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photo of Frances Chow

Frances K. Chow

  • Administrative Assistant, Asian American Student Success Program
  • Telephone: 617.287.3826
  • Fax: 617.287.3824
  • Office Location: McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 703

Degrees

BS, Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston

Additional Information

Frances Kai Ying Chow (鄒愷瑩) is the administrative assistant for the Asian American Student Success Program. She received her bachelor of science degree from UMass Boston in Biology and completed a program-of-study in Asian American Studies. Her interest in ethnic studies, its role in education, and historical revisionism began at an early age but was given direction and purpose through the Asian American Studies and Africana Studies courses she took as an undergraduate. Frances is also interested in utilizing art, particularly visual arts and written works, to educate/enlighten/inspire, to advocate for underrepresented peoples and issues, and to share stories.

The digital story she produced in ASAMST 370 Asian American Media Literacy in 2008 was included in the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience exhibit Inside/Out from June 8 through November 18, 2012.

Her past presentations include:

7th Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference (MA Department of Public Health)
Co-presenter with Joy Connell, May 2008, Toward the Future: Fighting Stigma among Multicultural Youth workshop

Asian-American Women’s Voices Forum (Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative)
Keynote Speaker, June 2009

Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth (CAPAY) Symposium
Co-facilitator with Molly Higgins, October 2009, Sound Minds in Sound Bodies? workshop

NU212 Health Promotion and Teaching course taught by Dr. Haeok Lee (University of Massachusetts Boston)
Guest Speaker, October 2009 and March 2010

American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention
Co-presenter with Dr. Samuel D. Museus and Charlie Vo, March 2010, Working with Asian American Millennials in College workshop

9th Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference (MA Department of Public Health)
Co-presenter with Joy Connell, May 2010, Dying to “Save Face” – Suicide among Asian Americans workshop

Asian American Mental Health Forum (Greater Lowell Health Alliance)
Keynote Speaker, November 2011, A Mental Health Perspective from Experience: Challenges, Treatment, Hope

ASAMST 345 Asian American Cultures and Health Practices course taught by Dr. Haeok Lee (University of Massachusetts Boston)
Guest Speaker, March 2013 and March 2014

1S1B (One School, One Book) event at Newton South High School
Panelist, September 2013, Why are Asians good at math? panel discussion on Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success