Alice Yu

Alice A. Yu is a senior from Columbia, Missouri, double majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication and psychology. She also has minors in Music, Business, Political Science, and Leadership & Public service. Yu has been involved in identity-based organizations since her freshman year, first serving as the freshman representative for the Asian American Association and later on as the president during her sophomore year. She is currently the executive chair of the Midwest Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Students Union (MAASU), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to connect Asian Pacific Islander Desi American student organizations from across the Midwest.

Beyond her involvement in student organizations, Yu has held four ambassadorial positions in various MU departments (Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Missouri School of Journalism, Missouri Student Unions, and Campus Involvement) and served as a Summer Welcome Leader in 2019. Yu credits her study abroad experiences for instilling in her an interest in public policy and international relations; her first time studying abroad was in Gwangju, South Korea and the second time in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has held internships with Refugee and Immigration Services as well as the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and was a 2020 scholar with the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership. After graduation, Yu will complete an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford.