Though I have never held a position similar to a Finance Board Representative, I have seen first hand how the lack of funding affects student organizations and their ability to implement their activities and events. I believe that with my leadership experience, I can be part of the change that our students so desperately desire. Working with the Shriver Center and spearheading service projects has helped me develop the skills needed to work collaboratively as a team and fulfill our mission of community engagement. Our work revolves around garnering student involvement, which is a primary tenet of SGA. Interning with Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office and my experience with Moot Court has taught me about the importance of advocacy and the art of analytical reasoning. This will be beneficial when having to make difficult decisions in regards to allocating funding to all the deserving clubs of UMBC with a limited budget.