Online voting for Atelier Elections will begin Wednesday April 25, 2012.
There are eight candidates for five available Student Representative positions for 2012-2013. Here are their Nomination Statements:
My involvement as a five time student ambassador in the past is proof to the enthusiasm I have towards helping other students at the school. Likewise, In the past year and a half, along with members of atelier I have been involved in organizing the lecture series for the BAC. My role as a recruiter for the lecture series has allowed me to invite established and emerging architects and designers that I feel are exceptional for our student body to enjoy and learn from. Additionally, my involvement in the lecture series committee, along with your fellow Atelier member Mikkel Stromstad, also included the poster designs for the lecture series events.
My previous role as co-leader of The Photography Club as giving me the opportunity to organize, run, and teach open workshops that help others who are interested in photography gain knowledge that can be used within BAC classes and outside of school. Other events and projects in the BAC that I have volunteered and contributed to are, the NOMAS Model Building Workshop, and the Ecotopian House project. I hope that my strong well rounded experience and involvement with the school is one that will be of a choice to the members of Atelier when choosing a representative.
I am fully invested in supporting student life here at the BAC. I want to work with Atelier to improve participation in school events. I work closely with student development to promote student events and I make every effort to meet and get to know my peers. I hope to continue to help raise involvement of the student body and work to make opportunities and processes more transparent for all students.
Having developed the school’s first Climate Action Plan, I know a lot of capital projects that need to be completed in order to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings as well as reduce student related emissions. I would love to increase the discounted T pass for students, faculty and staff, as this will become a major issue for transportation amongst commuters with the recent announcement of a MBTA fare hike and service reductions.
I would also be proud to see new windows in 320 Newbury as this is a major cause of unnecessary energy consumption. Setting up work-study opportunities for students to focus on updating the school’s Climate Action Plan would be a primary focus. This needs to be updated every two years and the school needs new students to learn and create another draft. Other similar activities like creating a ride share map and organizing our school into the nation-wide Recyclemania contest will be other goals of mine. I look forward to participating in Atelier activities.
I care a lot about the student's interest and what they want in their school so it is important to take these things into consideration so that the school, the BAC, becomes an enjoyable place to be for the students to be in. If elected as Student Representative I will be the voice in representing the student body. As a Representative, I firmly believe that I can be a catalyst to voice student opinions and strengthening the BAC community. I will be the liaison between the students voice as well as administration so that together we can build a stronger community.