AAPI Culinary Panel

Join us to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Panelists will discuss the preservation and celebration of their culinary heritages. This event will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live. To join on Zoom, click here.


Meet the Panelists:

Danilo M. Baylen Ed. D. teaches, researches, and publishes technology integration practices, visual and media literacy skills, creativity, and collaboration at the University of West Georgia, while also studying the visual representation of identity, relationships, and culture in Asian children’s literature. Dr. Baylen has co-edited five books and a special section in TechTrends and is one of the 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholars.

Tina Chan is the Reference Services Program Manager and Humanities Librarian at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries. She is the liaison to the global languages department and the writing program and is currently the coordinator-elect of ALA Sustainability Round Table.

Brian D. Leaf is the Executive Director of NNLM Region 3, an NIH/NLM-funded program office that serves the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. He is passionate about outreach and trying to find ways to serve marginalized and underrepresented populations through health information.

Charisma Lee was born in Manila and raised in Denver, and currently works as a librarian at DC Public Library.

Touger Vang is Director of Learning Resources and Professional Development Coordinator for Montgomery Community College located in Troy, North Carolina. He has worked with refugees and first-generation college students for over 15 years.  His experience and research with underrepresented populations inform his community-engaged approach to delivering library and information services.