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Yung-Hwa Anna Chow

Interim Associate Director
Academic Advisor


Anna Chow is an undergraduate advisor for the General Studies Program and the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies.

To Make an Appointment

Please call 509-335-8731 to schedule an appointment. Normal advising hours are 9:00–12:00 and 1:00–4:00 Monday through Friday.

About Anna

Born and raised in Taiwan, I began learning the English language at the age of 12 when I moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. Having personally experienced the struggles as a second language learner, I wanted to reach out to students who face many obstacles in schools and society due to language barriers and racism. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in ethnic studies and a minor in education. After college, I worked as an ESL teacher at the elementary and local adult school in San Jose, California.

In 2002, I moved to Pullman, Washington, along with my husband, where I completed my master’s degree in education. While I initially focused on deepening my knowledge of second language acquisition, my primary research interests involved media literacy and issues surrounding popular culture, race, gender, and sexuality. After receiving my M.A. in 2004, I started advising for the General Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University.

As an academic advisor, I’ve presented at local symposia, published articles for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), received academic advising awards from WSU and NACADA.  I enjoy working with students and helping them achieve their goals in life.

I’m a mother of two (Rea is 11 and Sam is 7) . When I’m not occupied with kids and family, I enjoy reading, gardening, and traveling. I also enjoy running and regularly practice yoga.


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Contact Anna Chow


Phone: 509-335-8731


CAS General Studies & Advising Center
Daggy Hall 201


Mailing address:
PO Box 642421
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2421