Mollie Amkraut, SA President
Name: Mollie Amkraut
Position and department: President, Student Association
1. As the SA President, can you tell us what your top priorities are for the year ahead?
Absolutely, our top priorities all boil down to community. Perhaps LBS’s most important asset is its close-knit community, whose strength is particularly laudable given our school’s diversity. We’re focused on continuing and building this positive culture through our flagship events (like Tattoo and MBAT) as well as through new events (like LBS for London). We’ve allocated more of our budget this year to creating smaller events and projects that focus on culture, and we’ve worked with school management to bring Sundowners under the SA and change its sponsorship structure to highlight clubs and diversity (this will kick off on 10 September!).
2. What does your typical day at LBS look like?
Emails, meetings, emails, meetings, grab food at the Bite, emails, meetings, emails, meetings, unwind at the Windsor.
3. What’s your favourite spot on campus and why?
Anywhere with a view of the park.
4. What is top of your bucket list?
Learning German, French, and Hebrew. German because my boyfriend comes from Germany and I’d like to speak his family’s language; French because at one point I did speak French but I’ve sadly forgotten it; and Hebrew because I’m an Israeli citizen and it’s embarrassing that I don’t speak the language!
5. Who would play you in the film of your life?
Me. I’m not great at delegating.
6. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Kate Middleton and her children. I’m obsessed with the royal family. Prince Will could drop them off but he’d have to leave so that I had more time to turn Kate into my BFFL (best friend for life).
7. What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Take risks. Some of the best things in my life have come when I was outside my safety net.
8. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Candy Crush level 86.
9. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
If you can call reading Lean In being “given” advice, it’s Sheryl Sandberg’s motto: “Done is better than perfect”. I remind myself of that almost every day.
10. Tell us something surprising about you
I won a national championship with my rowing team in high school.