Meet Our Team


Dawn Cheung, MSW

AANAPISI Grant Manager

Pronouns: She/Her/They    

Dawn Cheung is a 1.5 generation Chinese American who was born and raised in Seattle, Washington! She is a first-generation college student and completed her undergrad and graduate programs at the University of Washington! She holds a master's in social work (MSW) degree with a specialization in Community Centered Integrative Practices. With over 10+ years’ experience as a career and student services professional -in non-profit and various education settings (higher education, K-12, & bootcamps) - her work focuses on the intersections of student support services, social work, and program management! Dawn cares deeply for issues surrounding AANAPI communities and is so excited to do this work with and alongside folks on advancing and advocating AANAPI student voices. As a once lost and confused student who did not know where to go to for support nor where to find community or peers who could resonate, her north star is ensuring that students do not have to feel or experience the isolation she felt and instead find comfort and community wherever they are in their educational journey.    
Learn more about my education and career journey through my LinkedIn!   


Jordan Veniegas, MSW

AANAPISI Navigator

Pronouns: He, Him, His (What's this?)    
Phone: (206)-936-3914

Jordan Veniegas is a Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, and Portuguese cisgender male who was born and raised on the island of O’ahu. He holds a master's degree in Social Work (MSW) with a specialization in Child and Family from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences with a specialization in Psychology from the University of Hawaiʻi at West O’ahu, and an associate degree in Liberal Arts from Leeward Community College.

While residing in Hawai’i, Jordan interned at local nonprofit organizations, such as Family Promise of Hawai’i (FPH) and Child and Family Services (CFS). As a graduate intern, he supported Hawai’i’s families who were furthest from economic justice and co-facilitated interpersonal violence (IPV) groups for mandated male identified individuals. After obtaining his MSW, Jordan humbly stepped into his role as an Independent Living and Imua kākou Case Manager (IK CM). As an IK CM, Jordan had the privilege to work alongside and support Hawai’i’s foster youth and former foster youth as they navigated through young adulthood and challenges relating to houselessness, behavioral mental health, financial instability, interpersonal violence, substance use, trauma, and relational strain. While also recognizing their innate strengths, resilience, and hopes/dreams.   

Jordan is a proud indigenous social worker who is passionate about decolonizing systems of oppression and advocating for LGBTQ2IA+ rights and visibility. As an A&PI community member, he recognizes the liberating force of higher education while also acknowledging the numerous and unique challenges that too many Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students continue to experience throughout their academic voyage. With intention, he hopes to continue his efforts to uplift, empower, mitigate, and celebrate A&PI students at North Seattle College as they continue to strive towards (and achieve) their educational, career, and life aspirations. Jordan looks forward to listening, learning, discovering, honoring, creating, reclaiming, and building community with you all!


Ian Scarbourough 

AANAPISI Peer Mentor

Pronouns: He, Him, His (What's this?)    
Major: Material Science 

Ian Scarborough (He/Him) is a 2nd year college student working on completing his prerequisite courses at North Seattle College before transferring to the University of Washington to pursue a bachelor's degree in Material Science or Industrial Systems and Engineering. Ian is passionate about fostering a sense of community at North and actively contributing to the success of his fellow A&PI students. Ian finds joy through his artistry as a violinist in the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra. On other days, you can find Ian refining his skills as an urushi artisan creating intricate designs of pens and jamming to music.     


Nguyen Tran 

AANAPISI Peer Mentor

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers (What's this?)    
Major: Health Information

As a peer mentor, I have the privilege of providing support to fellow students throughout their academic journey at NSC. In addition to sharing essential tips and resources, I am dedicated to ensuring that their time here is as successful and fulfilling as possible. Being a Peer Mentor is my pride.