Execs 2016/17

Here are your 2016-2017 SALSA Executives!

Lauretta Cheng (Co-President)


Hi, I’m Lauretta, one of the SALSA co-presidents! I am in my fourth year of Speech Sciences, working on my honours thesis and other research projects. Some of my favourite courses at UBC have been Cultural Psychology and Sociolinguistics, and I am interested in topics like bilingualism and heritage speakers. I’ve got tons of ideas myself that I’m ready to implement, but I love taking questions and hearing suggestions from all you students even more, so don’t be shy to come talk or ask me about anything SALSA- or Linguistics-related!


Orinna Yeung (Co-President)



My name is Orinna and I’m currently majoring in Speech Sciences and minoring in Commerce. I’m very excited to be a co-president of SALSA for another year!! I can’t wait to implement all the new ideas our new executive team has for the upcoming school year!



Derek Lew (Treasurer)



I’m currently a 4th year student majoring in Speech Sciences and also the new Treasurer for 2016-2017! Excuse me if I happen to overuse “please.”




Tiffany Doe (Project Manager)

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetMy name is Tiffany and I’m a fourth year student majoring in Speech Science and minoring in Asian Language and Culture! In my spare time I can usually be found feeding my caffeine addiction or watching some sort of medical drama (probably Grey’s Anatomy). As a returning Project Manager for SALSA this year, I hope to improve and add to the various ongoing projects – like the Peer Tutoring Program – that we’re currently working on.


Alicia Arnsdorf (Project Manager)


My name is Alicia Arnsdorf and I’m one of the Project Managers for SALSA 2016-2017. I am currently in my third year at UBC and I am planning to major in Speech Sciences. I’m very excited to work with Tiffany, our other Project Manager, and our project team to create some great events this year. I am also looking forward to meeting more people within the faculty who also share an interest in linguistics and speech sciences. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, cycling and drawing. Please feel free to message me if you have any ideas for the upcoming year!


 Fiona Kao (Events Co-ordinator)



My name is Fiona and I am majoring in Speech Sciences and minoring in Psychology. She is adventurous and wants to travel around the world as soon as she graduates.




Lisa Nguyen (AUS Representative)

I am currently the AUS representative and plan to major in Speech Sciences. My initial interest in Linguistics was out of curiosity, from there I joined SALSA as a Member-At-Large. Upon taking my first Linguistic course, my interest piqued and I became /fæsənetəd/ (fascinated) with language! Outside of school, I like to dance and I’m a lifeguard/swim instructor as well.


Alfred Ko (Undergraduate Representative)


Hi! I’m Alfred and I’m the Undergraduate Representative. I look forward to another awesome year! I love discussing about phonetics and phonology, so in case you want to stop by and talk about them, you know who to talk to!




Lisa Vu (Web Representative)

Xin Chao, ban! Hello Friends!

I’m Lisa and I’ll be the Web Representative for the upcoming 2016-2017 year! I’m a tea enthusiast, a baker who doesn’t eat her own food and I have a zest for life. I am fascinated by Linguistics and the way in which Linguists approach the field of language. Feel free to talk to me about anything & we can chat over tea and order some donuts too!