Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association (APIFSA)

APIFSA (Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association) started toward the end of 2020 for the purpose of engaging and informing faculty & staff on the various cultures represented in the Asian Pacific Islander community. As a staff affinity group, we are focused on building community and sharing cultural knowledge and insights with the entire Bruin family and beyond. We welcome faculty & staff of all backgrounds to learn, share, and grow with us.

All are welcome to join, if you identify with the API community, API allies, or if you are interested in learning about the API community. 

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2022-2023 Board

Chair: Andrew Tran
Chair-Elect: Rohit Maharaj
Immediate Past Chair: Caroline Kong
Secretary/Historian: Joy Guey
Vice Chair for Advocacy and Community Relations: Mits Yamahata
Vice Chair for Community Engagement: Lisa Chow
Vice Chair for Culinary Arts: Walen Ngo
Vice Chair for Culture and Traditions: Jason Lo
Vice Chair for Development: Leah Brown
Vice Chair for Information Systems: Eugene Acosta
Vice Chair for Networking and Social Engagement: Antoinette Molina
Vice Chairs for Professional Development: Grace Fransisca