Elections

Student Body Vice President for Organizations Candidate: Amy Liu

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First-year Business Administration major Amy Liu knows that Carnegie Mellon students are defined by the work they do both inside and outside the classroom. She is running for the position of Student Body Vice President of Organizations (SBVPO) to help support student organizations in their goal to reach their full potential and make an impact on the Carnegie Mellon community.

“I believe that my identity lies in the roles I pursue outside of academics,” says Liu, who is a member of the Treblemakers a capella group, Model United Nations, Undergraduate Marketing Organization, and Scotch ’n’ Soda. Liu also serves as a member of the Tepper Undergraduate Student Advisory Council and is currently pledging Alpha Phi Omega.

Liu is no stranger to having leadership responsibilities. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, she was the manager of her high school orchestra, which required her to mentor small groups of orchestra players in weekly sectionals, and was a group leader in a community outreach club, where she planned tutoring events at elementary schools. Last summer, she spent her time planning events and reaching out to people of interest as a field intern for a congressional campaign. “Through these leadership roles, I’ve grown comfortable with reaching out to people of interest, working in teams to achieve goals, and maintaining open lines of communication,” says Liu.

Liu has several goals in mind if appointed the position of SBVPO. One of her initiatives is to cut down the re-recognition application process for mature campus organizations. Another initiative she plans to work on involves collaborating with the Database Coordinator and Senior Coordinator of Student Activities to write a guide that will help students better navigate the 25Live website, which is used to allocate rooms for campus events. She also plans to recruit a diverse group of Committee on Student Organizations (CoSO) members who are “open-minded and diligent” about serving various campus organizations. “Everyone at Carnegie Mellon seems to be full of great ideas, but for reasons such as poor marketing, when these ideas turn into clubs they may not reach their full potential,” she says. “I aim to work with small organizations to help achieve their goals in terms of membership, leadership, and campus involvement.”

Although a first-year student, Liu believes that serving as SBVPO is the perfect way for her to start leaving her legacy at Carnegie Mellon University. “I feel that serving on the Student Government Executive Board is a proactive and effective way for me to give back to my fellow Tartans, who inspire me every day with their endless creativity.”