During her graduate studies at Arizona State University, Farina King served in the American Indian Graduate Student Association (AIGSA).
“The [ASU] AIGSA purpose and mission is to serve a critical role in promoting the professional development and cultural knowledge of its graduate and advanced degree-seeking undergraduate members in a collaborative, social environment. By fostering an atmosphere that promotes intellectual engagement and academic support, AIGSA members hope to cultivate future leaders with a collective, altruistic vision aimed at raising awareness at Arizona State University and surrounding community on indigenous concerns in higher education.”
While involved with AIGSA, King helped to organize the Native American Fashion Showcase that featured indigenous designers and their innovations. She volunteered as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students, and she worked with fellow AIGSA members to host events and guest lectures that brought wider awareness of Native American issues and efforts to address them. She also fundraised with AIGSA to support student conference travel.
To learn more about AIGSA, you can look up the OrgSync website. You can also visit the American Indian Graduate Student Association of Arizona State University on facebook.