I would like to begin with an apology and a sincere recognition that I made mistakes. Last semester, I lost track of time and lost sight of this responsibility and what it meant to me. There is no excuse for missing committee meetings. I recognize that and deeply regret it. During my three years at GW, I have been a committed member of the Student Association and an active member of the GW community. I have come to love and appreciate all that makes this University and community so great, but have also come to realize where we fall short. The appreciation for GW and the realization we could do better encouraged me to run for the SA. I felt then, as deeply as I do now, that I had the drive, ideas, and experience to help make needed improvements.