The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) aims to increase awareness about the needs and challenges facing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in U.S. higher education. We conduct applied research on the demography of AAPI students, their educational trajectory, and their barriers to college access and success. CARE is a collaboration between a national commission, research advisory group, and research team. The project is housed in the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.

National Commission

Margarita Benitez, Excelencia in Education

Estela Mara Bensimon, University of Southern California

Carrie Billy, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Michelle Asha Cooper, Institute for Higher Education Policy

A. Gabriel Esteban, Seton Hall University

Antonio Flores, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Larry Griffith, United Negro College Fund

J.D. Hokoyama, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.

Neil Horikoshi, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Shirley Hune, University of Washington

Parag Mehta, U.S. Department of Labor

Don Nakanishi, University of California, Los Angeles

Kawika Riley, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Doua Thor, White House Initiative on AAPIs

Robert Underwood, University of Guam

Research Advisory Group
Research Team

Robert Teranishi, Principal Investigator

Margary Martin, Principal Analyst

Loni Bordoloi Pazich, Research Associate

Cynthia Alcantar, Research Associate

Tu-Lien Kim Nguyen, Research Associate

Jossie Muñoz, Research Associate

Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen, Research Associate

Mary Yang, Research Analyst

Jisun Yoo, Research Analyst

Mitchell Chang, University of California, Los Angeles

Dina C. Maramba, State University of New York, Binghamton

Julie J. Park, University of Maryland, College Park

Oiyan Poon, Loyola University Chicago

Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, California State University, Sacramento

Rican Vue, University of California, Los Angeles

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