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APASS Counselors

Greetings APASS students! My name is Nancy Trinh Chieng and I an adjunct counselor for the APASS program.  I identify as Chinese-Vietnamese American and I speak a Chinese dialect called “Teochew” (also known as Diojiu/Chiu Chou). I completed my undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley with a major in Sociology and a minor in Education. Then I pursued and finished my Master’s degree at San Francisco State University focusing on College and Career Counseling. I am very passionate about working with students to help them achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. In my spare time, I enjoy discovering new foods and restaurants, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to meet and to work with you so please do not hesitate to drop by our APASS office!


John Salangsang earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Francisco State University and his master’s degree in counseling from San Jose State University. In addition to his role as an adjunct counselor for the APASS program in Laney College, John is also a college career counselor, job developer and instructor at City College of San Francisco. Before then, he worked for 5 years at San Jose State University’s Career Center.


Hi APASS students! My name is Alex Lee and I’m an adjunct counselor for the APASS program.  I transferred from City College of San Francisco to UC Santa Cruz to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Then I attended San Francisco State University to earn my Master’s degree in Counseling with a focus on College and Career Counseling. I am very passionate about working with students to help them achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.