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Advisor Advice: Michelle Czarnecki

Michelle Czarnecki, Assistant Director, Programs & Communications,Otter Student Union
California State University, Monterey Bay

Which program board(s) do you oversee and what is an example of their events? I oversee the Union Programming Board, which plans all the large scale campus events. One of our favorites is our Werk Witch Drag Show, where we feature local drag queens as well as students, faculty, and staff!

What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my job is watching my students successfully execute the events they have spent months planning for their fellow students. Their confidence, pride, and enthusiasm is infectious.

How do you keep all of your event details organized during Spring? I have a massive calendar on my whiteboard I created using electrical tape– you can see six months at a time. We note all our upcoming events and deadlines on it! It is a great visual reminder of where we need to be moving next.

Maggie GardnerAdvisor Advice: Michelle Czarnecki