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

Tempe campus

Jayme Deschene
Student Success/
Retention Coordinator

Tempe campus

Samantha Fisher
Student Success and Retention Coordinator


Polytechnic Campus

(480)727-4109
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Claudia Dagnino
Student Success/
Retention Coordinator


West campus

Vickie Baldwin
Student Success/
Retention Coordinator


Downtown Phoenix campus

Catalina Flores
Seciwa Assistant
Tempe campus

Napoleon Marrietta
Graduate Assistant
Tempe campus

Brenton Begay
Seciwa Assistant
West Campus

Alexis Rael
Seciwa Assistant
Polytechnic Campus

Miyana Manus
Seciwa Assistant
Discovery Hall 312 (Tempe Campus)

Ashley Susan
Seciwa Assistant
West Campus

Brian Forkum, Jr.
Seciwa Assistant
Polytechnic Campus

Danya Hinton
Student Success & Retention Coordinator
Tempe Campus

Tyler Allen
Seciwa Assistant
Downtown Campus

Nicholas Begay
Seciwa Assistant
Tempe Campus