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Email: comm2@maasu.org

ECC Position: Communications

Majors: Neuroscience, Psychology

Minor: Business Administration

Why did you want to join the Executive Coordinating Committee?

I joined the ECC to gain an increased understanding of what MAASU as an organization is and to create a lifelong network across the Midwest. As communications chair, I hope to create a closer community with the MAASU member schools via MRep meetings.

If you could be a kitchen appliance, what would you be and why?

If I could be a kitchen appliance, I would be a blender because a blender is a jack-of-all trades. For one, it blends all of the weirdest food items together to near perfection. For example, the Island Detox smoothie from Tropical Smoothie, or any weird healthy smoothie. These smoothies contain kale, ginger, pineapple, bananas, berries, spinach, and random spices. Alone, these ingredients would not taste good in their solid forms, but once they are blended together, they taste perfectly.

Not only does a blender blend the weirdest food items together, it also helps change the sizes and textures of food. People use blenders to grind granulated sugar into powdered or fine sugar, mix water and tomatoes to make tomato paste. soften butter, make peanut butter, make guacamole, crush ice to make a slushy, and many more. A food item can be completely flavorless, like a whole tomato, but once it’s pureed in a blender, all of the juices are forced out of the tomato making it tangier and smoother. With new-found flavors, textures, and sizes that the original state of the food did not explicitly portray, it helps people consume and enjoy it better.

Now, I mentioned that a blender is a jack-of-all-trades. When I think of a jack-of-all-trades essentially makes a community a better place because being able to multi-task or have multiple talents makes a society more efficient. Efficiency makes society function better, which makes a community more comfortable with each other via the trust built with efficiency. I like to think of myself as helping my community, or hoping to help the MAASU community, by being a communications director and communicate with everyone. My goal is to “”blend”” everyone’s diverse personalities and perspectives together until we all become comfortable enough with each other to trust, love, and thrive. This is why I think I would fit best as a blender if I could be a kitchen appliance.