Name of AAPI FigureMaya Lin
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese
Area of InfluenceShe designed the vietnam memorial
Date of birth or time period5-Oct-59
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?She designed the vietnam memorial
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?Even though she was Chinese she designed something very important to society, and she was targeted by people who didn’t like that she was chinese.
Submitted bySafya Sumar, Oliana Cautela
City, StateLexington, MA