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Program Asian Pacific American Student Success Staff

Nancy Martinsen: Program Coordinator

Nancy Martinsen, Ed.D: Program Coordinator

Nancy Martinsen is the Asian Pacific American Student Success Coordinator. She coordinates the AANAPISI grant program and leads various campus Asian Pacific Islander initiatives. As the program coordinator, she teaches the 1 unit General Studies transfer support seminar course offered each term to Transfer APASS students. She recently completed her dissertation titled, Supporting Pacific Islander Student Success in Higher Education through Culturally Sustaining Leadership. She is the staff advisor to Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and a co-staff advisor for the Asian Pacific Islander Club.  She is also the President of the Northern California Chapter of the National Pacific Islander Educator’s Network (NPIEN).


Colleges Attended:

  • CSU Monterey Bay: B.A. in Human Communication
  • San Jose State University: M.A. in Education
  • San Francisco State University: Ed.D in Educational Leadership

Cultural Identity:

  • Filipina

Favorite thing about Transfer APASS:

I LOVE teaching the Transfer APASS General Studies course. The purpose of the course is to build community and create a safe space where students can be their genuine selves and have honest and thoughtful conversations about issues that impact our Asian Pacific Islander communities. I appreciate my students for embracing both, my goofiness, and my determination to make their time here at CSUEB awesome!

Annie Hoang: Administrative & Data Analyst for SSOS/APASS

Annie Hoang: Administrative & Data Research Associate

Annie Hoang is Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success Administrative Support Coordinator and Data Research Associate. She initiates and independently plan, organizes, coordinates, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved. Furthermore, she provides applications and follow-up documentation for departmental grant proposals. She also manages the confidential data inputs by students on the online Transfer APASS application and online forms for evaluation. In addition, she also assists the Transfer APASS External Evaluator and PIs to manage the reporting of the research projects.


Colleges Attended:

  • College of Alameda: AA in Liberal Arts, AA in Psychology
  • CSU East Bay: B.A. in Political Science, Pre-Law
  • CSU East Bay: M.A. in Public Administration, Public Management & Policy Analysis

Cultural Identity:

  • Chinese

Favorite thing about Transfer APASS:

I enjoy the sense community that we have here at Transfer APASS. It's great seeing students come in, feel same and make new friends. I didn't have this during my undergrad so I love that fact we can provide this to our students.

Cindy L

Cindy Lieu: Administrative & Data Research Associate

Cindy Lieu is the Transfer Asian American Student Success Administrator Support Coordinator and Data Research Associate. She assists the PIs in planning and implementing the SEAAS Tri-Annual Conference. She organizes and maintains administrative and confidential files as well as conducts the literature review on the research articles assigned by the External Evaluator. She tracks the operational work of the research and assists in the implementation of research projects conducted by the Transfer APASS External Evaluator and PIs. Cindy is an integral part of the core research team at the Transfer APASS program, responsible for planning and executing the operational aspects of data sorting.


Colleges Attended:

  • Chabot College: A.A. in Behavioral Science
  • CSU East Bay: B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Criminal Justice Administration

Cultural Identity:

  • Chinese
Seini Houa: Career/Outreach Specialist

Seini Houa: Outreach and Career Specialist

Seini Houa hosts career and professional development workshops through the Transfer APASS TRANSFERmation Series and provides support to help students with resumes, cover letters, and personal statements. She prepares students for internships and reaches out to organizations/businesses for placement opportunities. As alumni of the CSUEB Asian Pacific Islander Club (APIC), Seini is assisting the student leaders and co-advisors with hosting the first Pacific Islander Recognition Night at Cal State East Bay. With the help of Janice Tanemura and Levalasi Loi-On, she is also excited to be working on a course proposal for a Pacific Islander Ethnic Studies course in the future.


Colleges Attended:

  • Chabot College: AA-T in Sociology
  • CSU East Bay: B.A. in Ethnic Studies

Cultural Identity:

  • Tongan

Favorite Thing about Transfer APASS:

I love watching the students form their own style of individuality and leadership. It’s empowering to see their confidence grow over time and to see them take advantage of opportunities that take them out of their comfort zone. Their energy is contagious!

Peter Lee

Peter Lee: Academic Counselor

Peter Lee is the Asian Pacific American Student Success Academic Counselor. He advises students on academic requirements such as: general education, major (unofficially) and overall graduation requirements. Peter provides additional support outside of academic advising which includes: career advising, scholarship and personal counseling.


Colleges Attended:

  • CSU East Bay: B.A. in Sociology
  • CSU East Bay: M.S.W. in Social Work: Community Mental Health

Cultural Identity:

  • Korean

Favorite thing about Transfer APASS:

I enjoy Transfer APASS’s holistic approach in providing support to students at CSU, East Bay. Transfer-APASS offers General Education cohort courses to address upper division requirements, Writing Skills Test (WST) Bootcamps to prepare for the University Writing Skills Requirement WST Exam, academic advising to ensure graduation in a timely fashion, and mentors along with tutors to provide individual support for students in our program. I appreciate our students for taking a chance by putting themselves out there and getting involved in our community here on campus!
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