°Distinguished Service Award, Graduate Student Associations Council, University of Pennsylvania, presented Spring 1998.

°President, Graduate Student Associations Council, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-1998; Emeritus President (ex officio), 1998-1999. Worked on committee organization, constitutional issues, labor relaitions, ideological harassment and free speech issues, racial and handicap discrimination, fair use and intellectual property rights issues, access to health care and health insurance, TA training.

°President, South Asia Graduate Association (South Asia Regional Studies Graduate Group students), University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1998. Organized social events, advocated graduate student involvement in organizing the annual South Asia Seminar.

°Vice President for Academic Affairs, Graduate Student Associations Council, University of Pennsylvania, 1993-1994. Worked on constitutional issues and committee organization.

°Chair, Graduate Student Associations Council Multiculturalism Committee, University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1998. Helped to organize many lecture series and discussion forums.

°Member, Constitution Committee, Graduate Student Associations Council, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-1999.

°Member, Unionization Committee, Graduate Student Associations Council, University of Pennsylvania, 1995-1996.

°Executive Committee Member-at-large, Graduate Student Associations Council, University of Pennsylvania, 1994-1997.

°WXPN-FM Policy Board Member, 1994-1997.

°Member, Graduate Council of the Faculties, University of Pennsylvania, 1993-1994, 1997-1998. (This is the body which grants PhDs and regulates all doctoral programs across the University of Pennslyvania).

°Representative of South Asia Regional Studies (SARS) to Graduate Student Associations Council, University of Pennsylvania, 1986-1987, 1990-1993, 1995, 1996-1997.

°Alternate Representative of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies to Graduate Student Associations Council, University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1994.

°Member of Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1994, 1995-1996, 1997-1998.

°Founding Member of the Oriental Studies / Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Student Association, University of Pennsylvania, 1990-1998, involved in negotiations with Asian American student groups concerning issues related to the name of the "Oriental Studies" Department.

°Secretary and Graduate Liason to Undergraduates, Religious Studies Graduate Student Association, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983-1984. Helped to organize a fund raiser, an academic symposium on religion and law, and a departmental outing (a boat trip to the Channel Islands).

 

Student Conferences and Lecture Series Co-Organized

 

°Forum on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, GSAC Multiculturalism Committee with the Yan Xin Qigong Club, Student Health Service, and other campus groups, Spring 1998, Spring 1999.

°Forum on Religious Diversity at Penn, GSAC Multiculturalism Committee with Religious Studies Graduate Student Association, Autumn 1995, Spring 1995.

°Forum on Ethnicity and Community, GSAC Multiculturalism Committee, Spring 1994.

°Lecture Series on "Gender and Religion," GSAC Multiculturalism Committee with Religious Studies Graduate Student Association, 1993-1995.

°Lecture Series on "Ethnicity and Community," GSAC Multiculturalism Committee, 1994-1995.