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The position of liaison to Asian American Students in the Office of Student Life was created in the summer of 1996 after Asian American students identified the need for additional University support and services. In the fall of 1996, Kisa Takesue '88, was hired as an Assistant Dean and her duties include providing programming for Asian American students. She is available to meet with individual students or student organizations for a wide variety of questions and concerns.

Who We Are

Kisa Takesue graduated from Brown in 1988 and received an A.B. in American Civilization, specializing in Asian American Studies. As an undergraduate student, she served as a Women Peer Counselor for three years and was involved in a wide variety of campus activism. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a medical social worker in both hospital and community settings. She also worked at a non-profit agency that provided drop-out prevention services to pregnant and parenting teenagers. She grew up in Hawaii and Western Massachusetts.


Rohini Muralidharan is a member of the class of 2010 and serves as one of the Asian/Asian American Student Programming Assistants.  Rohini also works as a student manager for the Connecting @ Brown program and is involved in Brown's UNICEF Club.  She is greatly involved in the South Asian community through her work as Vice President of the South Asian Students Association and as part of the Awaaz Journal staff.  Last year, she collaborated with the Third World Center in programming South Asian Identity Week.  Rohini is currently pursuing a concentration in international relations and will be joining Teach For America in St. Louis next year.


Elaine Tamargo is from the class of 2011 and is one of the Asian/Asian American Student Programming Assistants. Elaine is involved with the Filipino community on campus through Filipino Alliance as well as being a part of Archipelag-a, an all-female spoken word performance group. Elaine is also a Student Coordinator for WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) that focuses upon supporting women in the science disciplines. Elaine is also a Meiklejohn advisor and a Research Assistant for Browns Education Department. Elaine is double majoring in Education Studies and Human Biology, focusing upon human development and behavior in both concentrations.

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