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"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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Linda Tran

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

(She/Her/Hers)

Linda joined the A³C staff  in 2022 and works with students on programming, leadership development, and advising and also collaborates with campus partners to ensure that the needs of students are met. Linda 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: Thursdays 1:30PM-2:30PM PST or by appointment.



Jerald L. Adamos, Ed.D.

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

(He/Him/His/Siya)

Jerald joined the A³C staff in 2012 and works closely with the A³C student staff to coordinate Center programs and major events. He also collaborates with staff in other university departments to develop joint programs to bring awareness of campus resources to students and serves as an advisor to the many student groups that identify with the Center. From San Diego, CA, Jerald is a son of immigrant parents from the Philippines and as a first-generation college student, he 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.  Prior to Stanford, he worked in student leadership development, multicultural education, and Greek affairs in Southern California and worked with Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Row in Residential Education here at Stanford.

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00AM-12:00PM PST or by appointment.



Latana Thaviseth

Assistant Director of the Asian American Activities Center

(She/Her/Hers)

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: Thursdays 2:00PM-3:00PM PST or by appointment.



Delaney Chieyen Holton 

Graduate Student in Residence for Undergraduate Research Support

(They/Them)

Del Holton is a third year PhD student in Art History originally from Dallas, Texas. They work on transpacific histories of labor, race-making, and visual culture. Del is passionate about care-centered mentorship and helping students navigate academic challenges with special attention to the unique experiences and challenges of AAPI-identifying and/or FLI students.

At A3C, Del serves as a mentor to undergraduate students pursuing research and academic funding opportunities in order to cultivate a campus culture of accessibility and inclusivity. They offer workshops each quarter and are available for one-on-one advising to assist with all aspects of research, from framing a research question or approaching faculty for opportunities, to writing a fellowship application or planning for graduate-level research. Del is also happy to discuss general questions surrounding identity, navigating higher education, or connecting to Asian American community spaces at Stanford.

Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00AM-12:00PM PT at the A3C Couchroom (Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd floor) or by appointment.



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