About Me

My approach is simple: it’s all about putting students at the centre of everything the AMS does.

I started my journey into the AMS when I was elected VP Academic and University Affairs in the only contested executive election and as the only non-AMS staff running. After spending a year in the AMS, I am fully familiar with how the AMS works and see the areas that need serious improvement. I will commit to leading an executive team that fosters a culture of accountability that will rebuild trust with the students we serve. 

As your current AMS VP Academic and University Affairs, I have engaged with over 15,000 students through surveys, campaigns, email exchanges, and simply talking with students. Beyond outreach, I've proven to be an effective VP that delivers results. I set ambitious executive goals for the year and am on track to complete 100% of them. It's been my priority to make all of the work that I do as transparent and publicly engaged as possible - and that's how every department at the AMS should be.

 

I will effectively dedicate myself to issues that matter most to you. From fighting for affordability in education, housing, and child care to mental health services and harm reduction, to centring social justice in all AMS advocacy and operations, to creating a culture of accountability, to supporting international students - I have an ambitious platform and a track record to prove that I will accomplish it. 

 

I hope you place your faith in me as you have before and give me the opportunity to continue fighting for you, now as your AMS President.

What have I accomplished for YOU?

  • When UBC refused, I acquired 195,000+ KN-95 Masks for the AMS to distribute to students

  • Secured UBC's provision of rapid testing kits for asymptomatic students after months of advocacy

  • Presented a successful motion to extend the drop date without a W standing in 2022W term 2 

  • Secured $1.5 million in UBC funding commitments towards recorded lecture technology

  • Secured $9 million in UBC financial aid for students (including the $1 million towards the quarantine bursary)

  • Secured $1 million in funding towards reducing food insecurity on campus (including the Meal Share Program, food outlets like Agora and Sprouts, and more)

  • Advocated for pop-up vaccine clinics on campus

  • Collaborated with the AMS Resource Groups and Get Your Drugs Tested to provide naloxone training, naloxone kits, and over a thousand fentanyl strips to students

  • Brought the advisory committee for Policy SC17 (Sexual Misconduct) to life by pushing for it to hold its first-ever meeting after years of inaction 

  • Launched a brand-new “Take Back Your Tuition” campaign that engaged over 3,000 students in Student Evaluations of Teaching and put money back in student pockets through prizes

  • Engaged one student per minute in our boothing for the Textbook Broke campaign to increase awareness about open educational resources (OER). We gave back over $2000 to students in order to reimburse them for their high textbook costs!

  • Collaborated with multiple groups like ClimateHub UBC to run a successful Climate Emergency Week, highlighting the need for UBC to treat the crisis like what it is: an emergency

  • Spearheaded a community-driven Campus Safety Audit to highlight all the unsafe, poorly lit, and hazardous areas on campus to advocate for greater safety on campus