Maddie Oxford

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Year:

rising 2nd year

Position running for:

Treasurer

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

Being in Salsa Club has been one of the greatest parts of being at UVA! I have enjoyed going to lessons, practicing for Showcase, and meeting so many wonderful people. I would love to be even more involved next year and help keep everything running smoothly. I work really well with other people and would be able to apply leadership experience from high school to this Executive Board. I was the vice president and president of my high school's chapter of the National Honor Society junior and senior year, respectively, so I have experience keeping information for large groups of people organized. I would love to see the Salsa Club become even more well known around Grounds and to increase our involvement with other clubs by doing more demos and promotional activities, such as the ruedas for Days on the Lawn.

 

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

I was the treasurer for two years for my high school’s Leo Club. I helped organize fundraisers, collected t-shirts money and dues, and kept the financial records of the club organized. In general, I am a very organized person. I love calendars and spreadsheets, and I am very good at keeping track of a lot of data. I feel prepared to take on the responsibility of managing the Salsa Club’s finances.

 

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

I am a very positive, fun-loving person. I’m easy to talk to, and, in my opinion, I give very helpful advice. I did ballet for 14 years, growing up, and I also play the piano. Dancing has always been a huge part of my life, and learning salsa in college has been so much fun. Additionally, I love Indian food, and my favorite garnish is cilantro.

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