HUB Student Spotlight: Sorana Nance, ASUW 2017-18 Student Senate Chair

Sorana Nance

Sorana Nance

1. What’s your role, and how did you get involved with ASUW?
My role is Senate Speaker! I got involved as a Senator last year. My day-to-day work varies depending on the day of the week, but I generally spend the earlier part of the week sending out emails to keep Senators looped into the plans for the coming week, along with other happenings around the association. Then, after planning, I run the Senate meetings, which is two hours of ensuring that everyone is following proper meeting procedure, and making sure that a room of 75 students is as respectful as possible. The rest of the week involves meeting with other members of the association to see what they may need in terms of support for writing or following up on legislation. As Speaker, it’s also my job to follow-up on legislation that the Senate passes. So the end of my week is writing emails to individuals who can take action on Senate legislation, whether that be legislators, University administration, or other colleagues in ASUW.

2.What’s your favorite part about working in the HUB?
My favorite part about working in the HUB is having a home away from home. It’s not necessarily the resources of the HUB as a building that are the most beneficial to me, but the support of my coworkers and everyone in the Student Activities Office. My team, Madison, Nick, and Alec, are near and dear to my heart. Without their hard work and friendship, the HUB wouldn’t be the same for me. Because of the compassionate and driven individuals involved with the Association, the HUB is a home for me. I know that every time I walk into the HUB, I am walking into a space full of people that I know will have my back. While there is admittedly a culture of overworking ourselves, it’s the support systems we share that make our work much easier.

3. What’s the biggest challenge you have faced in your role?
The biggest challenge I’ve faced in my role is trying to keep organized and make sure everyone is on the same page. Delegating tasks hasn’t always been my strong suit, but because I’m the entity director I’ve had to learn how to spread the work amongst my teammates. I’ve also learned how to ask for help more, which has been really helpful.

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I’d go to Japan, because I love visiting my family and friends there.

5. What’s your favorite TV show at the moment?
My favorite TV show is Sense8!