Jessica Trumble’s platforms are intelligent, feasible and would improve the cultural experience at UCLA. We strongly endorse her for Cultural Affairs commissioner.
A simple yet necessary change she proposes is to expand the scope of the Cultural Affairs Commission’s mini-fund so students can get funding for resources like supplies and costumes that are necessary for their programs. This is the type of pragmatic thinking that is necessary in USAC leaders – it increases efficiency and access for students and would not be difficult to do.
Trumble’s experience in various USAC offices has prepared her to lead this office and hold her own at the table.
She wants to bring speakers and introduce theme nights into existing events, like World Café, so that UCLA students can understand how choices they make affect decisions and cultures in other parts of the world. The move to help students understand global ties is an important one, but we encourage Trumble to vary the types of events to make sure that these events will be appealing to more than just one group of students.
Trumble is realistic about her UCLA Art Walk platform, an idea to bring an event, similar to the Downtown L.A. Art Walk, to UCLA, using student art and organizations. She has spoken to administrators to narrow down possible locations and ensure feasibility.
Trumble is running unopposed, yet she was one of the most well-prepared candidates we interviewed for any office.