Spotlight Spotlighting a UH Woman Each Month

azie       Shu Zhou


What is your major and year?

Social work, first year doctoral student. 

Why did you choose UH as your university?

I came here because of Dr. Monit Cheung, who is a professor at Graduate College of Social Work. We have common research interests, such as Asian population and child welfare.

What have you enjoyed about your university experiences?

I enjoyed the greatly support from my research mentor Dr. Monit Cheung. I also enjoyed the social work study abroad trips opportunities to many different sites of the world: Turkey, Mexico, Korea, Russia, Mainland China and Hong Kong. 

What extracurricular activities have you been involved with?

I serve as the president of Association of Asian American Social Workers (AAASW). Our mission is providing mutual support and increase cultural awareness. With the guidance from our faculty advisor Dr. Patrick Leung, we have organized several cultural events such as Chinese mid-autumn festival and cultural presentation luncheon.

What advice do you have for new students?

Be aware of the student services on campus and use them! It’s a big waste if you don’t because you already paid for it! For example, library workshop, career center, counseling center, writing center, recreational center and many more. 

What are your hobbies and interests?

I am an amateur squash player. As a member of Houston Squash and Racquet Association (HSRA) and U.S. Squash, I practice weekly at the Down Town Club with professional couches from Pakistan and New Zealand. I have participated in several squash tournaments in China and the U.S.