About Us


We are the oldest student-run Asian Pacific Islander Desi American newsmagazine in the nation. Publishing at UCLA since 1977, we showcase rich and diverse stories about the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community on and off campus through news and commentary.

We create an on-going dialogue that offers insight into the dynamics of being an APIDA. Pacific Ties serves to challenge the perceptions of APIDA identity as well as to celebrate the achievements of the communities we all have ties to.


Where do we get all the moolah to publish the magazine and keep up the costs of running a publication? From the support of readers like you. We’re a non-profit publications (that means we don’t earn any money and we work for free). That’s right. All of our staff members volunteer their time, blood, and sweat so we can all be better informed and critical-thinking people. So we ask that if you enjoyed PacTies–and would like to see bigger, better things for future–please consider a donation of any amount. Contact us at [email protected] to find out more information about how you can help.

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Our team consists of:

Cindy Tran, Editor-in-Chief | Email: [email protected]

May Zeng, Managing Editor

Serena Siu, Copy Editor

Andrew Lopez, Copy Editor

Jenny Huang, Staff Member

Brian Kohaya, Photographer

Lucy Ma, Staff Writer

Emory Madadayo, Staff Writer

Jehan Kazi, Staff Writer

Sabreen Gowhar, Staff Writer

Ethan Pak, Staff Writer

Vivian Lee, Staff Writer

Tiffany Guo, Contributing Writer

Vivian Giang, Honorary Staff Member


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