Derwin Halim was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1980. After graduating from high school, he moved to Minnesota in 1998 to pursue higher education, joining his older sister who was already living and studying in Minnesota. He studied at Normandale Community…
Melissa Kwon was born and raised in California and later moved to Minnesota. Her paternal grandparents immigrated to the US from China via Angel Island. She is a third and fourth generation Chinese American.
Meng Zhang was born in Xi’an, China in 1987. She graduated from Xi’an Polytechnic University. She and her family came to the United States on February 14, 2014.
Sophie Navarro was born in Wuhan, China and adopted at five months old by a family from San Francisco. She grew up there and later moved to St. Paul, MN to attend Macalester College.
Nancy Fong (Kong Y Yee) was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong. She and her family moved to the United States in 1962 to reunite with her father, who had come to the United States in 1960 in search of work. Nancy grew up in Chicago.