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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.

About the Logo


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.


2023-2024 Leadership

Grace Liang-Franco, Chair
Therese Bagsit, Social/Memberships Chair
Athena Castro, Treasurer
Wendy Chin, Board Member at Large
Lance Hayashida, Visual Communications Chair
Alice Liang, Event Chair
Sarah Park, Secretary