Communication Officer

Lillian

she/hers
Studio Art, SOAN
Tell us why you are interested in this position.
One of my personal goals this year is to practice finding better ways to effectively and efficiently relay information to different audiences. Additionally, I would like to apply my knowledge gained through my Studio Art major to a real life experience. I am also looking to acquiring new additional skills, such as taking minutes. Hall Communications Officer would be a great opportunity to further develop and strengthen these skills.
Tell us what we should know about you, when considering you for this position.
My previous and current experience give me skills to take on this position. I am a Studio Art major, and I am quite familiar with creating and designing content. I have worked with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Also, I have been working at the Stav Hall for more than a year now; so I am constantly interacting with students/staff and patiently and quickly responding to their requests in the cafeteria.
How would you ensure that residents are well-informed and involved in hall initiatives and programming?
I would primarily communicate through posters and email. Hall meetings would also be a creative way to engage more students. Otherwise, there is more room for creative communication.

Lord

Fred Nagle

He/him/his

Major(s)

Math/Econ

Tell us why you are interested in this position.

I took over the position as President last year, and I really enjoyed working and collaborating with the other members of hall council and the IHC board in creating events for the residents of Thorson and the residents for all the other dorms.

Tell us what we should know about you, when considering you for this position.

I learned a lot as being the President/Tsar of Thorson last year! While I was in office I helped setup and create events for the residents of Thorson and IHC. I also created fun and informative emails for the residents of Thorson and other dorms disperse news and events that were happening in our dorm and around campus.

What programs would you like to see in your hall this year?

I am pretty open to suggestions from the residents about events and programs that Hall Council will host throughout the year.

Senator

Aliaksandra Kazharskaya

She/Her/Hers

Major(s)

Studio Art

Tell us why you are interested in this position.

I like people and I’m passionate about making my dorm a decent place for students to live in. I also want to encourage our residents to attend hall meetings. I have a lot of experience working with people from different backgrounds, so I think I’m pretty good at avoiding conflicts. I just really want to do something for the hall. It’ll also give me more experience with working with people and I’m curious about learning what others have to say. I want to make our hall a nice and safe place for students.

Tell us what we should know about you, when considering you for this position.

I have a lot of energy and I’m also quite creative. I have experience with Photoshop and I can draw. I’ve done several years of workshops on conflict solving. I’m also stress resistant.

How would you ensure that residents are well-informed and involved in hall initiatives and programming?

I would send e-mails with possible activities prior to meetings in order to figure out what interests our residents the most and will try to get the highest number of people involved. I would also make posters and put them absolutely everywhere. I’d also want to organize hall events outside Larson, so people could socialize in a different (potentially less stressful) environment.

Treasurer

Jacqueline Guadalupe Guerrero

She/Her/Hers

Major(s)

Political Science, Japanese, Asian Studies

Tell us why you are interested in this position.

My interest in the position is a mixture of both my knowledge from having assumed it last year, and also from my desire to contribute to making Hall council more inclusive for people of marginalized identities. Although Hall council has a member position focused entirely on inclusivity, I feel it is not enough for just one member to be doing so. Inclusivity, in my opinion, should be on all member’s agenda regardless of their responsibilities. I am interested in Hall Treasurer because I want my work to contribute to Larson in multidimensional ways. In this case, through both financials and making hall council more appealing to a wider variety of people, specifically those of marginalized identities.

Tell us what we should know about you, when considering you for this position.

The most important thing about my persona in relation to this position is that I care. Since my high school days, I have dedicated myself to activities that represent, advocate, and encourage the voices of those not often heard. From drafting and implementing policies with the CEO of Chicago Public School to conducting research at the University of Chicago on different forms of inequality across Chicago’s neighborhoods, my roots have shaped me to be a person passionate about helping others because I care. So much so that I continued dedicating myself to representing marginalized voices on St Olaf campus, such as the International Student Organization, Women for Political Change, Diversity Initiates Support Committee, and even taking on the Multicultural Student Senator position in senate. In the context of Larson, this translates to my desire to make the dorm, and hall council events, places that are equal levels of comfort for all residents.

What are some skills you possess that would be advantageous for managing hall finances?

In addition to having prior experience with being treasurer for both hall council, and other on campus organizations, my organization and communication skills would make me a good fit for the position, as it would ensure responsibility, and the ability to ask for help in the case that I was unsure of something. My past experience with being Larson hall treasurer also gives room for growth, as I can learn from my mistakes in order to improve.

Inclusivity Advocate