Undergraduate Council

Council Members 2020-2021

Adelman, Olivia

Email: oadelman@wisc.edu

Hello! I am a junior studying Chinese and International Studies-Global Security. I love to study at memorial union by the lake and eat spring rolls from the food trucks. I am involved in many things on campus including Hillel, ALC, and Plan C. Please feel free to reach out if you’d like to connect!

Jacobs, Genevieve

Email: gjacobs4@wisc.edu

Genevieve is an undergraduate senior majoring in Asian Languages and Cultures: East Asian Studies, Mathematics, and Statistics. She is also obtaining a certificate in Chinese Professional Communication. In addition to Mandarin, she has enjoyed studying Japanese and Korean language at UW as well. Within the Asian Languages and Cultures major and under the supervision of Professor Adam L. Kern, she has started her senior thesis which examines male beauty and its representation in Japanese illustration from the early modern period and beyond.

Outside of her studies, interests include reading, writing, art, translation, and social media.

Klosowski, Noah

Email: nklosowski@wisc.edu

Howdy, I’m Noah a fourth year student studying biology and East Asian language and culture. Specifically I’m interested in aquatic ecology and Japan. I hope to someday work on global environmental conservation efforts.

Montez, Sara

Email: smontez@wisc.edu

Hi! I’m Sara, a junior majoring in Asian Languages and cultures on the East Asian track and political science! I’ve been studying Korean for the past few years and started learning Chinese this semester. Last year I was a part of The student org “Liberty in North Korea,” and am hoping to join more activism and human rights based student orgs in the future. I got into Asian studies because it’s a field I never learned about before coming to UW Madison, and found the history, cultures, and music of East Asia really interesting!

Get Involved

ALC invites active majors to apply to serve as council members for an academic year. These undergraduates help to build community among our student body. They are also available for prospective students who are interested to know more about studying Asian Studies at UW-Madison. Current ALC students should feel free to reach out to the Undergraduate Council to suggest ideas for professional development and community engagement via email at: news@alc.wisc.edu.

Peer Mentor Application 2021-23

The Undergraduate program in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures is looking for current Asian Languages & Cultures, Chinese, and Japanese majors and certificate students to volunteer to serve as Peer Mentors on the Undergraduate Council. Peer Mentors will serve in a variety of supporting roles to the department and undergraduate advisor.

Application deadline April 19, 2021

1. Meet 2x/month to discuss ways to build rapport among the growing Asian Studies students, develop communications strategies, and reviewing clarity of program information.

2. Be available to prospective and current students, serving as someone they can turn to for specific questions about what it’s like to be an ALC student at UW-Madison, share information about specific courses, tips on finding campus resources, etc.

3. Serve as co-organizers of the annual spring event Asian Studies Symposium by suggesting performances, organization of event, and building student participation and attendance.

Minimum Requirements:
– Interest
– Declared in an ALC program (ALC, Chinese, or Japanese certificate or major)
– Able to serve as a Peer Mentor for one academic year (i.e. graduating no earlier than May 2022)

Peer Mentors must be willing to:
• Attend (virtually or in-person) at least 1 ALC event a semester, but more are encouraged!
• Meet (or communicate by email) with prospective high school and/or transfer students.
• Answer emails from current/prospective students in a professional and timely manner.

Benefits to being a Peer Mentor are:
• Enhancing your resume and reference list
• Networking and collaborating with fellow members of the ALC department
• Developing and/or improving your communication and leadership skills

If you are interested, please apply by Application deadline April 19, 2021.

Questions? Please contact Rachel Weiss at rweiss@wisc.edu