Alyssa Liu for ASUC Senate

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Platforms:

1. Establishing a Culture of Collaboration for the Service Community
The service community at Cal is one of the largest and most vibrant communities that hosts a diverse set of individuals from service chairs to service organizations and goals to help both the local and international community. However, with such a large group, there lacks cohesion and collaboration efforts despite overlapping goals. Service is not just a hobby, but a lifestyle for me and I want the service community to gain stronger support from the ASUC. First, I want to facilitate conversation about service projects and host collaborative service events through the Public Service Center. I plan on achieving this through financial incentive to help grant access to larger financial resources and expand the Community Projects program through ASUC Budgeting for service groups. Second, I will continue this work by creating projects that will host various service organizations in monthly town hall meetings in the Public Service Center space as an educational and organizing space for the student-led volunteerism to build stronger connections in the community on and off-campus as well as marketing their events to a broader base.

2.Create a commission of resources for the out-of-state students
10% of Cal is comprised of out-of-state students. It is undeniable that there is a large, flourishing out-of-state student community, however there lacks a platform for out-of-state folx to learn about the benefits and programs Cal AND the state of California can offer to enhance their Berkeley experience. As an out-of-state student from Texas, I have experienced first-hand the difficulty in obtaining resources as well as the feeling of being left in the dark on many services that are offered to California residents or Cal students. My goal is to work together with the office of the EAVP to utilize ASUC spaces and funds to establish and host workshops and create a commission that will promote a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for out-of-state students.  These workshops would provide valuable skills and resources to tackle the pressures of being far from home such as FAFSA workshops, scholarship newsletters, SHIP,  access to reproductive health care, SLC, Career Center advising, affordable housing, and BearWalk.

3. Streamlining and improving access and awareness to Tang Center resources
Catering to the health of students – both mental AND physical, especially with the huge increase in enrollment, is the best way to serve everyone’s needs on campus. The sad reality is that student’s mental and physical health often takes the back seat due to the intense pressures of the system of education here. As your senator, I would work closer with the Tang Center to help market and brand their services and try to coordinate more pop-up clinics for HIV testing and flu shots in the Pauley Ballroom. My office would also be in charge of make a master document that is easily accessible to search for the service needed and phone number to call. Getting health care should not be difficult or a chore – it should be a necessity and accessible.

Platforms:

1. Establishing a Culture of Collaboration for the Service Community
The service community at Cal is one of the largest and most vibrant communities that hosts a diverse set of individuals from service chairs to service organizations and goals to help both the local and international community. However, with such a large group, there lacks cohesion and collaboration efforts despite overlapping goals. Service is not just a hobby, but a lifestyle for me and I want the service community to gain stronger support from the ASUC. First, I want to facilitate conversation about service projects and host collaborative service events through the Public Service Center. I plan on achieving this through financial incentive to help grant access to larger financial resources and expand the Community Projects program through ASUC Budgeting for service groups. Second, I will continue this work by creating projects that will host various service organizations in monthly town hall meetings in the Public Service Center space as an educational and organizing space for the student-led volunteerism to build stronger connections in the community on and off-campus as well as marketing their events to a broader base.

2.Create a commission of resources for the out-of-state students
10% of Cal is comprised of out-of-state students. It is undeniable that there is a large, flourishing out-of-state student community, however there lacks a platform for out-of-state folx to learn about the benefits and programs Cal AND the state of California can offer to enhance their Berkeley experience. As an out-of-state student from Texas, I have experienced first-hand the difficulty in obtaining resources as well as the feeling of being left in the dark on many services that are offered to California residents or Cal students. My goal is to work together with the office of the EAVP to utilize ASUC spaces and funds to establish and host workshops and create a commission that will promote a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for out-of-state students.  These workshops would provide valuable skills and resources to tackle the pressures of being far from home such as FAFSA workshops, scholarship newsletters, SHIP,  access to reproductive health care, SLC, Career Center advising, affordable housing, and BearWalk.

3. Streamlining and improving access and awareness to Tang Center resources
Catering to the health of students – both mental AND physical, especially with the huge increase in enrollment, is the best way to serve everyone’s needs on campus. The sad reality is that student’s mental and physical health often takes the back seat due to the intense pressures of the system of education here. As your senator, I would work closer with the Tang Center to help market and brand their services and try to coordinate more pop-up clinics for HIV testing and flu shots in the Pauley Ballroom. My office would also be in charge of make a master document that is easily accessible to search for the service needed and phone number to call. Getting health care should not be difficult or a chore – it should be a necessity and accessible.

Endorsements:
Ivy Pham, Cal Rotaract, President*
Diana Nguyen, ASUC Current Service Community Senator*
Greg Afong, EthiCal, President*
Nick Daneshaveri, You Mean More, Internal Executive*
Veronica Hall, Alpha Phi Omega, Rush Chair*
Patrick Chang, Alpha Phi Omega, Leadership Committee Trainer*, Jenny Zong, Alternative Breaks Leader*
Lawrence Vo, ANova, Co-President*
Christine Laymon, Eggster, President*
Samuel Mao, Cal Q&A, Operations*
Andrew Tham, Berkeley Project, Site Leader*
Derek Tam, Pi Kappa Phi, Philanthropy Chair*
Stephanie He, Phi Beta Lambda, Community Service Chair*
Janki Desai, Red Cross, Health & Safety Intern*
Margaux Payton, Zeta Tau Alpha, House Manager*
Ryan Yen, Alpha Phi Omega, Historian Vice President*

Qualifications:
External Vice President of Cal Rotaract* (2015 – 2016)
Rotaract District 5160 Secretary* (2015 – 2016)
International Committee Co-Chair of Cal Rotaract* (2014 – 2016)
Circle K General Member* (2016)
Liberty in North Korea General Member* (2016)
Grant a Wish General Member* (2016)
Ascend General Member* (2014-2015)
Berkeley Women in Business General Member* (2014-2015)

*Titles for identification purposes only