while his mom’s family remained in Arkansas for several years, before returning to CA for her final year of high school. Both attended Pasadena City College and eventually transferred and graduated from a four year college. Their educational journey is what keeps him connected to the Community College space.

Mrs. Eda Moua Vang has been an educator for over 17 years.
She started her journey at Chapman University, Moreno Valley Campus.
As a young mother of two, she took night classes and worked at the campus as a department assistant. Influenced by the mentors she worked with, she climbed the academic ladder and advanced from many positions within the university. With her expertise in programs within the School of Education, it was fitting for her to transition into the Academic Advisor role. Her desire to teach motivated her to enter public education in 2014. She taught high school English in a Special Day Class for six years. With four kids, including a son with autism, she resides in the Inland Empire.
She currently teaches 5th grade and is an Adjunct Professor teaching Special Education Law.

Additional Resources:
Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality for All
by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Too Well-Off to Seek Help?: The Model Minority Myth of Asian Americans
by Dahyeon Kim
Anxiety and Depression Assocaition of America

‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks
By Kat Chow
Code Switch – Race in Your Face

MeSearch: Featuring Fil-Am perspectives