2019-2020 ASA Board
but you can call me Mr.President
Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ
Program: Biological Sciences
Dearest General Body, My name is Sagar Lalbahadur Rawal, and I am your president for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Some things you should know about me is that in High School I won the "Heard Before Seen" Senior Superlative, in a class of 756 people. My laugh is known to be infectious and obnoxious. I have a great love of people, and will often lose track of time in the office just talking to people. I am really bad at responding to messages in a timely manner unless they are business related. I'm currently trying to go into psychotherapy/mental health counselor because I want to help change the mental health stigma in the Asian community. I also open to learning about new things and have generally found myself exposed to gaming (LoL), K-Dramas (Let's Eat 1,2&3), K-Pop (G-Idle), Sci-Fi (The Expanse & Ender's Saga), Fantasy Novels (The Stormlight Archives), Anime (FMA: Brotherhood), Rap (A$AP Rocky & Kanye), Country (Old Town Road), and literally almost any other form of media. As a South Asian, I hope I can create an environment for all Asians to feel welcome in ASA. My main goals for this year is to grow our programming, invest in creative solutions for media and publicity, increase engagement and awareness of AAPI advocacy, double down on our community activities, and create sustainable programming and plans for our alumni.
Fun Fact: My family is from Nepal.
What do you like to do in your free time?: Read, hang out in the office, do ASA work, and eat good food
Where’s Waldo?: WPU 635, Hillman Ground Floor, GPB
but you can call me TLim
Position: Vice President of External Affairs
Hometown: Livingston, NJ
Program: Sociology & Communications
I fluctuate between having the sense of humor of a 12 year old and having in depth conversations about controversial issues. Always down to try new foods, explore the city, go to concerts, or do something spontaneous. I am also directing the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) Conference for Spring 2020, so if you're interested in Asian American/Pacific Islander issues and wanna get involved or just want to talk let's grab food!
Fun Fact: The sound of velcro is the worst sound in the world to me.
What do you like to do in your free time?: Play volleyball (if you wanna pepper HMU), play tetris (RIP tetris battle on fb), find new music and new food
Where’s Waldo?: 6th floor in the ASA Office :)
but you can call me JLee or DAD
Position: Vice President of Internal Affairs
Hometown: Hollidaysburg, PA
Program: Biological Sciences and Economics
As I wrote this, I looked up and realized I had ran out of ramen before finals week. I am completely distraught because of this. Anyways, besides serving as your Vice President of Internal Affairs, I serve as a Resident Assistant for the University and a member of the Pitt Men's Glee Club! I am goofy for the majority of time, but I am always ready to get down business. You can catch me jamming to myself between classes and just enjoying life on the daily. If you haven't already, check out my Spotify playlists!
Fun Fact: I love the taste of mango, but the texture of it creeps me out.
What do you like to do in your free time?: When I'm feeling active, I am a huge fan of playing Ultimate or throwing a disc with friends. I love photography and am always down to have a photo-shoot. Exploring Pittsburgh is always something I try to fit in my free time from going to downtown area or even adventuring into the smaller communities and looking for places to eat. If I wanna chill, you can catch me somewhere outside taking in nature and listening to some music. I love making playlists on Spotify and I am always open to listening to new music.
Where’s Waldo?: You can find me on 6th floor of the WPU! Or sleeping in one of the cubby holes on 4th floor Hillman.
but you can call me Phat Bobs
Position: Vice President of Finance
Hometown: Hong Kong/New York
Program: Marketing & Finance
I am originally from New York, but I have been living abroad in Hong Kong for a large portion of my life. I attended an international school during my time in Hong Kong and made friends from all over the world. Besides my academics, I really enjoy staying active within the Pitt community. Other than my involvement with ASA, I am also an active member of the Pitt Club Handball Team and a Brother of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
Fun Fact: I have a shirt that I caught from the stands from Michael Phelps after he won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
What do you like to do in your free time?: In my free time, I like to stay active whether it be playing club handball, intramural sports or going to the gym. I’m always down for a spontaneous adventure and looking for something new to see, do or eat.
Where are you mostly found on campus?: I’m usually in the Union on the 6th floor.
but you can call me Schway
Position: Advocacy Chair
Hometown: Morgantown, WV
Program: Biological Sciences along the Pre-Med Track
I'm a pretty easy-going person, meaning that I'm always down to do almost anything, especially if it's food related. Know that if I start making fun of you, I already like you, and it is VERY easy to make fun of me. If you ever want to try a new restaurant, explore Pittsburgh, or talk about life, hit me up!
Fun Fact: I used to have 15 pet chickens (my favorite was named Burrito).
What do you like to do in your free time?: Cook, eat, play ukulele, play racquetball, and play video games.
Where’s Waldo?: Hillman or WPU
but you can call me Luludawg or Lulu Yuyu
Position: Fundraising Chair
Hometown: Reading, PA
Program: Neuroscience and Sociology
I'm super excited to be your Fundraising chair for the 2019-2020 year! I have a lot of ideas for both fundraising and philanthropy for the upcoming year but I'm open to new ones so feel free to reach out with suggestions or if you just wanna hang out! (plz I need friends) It's gonna be a great year and I can't wait to get to know all of you!
Fun Fact: My fingers are double-jointed. 50% of people say it's cool, 50% are creeped out
What do you like to do in your free time?: Finding secret study spots, trying new food spots, starting series on Netflix but not finishing them.
Where’s Waldo?: Ground floor of Hillman or Fuku Tea
but you can call me MCMC
Position: Media Chair
Hometown: New York, NY
Program: Rehabilitation Science
Hello hello! I was born in NYC, but I’m far from your typical New Yorker. Need a horoscope or tarot reading? I’m here for you, but don’t mess me with the supernatural. I get scared too easily to ever watch a thriller, let alone a horror. I will cry… As a complete 180, I love cooking and grocery shopping! I think it’s one of the best ways to get to know someone. If you can spend hours at Target, Costco, BJ’s, GEagle, etc., we’re friends, and I love you; no questions asked.
Fun Fact: I have the same nightmare every 5 years.
What do you like to do in your free time?: Oof. Go grocery shopping, go online shopping, listen to music, sleep, swim, pick at your brain, find where your online crush is from, watch vines, uk the usual
Where’s Waldo?: First floor of Hillman or 4th floor of Forbes Tower
but you can call me Cinnabon
Position: Programming Chair
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Hello, everyone! Call me Cindy, or Cynthia if you're ever confused if my name is Cindy or Sydney. I originate from the "outside of philly area", and take too much pride in the city of Philadelphia and the Eagles, despite never have watching the Super Bowl. I have (1) important person in my life, and that's my baby brother Ping Pong. I'm really loud, so don't be surprised if you can hear me before you see me. My family owns a boba/pho/banh mi shop, so if you're ever down in the swamp land of Florida, give me a shout out! I plan to use my Chemistry degree in the future to either pursue cosmetic chemistry or forensics. I subconsciously use slang, pet names and the third and second person in every second of every conversation I have, so if you're ever talking to me and the words "sis, we or she" confuse you, don't worry about it, I'm just degenerate.
Fun Fact: My fun fact that I use every single time I'm asked is that fact I've worked at a wizarding kid's summer camp for 3 years!!
What do you like to do in your free time?: I spend not enough time painting, cooking/baking and reading, my favorite cultured past times. Too much of my time is spent watching Chef's Table, any and every kdrama/cdrama, kpop vine compilations, live tweeting from my calculus class, stunting for the gram and making a fool of myself on the dance floor.
Where’s Waldo?: A Chevron Chem lab or in the ASA Office
but you can call me Mino or Min
Position: Publicity Chair
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Program: Business Information Systems and Economics
'I am hungry' is a sentence I say all day everyday, so you may find my little, short, and hangry self walking around campus, but I swear I am nice and friendly. I also say 'huh' a lot. You may think I am confused, but I still somehow manage to know what is going on. I may seem weird, and you're probably right. I also may seem like either an 80 year old or a 12 year old. There's not much in between. For instance, I love classical music and attend many symphony concerts, but also love watching throwback Nickelodeon or Disney shows. Some times I feel like I have not grown up, but my interests in economics, mathematics, and data analysis, make me feel like I have. There's a whole lot more to me, but I feel like I just made myself look the weirdest person on earth, nice to meet you.
Fun Fact: I have a legitimate fear of the sound of velcro and birds.
What do you like to do in your free time?:Three things that sum me up are food, music, and shopping. Sounds basic, but you'll find me at symphony concerts, playing my violin with chamber groups, trying new foods, and buying clothes and shoes (especially platforms..!!). I tend to do all these things in a free day, but in reality when I have free time, my first priority is to sleep.
Where’s Waldo?: People can usually find me at Sennott, Mervis, Hillman, or a table outside any building when the weather is nice.