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The Asian Pacific Americans at Caltech (APACT) is an Employee Resource Group for staff, faculty, postdocs, and other working professionals at Caltech who self-identify as Asian American Pacific Islander with the goal of focusing on the following five main pillars:

Professional Development
Education, Advocacy, and Awareness
Affinity and Being a Safe Space
Community Outreach
Celebrating AAPI Heritage


APACT is the first employee resource group formed at Caltech, founded in 2021.


The wordmark represents the values, mission, and goals of APACT as well as its identity as a Caltech Employee Resource Group (ERG). It symbolizes the space to discuss, share, and celebrate AAPI heritage and issues. The overall "A" shape represents the AAPI community; the inner circle represents a protected safe space to explore identity; the inner triangle represents the element of fire, drawing parallels to the torch in the Caltech seal. The logo was designed by George Ko.


2022-2023 Leadership

Grace Liang-Franco, Chair
Athena Castro, Treasurer
Alison Tominaga, Advocacy Chair
Wendy Chin, Secretary
Vicki Chiu, Communications Chair
Lance Hayashida, Multimedia Chair

Advisory Council

David Kang, Associate Vice President of Facilities