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2014 Winter Events

December 10, 2013

Happy Holidays! We hope you are staying warm this time of year and are looking forward to our upcoming Winter Events!


  • Monday, Jan 13th, 12-1 pm – APIAFSA Meeting in MGH #120
  • Tuesday, Feb 4th, 12-1 pm – Winter Event BYOL (Bring your own lunch) discussion – API students to share their experiences at the UW and their thoughts on the Asian community on campus
  • Monday, May 5th, 12-1 pm – APIAFSA Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 14th, 11-1:30 pm – Community Luncheon


GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS – There are several ways to get involved on campus. Below are events open to faculty and staff that might be of interest to you! To learn more, please email Tony ( and Monica (

  • Through Our Eyes [Forms of Violence facing Asian Communities]: SARVA, WAC, ISA, SASA, Sigma Psi Zeta, ASC [Wed 1/29] 5:30PM Ethnic Cultural Theater
  • Angry Asian Man [Thurs 1/30] 6PM Ethnic Cultural Theater
  • Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling: ABSA, NAAAP – UW, ASC [Wed 2/5] Deloitte Commons 6:30
  • Asians Collaborating Together Conference: [Sat 2/8] – STAFF/FACULTY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • ASC Talent Show [Fri 2/21] Kane 130 7PM
  • Never Perfect Documentary [Wed 2/26] TBD
  • Male Empowerment Workshop AISC, PISC, ASC [Sat, 2/22 10AM]
  • Female Empowerment Workshop AISC, PISC, ASC [Sat, 3/1 10AM]
  • I’m Not Trayvon Martin, But I May be Vincent ChinACE, ASC [3/5] Ethnic Cultural Theater



Your APIAFSA Co-Chairs,

Martha and Simran


Thank you! – APIAFSA Autumn Social

November 22, 2013

A BIG thank you to Vicky Yan and Jenelle Ebisu for their help in putting together a successful event! See more pictures at our facebook page:


Your APIAFSA Co-Chairs,

Martha and Simran

APIAFSA Autumn Social Announcement

November 1, 2013


Thursday, Nov. 21, 12-1:30pm
PACCAR Hall, 2nd Flr, Deloitte Commons
FREE Lunch provided, BYOB (bring your own beverages)


  • Meet your APIAFSA co-chairs Simran & Martha
  • Network with the best faculty/staff community on campus!
  • Raffle prizes
  • Questions? Contact:


New Staff Diversity Specialist

October 2, 2013

Please welcome Jeanette James as the new UW Staff Diversity Specialist. Jeanette last served as the Director of Admission & Advancement at the Seattle Girls’ School (SGS).  While in that role, she worked closely in developing the SGS affinity groups, and has extensive experience in working on issues of recruitment and retention.

As co-chairs, we work closely with Jeanette to help coordinate and manage the affinity groups. Feel free to reach out to Jeanette via email at

Your APIAFSA Co-Chairs,

Martha and Simran


NEW Co-Chairs

September 1, 2013

APIAFSA new co-chairs for 2013-2014 are Martha Chan and Simran Sadiya!

We are excited to be representing you and our community this coming year. We are particularly interested in increasing involvement with students on campus. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or if you would like to get involved this year!

Thank you,

Martha and Simran &

Fall APIAFSA Happy Hour

November 26, 2012

Please join the APIAFSA community for a fun, relaxing evening this Thursday.

Fall APIAFSA Happy Hour
Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Lucid Lounge
(5241 University Way NE, 206-402-3042)
Please RSVP:


 Mix and mingle with other APIA Faculty and Staff!  Enjoy some delicious jambalaya including house chicken sausage, shrimp, & smoked oysters (or a vegetarian Jamalaya) and try the specialty cocktails made just for APIAFSA!

Specialty cocktails are $6.00:

Singapore Sling is a smooth, slow, sweet cocktail with a complex flavor, developed by Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in the early 1900’s.

Rum Chai-Yen, a Thai tea-infused rum, mixed with Averna, condensed milk syrup, cane vinegar. 


See you this Thursday!

Your APIAFSA Co-Chairs,

Natalie & Vicky

Final 11-12 Planning Meeting! Today!! 2 pm!!

June 6, 2012

Hi APA Women and APIAFSA!

Don’t forget about our meeting today:

June 6
2 pm
UW Club Lounge

Agenda Topics:

Introduce new leadership (Vicky and Natalie introduce selves briefly)
Debrief Potluck
Brainstorming (general) for next year
Reflections on 11-12 APIAFSA year (accomplishments include: Tiger Moms Panel, Potluck, logo development, etc)

We are calling all faculty and staff at the University of Washington who are interested in participating in this group! Our membership is open, free, and we encourage you to participate!

We need to hear your ideas about what you would like this group to provide to you!

We have a number of ways to connect:

Join us on by liking our group page:

Join us on by joining our group page:

Subscribe to our listserv to get updates and information about APIAFSA events and outreach:

Follow us on our blog:

Let us know if you would like to be involved in leadership with this group! We need your leadership, perspectives, and ideas! Email us at: apiafsuw

Invite your friends and colleagues to join us!