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Roberta Wolfson

Professional title:

Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric

When did you start working at Stanford? How long have you been involved with ASF?

I started working at Stanford on September 1, 2020, and I got involved with ASF shortly after.

What kind of work do you do at Stanford?

I teach courses for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, in which I help students develop critical skills in oral and written communication while considering the role of language in movements for racial and social justice.

What is your hometown?

San Jose, CA

Why are you involved with ASF?

At my previous institution, I valued being actively involved in a similar organization, so I was excited to join ASF as soon as I arrived at Stanford. I believe strongly in ASF’s mission of representing the needs of Stanford’s Asian American community, since I know how important it is for Asian American faculty and staff to feel a sense of belonging in spaces of higher education.

Why is ASF important to you?

Being Chinese American is important to me, and I appreciate that ASF offers a community where this key aspect of my identity is valued and supported. I value ASF’s efforts to build belonging, advance social justice, and help make Stanford more inclusive.

What are your interests and hobbies?

I love to read, especially fiction. In fact, at any given time I can often be found reading two or three books simultaneously. I also love being active. Before the COVID shutdown I played in a recreational soccer league and taught group fitness (indoor cycling and core) classes, but now that gyms are closed down, I enjoy running and hiking outdoors. I also love to have long conversations with friends, preferably over coffee or tea.

What are your board title and responsibilities?

As a Board Volunteer, I assist with programming, planning, and running events.

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