The Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the
appointment of Amanda Dzida as its new assistant director effective July
14, 2014. In this new position at the Center, Amanda is responsible
for managing the Center’s public programs and communication strategies
in addition to grant writing and sourcing new funding streams.
comes to the Center with over eight years of non-profit experience in
San Francisco. Prior to joining USF, Amanda worked at the Fine Arts
Museums of San Francisco in the Strategic Projects department assisting
with donor and event management. At Holland Parlette she supported three
busy non-profits, directing their volunteer committees, annual
conferences and managing each organization’s operational and event
budgets. During her time at Asia Society Northern California as Program
and Development Associate, Amanda organized over 60 annual events
focused on Asia, managed marketing tactics, assisted with fundraising
efforts for the organization, and directed the intern and volunteer
Amanda is active with local non-profits, recently
chairing the Event Planning Committee for Room to Read’s San Francisco
Chapter benefit in spring 2014.
A graduate of the Center's
Masters in Asia Pacific Studies program, Amanda comes to the position
with a strong foundation in understanding the histories, peoples and
cultures of the Asia Pacific region, and a particular interest in
studying Japan. She speaks Japanese and is also conversant in Spanish
and Croatian. Please join us in welcoming her to the Center!