你好! Hola! Bonjour!
My name is Arianna Quan, the current Miss Michigan 2016 within the Miss America Organization. I am a senior at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit studying Transportation and Automotive Design and currently have the privilege of interning at Immigration Law PLLC in Ann Arbor, MI. My personal passion project through my year of service is advocating for my platform, Being American: Immigration & Citizenship Education.
As the first Asian-American and naturalized citizen to be a state titleholder, I find it absolutely imperative to speak out on subject matters that so many immigrants and foreign born citizens face in our ever polarizing society. Obstacles like sexual assault, mental health, gender inequality, social complacency and beyond are ubiquitous yet exacerbated from the marginalized perspective of a minority. As this election year has revealed some sobering and enlightening perspectives, the time is now to step forward as a first generation American and encourage fellow foreign and US born citizens to engage and learn from one another.
Along with my personal cause I am a strong supporter for MAO’s national platform: promoting women in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. With the automotive industry in serious need of young ladies, I aim to use my education as an extension and focus while talking about STEM and the arts to young girls.
I love playing piano and shooting things with my bow. I enjoy pretending to understand astrophysics & critical theory and sometimes on occasion fly planes (during the day).
It’s nice to meet you!