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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 Committee

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

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

Research Team

Robert Teranishi, Principal Investigator
Margary Martin, Principal Analyst
Olivia Birchall, Data Analyst
Cynthia M. Alcantar, Research Associate
Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen, Research Associate
Mike Hoa Nguyen, Research Associate
Edward R. Curammeng, Research Associate
Jason Chan, Research Analyst
Edwin Hernandez, Research Analyst
Victoria Kim, Research Associate