Name: Sandra Sengdara Matta Siharath
Occupation: English teacher
Affiliations: Founder of South East Asian Cultural Heritage & Musical Performing Arts (SEACHAMPA)
Ethnicity: Asian American (Lao, Thai, Chinese, Portuguese)
Number of Years With AHSC: 5 years
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Ram
I began volunteering for the AHSC because: Of the opportunity to continue to build stronger communities. Also it’s a great way to culturally network and learn new cultural customs.
One thing I am looking most look forward to at this year’s celebration is: Welcoming new street festival attendees and seeing new fusion vendors
My favorite Asian cultural tradition is: Honoring and showing appreciation to your parents for their unconditional love.
Favorite Asian food: Naam Kao Lao Rice ball salad
Favorite Asian Pacific American Celebrity: Smart and hilarious Dr. Kendrick Kang-Joh “Ken” Jeong
I am embarrassed to admit that: I played Pokemon silver version at the gym..gotta catch ‘em all!
My Superhero power would be: To be able to enhance cultural awareness and sensitivity by just a wink of an eye.
If I could vacation with anyone anywhere, it would be: With Bill Gate’s credit card. I could make friends with anyone and go everywhere.