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Asian-Pacific Islander BRG

We assist in facilitating connections with key consumer groups, people development, peer education, knowledge sharing, and community engagement; and in promoting a healthy and inclusive environment.

Our Impact

  • Cultural Celebrations (Diwali, Lunar New Year, API Heritage Month, etc.)
  • Mentorship Program
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Social Gatherings
  • Lunch and Learn Events
  • Personal Testimonials
  • Wednesday Wellness Events

Our Vision

The Asian-Pacific Islander Business Resource Group (BRG) aims to promote an understanding of API issues and identity while advancing the needs and professional development of the API community at UT Southwestern. By focusing on leadership development, peer education, knowledge-sharing, and community engagement, we hope to promote a healthy and inclusive environment for all employees, patients, and visitors throughout the UT Southwestern community.

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Our Leadership

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Archana Cronjaeger

Executive Sponsor

API-BRG

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Sunil Verma

Chair

API-BRG

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Vaishali Patel

Co-Chair

API-BRG

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Mia Dinh

Co-Chair

API-BRG

Our Committee Leads

  • Events
    Finny Johnson
    Sandhya Bhatia

  • Communications
    Dimpal Patel
    Nancy Nelson

  • Mentorship & Professional Development
    Jay Pulanco

  • Membership 
    Archana Mainali
    Christine Duria

  • Special Events
    Jalitta Aickareth
    Young Hwang 
  • TA Partnership Referral Initiative
    Nancy Nelson
    Dewotta Gossett 

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”

Mahatma Gandhi