Contact Us

Center for Asian Pacific Islander Student Empowerment (CAPISE)

Email: capise@sjsu.edu
Main Phone: 408-924-3674

Office Location
Diaz Compean Student Union
Room 1520 (next to Veterans Resource Center)

Mailing Address
Center for Asian Pacific Islander Student Empowerment
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA  95192-0196


Meet Our Team

Professional Staff

Headshot of Jinni Pradhan

Jinni Pradhan, Ph.D.
Program Director
Pronouns: she/her
jinni.pradhan@sjsu.edu

Jinni Pradhan is the inaugural Program Director for the Center of Asian Pacific Islander Student Empowerment at San Jose State University. She is a second-generation South Asian, Nepali American, born and raised in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. In her position, she promotes the academic and personal growth of Asian and Pacific Islander students by leading the CAPISE team to provide culturally-relevant programs and services through the center and advocating for resources that support student retention and success on campus. 

 

Headshot of Mary Tran

Mary Q. Tran, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
Pronouns: she/they, chi/chanh
mary.tran@sjsu.edu

Mary Q. Tran is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Asian Pacific Islander Student Empowerment at San Jose State University. She is a second-generation Southeast Asian, Vietnamese American, born and raised in San Jose, CA. As an SJSU alumnx, they are excited to have the opportunity to pay it forward to SJSU’s diverse Asian and Pacific Islander community. In her position, she supports Asian and Pacific Islander students in getting connected to resources that support their holistic success, works with the CAPISE team to develop culturally-relevant programs, and fosters community and belonging through coordinating the center’s operations.


2023- 2024 Student Staff

Community Organizers (organizing programs)

  • Lute F.
  • Archit M.
  • Yong O.
  • Simran S.

Community Marketing Specialists (managing social media & marketing outreach)

  • Evelyn N.
  • Tiffany T.