Meet the Staff

The staff of APIMEDA Programs and Services is available to help you find ways to be successful and thrive at UC San Diego. Please consider the staff below and the staff and faculty listed in the APIMEDA Lifebook as resources and mentors to you. Reach out to any of us at any time. We are glad that you are part of our UC San Diego APIMEDA family!

  • Windi Sasaki

    Windi Sasaki

    APIMEDA Program Manager

    Pronouns: she, her, hers, they, theirs, them

    Windi Sasaki is a first-generation college graduate and an alumna of UC San Diego, where she received her BA in Psychology and minors in Biology and Classical & Medieval Europe. She received her MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she completed research on Asian American college student development. She has over fifteen years of experience working on college campuses with students. The APIMEDA Program Manager is particularly excited for this role as it allows her to reach out to students who are looking for community around their racial and ethnic identity and help them join her as a proud UC San Diego alum.

  • Maram Deiranieh

    Maram Deiranieh

    APIMEDA Community Assistant

    Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
    Major: Biology, Ethnic Studies
    Year: Senior, Class of 2019

    I am a San Diego Native born to immigrant parents from the Middle East.

  • Niki Tran

    Niki Tran

    APIMEDA Design & Publications Assistant

    Pronouns: they, them, theirs, she, her, hers
    Major: Cognitive Science
    Year: 4th Year, Class of 2019

    I am a queer Vietnamese American from San Diego! I hope that with every path I take, I can continue to grow and facilitate a space for people to find community and learn more about myself as well!