By: Catherine Wang
Smoke Signal: Tell us about yourself and why you decided to run for VP.
Dustin Chiang: Ever since I was a kid I’ve always found it interesting to be an officer and a role model that people can look up to. Since I’ve come to Mission, I’ve developed a passion and dedication to the students here, and I want to try to improve the culture that’s here at Mission. By running for ASB Vice President, what I’m trying to do is give back to the students and make them have a fulfilling experience.
Angela Chen: I’ve been an officer in clubs, and my leadership experience has influenced me the most. In Leadership 2, I’m in the committee that organizes Homecoming and Multicultural [Week], so we’ve worked with a lot of students. It has opened my eyes to how much work it takes and how much fun it is to work with students at our school.
SS: What are your experiences in working with the student body and how would you apply these experiences to help students as VP?
DC: This year, I’m serving as Sophomore Class President. As all of you know, that involves a huge amount of orchestration in putting together Homecoming. In addition to other class officer responsibilities, it’s really been about developing my experience in leading the class; this has made me a better leader and person.
AC: I was class officer for two years and Interact secretary and freshman representative. Anyone can have experience, but it needs to be the right kind of experience that will really develop the skills that you need.