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APASS Counselors

APASS Counselors

Amy Wang was born and raised in Stockton, CA. She attended San Francisco State University where she obtained a B.S in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration and an M.S. in College and Career Counseling. Additionally, she is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Amy has worked/interned for various non-profit agencies around the Bay Area, SFSU, and UC Berkeley. Her counseling philosophy has always been centered around building community with her students. Educational equity, social justice, retention, and advocacy are deeply rooted in her work as a college and career counselor.


My name is Amy Wang and I am one of the APASS counselors at Laney College. I received my master’s degree in college and career counseling at San Francisco State University and thoroughly enjoy my working with college students. My goal as a counselor is to make college a positive, collaborative and transformative experience for my students and successfully guide them through this process. I am here as a support system and encourage you to use me as one of your resources. My hobbies include cooking Lao/Thai food, watching TV, dancing, hanging out with my dog, and spending quality time with family and friends. I love meeting new people so please feel free to drop by the APASS office any time. I look forward to meeting you!”


Ashley Flores received her MA in Counseling from St. Mary’s College of California. Her passion for education stemmed from her experience as a community college student with a counselor who impacted her in a positive way.

She loves traveling, implementing self-care routines, and trying new vegan recipes. She believes her time is well spent when shared with her loved ones, especially her dogs.

Ashley comes from a Filipino background and defines being Asian American as having a balance between the culture she was born into and the environment in which she was raised. This means taking into account all the challenges and triumphs her family endured while establishing a home in America. Ashley hopes to inspire students to take pride in their cultural roots as they navigate through their educational journey and discover their own definition of success.

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!