Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success Program Staff

Vietnamese woman with shoulder length black hair, smiling.

Nhi Tran

Pronouns: she/her

Transfer APASS Academic Counselor

Nhi advises students in the Transfer APASS community to help ensure success in their undergraduate career at CSUEB. She is very passionate about Higher Education and loves working directly with students in pursuit of their educational and professional goals. Her previous experience includes working with a diverse student body as a Counselor to graduate students, serving as a Designated School Official (DSO) to advise international students, and in Student Affairs & School of Nursing at the community college level

Colleges Attended:

  • Chapman University: M.A. in Leadership Development
  • UC Irvine: B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior, Minor in Business Management

Cultural Identity:

  • Vietnamese


Pilipinx with shoulder length black hair, smiling in front of a brick wall and tree.

Janelle Gayac

Pronouns: she/they

Administrative Coordinator

Janelle coordinates the administrative/clerical operations of Transfer APASS and ensures the program functions effectively and efficiently. During her undergraduate career, she transferred from Cal Poly SLO to Ohlone College and eventually UCLA. While pursuing a B.A. in Asian American Studies, she was also involved in Pilipinx transfer student organizing which included recruitment and retention efforts for students on and off campus. She has since also worked as a residential counselor and a middle school ethnic studies teacher.

Colleges Attended:

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Ohlone College
  • UCLA: B.A. in Asian American Studies

Cultural Identity:

  • Pilipinx


Seini Houa: Career/Outreach Specialist

Seini Houa

Pronouns: she/her

Administrative Support Coordinator

Seini Houa has formerly supported Transfer APASS with outreach initiatives, career preparation appointments and helped our students with their transition from junior college to a 4-year university. In her current role, she is assisting the Principal Investigators with projects and closing out the grant. Seini is passionate about serving her community in any capacity and is excited to pursue her M.A. in Education, Equity and Social Justice at San Francisco State.

Colleges Attended:

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

Cultural Identity:

  • Tongan