Hi! This is Mingchi Hou (Alina), currently in MA2 of Life Science Engineering. I would like to become student representative in the SV Faculty/College Council because of various reasons. I was strongly involved with University Committee of Education during my Bachelor Study. I have participated as a student representative on several important academic topics for instance course accreditations, and hiring of new professors. I strongly believe that the best way to tackle problems, regardless of their nature, is to openly address them and to thereby find a constructive solution that will benefit everyone. Even though I was not as familiar to the policies at EPFL as fellow students who have been at EPFL for some years, I’m willing to get to know more about the policies of research, teaching, and study. Furthermore,I believe I could bring a different and fresh perspective, and could represent especially students who have been admitted not directly from Swiss universities. Should I get elected, I hope that many of us will work together to voice the students’ concerns and wishes, and help to bring improvements and innovations on current policies and regulations.