Jeanette Lee practiced as an attorney prior to enrolling in the master's program at University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. Jeanette conducts research on the psychosocial needs of minority and distressed communities, and also provides psychotherapy to individuals striving to reach mental wellness. Jeanette joined the staff of ML-SAAF in June 2015 and contributes to ML-SAAF's academic and lay publications. Jeanette can be reached at

Michael Park joined the ML-SAAF project as a first year master's student at University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration (SSA). Michael has continued onto the PhD program at SSA and his research interests include the cultural adaptation process of parent-child relationships in Asian American families, as well as the resettlement processes of refugee youths from countries with different political systems. Michael does data analysis for ML-SAAF and his dissertation is based on the study. Michael can be reached at

Michelle Shim is currently a second year at the University of Chicago. She has attended thirteen different schools in the UK, Korea, New Jersey, California, and Georgia, but when it comes to football, wholeheartedly roots for the Falcons. She is majoring in Economics as well as English Language and Literature, and is particularly drawn to international relations and politics. Michelle is involved with the Fellows Ambassador Program at the Institute of Politics, competes on the Moot Court team, and enjoys playing intramural sports, especially broomball, with her house. Michelle's love for translation, writing, and Asian American identity and culture led her to join the ML-SAAF project in September of 2016. Michelle can be reached at

Michelle Gan is currently in her senior year at the University of Chicago, and hails from New York City originally. Michelle is majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in International Development and a minor in Statistics. She is especially interested in issues of political, social, and economic inequality in Southeast Asia and Latin America. On campus, Michelle is involved with the Filipino students organization, a labor activism group, and an APIA solidarity coalition. Michelle joined the ML-SAAF project in spring 2016 and has a strong interest in data analysis. Michelle can be reached at

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2017-2018 ML-SAAF Research Staff