Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Welcome new staff and interns!

AAHI community,

We're excited to introduce our new program coordinator and Spring interns! Wana Jin started on February 6 as the Program Coordinator for Health Education and Communication. Jennifer Chang is a senior at University of Maryland College Park and Yu Ting Chen is a senior at University of Maryland Shady Grove.

Please join us in welcoming them to the AAHI community! You can get to know them a little better by reading their introductions, and hopefully you'll get a chance to meet them at one of our upcoming events.

Hi, my name is Wana Jin. I am excited to join AAHI's staff as the new Program Coordinator for Health Education. Prior to joining AAHI, I received my MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I also worked there for several years as a research coordinator for clinical trials. I look forward to working in the community and helping to improve the health of Asian Americans in Montgomery County. And as a native of Baltimore County, I'd love your input on things to see/do/eat in MoCo!

My name is Jennifer Chang. I am a senior expecting to graduate in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. As an intern at AAHI, I am looking forward to interacting and providing health education to the Asian American community while improving on my communication skills. Also, I am excited to gain real experience in the field and see actual projects in action. The area of research that I am most interested in is mental health issues affecting Asian Americans. In the future, I would like to attend nursing school or work in the public health field.

My name is Yu Ting Chen. I am currently working on my Bachelors degree in Public Health at the University of Maryland. I am expecting to graduate in December of this year. While interning at AAHI, I am looking forward to gain more experience in doing outreach. In addition, I would like to learn strategies to get the community interested in learning about health topics and participate at our events. My area of interest would be cancer because three of my family members have died of cancer. Although cancer is fatal, most often times, it is preventable. In the future, I want to go to Dental School. I realize that many people do not know the importance of maintaining healthy teeth. It is not just for good appearance. Unhealthy teeth can lead to many diseases in other parts of the body. Therefore, I want to learn more about this topic and be able to educate and treat my patients in the future.


  1. Great to know that a new staff is now working at AAHI. Please keep on providing a high quality of service for the Asian American Community, AAHI!

  2. I would like to invite the staff and the community to this event:
    From Yokohama to Rockville!
    Experience Japanese arts, games and the formal Japanese Tea Ceremony all free at Bauer Drive Rec Center on March 24 from 10 am to 5pm. For information call 240-777-6922.