Jennifer stands holding their child, Gabriela. Jennifer is smiling. Their child is holding a rag doll.

Jennifer Heikkila Díaz laughs while holding their child, Gabriela Mi-Ja Díaz, then 6, at home. As an activist-in-residence at the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, Jennifer has worked with public school teachers across Connecticut in the past two years to develop resources for AAPI studies in their classes. Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror