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A³C Professional and Student Staff

"The A³C and its leadership was a critical resource to me as an undergraduate. In ways both direct and indirect, it contributed to my academic trajectory."

ALY '98

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The professional and student staff supporting the Asian American Activities Center are here to help! Here you can learn more about us as well as how to connect.

Linda Tran

Associate Dean of Students and Scott J. J. Hsu Director of the Asian American Activities Center


Linda joined the A³C staff in 2022 and is a passionate education advocate with over 12 years of international and domestic experience driving impact through education, youth and community development, gender equality, and women empowerment programs with an emphasis on providing services for marginalized populations. Linda’s activism and deep commitment to social justice stems from her own formative experiences as an undergraduate and graduate student at Stanford University, where she graduated with a BA in Asian American Studies (2006) and an MA in Sociology (2007). She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from San Francisco State University.

Hailing from San Jose, CA, Linda is the daughter of refugee parents from Viet Nam and is a first-generation college student. Prior to returning to Stanford, she served as Associate Director of Gender Equality and Girls’ Education at an international NGO, where she provided strategic leadership for a global portfolio of eight program countries across Asia and Africa.

Office Hours: By appointment.

Jerald L. Adamos, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean of Students & Associate Director of the Asian American Activities Center


Jerald is a son of immigrant parents from the Philippines and grew up in a low-income community in San Diego, CA.  He is a first-generation college student who received a BA in English Education, a MS in Higher Education from the California State University, Long Beach and Fullerton respectively and a Doctor of Education from the University of San Francisco. His research focuses on the experiences of Asian American male leaders and how they negotiate issues around race, patriarchy, and hegemonic masculinity.  Jerald joined the A³C staff in 2012 after serving Stanford's Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Row in Residential Education.  Prior to Stanford, he worked in student leadership development, multicultural education, and Greek affairs in Southern California.

Office Hours: By appointment.

Latana Thaviseth

Assistant Director of the Asian American Activities Center


Latana joined the A³C staff in 2018. Prior to joining A³C, she has worked in various capacities at higher education institutions in Washington and Southern California. Her roles ranged from institutional research to advising and mentoring to outreach and recruitment.  Latana identifies as Lao American and grew up in Des Moines, WA. She received her BA in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington, and a MA degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, where she is currently pursuing her PhD.

Office Hours: By appointment.

Sunny Trivedi, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of the Asian American Activities Center


Sunny Trivedi joined the A3C staff in 2023.  He has extensive experience working in various community-based organizations and with the public-school system in Chicago, as well as within the university setting to support underserved and minoritized populations through critical lenses. Sunny earned his PhD from Stanford University in the Anthropology of Education and Race, Inequality, and Language in Education through the Graduate School of Education (2023).  He also holds both a BA and MS in Anthropology, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Purdue University, respectively. As the child of Indian immigrants from the state of Gujarat, Sunny identifies as a second-generation South Asian American.

Office Hours: By appointment.

Student Staff