Hi, my name is Guleid and I’m the 2021 General Secretary at DUSA. My role involves maintaining strategic oversight of DUSA’s services, governance, finances, and administration, as well as maintaining oversight of DUSA committees. I am in the third year of my double degree in information technology and information systems.
I started university 1 week late so I missed all of the JAFFY first-year stuff, but I was able to make it just in time for the club market day and I saw the dragon flag thingy and I was like hold up that dragon is from league of legends and on that day I found my first home in my university. I know it is really corny but like that was my first introduction to DUSA, an esports club which I then became the President of which has helped me learn even more about DUSA. I then decided to run for the 2019 elections for Diversity Officer which I then won - Yay!
I was ready for a great year but then COVID hit and it put a lot of students including myself into a limbo of disarray. DUSA did not falter, we advocated for our students and got students a 2 week extension on assignments, 25 million dollars to support our students in financial need, and even created jobs with COVID Safe Ambassadors and gave them to students who needed it most. We were able to achieve so much and my approbation for this union grew and I wanted to take a bigger part to help this growth reach new levels and I can’t wait to see what I can do this year for our students.