Hello Fellow Anteaters,
My name is Lydia Natoolo and I will be serving as your ASUCI President for 2017-2018 Academic Year. I am currently a fifth-year undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences and Minoring in Political Science. My desire to be a medical doctor has propelled me to travel from Uganda, Africa to the United States of America and finally a student at University of California, Irvine.
I am so humbled and honored to work with the ASUCI leadership, the student body, and the Administration to find resolve for the basic needs necessities of our students. 2017-2018 Academic, I will focus on these major issues that I find critical on our Campus.
1.Expanding Career Services and Opportunities
2. Empowering the Diverse Culture of our Campus Community
3. Enriching Basic Needs Security for Students
4. Expanding Disability Services
5. Providing Students with Adequate Services
As your President, I will not be able to do everything on my own and this is when you play a vital role to work alongside me. I welcome your voices as we strive towards creating a socially just campus for all.
Please feel free to come to my office by booking an appointment whenever you want to connect with me. I believe in the power of working as a community for a common good. Looking forward to meeting each and every one of you.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Papa Nelson Mandela
President’s Internal Chief of Staff
I’m Annie Le, a second-year Biological Sciences major, feeling humbled and honored to serve as your ASUCI President’s Internal Chief of Staff for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Some might see me as a member of UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Music Production Crew. Others know me as Laboratory Student Assistant in an on-campus lab, assisting with a research on diabetes… But I’m recognized by even more UCI students as the girl who posts way too much on UCI Facebook groups about student government. It’s a part of me, wanting more Anteaters to become involved on our campus, striving to make their college experience more fun and enjoyable. After all, ASUCI is not just FOR students, but it’s also BY the students.
Last school year, I was beyond lucky to serve as a freshman intern for two commissions in ASUCI: Recruitment & Retention (RAR) and Campus Task Force. In RAR, I was able to work with every branch to organize ASUCI Open Houses that helped non-ASUCI students familiarize themselves with the student government. My commission ensured intern’s weekly publicity hours to increase attendees in events. RAR also hosted All-ASUCI orientations, meetings and banquets, bringing all 300+ ASUCI members together to create a sense of unity… Beside Recruitment & Retention, I was also involved with Campus Task Force commission, raising awareness about student issues in housing, parking, and dining. Campus Task Force is now divided into three separate commissions within ASUCI: Housing under Office of the President, Food Security and Transportation commissions under Office of Internal VP.
Although I’m no longer an intern, with a new position as Chief of Staff for the upcoming school year, my main goal continues to be advocating for student rights and student needs at UCI with my heart and strength. Progress has been made, but there’s still more work to be done, and I’m ready to work tirelessly with an incredible team beside me to achieve more.
President’s External Chief of Staff