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As an organization that serves both students and the community at large, FIUTS depends on student engagement in executing its mission. The FIUTS Student Board is an elected group of student leaders who support our work on campus and represent the student perspective as voting members of the Board of Trustees. In addition to serving as Board Members, The Student Board produces events, takes part in ongoing leadership development, and provides strategic leadership to the staff and organization.

The FIUTS Student Board is a year-long student leadership team composed of 8-14 members. The Student Board serves a unique and important role within FIUTS, including:

  • Leading by example in advocating for FIUTS values of peace, celebration of diversity, dialogue, engagement, and community service
  • Representing the voice of the FIUTS community and promoting FIUTS to the UW campus and to greater Seattle
  • Planning and carrying out two major annual events: CulturalFest and Global Gala
  • Working with FIUTS staff to lead other FIUTS events during the year (including International Student Orientation events and ongoing events and activities)
  • Serving as part of the FIUTS Board of Trustees
  • Being active stewards of the organization by: 1) Assuring its ongoing viability, vitality, and fiscal strength; 2) Acting as custodians of the organization’s mission statement and strategic plan; and 3) Adhering to the FIUTS Code of Ethics and serving the best interests of FIUTS, fairly and impartially.


Be a global leader at the University of Washington!
Learn more about joining the FIUTS Student Board.


Current FIUTS Student Board Members (2013-2014):

Name: Chun Liang Khong
Position: President
Role: Partner with the Student Board staff advisor to provide leadership and structure to the FIUTS Student Board. Coordinates team building/bonding events, is the face of the Student Board at campus and community events, ensures committees are communicating and doing their work, oversees the Student Board Application process. The President is the only position that is elected by the other Student Board members.
Country of Origin: Malaysia
Field of Study: BS Economics 
Email: clkhong@uw.edu

Vice President
Name: Jonathan Cheng
Position: Vice President/Leadership Chair
VP Role: Assist the President in his/her responsibilities.
Leadership Role: Assist with FIUTS staff in organizing facilitator social events. Additionally, ensure that all student board members are meeting the minimum facilitation requirement.
Country of Origin: United States
Field of Study: BS Biology  
Email: jcheng91@uw.edu

Name: Yanran Zheng 
Position: Secretary 
Role: Take notes during Student Board meetings. Work in conjunction with all other chairs. Understands the SB constitution fully and ensures that all business is conducted within its guidelines. Maintains records and documents, and update CulturalFest and Global Gala Planners. 
Country of Origin: China 
Field of Study: Math & Pre-nursing 
Email: zhengyr125@gmail.com
Name: Adam Amor Yahyaoui 
Position: Treasurer/ GPSS Representative
Treasurer Role: Apply for funding from UW and leverage resources for FIUTS programs. Creates budgets, spearheads fund-raising activities, works with FIUTS staff on fund-raising and sponsorship. Oversees and facilitates the use of the SB bank account.
GPSS Role: Serve as liaison between FIUTS and GPSS (graduate) student government. Prepares presentations, communicates positions, and serves as a voice for the Student Board to the wider campus community.
Country of Origin: Tunisia / USA 
Field of Study: MPA, Public Affairs 
Email: adamamor@uw.edu

Orientation Chair

Name: Clara Jiayao Lu
Position: Orientation Chair
Role: Organize international student orientations every quarter. Work with FIUTS staff and volunteers to support International Student Orientation and to promote the FIUTS Student Board to new students before the start of Fall quarter. Note: Must be in Seattle by first week of September. 
Country of Origin: China 
Field of Study: Pre-Health Study 
Email: jiayao@uw.edu

Wednesday Lunch Chair

Name: Sunita Yang
Position: Wednesday Lunch Chair
Role: Organizing and Planning FIUTS monthly Wednesday lunch. Create activities that promote interaction and support the marketing plan for upcoming events. Must be available Wednesday Lunch days from around 11am – 2pm (flexible). 
Country of Origin: China 
Field of Study: Communication & international studies 
Email: sunita3721@gmail.com
Name: Saleh Mohammed Al-Wabel
Position: IELP Representative
Role: Promote FIUTS to IELP students and encourage them to participate in FIUTS events; help to guide and mediate IELP students's actions especially in case they don't understand how they apply for one of FIUTS events.
Country of Origin:Saudi Arabia
Field of Study: MBA Technology Management
Email:saleh.alwabel@gmail.com

Name: Michel Antonio Riquelme Sanderson
Position: Global Gala Co-Chair
Role: Organize FIUTS annual Gala event. Serve as the overall coordinators for the Global Gala held each Spring, be the point person for questions, oversee Global Gala committee. 
Country of Origin: Chile 
Field of Study: PhD in Curriculum and Instruction 
Email: miriquel@uw.edu
Name: Xinglu Yao
Position: Global Gala Co-Chair
Role: Organizing and planning FIUTS annual Gala event. Serve as the overall coordinators for the Global Gala held each Spring, be the point person for questions, oversee Global Gala committee. 
Country of Origin: China 
Field of Study: BS Psychology (Human Factor and Ergonomics) 
E-mail: yxl@uw.edu

CulturalFest Marketing Committee Co-Chair

Name: Chang Liu
Position: Marketing Co-Chair/ ASUW Representative
Marketing Role: Promoting CulturalFest through various marketing efforts. Support the work of the CulturalFest planning committees and support all marketing and public relations for the event, especially campus promotion. Note: Some graphic design will be required for this position.
ASUW Role: Serves as a representative for FIUTS and international students to ASUW (undergraduate) student government. Prepares presentations, communicates positions, and serves as a voice for the Student Board to the wider campus community.
Country of Origin: China 
Field of Study: Business and Linguistics 
Email: liu560@uw.edu

CulturalFest Marketing Committee Co-Chair

Name: Sarah Chung
Position: Marketing Co-Chair
Role:Recruit and oversee marketing committee for Culturalfest; partner with planning committees to engage students in marketing the event on campus. Support the work of the Global Gala planning committee and oversee the graphic design, marketing, and publicity for the event.
Country of Origin: Korea 
Field of Study: International Studies/ Economics 
Email: chungs3@uw.edu

CulturalFest Performance Co-Chair

Name: Nisa Taib
Position: CulturalFest Performance Co-Chair
Role: Organizing and planning performances 
Country of Origin: Brunei 
Field of Study: Business Admin (Concentration in Marketing) 
E-mail: nisat92@uw.edu
Name: Nathan Huynh
Position: CulturalFest Performance Committee Co-Chair
Role: Logistical work regarding CulturalFest performances including recruiting and auditioning performers
Country of Origin: USA
Field of Study: Biochemistry, Pre-Dental
Email: nhuynh17@uw.edu

Name: Katherine Li
Position: CulturalFest Booth Committee Co-Chair
Role: Organize the Booth Expo for Cultural Fest
Country of Origin: USA 
Field of Study: Political Science and Finance 
Email: kli930@uw.edu

Name: Minhtu Nguyen
Position: CulturalFest Booth Committee Co-Chair
Role: Recruiting and organizing booths for CulturalFest Booth Expo 
Country of Origin: Vietnam 
Field of study: Biology 
Email: minhtu67@gmail.com
Name: Charles Warner
Position: CulturalFest Booth Committee Co-Chair
Role: Organize International Expo for CulturalFest 
Country of Origin: USA 
Field of Study
Email: cwarner@uw.edu

Name: David Veth
Position: Website Manager
Role: Manages the SB web page, may help with selected projects for the main FIUTS webpage (such as student profiles, video interviews, etc.)
Country of Origin: Cambodia
Field of Study: MCD Biology
Email: vethdavid@yahoo.com

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