Jessica Ji: ASB Secretary
EE: What is the general description for your position?
JJ: The one set job is to do the writing for [Leadership Council (LC)] because when we do LCs, we do it on a document and I’m supposed to keep track of everything. Usually I just take board notes and everything and do all of the work that isn’t really specified to any other certain role. [...] So my thing is to take notes during LC, but honestly everyone I know does much more than their job description.
EE: What does your typical work day look like?
JJ: Usually we go through advisor announcements and [check] if anyone else in the class has any announcements. Then if we don’t have a big Leadership class [event] that we’re working on — if we’re not working on planning Homecoming or planning a dance or assigning roles to someone... if we do have a group wide class thing that we need to work on, we do that first. So we take notes on the board, we ask for discussion, we do all of that. And then after that, we’ll break into work time for each specific commissioner class. So each class or commission works on their respective events that they have coming in the month or anytime after that.
EE: What made you want to become ASB Secretary?
JJ: For me it is the position to which I can impact the most people at this school and it’s also a sort of natural progression because usually junior class officers move on to become ASB officers because they have experience in Leadership and they know how it runs. For me, I joined Leadership my sophomore year as a student life commissioner and then I was a class officer and now I’m in ASB and for me, my whole perspective is that I’ve seen the school from various different levels — from like a regular student to commissioner to class officer, and I feel that my input on different events and things like that will hold all of my past experiences with me and therefore have a contribution to what we’re doing this year.
EE: What does ASB mean to you?
JJ: To me, it’s something that I love to do. I love to come into Leadership and hold all these events. And ASB has a special position of being able to interact with all of the events that each commissioner, each class does. And we also have a connection with the school as to where we’re supposed to be for the entire school, not a specific class. So that connection, it really just brings me joy. This is what I love to do. I love to put on events with school and things like that. So ASB was just like my way to impact the school in the most influential way I can.
EE: What is your main goal for this year as the ASB Secretary?
JJ: Entire Leadership class bonding. But also to keep a continuous flow of Leadership events throughout the year because usually we have this lag during [the] beginning of second semester and things like that where Leadership doesn’t put on as many events on and in class we have nothing to do. But I want to add more commission-specific events during second semester and making the student body more aware of what Leadership does on this campus and the events that are available to them. That’s why we started using the ASB Instagram more and things like that.