Rooted in Guatemalan culture and spirituality, Vivian’s scholarship focuses on health, community engagement and the arts. Her teaching approach explores language, power and privilege to create inclusive relationships fueled by love, solidarity and awareness. After a decade of work in youth media and child abuse prevention, Vivian completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Public Health at UC Berkeley with a specialty in Women, Gender & Sexuality. A storyteller by nature, she co-edited Prevention is Primary: Strategies in Community Wellbeing, co-authored Drop That Kno
Dr. Yang Xiao-Desai is an associate professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. She received her Ph. D. from University of Hawaii at Manoa. Prior to joining San Francisco State University in 2014, she taught in University of South Carolina, University of California, Davis, Middlebury College (Summer Chinese School), and University of Hawaii.
Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar is active as a faculty leader on both the SF State and CSU Academic Senates. She is the recipient of many awards and honors for her teaching excellence and service contributions to the campus, community and profession.