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Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) Program

Photo of Rachael Xiong (Class of 2021) and her mentor at the Fall AIM Mentor-Mentee Dinner

Founded in 1993, the Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) program matches Asian American sophomore students with Asian American faculty, staff and alumni for one-on-one mentoring experiences. AIM seeks to provide these students with mentors who are sensitive to cultural differences that may affect a student’s experience and success at Stanford. AIM also seeks to provide faculty, staff and alumni with a means of interacting with undergraduates in a meaningful way.

How AIM Could Benefit You: A Letter from the AIM Coordinator

Dear Sophomore,

Hello, and congratulations on completing your first year at Stanford! I hope your first year was filled with wonderful experiences along with unforgettable memories, and that you look forward to the new and exciting school year ahead!

My name is Gillyn Maung and I'm from Seaside, CA majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Gender, Sexuality and Mental Health in Marginalized Communities. I have been a staff member at the Asian American Activities Center four years working and I am excited to serve as your Asian American Interactive Mentoring Program (AIM) Coordinator and guide.

I was part of the AIM program myself during my second year, and I hope that this commonality will let us build a comfortable relationship as the year progresses. Participating in AIM is a great way to develop a strong and lasting relationship with a member of the Stanford and Asian American communities, as well as open doors to new relationships. I hope to work with you to build these meaningful relationships through the program.

The mentors participating in AIM are as excited for this upcoming year as I am. These mentors come from all types of educational and career fields. I want you to keep in mind that these mentors are great resources and have a plethora of experiences and advice to offer you regarding any aspect of life you could think of, they could be great life coaches and friends and help you develop your career in addition.

Throughout the year, we host quarterly mentor and mentee events. We will also plan small events for mentorship pairs to get together more frequently. Mentee events are also on our agenda, as we hope to connect you with your peers.

I hope you take time to consider applying to be a part of AIM. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to having you be part of the AIM family! If you have any questions or just want to say hello, please feel free to email me.

See you soon!

Gillyn Maung

AIM Program Coordinator

Questions About the Program

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AIM Coordinator, Gillyn Maung.