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These are the current officers of the Asian Languages & Literature Graduate Student Association.

Benjamin Burton
206-543-4685

Graduate Student Colloquium Organizer, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer organizes the yearly graduate student colloquium held at the university, typically in Winter or Spring quarter. This officer must organize the colloquium space, tech, and catering. In addition you one must promote and advertise the event and advertise for presentation proposals early in the year from the department, Asia-relevant departments and centers at UW, and other Asian studies departments in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. 

 Contact me if: 1) you are interested in this position, or 2) you have any questions regarding volunteering or presenting at the following year’s colloquium. 

M. Butcher

GPSS Senator, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer represents AL&L at the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) meetings on campus. This officer can help AL&L graduate students bring awareness to events by advertising them at GPSS meetings, petitioning for special funding for graduate student-related events and/or department equipment. A special thing AL&L brings to GPSS in that our department has a greater number of international students and, as such, our representative brings a different point of view to the Senate.

 Contact me if: 1) you are interested in this position, or 2) you have any questions regarding advertising graduate events campus-wide, extra funding options for events or the department, etc.

B. DeTora
206-543-4685

GSA Mentor Program Director, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer represents AL&L at the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) meetings on campus. This officer can help AL&L graduate students bring awareness to events by advertising them at GPSS meetings, petitioning for special funding for graduate student-related events and/or department equpitment. A special thing AL&L brings to GPSS in that our department has a greater number of international students and, as such, our representative brings a different point of view to the Senate.

 Contact me if: 1) you are interested in this position, or 2) you have any questions regarding advertising graduate events campus-wide, extra funding options for events or the department, etc.

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206-616-2113

GSA Faculty Liaison, 2018-2019

Nobuko Horikawa
206-543-4685

GSA Treasurer, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer maintains the account balance, write checks to cover AL&L graduate student association expenses, and provide funding for travel grants.

Contact me if: You need to request funds for an AL&L graduate student event, need a check for travel funds, or need to deposit/withdraw money from our account.

 

Han Lee photo

GPSS Senator, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer represents AL&L at the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) meetings on campus. This officer can help AL&L graduate students bring awareness to events by advertising them at GPSS meetings, petitioning for special funding for graduate student-related events and/or department equipment. A special thing AL&L brings to GPSS in that our department has a greater number of international students and, as such, our representative brings a different point of view to the Senate.

 Contact me if: 1) you are interested in this position, or 2) you have any questions regarding advertising graduate events campus-wide, extra funding options for events or the department, etc.

206-543-4685

Graduate Student Colloquium Organizer, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer organizes the yearly graduate student colloquium held at the university, typically in Winter or Spring quarter. This officer must organize the colloquium space, tech, and catering. In addition you one must promote and advertise the event and advertise for presentation proposals early in the year from the department, Asia-relevant departments and centers at UW, and other Asian studies departments in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. 

 Contact me if: 1) you are interested in this position, or 2) you have any questions regarding volunteering or presenting at the following year’s colloquium. 

Amanda Schiano di Cola photo

Graduate Student Booksale Supervisor, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer organizes the annual graduate Book Sale, coordinates students to be present at the book sale, creates flyers to advertise the book sale at UW and in the community, and contacts local book stores in order to generate more business for the book sale.

Contact me if: You are interested in volunteering for the annual book sale or have more books to contribute to our sale.

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206-543-4996

Graduate Student Booksale Supervisor, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer organizes the annual graduate Book Sale, coordinates students to be present at the book sale, creates flyers to advertise the book sale at UW and in the community, and contacts local book stores in order to generate more business for the book sale.

Contact me if: You are interested in volunteering for the annual book sale or have more books to contribute to our sale.

Arden Taylor
206-543-4685

GSA President, 2018-2019

Duties: This officer observes regular faculty meetings and reports pertinent information to the rest of the graduate student body.

Contact me if: You would like information about the proceedings of recent faculty meetings. You have questions about an item in a recent report on faculty meetings.

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