Jeremy Tien: ASB Treasurer
EE: What is the general description of your position?
JT: What I actually just finished doing actually was deciding the budget for this year, the ASB budget. Essentially every single year, we’re presented with a certain amount of money that ASB is allowed to spend, and at the beginning of the year the ASB treasurer always talks to our advisers, Mr White and also Mr. Wong, about how we want to break that down. So how much money goes to more student related things such as our Bull Spirit commission which puts on our Bullpens at the football games and also club related things and also how much money goes into more internal Leadership functioning things like one thing that we do is staff brunches, like the recognition committee does staff brunches, and that’s where part of the ASB money goes to. So as ASB treasurer, I basically decide most of this, and throughout the year, I keep track of how much money is being spent and how we can divert some funds towards whichever commissions we think need more money.
EE: What made you want to become ASB treasurer?
JT: It was kind of random because I came in sophomore year and the spot that was open was treasurer. But I think the reason this really worked out is because … well, obviously, being a treasurer you work with money and numbers, and I’m quite comfortable with that. But I think another part of it could be just because I try to stay more organized, and I feel like that’s really a big part of the role — being able to manage all the checks and reimbursements and how money is broken down. In general, I do feel that the roles for everyone in ASB, they always overlap.
EE: What does ASB mean to you?
JT: I’d say that it’s just because I saw a lot in first our class when I was a class officer, and then the more I was exposed to as a class officer, I realized that ‘Wow there’s so many different types of ppl at MVHS’ that I really wanted to make it my goal to bring out everyone’s unique personality and celebrate it.
EE: What is your main goal for this year as ASB treasurer?
JT: As ASB treasurer, I’d like to definitely be more generous in spending towards things that are more readily apparent towards benefiting the students. I know one thing that was really popular, and for some reason a lot of people remember it, I think out freshman year we had random days where we’d set up bouncy houses in the rally court and obstacle courses and that came out of the ASB fund, and I don’t know why over the years we stopped doing that but definitely just giving back to the school and the classes in a very generous way.