Laurence Espallardo – Candidate VP Administration & Finance Profile

My name is Laurence Espallardo (he/him) and I am running to be your VP Administration and Finance. I am a 2nd year student currently in the physiology program, transferring into psychology in the upcoming year. I have experience as an events executive with the Students for Wishes UofA chapter, a fundraising and advocacy group for the Make-a-Wish foundation. I also volunteer with
the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, currently facilitating and fostering a space in which Edmontonians can reach out and access support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through these non-profit settings, I’ve gained experience with charitable initiatives and public support, and I hope to continue my active involvement on campus as your VPAF.
My main objectives are to:
• strengthen relationships with sponsors to secure sustainable funding for ISSS events.
• optimize the financial resources of ISSS, especially in the face of continuous budget cuts and academic restructuring to the university.
• open virtual office hours for questions and concerns with the option for anonymity.