Bret Polopolus-Meredith

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Bret Polopolus-Meredith

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Associate Zone Councilor, Zone 18

Being an AZC was my first experience with the dynamics of making decisions and my first experience working with a large governing body. Previously I had believed an academic career could be devoted solely to research or teaching. But now I know that how an institution operates and shares limited resources with students and faculty impacts the ability of faculty to perform quality research and teaching. My AZC experience has helped me to participate in decision-making at my institution and advocate on behalf of grad students for increased pay, security, and better work conditions.