IMPACT AAPI is a five-year program funded by an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The name is an acronym for "Initiatives to Maximize Positive academic Achievement and Cultural Thriving focusing on Asian American and Pacific Islander students at De Anza College."
Our goal is to close the gaps in academic achievement and transfer among Asian American
and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students at
De Anza by focusing on Asian Pacific Islander subgroups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. Our integrated curricular pathways are designed to provide educational experiences that support and challenge our students.
Our new grant project has the same name and overall mission as our previous grant, but our activities and objectives are different.
Likewise, our core team has also changed, though you may recognize some of these names from the previous grant project!
- Anu Khanna
- Christine Chai
- Kristin Skager
- Noemi Teppang
- Karen Chow
PEER Mentor Liaison
- Jeff Schinske
STEM Staff development facilitator
- Deepa Yuvaraj
See more of our staff and partners by visiting the Our Team page.