Member Spotlight

Doria Qu

Associate Board Member

Graduate Student at UChicago

What’s your favorite thing about Chi-AWE?

My favorite thing about Chi-AWE is its commitment to fostering competent, empowered, and abundance-oriented AAPI female leaders. Drawing from my past experiences in leadership roles within organizations focused on empowerment and advocacy, I deeply resonate with the mission of Chi-AWE to empower the next generation of AAPI leaders. By providing free workshops driven by the passions and skillsets of AAPI women members, Chi-AWE creates a vital space for community building, skill development, and collective empowerment. This aligns perfectly with my dedication to promoting social justice and empowerment, making Chi-AWE a natural fit for me to contribute my skills and experiences towards advancing the organization's mission.

If not at a Chi-AWE event, where can we find you?

When I'm not at a Chi-AWE event, you can often find me engaged in a variety of activities. I love staying active, so you might catch me at the gym or outdoors, enjoying a workout or trying out new sports. Traveling is another passion of mine; I enjoy exploring new cultures, cuisines, and landscapes whenever I get the chance. At home, I'm likely experimenting in the kitchen, cooking up delicious meals and trying out new recipes. And when it's time to unwind and have some fun, you might find me at karaoke, belting out my favorite tunes with friends. Of course, there are also times when I'm busy studying, furthering my education and pursuing my academic and professional goals. Overall, I thrive on staying active, exploring new experiences, and balancing work with leisure activities.


Professional Bio

Doria Qu is a dedicated social work professional with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Chicago, expected in May 2025, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of Miami. With a stellar academic record, including Summa Cum Laude honors and prestigious scholarships, Doria has demonstrated a commitment to empowering marginalized communities through her work. As an Associate Board Member of Chicago Asian Women Empowerment and Director of the Chicago office for Asian Women Development Plan International, she has spearheaded initiatives addressing gender equality, mental health, and domestic violence awareness. Doria's research experience spans from the LoveLife, Liu Wenli Sex Education Lab in Beijing to the Health Promotions and Care Lab in Miami, where she contributed to projects on comprehensive sexuality education and health promotion. With fluency in Mandarin, English, and Cantonese, Doria is poised to continue making significant contributions to gender social justice and mental health advocacy for racial minority groups.