Alyssa Vu

Program Associate /

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Alyssa joined CACF as a Program Associate in September 2017. Her roles include working with CACF’s Asian American Student Advocacy Program (ASAP) and assisting with the development and expansion of the Social Justice Institute.

Alyssa has previously interned at International High School at Union Square in the college counseling office and student services office, assisting immigrant students with the college process and adjusting to the American school system. She has also worked as a certified Behavioral Therapist for kids with autism at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders where she gauged, modified, and taught skills and behaviors to her clients. During her time abroad in Florence, Italy, Alyssa received the Davis J. Travis Fund which helped her conduct her research on the political and social implications on being a second generation non-Italian immigrant. She presented her findings at NYU Florence in June 2015 and at NYU Global Engagement Symposium in 2016. She strives to expand her knowledge in programs and policies around immigration.

Alyssa is currently in her second year of her graduate program at Columbia University, pursuing her Master of Social Work degree. She holds a Bachelors of Social Work with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies from New York University. She hopes to promote mental health and wellness to the Asian Americans in her community in San Jose, California.