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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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Cindy Ng

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

(She/Her/Hers)

Since joining the A³C staff in 1991, Cindy has worked with faculty, staff and alumni to build community and to create programming and opportunities that support students in their academic and co-curricular endeavors. Cindy works with students on programming, leadership development, and advising and  collaborates with campus partners to ensure that the needs of students are met. Cindy also serves on various University committees. Cindy is a longtime Alameda resident who graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Math. Prior to coming to Stanford, she spent time in New York working as a speechwriter for David N. Dinkins who became the first African American Mayor in New York City.

In 2020, Cindy received the Amy J. Blue Award, the highest recognized honor for staff members at the University. Cindy retired from Stanford in 2022 and received Emeritus status from the University.



Jerald L. Adamos, Ed.D.

Interim Associate Dean of Students and 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 10:00AM-11:00AM PST or by appointment.



Latana Thaviseth

Assistant Director of the Asian American Activities Center

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Latana is the newest member to A³C staff joining the center 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.



Gillyn Valdez Maung

Program Associate

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Gillyn is a Pilipina-Burmese American and first-generation college student who graduated from Stanford in 2020 and received a BA in Human Biology with a concentration in Gender, Sexuality and Mental Health in Marginalized Communities. Gillyn was a student staff member for the A3C for all years of their undergraduate career, holding various positions on staff. After graduating from Stanford in 2020, they worked in San Francisco as a residential counselor for a community mental health nonprofit organization, providing residential treatment and social rehabilitation for community members experiencing mental health, substance use and housing crises. Gillyn has now returned to the A3C as a professional staff member to continue working with the community that facilitated their personal, educational and professional growth as they develop their professional career and plan for graduate school.

Office Hours: Mondays 10:00AM-11:00AM PST or by appointment. 



Delaney Chieyen Holton 

Graduate Student in Residence for Undergraduate Research Support

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Del Holton is a second year PhD student in Art History originally from Dallas, Texas and is currently studying contemporary artists of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the greater Chinese diaspora.  She is passionate about mentoring students based on their individual needs and interests and helping them navigate academic challenges. Del's role will be to serve as a mentor and coach to undergraduates to support and encourage undergraduate research. She is available for one-on-one advising and to assist with all aspects of research and fellowship applications. From the Chappell Lougee application to Haas Summer Fellowships, Del is available to help with everything from framing a research question to writing the grant or fellowship application.  If you are interested in getting funded for summer projects or independent research come talk to Del.

Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00AM-12:00PM PST or by appointment.



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