As historian, my role is to organize photogrphers and videogrphers for events and post them on the Facebook page after an event. On the marketing committee, my responsibilities include keeping the website up-to-date, posting on Facebook and creating almost all of the marketing materials (cover photos, event photos, social media graphics, posters) for events and to inform seniors of various opportunities available to them.
Senior Class Gift Committee
Promotions Subcommittee Chair
Members of the SCGC are required to attend weekly meetings and make solicitations to seniors to give to the Senior Class Gift Campaign. As chair of the Promotions Subcommittee, I plan and run bi-weekly meetings with four other students.
IC More Love Letters
This semester I've continued to plan and run weekly meetings, send weekly emails to general body and facilitate e-board meetings. We're beginning to plan for our annual spring campaign, IC Love At First Sight.
Senior Writer, Photographer and Designer
This semester, I've switched to writing bigger, more research-based stories for The Ithacan. My two big stories were on the new update to the Master Plan and analyzing diversity among staff and faculty. For these stories, I've written, photogrphed, designed infographics and done page layout, which is something most writers aren't able to do for themselves. I also contribute by making graphs and infogrphics as needed.
I'm in charge of four other underclass students who work with me to write, research and develop a social media plan for a nonprofit in Ithaca, Running to Places. At the end of the semester, we present our work to the client.
IC Project Sunshine
For involvment that I'm not in a leadership position, I attend weekly meetings of ICPS, where we knit or crochet hat for children in hospitals. This semester, I've completed knitting my first hat and am beginning to re-learn how to crochet.
Ground Up Crew
Historian & Documentarian
GUC meets three times a week to practice breakdancing. We also prepare for performances at events and cyphers, including our monthly events at Lot 10. I'm in charge of our new Facebook page, Instagram and making sure photos and videos are taken at events.
Brooktondale Zucchini Festival
Most of the volunteer work was done setting up and cleaning up, but we also staffed the event and got to play with the kids who were looking for new people to interact with. Everyone there knew each other and it really felt like a community, even though I didn't know anyone besides volunteers. I've never heard of a zucchini festival, let alone attended one, so it was quite an experience to see how into it people got.
Brooktondale Community Center
Even though I've attended the Brooktondale Community Center many times and even for this project before, it was still interesting to see it with another group of students. We peeled apples for two hours with less-than-usable tools, so we communicated about the best ways to work with what we had and were innovative in using each of our strengths to get the job done.
IC Math Education Day
It's a common perception that kids don't like math, but from sitting in a room filled with math games for four hours, I would think just the opposite. Kids love math and learning. They're eager to try new things and interact with other kids they haven't seen before. I played Blockus for most of the time, which was mentally exhausting. I've never played Blockus before, so within four hours, I think I devleloped some good strategies that I was able to share with the kids who played. Some parents even wanted to play, some overtook their children and others didn't care where their children were and just wanted to play.
Beechtree Care Center
I was able to see how the center runs and develop a relationship with one woman, Ida, with whom I sat with as her bingo partner for about an hour. I was able to experience her excitement and disappointment as the calls were made, but in the end, even though she didn't win, she was so happy to be around so many new people and do something she enjoys.
Student Org Conference
I made some unexpected connections with other student orgs, ones that I wouldn't have reached out to collaborate with before the networking session. I also learned about how to keep general body member engaged and committed, which is a problem that I've had a hard time with in ICMLL. At a panel, I was able to speak to students who have had different kinds of experiences with their student orgs than I have, so hearing their storeis really helped me learn how to avoid difficult situations.