Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 2024

Diversity Champion Maya Craft attends college resume critique and mock job interview workshop with fellow Career Services Office staff.


This month, we celebrate “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.” Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.



Diversity Champion 
Maya Craft

Maya Craft has spent over 10 years at Michigan State, working to make the post-graduation and job searching experience more navigable for students through professional development. She is particularly interested in assisting international and first-generation students along their collegiate and career journey, helping them to find jobs both here and abroad. Craft currently serves as Assistant Director of the Career Services Network in the College of Social Science.

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Diversity Torch
Megan Smejkal

Megan Smejkal is a senior majoring in political science, economics and history. She is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the MSU Residence Halls Association, Cultural Vogue Chair for the Asian Pacific American Student Organization, President of the Professional Asian Student Organization, and a member of the Women’s Leadership Institute. Originally an adoptee from Korea, Megan grew up in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

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Diversity Spotlight

Diversity Spotlight
Maggie Chen-Hernandez

Maggie Chen-Hernandez is the Assistant Director of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion unit of Residence Education & Housing Services, housed in Student Life & Engagement. She is one of the founding members of the Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO) and has worked tirelessly to make campus a more inclusive place not just for Asian Americans, but students of all races and backgrounds.

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Special Feature
Asian Pacific American (APA) Studies

We shine a special spotlight on our APA Studies Program that is celebrating their twentieth year. Congratulations!

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