TOP 30: Leland Simpliciano

Meet Leland Simpliciano, who strives to provide more opportunities in education through college retention and increasing transfer rates.


TOP 30: Charlene Ip

Meet Charlene Ip, a spirited Anteater with a passion for involvement and helping others.

TOP 30: Sachin Shah

Meet Sachin Shah, who seeks fuses his love for music and business skill to bring a fresh experience for UCI students and in the future, the music industry.

TOP 30: Jedrek Chua

Meet Jedrek Chua, a community builder who defends the student voice in educational affairs, creates a home for people of color, and brings light to invisible API health issues.

TOP 30: Jacqueline Tran

Meet Jacqueline Tran, an aspiring dentist with a bubbly personality and passion for helping others.

TOP 30: Saaya Anzai

Meet Saaya Anzai, a dancer full of passion, humility, and inspiration who hopes to open a dance studio in Japan.

TOP 30: Katy Itani

Meet Katy Itani, a multi-talented performer who uses her gift and hard work to spread her love and awareness about the Japanese culture.

TOP 30: Aaron Tso

Meet Aaron Tso, a fighter against institutional racism who seeks to pursue studies in critical race theory.

TOP 30: Lilly Liem

Meet Lilly Liem, this year’s culture night coordinator for two shows! Did we mention that she acted in both too?

TOP 30: Abigail Lee

Meet Abigail Lee, a personal and professional mentor to her peers as well as a student dedicated to service and its fusion with accounting.


    Asian Pacific-Islander Heritage Month (APIHM) is hosted by the Asian Pacific Student Association at UCI and features various programs, workshops, and events that celebrate the APIA culture and address pertinent issues in the APIA community.

    Please refer to the tabs above for more details regarding each event.

  • Contact Us

    Any inquiries regarding Asian Pacific-Islander Heritage Month can be directed to Programming Coordinators, Siamrath (Sam) Boonsakul and Alison Tominaga, at