It’s only been a week, but it feels like I’ve been with Associated Students of San Diego State University much longer (and not just because I’ve had a sweet name tag since day one).
Part of that affinity is due to the warm welcome I’ve received, and part of it is due to my work with many of the auxiliary non-profit’s staff members and student government executives during my six years with the SDSU Department of Marketing and Communications. In my former positions as media relations specialist and editor of new media, I developed and told stories that affected a wide range of Aztecs – from faculty and staff to alumni and community members.
In my new role as Associated Students’ marketing and communications manager, I focus on the issues that affect students and the on-campus organization that serves them. Whether it’s upcoming student, local and national elections, highlighting student-led sustainability efforts, construction of Aztec Student Union or A is for Art, I will tell the AS story and the folks who – so often – work behind the scenes to provide the services and maintain the facilities students enjoy and expect.
Of course, it isn’t all about students – community members will get an “education” on AS, too. Whether it’s connecting the dots between our organization and facilities like Viejas Arena and the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, I want San Diego to know that AS, in its own way, can serve them, too.
So, you’ve been forewarned – the next time you see me on campus, I’ll still be in my customary red and black, but I’ll have a snazzy little AS badge, too!