Kat Lau ’13 always has a notebook in hand, ready to jot down ideas.
Lau, the current chair of the Freshman Class Council, is running for Yale College Council secretary on Monday. She said one of her goals as secretary is to keep students up-to-date and informed on YCC events by regularly posting YCC minutes online and revamping the YCC blog.
“I think YCC would be a really good way to show my appreciation for Yale,” Lau said.
As a member of the YCC, Lau — who is a contributing reporter for the News — said she would do her best to represent her fellow students. She said she is excited about the opportunity to oversee a YCC project group, which is assigned several tasks to accomplish throughout the year, although she did not specify which tasks she would like to oversee.
Lau cited freshmen study breaks, Valentine’s Day grams and the March dance party in Bass Café as examples of little things she has helped to accomplish this semester as FCC chair, with the intention of making people happy.
Fellow FCC board members Brandon Levin ’13, Paul Cohen ’13 and Omar Njie ’13 said Lau is highly qualified to be YCC secretary.
Njie said that within minutes of each FCC meeting, Lau, who served as FCC secretary in the fall semester, had the minutes sent to the other representatives. He said the most important events were highlighted and in bold, and the notes were organized in easy-to-read bullets. Cohen added that the minutes were also humorous and fun to read.
Yet Cohen said there is much more to Lau than her minutes-taking abilities. He said Lau is always smiling and that people are always happy to see her. Njie added that Lau often performs simple gestures, including buying a cake for a fellow board member’s birthday.
“She listens, but she doesn’t just listen,” Njie said. “She is the epitome of ‘on top of her game.’ ”