Members of the Executive Committee
Timo Uustal (Estonia, AU16)
Nikki Briones Carsi Cruz (Philippines, AU1)
Nikki Briones - Carsi Cruz obtained her undergraduate degree in International Studies, Major in European Studies from De La Salle University Manila cum laude, in 1998. She took her Masters in Peace and Development Studies at Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain from 2000-2002. She returned to Manila and taught with the European Studies Program at De La Salle University before pursuing her Doctorate in Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore in 2004. Her dissertation, a peace research project on the history and politics of the Moro-Moro, a form of theater premised on warring Christians and Muslims, was awarded the Wang Gung Wu Prize for Best Thesis in the Social Sciences and Humanities at NUS in 2011. Nikki attended the 1st ASEF Summer School (AU1) in Germany in 1998. She was elected ASEFUAN's first president in Bali, and served in this role from 2002-2004. She married Oliver Carsi Cruz in 2008, and gave birth to her daughter Narra in 2009, and son Guijo in 2011. After taking a career break to focus on motherhood, she has recently returned to the academe. She currently teaches at Ateneo de Manila University.
Sungjin Kang (Korea, AU2)
Sungjin Kang, 35 years old, is an in-house counsel at LG Display, Co., Ltd., based in Seoul, since January 2012. Prior to his current job in Seoul, he spent about 4 years in Brussels, working for international law firms, handling EU competition and trade law cases. He is a member of New York Bar. He obtained Bachelor of Laws at Korea University in 2000. He received LLM (Master of Laws) degree in 2001 at University of Michigan Law School. He was an Institute of International Economic Law Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center between August 2002 and August 2003. He published several articles on international trade law in several journals, and teaches international law from time to time. He is an avid fan of sports, music and travelling. He participated in AU2 in Beijing in 1999. Since then, he has a vision to become a "bridge" between Asia and Europe someday.
Do Thi Minh Hoa (Vietnam, AU13)
Anastasia Baskina (Russia, AU17)
External Affairs Manager
Carolina Gracia (Spain, AU17)
Internal Affairs Manager
Carolina Gracia, 25 years old, is currently studying an European Master in Education and new Technologies (EUROMIME). After her Degree in English, French and Arabic Translation at Pablo de Olavide University (Sevilla, Spain), she participated in AU17 "Cultural Heritage" in Malaysia in June 2011. She taught Spanish in Versailles (France) from 2010-2011 and studied LEA (Langues Étrangères Appliquées) in Orléans (France) from 2007-2008. In 2011, Carolina published materials for the teaching of Spanish as a second language in Paris, level A2 and B1 in the CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). She has worked as a translator in the United States, Spain and France. She loves photography, traveling and languages.