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What is the Global Affairs Fellows Program?

The Office of Global Affairs is proud to offer UW Tacoma students the opportunity to serve in student leadership positions in our office. Office of Global Affairs Fellows are UW Tacoma students whose mission is to promote global learning opportunities on campus. OGA Fellows help plan, promote, and implement events and assist with international student services, supporting study abroad programs, student fellowship and award promotion. To successfully carry out these tasks, it is essential to have in-depth and experiential knowledge of study abroad, student fellowship processes, and international student transitions. If you have a questions, they have answers!  

Global Affairs Fellows (formerly Study Abroad Ambassadors)

Name: Syndra Feng


Intended Graduation Quarter: Spring 2019

Hi, I am a senior student at the University of Washington Tacoma currently majoring in psychology. I lived in China for almost 15 years so I am fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. Also, because I took Japanese for two years in high school, I understand a little bit of Japanese too.

A huge part of my culture is food, I love all kinds of food. It’s very hard for me to pick my favorite one so I am just going to say sour and spicy soup because I always order it when I go to a Chinese restaurant. But if you wanted some recommendation on restaurants around the Greater Seattle area, I can definitely help.

I love making friends as well as chatting with people! Please feel free to stop by our office (GWP 102) or maybe shoot me an email if you wanted to meet and chat with me about anything! I would love to see you!


Name: Misaki Seto


Intended Graduation Quarter: Spring 2019

I am an international student from Japan, and I am a senior in Biomedical Sciences major. I have been living in Tacoma for 5 years, so Tacoma is my second hometown. If you have any questions about Tacoma area, please feel free to ask me!

I have been working with Japanese international student service company as a volunteering student for 3 years. I also have another school job position which works with urban study in UWT and I have been researching Tacoma Japanese association.

I can speak both English and Japanese, and also currently I have been studying Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). Speaking Chinese is very hard for me, but I am able to read if it’s an easy sentence. I believe learning languages are very good methods to know other cultures. I can talk to you about Japanese culture such as food, anime, game, and old Japanese history.

Again, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I can definitely help you.







Name: Autumn Diaz


Intended Graduation Quarter: Spring 2018
Growing up in a military family, I was very fortunate to have lived in Bitburg, Germany during middle and high school. While living in Germany, I was able to visit various European countries including France, Italy, England, the Czech Republic, and Luxembourg. In 2013, I also traveled to Cape Town, South Africa. I love South Africa and will finally be returning through the UWT Education and Urban Studies early fall exploration seminar in September 2017.   
Being a psychology major, I am extremely interested in the human condition. More specifically, across global contexts regarding economic and racial inequities. My favorite food is my grandmother’s menudo and my favorite places on earth is the top of Table Mountain in South Africa. The next place I'd like to visit is the island of Capri in Italy. My grandfather immigrated from Capri but, sadly, passed away before I was born. Therefore, I have many unanswered questions about my Italian cultural heritage.   

Name: Audrey Weber


Intended Graduation Quarter: Spring 2018

Alaska feels like a second home to me and it is absolutely one of my favorite places to be. I have spent three summers working just outside of Denali National Park, and many shorter trips during the fall, winter, and spring visiting my mom in Fairbanks. 

When I travel I like to really get a feel for the daily life and culture surrounding me. WWOOFing (World wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) has been a great way to extend my travels and accomplish those goals, as well as be of service, and enjoy unique learning experiences all at once. I've done so in Ireland and in Spain this past summer after my study abroad program ended. I've also visited the Dominican Republic a couple of times with a good friend of mine who was born and raised there, which furthered my ambitions to learn Spanish! I would love to visit more Spanish speaking countries and develop my own grasp of the language in a culturally well rounded, and experiential way. I haven't put my finger on exactly where is next for me yet!

I have many interests, but one in particular that has been blossoming over the past few years is an interest in herbalism and wildcrafting. My older sister found a used dehydrator for me so processing my own tea leaves is something I'd like to experiment with — fingers crossed that the machine works!


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