Getting to Know Asia Stryker, BSCH Office Assistant and More

Published: March 13th, 2014

Category: Department Life, Staff News

Asia StrykerMeet Asia Stryker- one of the essential staff members in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health (BSCH) who keeps daily operations running smoothly, but with an added dash of creativity.

Asia Stryker began working for the BSCH Department in April 2013. In light of her creativity, her original position as a part-time office assistant has now evolved to also include marketing and web-design.

Dr. Jamie Pomeranz, Associate Chair of Academic Affairs commented,

Although Asia was hired as an office assistant, she clearly is so much more. Asia brings many talents within a comprehensive skill-set including interpersonal communication skills, marketing abilities, technology, and many more. From the time Asia walked through the door she applied these skills to address various department needs. In retrospect, I realize that I have never heard Asia complain, and she earned the trust of just about everyone in the department within the first few weeks of working here. I am especially pleased with the energy she brings to our online programs. There is no question that Asia was an integral part of the success and growth of our programs over the last year. In summary, Asia sets a pleasant tone that inspires trust, communication, and efficiency within a multifaceted department and we are lucky to have her.

 

Asia’s creativity has been instrumental in facilitating several annual departmental social events such as the Fall Festival and Holiday Party. Aside from her artistic contributions, Asia is also responsible for administrative tasks such as tracking UF trainings and auditing monthly P-card purchases. When talking with Asia, it’s clear that she enjoys being apart of the BSCH family,

I get to work with faculty, staff and students for various reasons and I really enjoy the community feeling that comes from this. I also really like that my job gives me ample opportunity to be creative, whether I’m planning an event, making a video for the website or designing print material to promote a new class.

 

When asked about her background, Asia spoke about her close ties with her family and the Mormon Church. She attended Brigham Young University where she graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Media Arts. She went on to have a successful career in film and television, primarily as a producer and production manager. Her most recent film she produced is Redemption: For Robbing the Dead.

It’s no surprise that Asia’s hobbies include anything pertaining to movies as well as singing and playing guitar, which is always a highlight during department social events.

Looking forward, Asia hopes she will continue to have the opportunity to engage in creative activities and contribute to causes she finds worthy. She also has a bucket list of fun activities she would like to achieve such as recording an album, participating in a musical, and running a marathon. More importantly, however, she looks forward to creating a rich family environment similar to what she experienced growing up.