Asian American Across the Disciplines with Mary Yee, EdD, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Founder of Asian Americans United and Yellow Seeds and activist. Hosted by ASAM Lecturer Robert Buscher in his class Asian American Activism.

Dr. Mary Yee holds degrees from Princeton University in East Asian Studies and the University of Pennsylvania in City Planning and TESOL. She recently completed her doctoral degree in literacy studies at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. While her dissertation research focused on first generation Asian immigrant youth activists, her other research interests include educational issues in immigrant communities, community organizing, university-community partnerships, and the interrelationship between health and educational disparities. She was founder of Asian Americans United and Yellow Seeds, and former officer and member of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation. She has been involved in challenging the encroachment into Chinatown of public works projects. As director of the Office of Family Engagement and Language Equity Services, she created the infrastructure for translation and interpretation services and partnered with community-based organizations across the city to engage families, including immigrant and refugee families, in their children’s education.