Hi everyone! I’m Jet de Vries, a 20-year-old, second-year Social Science student born in Amsterdam. Like many others, I have been able to really find my place at AUC. Here, in this safe and comfortable bubble facilitated by the AUCSA, I found the room to grow as a person and to develop many skills. This bubble, all of you reading this and all of your diverse interests is why I am running for President of the AUCSA 2019-2020.
As the Secretary of SlayUC, the PR-manager of AiMUN, and by working in the USCRN Tournament Team ‘19, I honed my skills as a team player, mediator, and listener. My board experience gave me the opportunity to learn about board dynamics, the importance of open and constructive feedback, and interaction with the AUCSA. I am ready, having experienced the workload of these committees, to take on the challenge of guiding the AUCSA Board.
Besides from my love for our bubble, I have a vision for the AUCSA that I’m determined to realise. Building further on this year’s board’s efforts, I want to make the Association more representative of its student body by making the AUCSA more accessible, more collaborative, and more transparent. Some of my ideas to achieve this are for example centralizing all information to the website, creating feedback and idea forums for more interaction between the Board and the student body, and making board work easier by having the committee assembly in September.
As President of the AUCSA I hope to guide the Board by being an organised, motivated, and listening team player. I want to be as involved with the community as possible, because I see the Association as the beating heart of AUC, and I would love nothing more than to work my ass off to keep that heart beating.