Alumni

The Center for East Asian Studies maintains contacts and positive relations with its alumni, including its many former Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows. Whether our alumni and fellows have recently graduated, or graduated some time ago, we are always interested in their accomplishments and where their Kansas experiences have taken them.

KU Alumni Association

AlumniProgram / YearDegree 
Henry AmisSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, ChineseCurrent KU undergraduate student in Accounting
Gabby BowenSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, KoreanCurrent KU  undergraduate in International Business
Taniah FairbanksSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, KoreanCurrent KU undergraduate in Global & International Studies
Savannah GlavesSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, Korean; Undergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, ChineseCurrent KU undergraduate in East Asian Languages & Cultures and Global & International Studies
PaChee LorSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, ChineseCurrent KU undergraduate in Speech, Language, & Hearing
Tyler McMillanSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, ChineseCurrent KU undergraduate in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Honorah MaggioSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, ChineseCurrent KU undergraduate in Global & International Studies and Economics
Jackson MartinSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, ChineseCurrent KU undergraduate in East Asian Languages & Cultures and Economics
Cade WilburnSummer FLAS Fellow, 2021, ChineseCurrent KU undergraduate in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Isaac AllredGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, ChinesePh.D. in Geology
Jesus BrisenoUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, JapaneseCurrent KU undergraduate student in Linguistics
Scott BolandUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, UyghurCurrent KU undergraduate student in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Quin DotzertUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, KoreanCurrent KU undergraduate student in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Michaela HardingUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, JapaneseCurrent KU undergraduate student in East Asian Languages & Cultures and English
Sura JuradatUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, KoreanCurrent KU undergraduate student in Global & International Studies
Sarra MahoneyUndergraduate and FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, Chinese; Summer FLAS Fellow, 2019, KoreanCurrent KU undergraduate student in Global & International Studies
Monica Morales RamosUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, KoreanCurrent KU undergraduate student
Colin PateGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21, KoreanCurrent KU graduate student in Geography
Rachel QuistGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2019-21, Chinese; Graduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2016-18, JapanesePh.D. candidate in Art History
Jeremy RossGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2020-21,ChineseCurrent graduate student in Global & International Studies
Zane HaydenM.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies, 2020Thesis: "Cultural Versus Addictive Influences on Video Gaming in Japan"
Jin ZhangM.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies, 2020Thesis: "A Rise of Women On-screen? Exploring the Strong-Female Narrative and Its Reflections on the Political and Social Values in Contemporary China"
Alexis HarmsSummer FLAS Fellow, 2020, ChineseB.A in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Andrew HartnettSummer FLAS Fellow, 2020, ChineseB.A. in Political Science
Owen MeyersSummer FLAS Fellow, 2020, ChineseCurrent KU undergraduate student in Mathematics
Anna HarderUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2019-20, ChineseB.S. in Biology
Kara NeelyUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2019-20, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Nathan SchellenbergGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2018-20, KoreanM.A. in Linguistics
Nicholas SheaGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2017-20, UyghurM.A. in Geography
Carolisa WatsonGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2019-20, TibetanPh.D in Geography
Catalina WedmanUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2019-20, ChineseB.A. in Spanish
Melinda ChenSummer FLAS Fellow, 2019, ChineseM.A. in Women, Gender, & Sexual Studies
Megan LondeenSummer FLAS Fellow, 2019, KoreanB.A. in Film and Media Studies
Garnet PeelerSummer FLAS Fellow, 2019, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Megan RooneySummer FLAS Fellow, 2019, JapaneseB.A. in Art History
Logan StuartSummer FLAS Fellow, 2019, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and History
Holden ZimmermanUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2018-19, JapaneseM.A. in History
Andrea ChenUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2018-2019, ChineseB.S in Business Accounting
Preston DeckerGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2017-19, UyghurPh.D. candidate in History
Kayla HarbourUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2018-2019, JapaneseB.A. in Linguistics
Mathew ReinholdUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2018-2019, JapaneseB.A. in Linguistics
Ruth TayorUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2018-2019, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Veysel AkaydinM.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies, 2018Thesis: "Political Participation among Japanese Youths: The Comparison of Zengakuren and SEALDs
Dianne DaughertyM.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies, 2018Thesis: "Aging, Ritual, and Ikigai in Postmodern Japan"
Muhyettin ErdenM.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies, 2018Thesis: "Kurds in Japan: National Identity, Immigration, and Path to Citizenship"
Jacob Clements Summer FLAS Fellow, 2018, JapaneseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Natalie CraigSummer FLAS Fellow, 2018, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Grantz AubreeSummer FLAS Fellow, 2018, JapaneseB.S. in Business Finance
Paul McPheetersSummer FLAS Fellow, 2018, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Christel OstrowskiSummer FLAS Fellow, 2018, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Rebecca ReutzelSummer FLAS Fellow, 2018, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
David EasleyUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2017-18, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures, B.S. in Computer Engineering
Micah EdmondsonUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2017-18, KoreanCurrent KU undergraduate student in the School of Engineering
Alyana MoyerUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2017-18, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Steven OzakiUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2017-18, ChineseB.S. in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Maya PercichUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2017-18, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Laura Searcy Graduate FLAS Fellow, 2016-18, UyghurM.A. in Linguistic Anthropology
Nicholas SheaGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2017-18, UyghurM.A. in Geography and Atmospheric Science
Amanda HillM.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies, 2017Thesis: "Migrant Maternal Health: The Disparities of the Hukou System"
Kimberly HernandezSummer FLAS Fellow, 2017, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures, B.A. in Film Studies
Andrew KustodowiczGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2015-17, JapanesePh.D. candidate in History
Mary MitchellSummer FLAS Fellow, 2017, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.S. in Biology
Brian RogersGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2016-17, JapaneseM.A. in History
Brooklyn ShawSummer FLAS Fellow, 2017, KoreanB.A. in Speech, Languages, and Hearing
Philip BradshawUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2016-17, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.S. in Biochemistry
Justin ConnollyUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2016-17, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Literature and Culture
Mallory CopelandUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2016-17, ChineseB.A. in Environmental Studies
Kathleen HardingUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2016-17, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Isaiah HastingsUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2016-17, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.S. in Business Administration
Michael BurnsSummer FLAS Fellow, 2016, JapaneseB.S. in Computer Science
Akira CowdenUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2014-16, KoreanB.A in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.A. in Global & International Studies
Phillip GarciaUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2015-16, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Elle GerlemanUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2015-16, ChineseB.A. in Global & International Studies
Vann HassellUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2015-16, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.A. in Linguistics
William HillGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2015-16, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Phillip KrohGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2015-16, JapaneseM.A. in Linguistics
Alexandra MillerGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2015-16, JapanesePh.D. in Art History
James PaisleyUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2015-16, ChineseB.A. in Global & International Studies and B.A. in History
Lee WuUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2015-16, ChineseB.S. in Computer Engineering
Matthew SchlosserM.A. in Foreign Affairs Studies: Contemporary East Asia in Global Context, 2015 
Katie ConardSummer FLAS Fellow, 2015, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.A. in Anthropology
Elizabeth FentressSummer FLAS Fellow, 2015, ChineseB.S. in Speech Language
Samuel RealUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2015 and 2013-14, ChineseB.S. in Business Accounting
Zach AdamzGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2014-15, KoreanM.A. in Geography
Sam BuchananUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2014-15, KoreanB.S. in Electrical Engineering
Dannah CampbellUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2014-15, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Kasey ConsidineGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2014-15, ChineseJ.D. in Law
Rosalyn LucasUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2014-15, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Miles SimpsonUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2014-15, ChineseB.S. in Economics
Patrick WalterUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2014-15, ChineseB.S in Computer Engineering
William AshleySummer FLAS Fellow, 2014, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Anna HuSummer FLAS Fellow, 2014, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Kodi LowSummer FLAS Fellow, 2014, ChineseB.A. in Political Science and B.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Alina ZhengSummer FLAS Fellow, 2014, ChineseB.A. in Political Science
Chelsea ZiuSummer FLAS Fellow, 2014, JapaneseB.F.A. in Illustration and B.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Sara HenryUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2013-14, JapaneseB.A. East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.A. in English
Erik HombergerGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2013-14, JapaneseM.S. in Electrical Engineering
Annette JardonUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2012-14, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Justin KohlbeckGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2012-14, KoreanJ.D. in Law
Susan McClannahanUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2012-14, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Leslie MontesUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2013-14, JapaneseB.F.A in Industrial Design
Robert MorrisseyGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2013-14, JapaneseM.A. in Art History
Patrick TerryGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2013-14, ChinesePh.D. in Film & Media Studies
Emily BowdenSummer FLAS Fellow, 2013, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Stephanie MetzgerSummer FLAS Fellow, 2013, JapaneseM.A. in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
William PutzierSummer FLAS Fellow, 2013, ChineseB.S. in Business Finance
Brittany VarnadoSummer FLAS Fellow, 2013, JapaneseB.S. in Microbiology
Sarah BregmanUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2012-13, KoreanB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Janet ChenGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2012-13 and 2009, JapanesePh.D. in Art History
Emerson JamesUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2012-13, KoreanB.S. in Business Finance and B.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Adrienne JohnsonGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2011-13, KoreanPh.D. in Linguistics
Melanie LengUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2012-13, ChineseB.A. in Linguistics and B.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Jacob RhodesUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2012-13, ChineseB.S. in Business Finance
Amanda SniderGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2012-13, UyghurM.A. in Anthropology
Evan KolkeSummer FLAS Fellow, 2012, JapaneseM.A. in Anthropology
Sabrina OwensSummer FLAS Fellow, 2012, KoreanM.A. in Museum Studies
Ethan SkinnerSummer FLAS Fellow, 2012, ChineseM.A. in Linguistics
Evan McCormickGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2011-12, KoreanM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and M.S. in Language Pedagogy
Rachel BrackettUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2011-12, KoreanB.A. in Art History
Jordi CheritzUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2011-12, ChineseB.A. in History
Henry EhlyUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2011-12, JapaneseB.A. in Linguistics
Bonnie Ewart-FisherUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2011-12, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Daniel ShoemakerUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2011-12, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.S. in Business Administration
Ashley ThompsonGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2011-12 and 2010, Uyghur; Summer FLAS Fellow, 2011, ChineseM.A. in Anthropology
Rachel VoorhiesGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2011-12 and 2008-09, Japanese; Summer FLAS Fellow, 2007, ChinesePh.D. in Art History
Aun-Drey BrownSummer FLAS Fellow, 2011, JapaneseM.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures
Dusty ClarkSummer FLAS Fellow, 2011, Chinese; Graduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2007-08, JapaneseM.A. in History
Christian DyeSummer FLAS Fellow, 2011, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.S. in Economics
Diane HughesUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2010-11, ChineseB.A. in Linguistics
Krista IrickSummer FLAS Fellow, 2011, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Eric PadenSummer FLAS Fellow, 2011, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Steve DaviesGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2009-11, Japanese; Graduate FLAS Fellow, 2007-08, ChinesePh.D in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Danny HudsonUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2010-11, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures and B.S. in Business Finance
Andrew KauffmanGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2010-11, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
David KauffmanGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2010-11, UyghurPh.D. in Anthropology
Melinda LandeckGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2010-11, Chinese; Graduate FLAS Fellow 2009-10, JapanesePh.D in History
Margaret NeffUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2010-11, ChineseB.S. in Civil Engineering
Casey RobinsonUndergraduate FLAS Fellow, 2010-11, JapaneseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Brian HogarthSummer FLAS Fellow, 2010, ChineseM.A. in Art History
James D. ParkerSummer FLAS Fellow, 2010, Korean; Graduate FLAS Fellow, 2008-09, JapaneseM.A. in History
Breanna KruegerSummer FLAS Fellow, 2010, KoreanM.A. in Linguistics
Ashley ThompsonSummer FLAS Fellow, 2010, UyghurM.A. in Anthropology
Abigail WestSummer FLAS Fellow, 2010, ChineseB.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Amanda FalkGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2009-10, ChinesePh.D. in Ichnology
Stephen Politzer-AhlesUndergraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2009-10, UyghurB.A. in Linguistics
Halle O'NealGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2009, 2006-07, and 2003-04, JapanesePh.D. in Art History
Teresa MathewGraduate FLAS Fellow and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2009 and 2006-07, JapaneseM.A. in Religious Studies
Karin WarchGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2007-09, KoreanM.A. in Art History
Robert J. Del GrecoSummer FLAS Fellow, 2008, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Michelle OverholtSummer FLAS Fellow, 2007, UyghurM.A. in Linguistics
Joshua ShiremanSummer FLAS Fellow, 2007, UyghurM.S. in Education Curriculum and Teaching
Michael DovetonSummer FLAS Fellow, 2007, KoreanM.A. in Anthropology
Geoffrey CookGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2006-07, ChineseM.B.A
John SchneiderwindGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2006-07 and 2003-04, JapanesePh.D. in History
Michelle BridgesSummer FLAS Fellow, 2006, Uyghur; M.A. in Linguistics 
KuoRay MaoGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2005-06, UyghurM.A. in Sociology
Alison MillerSummer FLAS Fellow, 2006, JapaneseM.A. in Art History
Christopher MayoSummer FLAS Fellow, 2006 and 2005, JapaneseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Peter ToscoSummer FLAS Fellow, 2006, JapaneseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Thomas W. BarkerGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2005-06, JapaneseM.A. in History
Carrie JanigaGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2005-06, ChineseM.A. in Art History
Hillary PedersenGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2005-06 and 2003, ChinesePh.D in Art History
Eric ElchhorstSummer FLAS Fellow, 2005, JapaneseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Julia C. HopkinsSummer FLAS Fellow, 2005, ChineseM.A. in International Studies
Michael WardSummer FLAS Fellow, 2005, JapaneseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Demetra SalisburyGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2004-05, ChineseJ.D. in Law
Brenton SullivanGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2004-05, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures
Kirstin TysverGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2004-05, JapaneseM.A. in History
Amanda WrightGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2004-05, Chinese; Summer FLAS Fellow, 2003, JapanesePh.D. in Art History
Perry Ernest CaldwellGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2003-04, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Owen GriebSummer FLAS Fellow, 2004, JapaneseJ.D. in Law
Sheri MartinSummer FLAS Fellow, 2004 & 2003, ChinesePh.D. in Political Science
Lakisha MitchellSummer FLAS Fellow, 2004, JapaneseM.A. in International Studies
Cody SzuwalskiSummer FLAS Fellow, 2004, ChineseM.A. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Brian ClevelandGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2001 & 2002-03, Japanese; Summer FLAS Fellow, 2002, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Noelle GiuffridaGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2002-03, Chinese; Graduate FLAS Fellow, 2000-01, JapanesePh.D. in Art History
Jesse HodgesGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2002-03, JapaneseM.A. in History
Adam McIverSummer FLAS Fellow, 2002 & 2001, ChineseM.A. in East Asian Languages & Cultures
Mark ScogginsSummer FLAS Fellow, 2002, JapaneseM.A. in English
Julia YuSummer FLAS Fellow, 2002, KoreanPharm.D. in Pharmacy
Eric McNealGraduate and Summer FLAS Fellow, 2003-04, Chinese; Graduate FLAS Fellow, 2001-02, JapaneseM.A. in Art History
Lou MorrisonGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2001-02, KoreanPh.D. in Art History
Jimmy YuGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2001-02, JapaneseM.A. in Religious Studies
John Josef ErtleGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2000-01, JapaneseM.A. in Anthropology
Karen MackGraduate FLAS Fellow, 2000-01, JapanesePh.D. in Art History