Lexi Graham

Year:

rising 4th year

Position:

Secretary

WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THE UNIVERSITY SALSA CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD? 

I am sad to say that I did not hear about (or have the guts) to come to salsa until this year, and that was a HUGE mistake. I have loved coming to lessons weekly, auditioning/practicing for Showcase, and attending outside salsa socials/going social dancing. That said, I would like to give back to the community that has enriched my UVA experience by serving as Secretary. Since I did not join as a first year, I feel that I would bring a different perspective to the Executive Board by suggesting ways to reach out to and encourage upperclassmen to join salsa. Also, I believe we ought to enable members to more easily get to social dancing venues/opportunities in our area. I think more people would go if they had the means to get there and they knew who was going! So I would like to help coordinate a ride-system to facilitate more salsa club members going social dancing :)

 

HOW DO YOUR TALENTS OR ABILITIES MAKE YOU WELL-EQUIPPED FOR YOUR DESIRED POSITION? 

As the KIND Brand Ambassador this year, I have had to coordinate (and email frequently) with event coordinators/CIOs in order to put on events all around grounds. Not only have I established many contacts with leaders of various organizations which could help me to coordinate Salsa performances, but also I am very comfortable reaching out to students/administrators. I am also prepared (and more than willing) to help set-up/clean up Salsa events throughout the semester.

I am also a detail-oriented person and LOVE excel spreadsheets/google sheets. I believe these skills will help me to maintain the listservs appropriately, keep up to date with emails from the UVA community and interested salseros/salsa members, and consolidate information from Exec meetings to send weekly emails to the club.

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF TO SOMEONE WHO DID NOT KNOW YOU?

It is rare that you will see me without a smile on my face. I am an extremely bubbly, positive, and approachable. I love meeting new people as well as catching up with old friends.

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