Meet the Communications Committee!

Enjoy this brief introduction to the somewhat newly established but bourgeoning ASWC Communications Committee!

Anna von Clemm

Title: Executive Director of Communications

Favorite vegetable: Definitely eggplant. Seriously, 100% the best thing ever.

Fun fact about her hometown: It’s also the home of Mark Zuckerberg.

What are you looking forward to this semester in ASWC?

I am looking forward to continuing outreach with students and increasing ASWC accessibility. Stuff like the new online petition system, the improved website and ASWC Wednesdays are all things that have been increasing transparency and communication. I hope to keep the momentum going!

The last movie she watched: Dallas Buyers Club. I am on a mission to see every Academy Award nominated movie for Best Picture, only two left!

What she wanted to be when she grew up as a kid: I wanted to be a Marine Biologist, but then I realized that I don’t even like fish or dolphins that much, and I am perplexed as to where that idea came from.

What should students know about ASWC?

ASWC does a lot for the student body and has been gaining legitimacy with the administration and Board of Trustees over the years. If you ever have a concern or question we are here to make your voice heard. All Executive Council members are in the ASWC office every Monday from 4 to 5, so feel free to stop by and chat! We love getting input and hearing what students would like to see on campus.

 Nick Budak

Job description: I’m the webmaster for ASWC. I built and maintain goaswc.org.

Favorite vegetable: Seaweed.

Hometown: Portland.

Last movie he watched: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. Weird stuff!

What he wanted to be when he grew up as a kid: I wanted to be a pilot. My idol was Chuck Yeager, the famous American pilot who was the first person to fly faster than sound.

What should students know about ASWC?

Senate is pretty cool. You should go to at least one before you leave Whitman.

MaryAnne Bowen

Job description: Graphic Editor—I design and draw stuff (mostly posters but sometimes icons, too).

Favorite vegetable: I am quite fond of cucumbers.

Hometown: I’m from Boise, and apparently there is a big digression about how to properly pronounce the name that is so bad that the official city website even lists how it’s SUPPOSED to be pronounced.  Most natives don’t care.

What are you looking forward to this semester in ASWC?

More events that I can draw posters for!

Last movie she watched: Love Actually, actually.

What she wanted to be when she grew up as a kid: I wanted to be a veterinarian, like every other kid on the bus.

What should students know about ASWC?

It’s everywhereeeee.

Abby Seethoff

Job description: I am the Copy Editor.  I write the ASWC Unpacked Pioneer blog and I edit the ASWC Senate minutes.

Favorite vegetable: Generally broccoli, but spaghetti squash is coming on strong.

Fun fact about her hometown: The host of Survivor went to my high school.

What are you looking forward to this semester in ASWC?

I recently decided to start handwriting letters to random student mailboxes as a new way to engage students with ASWC.

The last movie she watched: Moonrise Kingdom.

What she wanted to be when she grew up as a kid: When I was very young, I told my parents I was going to go to clown college.

What should students know about ASWC?

ASWC is legit! It’s filled with people who care and work hard.