About the Student Committee


The purpose of the ANA Student Committee is to create a central group led by trainees (students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows) under the auspice of the larger ANA organization in order to increase trainee membership, participation, and collaboration; to keep ANA informed of trainee needs within ANA and the field of neuropsychology; and to create an interactive environment that enriches the relationship between trainees and current professionals.


Mission Statement:

The mission of the ANA Student Committee is to: a) foster a community for neuropsychology trainees of Asian descent or trainees working with individuals of Asian descent; b) promote the professional development, cultural competency, and international collaboration of ANA trainees; and c) enhance ANA’s mission to ensure the accessibility and provision of excellent, culturally sensitive neuropsychological services for individuals of Asian descent with trainee-led initiatives.



The ANA Student Committee has been working hard in its inaugural year! We have established many new initiatives, including our monthly Community Corner bringing you ANA committee updates, member accomplishments, and trainee discussions. Our monthly Listserv Research Digest showcases the latest in research relevant to ANA’s mission. Our Trainee Membership Database has also been established, a trainee directory which we are adapting to help connect our trainees for a variety of purposes, including bridging students with interns and fellows to discuss their experiences at training sites of interest. Additionally, the committee has developed a new trainee webinar series, starting with our recent webinar “Demystifying Statistics for Neuropsychologists” presented by Dr. Nicholas S. Thaler. Finally, you can also see updates and content relevant to our students on social media such as Twitter (@AsianNeuropsych) and the ANA Newsletter, and connect with us at our student social events.


Committee Members

Chair: Alexander Tan, PhD

Training Status: postdoctoral fellow at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Background: Chinese American & fluent in spoken Mandarin





                             Gabriel Qi, MA

                             Training Status: intern at Memorial Hermann Health System

                             Background: half-Mongolian & half-Chinese & fluent in Mandarin

                             Initiative: listserv research digest





Hannah Darwazah, MA

Training Status: 5th year graduate student at Yeshiva University in NYC

Background: Iranian American & fluent in Farsi

Initiatives: student recognition & social media




                             Jennifer Lee, MA

                             Training Status: 5th year graduate student at Yeshiva University in NYC

                             Background: Korean American & fluent in Korean

                             Initiative: student committee social events

Judy Su, PhD

Training Status: postdoctoral fellow at Phoenix VA Health Care System

Background: Korean & fluent in Korean

Initiatives: trainee membership database & committee corner

                             Michelle Chen, PhD

                             Training Status: postdoctoral fellow at Kessler Foundation in NJ

                             Background: Taiwanese American and fluent in Mandarin

                             Initiatives: trainee resource development & student committee webpage management




Sara Chan, MA

Training Status: intern at the Northern California VA Health Care System

Background: Malaysian Chinese; fluent in Malay

                       & casually fluent in Cantonese & Japanese

Initiative: newsletter student column



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