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Cindy Ng

Associate Dean of Students and Director 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.

Office Hours: By appointment




Jerald Adamos

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

(He/Him/His)

Jerald joined the A³C staff in early 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. Jerald is from San Diego, CA but grew up throughout Southern California and received a BA in English Education, a MS in Higher Education from the California State University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education at the University of San Francisco. 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: By appointment



Calvin Miaw

Graduate Student in Residence for Undergraduate Research Support

Calvin Miaw ’03, has returned to Stanford as a second year PhD candidate in Modern Thought and Literature and his research interests are U.S. social movements and political thought. He has joined the A3C staff as our Graduate Student in Residence for Undergraduate Research.  Calvin’s role will be to serve as a mentor and coach to undergraduates to support and encourage undergraduate research.  He 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, Calvin is available to help with everything from framing a research question to writing the grant or fellowship application. Calvin was

 an undergraduate at Stanford and is very familiar with all the funding opportunities and resources. If you are interested in getting funded for summer projects or independent research come talk to Calvin.

Office Hours: Mondays 12:30-2:30PM or by appointment


Sabrina Chao '21

Database Manager

Major: Human Biology
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Why you joined the A³C: I wanted to connect with the Asian community, learn more about what it means to be Asian American, explore the implications of my Asian American identity, and help spread awareness of Asian American issues and topics.
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: CS 106A (heard a lot of great stuff about it).
One thing you love about Stanford: The friendliness of students and staff.
What are you excited about this year: I am excited to meet new people and to make long lasting memories with them. 


Stephanie Chao '20

Digital & Social Media Manager

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Why you joined the A³C: The amazing community the A3C serves, the amazing work A3C does for the community, and Jerald and Cindy. 
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: XTRM or CS106A
One thing you love about Stanford: The people.
Advice to Frosh/anyone on campus: Your Stanford experience is what you make of it, so seize every opportunity you can while still taking care of yourself.


 

Steven Doan '19

iLive Coordinator


 

Soly Lee '20

 

 

Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) Coordinator

Major: Human Biology
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Why you joined the A³C: I admire the services and programs that the A3C offers to the Stanford community and wanted to be a part of its mission. The A3C provided me an opportunity to serve my Asian and Asian American community while also helping me develop professional and leadership skills. 
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: Chemistry!
One thing you love about Stanford: Hmong Student Union (HSU).
Advice to Frosh/anyone on campus: Never be afraid to ask for help.


Becky Liang '21

Speaker Series Coordinator

Major: Asian American Studies
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Why you joined the A³C: to gain a better sense of the API community on campus and resources available to support them.
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: TAPS 11N.
One thing you love about Stanford: the wealth of community resources and free stuff.
What are you excited about this year: I am excited to be involved in student organizations and the broader Asian American community and take classes that coincide with my interests.


 

Ian Macato '19

Community Building Coordinator

Major: Symbolic Systems
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Why you joined the A³C: I joined to be a part of the amazing community and mission of the  A³C and learn how I can collaborate with the engaging work the API community is doing.
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: EDUC 193A - Peer Counseling.
One thing you love about Stanford: The communities and people who are always so supportive.
Advice to Frosh/anyone on campus: Be intentional inthe communities and resources you look for.


Gillyn Maung '20

 

Major Events Coordinator

Major: Human Biology
Hometown: Seaside, CA
Why you joined the A³C: I joined the A3C because I wanted a way to be active in the API community and make a difference in it. 
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: Painting 1.
One thing you love about Stanford: I love the way it's made me grow, even though it can be extremely difficult.
What are you excited about this year: There’s only so much you can put into something, so put your best effort into it. If you put your best effort in and still don’t get the results you wanted from it, know that you did all you could. Don’t blame yourself.


Marisa Mission '21

Grad Life Coordinator

Major: International Relations
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Why you joined the A³C: Although I was very involved with the Pacific Islander community at home, I never really got involved with Asian American activities. The A3C is a perfect chance to not only get involved with issues surrounding my heritage but also to learn about and serve other Asian cultures, too!
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: I haven't done that many since it's only Fall Quarter of Frosh year, but I will say that Lathrop's Learning Hub is one of my favorite places for basically anything from tutoring, to studying, tech support, etc. They've even got a free 3D printer and sticker-maker!
One thing you love about Stanford: There are resources everywhere, for more interests than I ever imagined existed!
What are you excited about this year: I'm excited mostly just to learn as much as I can! Whether it's talking to Asian American alumni and listening to how they furthered the Asian American community at Stanford, or working with the other staff to make the A3C a successfully supportive community, this first year for me is really a process in exploration and involvement. I'm also excited to just see how my interests play out through classes and extracurriculars, and what kind of space I'll occupy within the larger community of Stanford at the end of the year.


My Nguyen '20

 

Facilities Manager

 


 

 

Tenzin Wangdak '20

Asian American Sib (AASib) Coordinator

Major: Human Biology
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Why you joined the A³C: I joined the A3C staff member to explore and to better understand my Asian American identity, and to (hopefully) help others explore theirs while giving back to the API community. 
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: ASNAMST 193F: Psychological Well-Being on Campus: Asian American Perspectives (EDUC 193F). Dr. Oliver Lin is such a caring and compassionate individual, and that class provided a space to discuss what it means to be Asian American at Stanford.
One thing you love about Stanford: One of the things I love most about Stanford are the relationships I've made with people from such diverse walks of life.
Advice to Frosh/anyone on campus: Do whatever you want to do, as long as you try your best.


Becky Yang '20

 

Publications/Publicity Manager

Major: Product Design
Hometown: Pontiac, MI
Why you joined the A³C: To uphold a welcoming, professional, yet a nice aesthetic of the center and to inform others of the welcoming Asian American community and issues within it.
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: Maybe dancing...
One thing you love about Stanford: The beauty of the architecture. 
Advice to Frosh/anyone on campus: Don't have tunnel vision and don't forget to have fun.


 

Chuyi Yang '20

Community Building Coordinator

Major: Computational Biology
Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Why you joined the A³C: The A3C creates a strong community and provides a great learning and growing environment for all Stanford students. I joined the A3C because I wanted to be a part of the Center and staff that puts all of that together.
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: ASNAMST 131: Trauma, Healing, and Empowerment- Out of all of the classes I have taken so far, this one was the most enjoyable and unique. Throughout this class, you spend a lot of time reflecting and working on yourself- two things you don't often get the chance to do at Stanford.
One thing you love about Stanford: I love student life here at Stanford. I feel like there is a community here that is perfect for everyone. 
Advice to Frosh/anyone on campus: Don't be afraid to miss out on things. The fear of missing out is a real thing, and sometimes it's better for you to focus on what's important rather than participating in every event or activity possible. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't try new things, however.


Melody Yang '21

Asian American Studies Liaison

Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Why you joined the A³C: To find a community and learn more about the diversity of API identities and experiences. 
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: Check out the ETA presentations at all of the different ethnic themed dorms. 
One thing you love about Stanford: The showers in my dorm get hot very fast. 
What are you excited about this year: Taking an Asian American Studies course. 


Christopher Yuan '21

Speaker Series Coordinator

Major: Music and Symbolic Systems
Hometown: Dublin, CA
Why you joined the A³C: I have always wanted to find ways to engage with the greater API community in the Bay Area but never really had the opportunity to do so until I came to Stanford and the A3C!
One class/program to participate in before leaving Stanford: Any one of the fantastic music groups! (for many, no experience necessary)
One thing you love about Stanford: The beautiful scenery I get to pass by going to class every day. 
What are you excited about this year: Being able to meet so many wonderful and interesting new people and the experiences they bring with them, and being able to explore our commonalities and differences to be able to create a bigger picture of the world around us!