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AMPPS Leadership

Co-Chairs:  Begona Guereca and Jonathan Slakey

    Set annual goals with the Department Chair, the administration, and the faculty
    Represent the interests of Public Policy students at the Social Science Council and the GSA Forum
    Determine the dynamic needs of MPP students and communicate this information to AMPPS officers and to the Department
    Develop and implement policies to improve MPP student involvement with AMPPS and AMPPS activities
    Coordinate with other MPP student groups including PPDE in order to share resources and information
    Serve as liaison to the Los Angeles policy schools student organizations
    Oversee planning and execution of AMPPS activities
    Organize and run AMPPS meetings

V.P. of Student Programming: Terra Bennett

    Make preparations for the formal/end of the quarter events (holiday party, prom, graduation, etc,.)
    Organize inter-cohort mixers
    Organize and plan intra-cohort gatherings (happy hours, beach bonfires, hikes, bbqs etc., sporting events, community service)
    Lead future student led inter-departmental events
    Organize and oversee all external events (policy symposium, alumni tailgate, etc.)          
    Buddy Program
    Be a liason to GSA

Director of Student Programming: Natalia Sifuentes

    Support the V.P. of Student Programming with the above responsibilities

V.P. of Finance: Liz Swain

    Oversee AMPPS financial business
    Maintain records of AMPPS checking account and SSC funds
    Sign checks and assist board members with requisition forms for SSC reimbursements
    Attend SSC council meetings to gain funding for programming                                          
    Set fundraising goals to support AMPPS and its programming                                          
    Propose, oversee, and promote new fundraising programd                                             
    Sell AMPPS travel coffee mugs and other fundraising items at events

Finance Directors: Maria Abesa and Tae Kang

    Support the V.P. of Finance with the above responsibilities
   

V.P. of Communication: TBA

    Maintain social networking sites.
    Re-Design AMPPS webpage
    Write AMPPS digest e-mail
    Monitor AMPPS e-mail account and send out notifications to the class
    Maintain online calendar
    Point of contact for scheduling

Directors of Communication: Priya Saluja and Kurt Klien

    Promote events to students via email and in-class announcements
    Get first years excited about events; encourage them to participate
    Record and distribute AMPPS meeting minutes
    Oversee the AAMPS website and ensure that information is updated and accurate

V.P. of Professional Development: Katja Nelson

    Serve as a link to Alumni Council meetings
    Communicate with alumni for event planning
    Coordinate professor lunches (“Take a Professor to Lunch/Coffee,” quarterly brown bags. Teacher lunches: 3 per quarter)
    Advocate for career-focused activities that policy students are interested in
    Work with administration on first-year internship info session; collect second year internship contact list
    Facilitate sector/industry mentorships, groups, etc. (Iincluding professional development talks)                                                                                                                         
    Serve as UCLA coordinator for the annual LA Policy Symposium at RAND Corporation (RAND symposium-Winter)

Director of Professional Development: Patrick Co

   Support the V.P. of Professional Development with the above responsibilities

V.P. of Networking / Internships: Mike Fonbuena

    Make relevant connections with other schools and alumni
    Coordinate mixers with alumni and other schools
    Assist in reaching out to alumni and other local figures for career panels, events, etc.dd      Work with Michelle at Career Center                                                                             
    Downtown alumni mixer at the end of winter quarter                                                        
    Coordinate mixers with other schools (USC, Perpperdine, etc.)                                        
    Private sector career event                                                                                           
    Promote LinkedIn alumni group                                                                                   
    Rework the AMPPS website

Director of Networking/Internships: Kelsey Mulcahy

    Support the V.P. of Networking / Internships with the above responsibilities.

Directors of Diversity & Outreach: Oriana Luquetta and Andrea Truong

    Work with the department to help plan Welcome Day for admitted students
    Support the department in recruiting efforts such as organizing student panels for informational sessions and attending recruiting fairs
    Develop and oversee execution of retention strategy
    Update AMPPS on Policy Professionals for Diversity and Equity (PPDE) activities including recruitment, retention, professional networking, and awareness events

Town Hall Assistant Coordinators: TBA