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Mentor Program

The Pan Asian Student Services Internship and Mentor Program was established in 2009 in alignment with the ASIA scholarship. This program is designed to help new students transition into Augsburg, navigate Augsburg’s college system, and connect with peers by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.

The Pan Asian Student Services Mentor Program pairs incoming students (First Year and/or Transfer undergraduates) with an ASIA Leadership Scholar. All mentors have completed at least 1 full year at Augsburg and completed their peer academic advising training. Which includes the mentor/mentee relationship and responsibility workshop. 


Mentor Model

The goal of this model is to capture group mentoring, as well as individual mentoring, through Family Pods. Family Pods will include several other mentors and mentees that are led by a family leader. This year there are four families in total along with two interns that oversee the entire program. Through the mentorship program, we hope to create and flourish a community here at Augsburg that will help ease incoming first year and transfer students in their undergraduate journey. 



Family Leader (FL)

These students have shown exceptional involvement and great passion in assisting underrepresented students on campus. Family Leaders are the medium between the director and intern of the Pan-Asian Student Services. They are proactive in mentoring their families by providing all of the necessary tools and resources that their mentors need to be successful.

2023-2024 Family Leaders


Pang Dao Xiong-PASS Intern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Marketing

Year: Fourth

I want to continue giving back to the community through a leadership experience by supporting and advocating for the student body.
Hobbies: dance, draw, gardening, hang out with friends


Danny Ho-Family Leader

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Finance

Year: Third

I’m excited to be in PASS this year because I get to work with different people and explore different styles of leadership. In my free time I like to workout, sing, and eat food! Some things you will learn about me is that I am a huge foodie, and I love to sleep.

Julie Xiong-Family Leader

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Communications

Year: Fourth

I really wanted to stay involved with the Pan Asian community in Augsburg as I had a great experience from last year as being a board member for Hmong Women Together and just to give back to the community of Augsburg.
Hobbies: love taking pictures of the sky, hanging with friends and naps


Justin Lee-Family Leader

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Computer Science

Year: Fourth

I am the only son of my family as well as a first generation student attending Augsburg for my 4th year in Computer Science. I’ve decided to be involved in Pan Asian Student Services to better grow myself and the Pan Asian Community of Augsburg. I was born and raised in Minnesota and have always been surrounded by Hmong people for as long as I’ve known. It wasn’t until attending Augsburg that I was able to experience what it was like to experience what it is like to be the minority. I’ve always been quick and methodical to a fault and it shows in my interest with grinding video games or looking at data and research. Once I get into something, I get really passionate about it and try to learn it inside and out. If you want to ramble about RPGs or Fighting Games, I’m probably your man.

Aaron Intharphet-Family Leader

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Biology

Year: Fourth

I joined PASS to gain new experiences and grow as a person overall to improve my own and other peoples experiences with me. Some hobbies I enjoy are gaming, watching anime, being a foodie, and walking.


Mentors are responsible for sharing resources and creating a space for intentional relationships with mentees and Family Leaders. These students are interested and committed to the academic success of their peers. Mentors will also work with other mentors to coordinate Family Outings and provide supplemental materials for mentees.



Mentees are typically first years or transfer students who are interested in connecting with peers and have the willingness to engage. Apply to be a mentee!

Please email if you have any questions.