About Us

Our Vision

American Indian Student Support Services (AISSS) engages students with staff, faculty and peers within a “home away from home” environment to craft goals and envision their future so that they can ultimately care for themselves, their families, and their community.

Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge that Arizona State University is built on the ancestral homelands of American Indian tribes who have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) peoples. We honor those who have stewarded this land throughout generations. Watch this video of land acknowledgment featuring Indigenous ASU students:

Support Team

Dr. Laura Gonzales-Macias
Interim Director
Discovery Hall 312
(Tempe campus)

Laura Medina
Student Success/Retention Coordinator
Discovery Hall 312
(Tempe campus)

Jayme Deschene
Student Success/
Retention Coordinator

Discovery Hall 312
(Tempe campus)

Brianna (Wei) Yan
Office Assistant,
Receptionist Sr.

Discovery Hall 312
(Tempe campus)

Claudia Dagnino
Student Success/
Retention Coordinator

Fletcher Library 117
(West campus)

Vickie Baldwin
Student Success/
Retention Coordinator

Post Office, Lower Level,
Room L1-34 (Downtown Phoenix campus)

Chance Begay
Seciwa Assistant
Post Office, Lower Level,
Room L1-34 (Downtown Phoenix campus)
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Catalina Flores
Seciwa Assistant
Discovery Hall 312
(Tempe campus)
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Elisabeth Johnson
Seciwa Assistant
Fletcher Library 117
(West campus)
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Irene Alvarez
Seciwa Assistant
Discovery Hall 312
(Tempe campus)
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Napoleon Marrietta
Graduate Assistant
Discovery Hall 312
(Tempe campus)
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Grand Real Bird
Seciwa Assistant
Academic Center, CNTR 081
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Alexis Rael
Seciwa Assistant
Academic Center, CNTR 081
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