Sarah Youngblutt, BA '09, works as an archaeologist in Australia and is midway through a PhD in mainland southeast Asian archaeology with a focus on Indian sites that carry World Heritage designation in Southeast Asia.
Lea Chambers, BA '97, is the Global Marketing Leader for Golder Associates, an international environmental and engineering company, and is also on the Board of Directors for their corporate charity, the Golder Trust for Orphans.
Austin Bonner, BA '06, after graduating UBC moved to Japan and spent one year on the JET Programme as a CIR (Coordinator of International Relations). As of 2012 he now works at Google in Mountain View, doing full-cycle recruitment within a business unit called gTech, focused primarily on growing teams that support many of their digital advertising platforms and ad exchanges.
Gary Towne, BA '93, works in ESL for Asian immigrants. After graduation, he taught in Indonesia for a year, and much later, in China for 3 years. Currently living in Vancouver he is looking at some entrepreneurial possibilities in China, some with current and former students of his.
BA '13 (Asian Language & Culture). "I think the ability to suspend investment in the values and perceptions one is accustomed to and to try to see the world through another cultural lens on its own terms is a rare and valuable skill"
Fongyee Walker, BA '93, began her study of fine wine while studying for her PhD in Classical Chinese at Cambridge University. She is now an accomplished wine educator and consultant based in Beijing and Asian Studies has caught up with her to learn and share her story.