Expanding Your Horizons at Berkeley (September 2012 - March 2016)

Expanding Your Horizons at Berkeley is a graduate student organization at UC Berkeley that plans an annual day of hands-on workshops for middle school girls to encourage their pursuits in STEM fields. I joined the planning committee of approximately 40 students in its second year, for which we expanded the conference from ~200 middle school participants to over 300 middle school participants. The conference grew steadily during my tenure, to over 450 middle school participants in 2015.

Roles:

  • Finance and Fundraising Committee (2012 - 2015)
    • GA/ASUC Finance Agent: Ensured funds allocated by the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) and UC Berkeley’s Graduate Assembly (GA) were spent according to guidelines.
    • Wrote and managed budget, applied for grants, approved reimbursement requests.
    • Annual budget approx. $19K, including in-kind donations.
  • Signatory (2012 - 2015): Ensured that group operated within LEAD Center (UC Berkeley student organization) regulations.
  • Logistics Volunteer (2016): Escorted participants to their designated locations.