Hello loves, I am Hannah Varghese (She/ Her/ Hers). I am one of the ACAP commissioners for the 2023-2024 school year. I am currently a second year student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am originally from Rancho Cocamonga, California. I moved around a lot as a child from the Middle East to America and a few detours in California. As an immigrant who has personally experienced the challenges of assimilating into American society, I deeply appreciate the significance of preserving one’s cultural identity. In my capacity as a member of ASUCI and ACAP, I am committed to fostering an inclusive environment that encourages students to embrace and celebrate their individual cultures while also fostering meaningful connections with others from diverse backgrounds.
When I am not busy being a cultural ambassador, I indulge in some artistic shenanigans. I am Picasso on a caffeine high. (Yes, I am addicted to coffee). My all time favorite shows are “How to Get Away with Murder” ( it’s not a step-by-step guide) and “Criminal Minds” (where all the criminals should seriously consider getting new hobbies). And I never outgrew my “Directioner” phase. I am still jamming to One Direction like it’s 2010, sprinkled with a dash of Chase Atlantic, Conan Gray, and just a teeny bit of Kpop and Indie Desi to keep things spicy!
Being an ACAP intern last year was one of the best decisions I made. ACAP provided me with a conducive environment for learning and growth, allowing me to broaden my horizons through engaging conversations with fellow interns and individuals from different cultural backgrounds. These riveting discussions enabled me to appreciate the nuances and intricacies that shape the fabric of diverse societies. As the ACAP commissioner, my goal is to create events and classes that are a gateway to diverse worlds, with safe spaces for everyone to immerse themselves in different cultures without hesitation. We will build bridges of understanding and acceptance, ensuring that every person feels seen, heard, and valued.