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Mandy Lucas
Counselor, IMPACT AAPI

Learning Center West (LCW) 102

The IMPACT AAPI counselor provides comprehensive services to support eligible students in their educational, career and personal development. 


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Our counselor can assist you with

  • Choosing classes to reach your academic goal, such as earning a degree or certificate or transferring to a university
  • Creating an educational plan 
  • Finding resources on campus, such as tutoring or other academic assistance
  • Exploring career options
  • And more!

Specialized services include

  • Dedicated counselor until transfer or graduation
  • Career life planning course 
  • Student success workshops
  • Scholarship support and information
  • Culturally relevant student services

 IMPACT AAPI serves students who are

  • Eligible for LART 250 and EWRT 1A
  • Committed to completing Impact AAPI year-long courses
  • Interested in attending cultural and educational program events

The program seeks to close the gaps in academic achievement and transfer rates among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students at De Anza by focusing on Asian Pacific Islander communities that are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Students who aren't in IMPACT AAPI can visit the general Counseling and Advising Center or a counselor within their division or program.

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