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

Benjamin Burton
206-543-4685

Union Steward, 2019-2020

Duties: This officer attends UAW meetings and represents AL&L graduate students.

 Contact me if: 1) you are interested in this position, or 2) you have any questions regarding the UAW.

John Carlyle

GSA Mentor Program Coordinator, 2019-2020

Oversees the Mentorship Program as a whole, matches mentors and mentees, plans mentorship events, and serves as a point of reference should any questions or issues arise.

Contact me if: 1) You would like to be a part of the program, either as a mentor or mentee, 2) you are interested in the position.

GSA Faculty Liaison, 2019-2020

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.

B. DeTora
206-543-4685

Graduate Student Colloquium Organizer, 2019-2020

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. 

Genevieve Hill
206-616-0995

Graduate Student Colloquium Organizer, 2019-2020

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. 

Nobuko Horikawa
206-616-0995

GSA Treasurer, 2019-2020

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.

 

206-543-4685

Graduate Student Booksale Supervisor, 2019-2020

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.

GPSS Senator, 2019-2020

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.

A. Steel
206-543-4685

GPSS Senator, 2019-2020

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.

Kisaki Takeuchi
206-616-0995

Graduate Student Booksale Supervisor, 2019-2020

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, 2019-2020

Duties: This office coordinates with the other officers responsible for various activities throughout the year, and calls elections when the new academic year begins.

Contact me if: You are interested in becoming an officer next year. You aren’t sure to which other officer to address your question.

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Graduate Student Booksale Supervisor, 2019-2020

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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