Director, Cross-Cultural Center
Originally from East Side San Jose, Jade is a 4th generation Filipino Chinese American who’s family immigrated to the United States through Hawai’i. Jade joined the CCC staff as Director in December 2015. In this role, she is responsible for the overall management, direction, and long-term development of the Cross. She will be working on developing departmental goals and objectives, strategic planning, and assessment. Prior to coming to UCI, Jade served as the Program Director of the Office for Multicultural Learning at Santa Clara University (SCU), where she oversaw the Multicultural Center and Rainbow Resource Center. At SCU, Jade was also able to implement learning outcomes based on multicultural competencies, revive the Difficult Dialogue series, and develop new diversity trainings for the campus community. Before SCU, Jade worked at the University of Southern California (University of Southern California) as a Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor in the School of Cinematic Arts, and as Assistant Director for Asian Pacific American Student Services. She also brings with her community-based, nonprofit experience where she began her career at Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). Jade earned her B.A. In Sociology and Master's in Public Administration at USC. She is committed to empowerment through education, holistic human development, and social justice. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and daughter, Sierra.