Asian and Asian American Staff/Faculty Council

The mission of USF’s new Asian and Asian American Staff/Faculty Council is to support community building amongst Asian and Asian American staff and faculty and promote the interests of the wider Asian and Asian American community at USF.

To receive more information about our meetings, community events, and advocacy sessions, fill out this form.

Meet the current Co-Coordinators!

A photo of Jinni Pradhan, Ph.D. Jinni has long, dark hair, parted in the middle and running over her left shoulder. Jinni is also wearing red lipstick, gold hoop earrings, and a royal blue v-neck blouse.

Jinni Pradhan, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of the Cultural Centers
she/her/hers | jpradhan@usfca.edu

A photo of Will L. Hsu. Will's hairstyle includes skin-faded sides, with a medium-length top haircut styled upwards and swept to the side. Will's hair color in this photo is dark with light brown accents. Will is wearing black-framed glasses, black studded earrings, and a black dress-shirt underneath a dark grey blazer.

Will L. Hsu

Residence Director, Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE)
he/him/his | whsu7@usfca.edu

 

Upcoming Events

AAASFC Monthly Community Lunches

First Thursday of the month (Summer & Fall 2021 terms) | 12:00-1:00 PM PT | Zoom

Bring your own lunch and join us for our monthly informal gathering spaces! These spaces are a great opportunity to connect with other Asian and Asian American staff and faculty at USF while also chatting about what's happening in different areas of our institution. To be added to our calendar invitation and receive Zoom meeting information, please join our email listserv.

Past Events

Uncovering Asian and Asian American Solidarity: A Teach-in and Testimonial Space

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 11:45 AM-12:45 PM PT | Zoom Webinar

Asian and Asian American students, staff, and faculty at USF, and USF community allies are invited to share space together in solidarity and to process the continued experience of increased anti-Asian violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. James Zarsadiaz, Associate Professor of History & Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program, will provide some grounding history on anti-Asian racism in the United States and a panel of student leaders will reflect on the need for solidarity. There will be a testimonial space for Asian and Asian American community members to individually share their stories and be heard and seen as well.

This event is a collaboration between USF's Asian & Asian American Staff & Faculty Council (AAASFC) and Asian Pacific American Studies (APAS) program. Our University of San Francisco event co-sponsors include: the Bias Education & Resource Team (BERT), the Cultural Centers, Culturally-Focused Clubs Council (CFCC), Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach (DECO), The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University Ministry, Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program (YPSP).

A square promotional image with black background, golden yellow border, and red brushstroke accents. Foregrounded is text about the event: "A collaboration with USF's Asian and Asian American Staff/Faculty Council and the Asian Pacific American Studies program. Uncovering Asian and Asian American Solidarity: A Teach-in and Testimonial Space. Tuesday, April 27th, 2021. 11:45 AM-12:45 AM PT. Register at: rebrand.ly/AAASolidarity. Co-sponsored by: The Bias Education and Resource Team, The Cultural Centers, Culturally-Focused Clubs Council, Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University Ministry, and the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program."