"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."
Associate Dean of Students and Scott J. J. Hsu Director of the Asian American Activities Center
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.
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00PM-4:00PM PST; Thursdays 9:00AM-12:00PM PST; or by appointment
Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Director of the Asian American Activities Center
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 is the first in his family to advance his higher education with 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: Wednesdays 1:00PM-4:00PM PST; Fridays 10:00AM-2:00PM PST; or by appointment
Assistant Director of the Asian American Activities Center
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: Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:00PM-4:00PM PST or by appointment
Anh Truong '14
Graduate Student in Residence for Undergraduate Research Support
Anh Truong ’04, has returned to Stanford as a second year PhD candidate in Computer Science and her research interests are leveraging computer graphics along with human-computer interaction (HCI) principles to build tools that make it easier for everyday people to share their stories through video. She has joined the A3C staff as our Graduate Student in Residence for Undergraduate Research. Anh’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, Anh is available to help with everything from framing a research question to writing the grant or fellowship application. Anh 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 Anh.