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Anusha Prasad

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Anusha Prasad, Director of Finance and Treasurer of the GPSS

Anusha Prasad

Master's Program: Department of Geoscience, College of Science

Personal Statement

The graduate student body makes up a large portion of the student body population at Virginia Tech. As a part of that community, I have always valued organizations that actively strive to support the growth and well-being of their fellow members. I am hoping to use my position as an Executive Board member to further enrich the graduate student experience and help ensure that all voices on campus are heard.  

My intention is to act as a team player as the Director of Finance position expands and evolves while GPSS transitions. I wholeheartedly believe that it is the elected board members’ responsibility to execute tasks in a transparent manner to do right by the delegates of the organization and in turn the whole graduate student body. I intend to act with transparency and honesty as I facilitate the GPSS budget and Graduate Student Budget Board.

Statement of Intent

The graduate student body makes up a large portion of the student body population at Virginia Tech. As a part of that community, I have always valued organizations that actively strive to support the growth and well-being of their fellow members. I am hoping to use my position as an Executive Board member to further enrich the gradaute student experience and help ensure that all voices on campus are heard.

I have prior experience handling finances of large organizations. I was the Vice President of Finance of the Signma Kappa Sorority. I was in charge of handlin approximately $80,000 and creating a budget for 21 officers. I was the Fundraising Chair of Mines Without Borders (affiliated with Engineers with out Borders and I worked for the Foundation at my previous institute. These positions have allowed me to gain a lot of insight about the ins and outs of how universitites allocate funds for student organizations. I will use my previous experiences to improve upon my role as an executive team member and a representative of the graduate student body.

Platform Statement

My intention is to act as a team player as the position of Director of Finance expands and evolves while GSA transitions into GPSS. I whole heartedly believve that it is the elected board members' responsibility to execute tasks in a transparent manner to do right by delegates of the organzation and in turn the whole student body. I intend to act with transparency and honesty as I facilitate the GPSS budget and the Graduate Student Budget Board. I am open to suggest and more than wilking to address any qualms that might come up as the Graduate Student Budget Board expands.

The Role Itself

The Director of Finance and Treasurer is the chief financial officer of the GPSS. The Director of Finance is responsible for all financial matters within the GPSS.