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.

Student Assistants

Hallie Baumann

I am a senior from Kansas and New York, majoring in East Asian Language and Culture - Japanese. I am very involved in the theatre department at IU, do special effects makeup on the side, and think that ballroom dance is pretty shnazzy. I'm the henna artist here at the ACC and at many of the Cultural events around campus.

Laura Baumann

I am a sophomore 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.

Vivian Chen

I am a senior in the Kelley School of Business, majoring in finance, accounting and international business with a minor in Chinese. I grew up in Carmel, Indiana, but in the future my goal is to work in Asia. In my free time, I like to nap, youtube surf, be goofy with friends, laze around and stare at beautiful fountain pens online. Try not to confuse me with the other Vivian!

Alyssa de la Rosa

Hello! I am a freshman 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!

Vivian Ge

Hi, everyone! My name is Vivian, and I'm a senior. I'm majoring in informatics with minors in Chinese, business and marketing. I'm from originally from Naperville, Illinois, but when I graduate, I can only see myself living and working in a big city. In my free time, I enjoy video games, shopping for clothes, makeup and school supplies. Anyways, I hope to see you at some of our many events at the ACC! I look forward to meeting you soon!

Hafsah Khan

I am a junior majoring in East Asian languages and cultures, focusing on Korea, and bioogy. I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I love traveling, and I hope to study abroad in Korea one day. When I'm not at the ACC, I volunteer a lot at various events around Bloomington. My hobbies include reading, sleeping, and eating.

Dazu Shi

I am a sophmore majoring in finance and accounting. Born in China, I grew up in New Jersey and eventually landed here. 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.

Dolma Tsering

Hi everyone! My name is Dolma Tsering. I am a freshman planning to major in international business and entrepreneurship. I grew up in South India and moved here four years ago. I live on a Wagyu beef farm with five dogs! My interests include food, languages, cultures and meeting new people! The ACC has so much to offer and I hope to help you benefit from it in anyway possible!

Emiliana Turnbill

I am a sophomore 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.