Asian Culture Center

Our Staff

Meet the staff of the ACC! Whether we are greeting you at the center or leading an event around town, we are happy to assist you.

Senior Staff

Melanie Castillo-Cullather, Director

To learn more about Melanie, visit her feature profile on Her Story.

Sarah Moon Stamey, Program Associate

I am the Program Associate and a recent graduate of Indiana University, where I received my doctorate in organ performance. I was the Student Outreach Coordinator for three years and am excited to continue developing programs and resources for the campus and community at the Asian Culture Center. I hope you will stop by and see what our center has to offer!

Kayleigh Burgess, Graduate Assistant

I am a Masters student at Indiana University, pursuing a dual degree in Journalism and Public Affairs. I am originally from Syracuse, NY and of the many places I've lived since, Bloomington is probably my favorite! When not studying, I can often be found with a yoga mat, a great book, or seeking out a sunny spot.

Liasion to Center for Human Growth and Counseling and Psychological Services

Jacks Cheng

Hi everyone! I am a PhD student in Counseling Psychology and new to Bloomington. I love food, traveling, reading, movies, and meeting new people, so come find me to hang out and chat! I am also happy to represent Center for Human Growth (CHG) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the ACC, and you are welcome to come ask me about the services we provide. I’ll be at the ACC every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. See you around!

Student Assistants

Nitin Arora

Hey! My name is Nitin Arora, and I am currently a junior pursuing a biology major with a business minor. I enjoy playing sports, meeting new people, and sleeping. I hope you can use the wonderful resources here at the ACC.

Laura Baumann

I am a senior in the Kelley School of Business, and I have been working at the ACC since my senior year of high school. So far it has been a blast meeting and working with different people, helping out with events and being a part of the excitement here at the ACC.

Crystal Chen

Hey everyone! My name is Crystal Chen, and I am a junior majoring in Psychology and Informatics with a LAMP certificate. I grew up in Carmel, Indiana, but my heart is in the mountains. I love adventuring around in the great outdoors, going to concerts and taking photos. I can't wait to see you around the ACC!

Alyssa de la Rosa

Hello! I am a junior majoring in business management and minoring in informatics. I used to play a lot of piano and violin, but now I do a lot of graphic and web design. I also like food, interior design, and reading. Hope to see you at the ACC soon!

Eric Langowski

Hello everyone! My name is Eric Langowski and I'm currently a junior studying Physics, Math, and LAMP (Liberal Arts Management Program). Last year (my freshman year!), I lived in Teter Boisen 1 affectionately known as TB1 by those who inhabit it. In my free time, I play in the Bloomington Symphony as a cellist, help run student government elections (@IUSAelections), work to rebuild New Orleans over winter and spring breaks with Y’ALL (Youth Advocating Leadership and Learning), work at the ACC, and work as a UGI with the Math Department!

Maxwell Sandberg

Hi! I’m Maxwell Sandberg, a junior pianist in Jacobs who is still trying to find a double major with something else. Maybe a science. As a very eclectic person, I have a wide range of interests, and this year I am working on building a cooking club for Forest and continuing the Buddhism club. Aside from that and practicing music, you may spot me occasionally wandering around all day, reading a book, or in a tree, at least until it gets cold. Then I’ll move into my nice cozy home in the Forest.

Dazu Shi

Hey everyone! I am a senior in the Kelley School of Business majoring in accounting and finance. Outside of academics, I enjoy photography and web design. While I'm not too good at basketball, feel free to challenge me in table tennis.

Emiliana Turnbill

I am a senior majoring in management and minoring in health administration. I enjoy making short films and playing the piano. I am also a member of the Indiana Hoosierette dance team.

Sushuma Yarlagadda

I am currently a senior pre-med student majoring in biology. I am heavily involved in many cultural organizations including the Indian Student Association (ISA) and a Bollywood dance group called IU Jhanak.