Hey folx im Talya, your black and poc offi cer for this year. Im currently in second year studying development studies. Seeing the work of those at soas who continuously strive to uplift the rest of us meant that this year I wanted to do my bit for my siblings at soas, whatever form this might take. Ultimately, I want our communities to feel safe at soas, which I believe can be a reality although there’s a long way to go. Organising with other offi cers and anyone who wants to be involved (or not) in supporting each other is fundamental. I look forward to meeting you all throughout the year and feel free to drop me an email anytime.