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Bridging the Pacific

Meet the Center's New Assistant Director

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Amanda Dzida
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.

Amanda 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 program.

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!