Jungmin Jenny for Senate

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Jungmin Jenny Kim is currently a 3rd year intended Interdisciplinary Studies Field major. As a Korean immigrant Jenny deeply values her Korean identity and has committed herself to increasing East Asian cultural awareness. Jenny first became involved in the ASUC in Fall 2017 as an intern in the Office of the Senator* Taehan Lee, and since then, has worked as Chief of Staff for Senator* Aaron Bryce Lee. She also serves as the Vice President of the Korean Undergraduate Networking Association (KUNA)*, increasing the support and resources needed for a well-rounded campus life of international students.  Her work includes organizing events centered around culture, community, and professionality, as well as social and professional opportunities for students. Jenny is running for Senate*to bring internal development of the Korean community, unify the international student body while promoting diversity, and strengthen financial accessibility and accountability on.


Qualifications

  • Vice President, Korean Undergraduate Networking Association (2018-19)

  • Chief of Staff, Office of ASUC Senator Aaron Bryce Lee (2018-2019)

  • Associate of Community Department, Office of ASUC Senator Taehan Lee (2017-2018)

  • Collaboration Department Intern, East Asian Union (2019)

All titles are for identification purposes only.


Endorsements

  • ASUC Senator* Aaron Bryce Le

  • Previous ASUC Senator* Taehan Lee

  • Previous ASUC Senator* Jay Choi

  • Jane Jang, Korean Undergraduate Networking Association (KUNA)* President (2018-19)

  • Ji Choi, Korean American Scientists & Engineers Association (KSEA)* President (2018-19)

  • Christian Kim & Linda Lena Gao, Korean American Student Association (KASA)* President (2018-19)

  • Josh Sangyeon Yoon, Berkeley Compassion* President (2018)

  • Junbeom Chi, TheatriCal* President (2018)

  • Tina Liao, Committee for Korean Studies* President (2018-19)

  • Issac Lee, Association of Korean Artist (AKA)* President (2018)

  • Anna Hwang, Kappa Alpha Pi (KAPi) External Vice President (2018-19)

  • Sophie Wang, Kappa Alpha Pi (KAPi) Leadership Development Co-Chair (2018-19)

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only


How We’ll Get it Done

I. Internal Development of the Korean Community

  • Voice the needs of the Korean community on the senate floor through advocacy that responds to students’ needs, which include access to funding, spaces and grants

    • Compile information on university resources into instructional guides and master calendars to inform Korean organizations of impending deadlines and help them navigate administrative processes (i.e. applying for ABSA funding)

    • Remove the barriers to utilizing resources caused by a lack of knowledge surrounding their availability and requirements

  • Bridge the gap: Unify the Korean-International and Korean-American communities and increase campus awareness of Korean culture through collaboration between Korean organizations to host cultural events

    • Create spaces for Korean students and organizations to gather, share and showcase their respective expertise, and resolve cultural dissonance, as with Korean Culture Night

  • Address the problem of growing inactivity within Korean club participation, and by extension institutionalize measures to secure Korean representation on campus

    • Revive Korean Club Orientation to encourage greater participation by smaller organizations in order to maximize recruiting potential

    • Establish a Leadership Training Program aimed at educating rising club leaders in running club operations to ensure success and longevity

II. Unifying the International student body while promoting diversity

  • Secure finances from University funding pools in order to facilitate new cultural events/shows for various underrepresented International communities and further support existing programming

  • Facilitate the process of job searching for international students through the establishment of the International Network Forum (INF), a career/networking fair for overseas employers from students’ countries of origin to recruit for jobs and internships, removing the barrier of acquiring sponsorships for F-1 and J-1 visa holders

  • Conduct outreach to international alumni network to establish a scholarship fund to alleviate the financial burden of higher tuition and student fees for international students

III. Strengthening Financial Accessibility and Accountability on Campus

  • Streamline the ASUC financial allocation process by working to update and maintain accurate financial and logistical records for ASUC Budgeting, Spaces Allocation, Sponsorship, and Senate Contingency Funds

  • Institutionalize student proposals and direct feedback to the University’s comprehensive annual operating budget

  • Ensure proper ASUC accountability of committees managing funds from Student Fee Referenda and increase transparency by consistently releasing compiled reports and minutes from the respective meetings