Former Davis resident (August 2004 to August 2009). Relocated to San Francisco for a M.S. in Microbiology.
Things I Did in Davis
Chair of the ASUCD Science and Engineering committee. Lab bitch in Werner and Singer lab. Entertainment Council director. KDVS publicity director and DJ. Member of the American Society of Microbiology. B.S. in Microbiology
Likes gluttonous activities, procrastination, crazy microorganisms, naps, dispersed and random energy, artsy shit, big dogs, and shows which require lots of physical movement/dancing. Dislikes overachieving pre med people, UC Berkeley egos, mathematics, self indulgent/lazy scenesters, really boring and pretentious shows where people stand around and pick their noses, waiting in lines, bipartisanships, cats, UC Davis administration, and surprises (I have anxiety issues).
Generally mild mannered and carefree, but volatile in stressful situations.
Avoid touching. Unwarranted physical contact oftentimes elicits a sometimes insulting verbal response.
Plays well with children and domestic canines.
Blatantly honest when sober and drunk.
Things I love about Davis
- Bicycles, longboards, and other alternative means of transportation aside from motorized vehicles.
- Delta of Venus " five dollar breakfast special.
- Playing hide and seek in the Death Star.
- Select Davis friends.
- Everyone's excitement for all the small things in life.
- Making rural sprawl super hip.
- People watching at the MU
- Professors Jerold Theis, Art Shapiro, and Jack Meeks
2005-06-06 21:33:48 Will you and heather be getting it on like the old publicity directors did? —RobRoy
2005-06-07 00:03:42 you're going to have to ask heather about that one. —EmilyTung
2005-06-07 23:16:29 Miss Tung is quite the character. —JeremyNewton
2005-06-19 20:31:19 Berkeley does have a wiki. Incidentally, it blows ass. Can't wait for dinner! —GiladGurantz
2005-07-27 22:44:28 I can tell you right now that I have neither wanted to go to Berkeley, or be pre-med. —StephenHo
2005-10-02 05:10:20 emily lets strangers pee in her facilities. Doesn't get much better than that. —BrianFong
2005-10-19 22:35:08 You're a pre-med? Crazy! —HeatherKlinger
2005-11-03 02:29:47 She definitely is. She always runs out bitching when me and my friends are enjoying ourselves in the la salle hottub late at night. <3 —GiladGurantz
2006-08-02 02:19:11 What do you dislike about Orange Hut? "No" isn't very specific, and I'm curious. —JudithTruman
2006-08-02 06:47:49 "NO!"... No what? —JabberWokky
2007-03-04 23:57:15 Emily is simultaneously quite possibly the coolest and the most level-headed person* I know. —KirstenOnell *Exaggerations may have been used.
2007-04-01 12:59:30 YOUR KIDDING ME? —GarrettGallegos
2007-05-09 00:54:10 What isn't ASUCD these days? —KirstenOnell
I agree 100% with you Emily, unfortunately its not just ASUCD. I've met many other student government folks in my time and it seems involvement in AS' is low everywhere. There are exceptions, like Santa Barbara which spends tens of thousands on advertising their student elections, but even then voter turnout is only has high as 30%. Even in state and national elections where the stakes are obviously much higher young people don't vote in large numbers much less participate in the system. How do we work to fix a national phenomenon, locally?
ASUCD is a part-time government at best. It is difficult for students to fully dedicate themselves to the promotion of ASUCD without neglecting their studies, sports, jobs, other clubs and internal ASUCD work. Some roadblocks that come up in outreach are: outreach is not an attractive issue that students want to dedicate time to. Most student want to get involved with environmental, cultural, entertainment, social justice issues as a primary passion and maybe outreach as a secondary. And usually if they do want to do outreach it is for their primary passion and not just for ASUCD. Second would be advertising. The Aggie does not cover ASUCD and does not give it discounts to advertise. Also the ASUCD budget is declining and the scarce resources are being fought over existing programs, thus new money for new promotions is hard to come by. I am not saying outreach is impossible, I am just outlining some difficulties. I have worked hard at outreach and co-created my own plan which will be up and running this Fall. Will it work? I don't know. I can say that I learned a lot about outreach over the years, made mistakes-learned from them and put those learning experiences into the assembly idea.
I'm not sure what to tell you about the lack of Asian representation. I don't think its because they are not outreached too. Every election both student focus and lead have gone to Asian student groups and groups with a majority of Asian membership. Its definitely something to look into. -JamesSchwab
2007-10-18 16:47:30 I love your comment on the GO wiki. You tell 'em! —Dover
2007-12-21 11:48:48 Concerning my comment about Asian-Americans and television viewing habits, if I were to say "African-Americans watch more television than average, would I be a racist? Using your metric, I would. What if Neilson says they do? Surprise, Neilson says they do watch more television than the average and by quite a bit. Unfortunately, Neilson does not have any free information concerning Asian-American viewing habits. The report that probably has the information costs $125 and I'm not about to buy it just to win an argument. I could make the argument that since African-Americans watch more, some group must watch less, but I don't think that would be statistically defenseable.
To jump to the heart of the matter, you seem to feel that *any* opinion of the collective characteristics (or that collective characteristics even exist) of Asian-Americans is racist. Is this right? —GrumpyoldGeek
2007-12-21 16:04:39 First of all, thanks for the apology. As for me, today is the first day I've not felt so angry that I was afraid to give my opinion in a civilized way. Secondly, I'm not sure you want to have a dialog about this. I read your post and I read between the lines. I'm not comfortable with your veiled "trivialized my cultural identity" accusation. If rhetoric and posturing are more important than actually discussing issues, I don't have time. —GrumpyoldGeek
2008-03-26 12:47:23 I'm so sorry to read what happened to you at New Fashion Salon! I hope your eyebrows grow back soon! —CalamityJanie