HCAP Leaders Program

Want to become a leader? Looking for leadership opportunities but don’t know where to start? Apply for the HCAP Leaders Program!

The HCAP Leaders Program seeks to grow and develop outstanding leaders to build and guide the Hunter College student community.

HCAP Leaders will receive hands-on leadership coaching, skills training, and mentorship to become peer leaders who can assist other students in navigating their Hunter experience. Training topics include: leadership skills, public speaking, facilitation, sharing resources, and Asian American community issues.

After completing the summer training program, students can serve as ambassadors of HCAP and co-lead community events throughout their fall and spring semesters.


Applications for the HCAP Leaders Program Cohort 3 will open in Spring 2020! Check back for more information on the application and summer training program dates.

Overview of HCAP Leaders Application

After the training, HCAP Leaders will begin directly leading and assisting with HCAP programming and events during the Fall 2020 semester.

Meet our HCAP Leaders (current and alumni)

Sharlene Daba-ay (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Sharlene is a Filipino American who is majoring in Biochemistry. She is an aspiring neurologist interested in addressing healthcare disparities in Asian American communities. In her free time, she loves to listen to K-pop, play video games, and watch anime.


Sam Dilawari (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Samuel is a Neuroscience major with a minor in Asian American studies. He aspires to become a neurosurgeon and save the rainforest. Please be nice to the planet. 



Danying Guan (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

This is Danying and she is a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Public Health. She loves playing basketball in her free time and eating hotpot with bubble tea. She is also interested in learning more about the Asian American communities.


Jeffry Guerrero (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Jeffry William Guerrero is a senior majoring in Biochemistry with a English and Math minor. Guerrero is a distance runner for Hunter College’s Cross Country and Track & Field team. He aspires to be an Emergency Medicine Physician while also being an advocate for his community; focusing on immigrant rights and climate change.


Ashalee Hinds (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Ashalee is a human biology major with dreams of becoming a veterinarian. In her free time, she likes to watch national geographic, write poetry and play with her guinea pigs!



Matthew Ho (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Matthew is a Taiwanese American born and raised in Queens. He is a senior majoring in Bioinformatics and minoring in Asian American Studies. Matthew enjoys exploring the city and trying new food spots. 



Han Teng Li (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Han is a sophomore majoring in Chinese Language and Literature. He is interested in studying global health disparities as well as health disparities that exist between racial groups in the United States. Han is currently seeking to attend graduate school to obtain a Master of Public Health degree after college. 


Yayi Lin (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Yayi is a Chinese-American who grew up in Brooklyn. Yayi studies psychology and Asian American studies at Hunter College. She enjoys watching Korean variety shows. 



Dorothy Liu (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Dorothy Liu is a junior pre-med majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Math and Asian American Studies. She is on the Hunter College Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field team. If she’s not researching or volunteering, she enjoys naps, playing Tetris and playing board games with friends. 


Lhamu Sherpa (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Lhamu is an International student from Nepal, currently majoring in Psychology and Statistics. Her ultimate goal is to conduct research and analyze different socioeconomic issues to ultimately help drive research based policies and support underrepresented communities.


Leora Zhang (HCAP Leader, cohort 2)

Leora is a Korean-Chinese-American and a first generation immigrant college student. She is majoring in Psychology with Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration. In her free time, she likes playing the piano and reading books.


Megan Chan (HCAP Leader alumni, cohort 1)

Megan is an American-born Chinese. She is family-oriented. She studied Asian American Studies in Hunter College.




Nibras Karim (HCAP Leader alumni, cohort 1)

Nibras is a Bangladeshi American living in Queens. They’re currently studying political science and Asian American studies at Hunter College. Nibras has an interest in pursuing a career in politics in order to represent and advocate for the needs of Asian Americans living in NYC/ USA.



Naheed Hossain (HCAP Leader alumni, cohort 1)

Naheed Sultana Hossain is a senior at CUNY Hunter College. Naheed studied English with a minor in Adolescent Education. She is currently interested in looking at the ways technology encourages community growth in NYC.



Tina Zhang (HCAP Leader alumni, cohort 1)

Tina is an Economics and Accounting Minor. Tina loves nature as well as collecting unique leafs. Tina aspires to be a vehicle of change.




Jin Hee Yoo (HCAP Leader, cohort 1)

Jin Hee is Korean-American and a daughter of immigrants. She is majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Asian American Studies. In her free time, Jin Hee enjoys trying different cuisines, taking photographs, and spending time with her friends.



Kimmi Tsoi (HCAP Leader, cohort 1)

Kimmi studies Psychology with a minor Asian American Studies. She likes to work with youth and is interested in working in college access programs. In her free time, she likes to watch movies and spending quality time with her friends to do outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and picnicking.



Maryam Mian (HCAP Leader, cohort 1)

‪Maryam is a Pakistani American who has lived in Queens, New York her whole life. Maryam studies psychology as a major and Asian American studies as a minor. She loves to bring out her artistic and creative side in everything she does!


Contact HCAP Program Director Caitlin Ho: ch1322@hunter.cuny.edu for questions!