Lilianne Tang

Lilianne Tang
Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Email: lilianne.tang@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Lilianne earned her B.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Sociology: Social Inequalities from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). During this time, she was part of the Asian and Pacific-Islander Student Alliance (APSA), where she learned to deconstruct her journey through the education system as a Cambodian American woman who comes from a low-income, first-generation, immigrant background. She also co-founded the Coalition for Critical Asian American Studies (CCAAS) in an effort to advocate and strengthen critical Asian American studies at UCSD. Her undergraduate experiences played a huge role in developing her political consciousness and she grew passionate about pursuing and practicing social justice in her everyday life. 

After UCSD, Lilianne served as a College Adviser for 2 years. In this role, she directly engaged and supported first-generation, low-income students of color in their pursuit to higher education. Now, Lilianne is a second year M.Ed student in the Higher Education program at Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests include affirmative action, college access, students of color activism, and political identity development of APIDA students.