Name: Anh Tran
Position: Vice President
Ticket: Gucyski/ Tran/ Clark
Q: If elected, what do you hope to achieve as vice president?
A: I want to continue to support sustainability on our campus. I want to have more events like the farmer’s market, to promote healthier living, especially for students who live on campus and have these food options from our vendors. Also, I hope to further expand the representation of students.
Q: Is there anything that you feel that the current position holder is doing that you would do differently or continue?
A: Yes, definitely. Currently, John and Jon run their own branding as the face of ASI … and I think that’s amazing. However, I would like to focus on academic excellence, as well as what happens after you graduate from CSULB. I want to put together an abundance of resources for the subsets of groups … within our student’s constituency in order to address their needs. I would like to bring the focus a lot more on to student success and student excellence.
Q: What would be your main focus during your term?
A: My main focus … is getting students opinions. I already have several projects planned that will have huge outreaching numbers. I also want to focus on having a better relationship with administration, especially with our new president coming in this summer. I believe it’s super important for us, as an executive team, to really represent the students here and give her a great impression on what Cal state Long Beach is all about.
Q: How would you increase communication between ASI and the students?
A: I have several projects … in mind to reach students in a more effective way. I want to build multiple sculptures that are very eye-catching, very big, like the whale that we have, the fountain that we have in Brotman Hall. I want to create several of them and use that as opinion boxes so students can just walk by if they have any concerns and of course, if they’re too busy, they can just drop in their opinions so we can display questions and publicize questions of the month.
Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?
A: Hopefully when I graduate, I’ll go on for med school, open up my own clinic, do charity work around the world, especially in Third World countries … and help children and sick people there, while still contributing to society in a political and economic way.
Q: What do you want students to know about you?
A: First and foremost, I want them to know I’m also another student, another human being who has gone through turbulence, who has had to overcome obstacles to be where I am. I want them to know that I’m very passionate and that I take what I do very seriously but also have fun while doing it.