PublicAsian serves as a voice for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community at the University of Maryland. We cover stories affecting the local and global AAPI diaspora.


Co-editors | Aysha KhanKaiwei Hsu

Managing editor | Lily Hua

Creative director | Kelsey Sutton


Global news editor | Seema Vithlani

Regional news editor | Katelyn Newman

Copy editors | Allison Lee, Maya Spaur

Senior writers | Deepa Ramudamu, Naomi Harris, Brandon Wong


Multimedia editor | Agnes Varghese

Photo editor | Susann Shin


AASU liason & social media manager | May Chen

We are an independent student-run publication at the University of Maryland. Email us at publicasian (at) gmail (dot) com with story pitches, staff applications and inquiries.


We are published with support of the Generation Progress Journalism network, a subdivision of the Center for American progress. Generation Progress works to help young people — advocates, activists, journalists, artists — make their voices heard on issues that matter. Learn more at