ASUSF Senate Candidate Bios

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College of Arts and Sciences Representative

Diana Fabian

Freshman

 

Hello my name is Diana Fabian and I am from Southern California! Participating in student government in high school and being a part of University Ministry this year has given me the experience to represent the students of arts and sciences! I want to give you the opportunity to feel connected and proud of your school! I am here to listen!  What is student government if students are not involved? Remember to vote Diana Fabian for arts and sciences representative to have your voice be heard!

 

College of Arts and Sciences Representative

Elena Kuhn

Freshman

 

My name is Elena Kuhn and I’m running for college of arts and sciences representative!  I’m running for senate because I want to represent and serve the students of the college of arts and sciences. As a senator, I will make it my top priority to hear the needs and concerns of the students and take action. I believe my prior leadership experience as freshman representative and chair of food committee has prepared me with the skills necessary to lead. If you want someone who is ready to serve you and has the experience to do so: Vote Elena Kuhn!

 

College of Nursing and Health Professions Representative

Nicole Hiroi

Freshman

 

Hello! My name is Nicole Hiroi and I am currently a freshman II nursing student. I would like to be a member of senate because I think that senate is a great opportunity to get involved with the school, my major, and with other students. It is my hope that next year, more nursing students will be aware of what is going on around campus and can utilize all the great resources that the school has to offer. I would love to be a school of nursing representative and serve the school body, so don’t forget to vote for me!

 

College of Nursing and Health Professions Representative

Jayne Yang

Freshman

 

My name is Jayne Yang and I hail from Honolulu, Hawai’i. I am running for the college of nursing and health professions representative. I am involved in Nursing Student Association, USF Judo Team, Hui O’ Hawaii’s luau, and a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta. My involvement in various aspects of USF has given me a broader perspective of different types of on-campus students. My broad perspective and ability to communicate with many different types of students will boost my ability to represent my constituents within the school of nursing and health professions. Please make a difference and vote! Thank you.

 

International Student Representative

Tingting Fei

Freshman

 

Hello, my name is Tingting Fei, and I am from Ningbo, a seaport city in China.

Traveling is my favorite hobby, and I am interested in communicating with different people. Besides this, I am an environmental science major, and I care about environmental issues.

I want to become better and regard these experiences as very helpful to help me find out what is the meaning of being a real person. More and more international students are coming to USF. Sometimes students like us will face lots of problems, so they need a voice. Besides this, I want to help them figure out their passion and be proud of being here.

 

International Student Representative

DooYoung Jung

Freshman

 

My name is DooYoung Jung from Korea. Two years ago, I came to the U.S. to look for new challenges and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. I was part of the student government at Cañada College for two years. In student government, I learned leadership skills that helped achieve harmony, positivity, consistency, and responsibility. Moreover, I was a student government liaison of the International Communication Club. I was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, which has helped me establish relationships with other students, as well as faculties, learn about fellowship and community service events that are planned, and help to serve the campus community. As an ASUSF candidate, I would be able to bring a different perspective for a wide array of students. I would be a spokesperson on behalf of students who may not necessarily feel comfortable confronting issues they face.

 

International Student Representative

Siqi Xiang

Freshman

 

My name is Siqi Xiang, and I am an international freshman from Beijing, China.

I am interested in becoming an international student representative because I want to help other international students. I have been a class leader from second grade until my junior year when I came to study in America. I was vice president of student senate from seventh to ninth grade. I have many international friends at USF. If I get the chance to serve in ASUSF, I will listen, help, and get suggestions from them so that the school can provide a better environment for international students.

 

International Student Representative

Yemao Zhou

Freshman

 

My name is Yemao Zhou, an International student from Shanghai, China. I studied high school in Boston for a year, and now I am a freshman at the University of San Francisco. As an international student, I had many problems when I first came. For example, cultural diversity. I believe many international students had faced the same problem. Therefore, I am seeking this position to share my experience and hope to help other international students.

 

Off-Campus Representative

Divya Khosla

Freshman

 

My name is Divya Khosla, I am currently the on-campus representative for ASUSF senate. During my experiences with senate, I gained important leadership skills that were necessary to effectively lead and improve our school. I was thankful to be able to give back to the school that has provided me with so many opportunities. Working with my constituency has been a great experience. Last year I represented a majority of the on-campus freshman and sophomore students. I hope to continue to support this same group next year as off-campus representative. As the off-campus representative, I will bridge the gap between on-campus and off-campus students, and make the transition from on-campus housing to off-campus housing easier. I would also like to work with public safety to add more public safety shuttles, among other additional safety measures. I hope to represent you next year, thank you for your time.

 

Off-Campus Representative

Adam Yale

Freshman

 

With the student body increasing each year, more and more of us are required to shift our residency off-campus. Whether you love or hate the situation, you need a voice. I, Adam Yale, vow to be that voice and provide the courageous representation you deserve.

 

On-Campus Representative

Allison Smith

Sophomore

 

My name is Allison Smith, and I am a sophomore nursing student from Ripon, CA. I have lived in the dorms for two years, so I understand the love-hate relationship of living on campus. As the on-campus student representative, I will serve as both a resource and advocate for improvement campus wide. My mission as the on-campus student representative will be to voice the opinions and concerns of all on campus students, and to unite the campus as one. Cast your vote for me so I can represent our collective, on-campus residential communities.

 

President

John Chibnall

Junior

 

Students of the University of San Francisco, my name is Johnny Chibnall and I am your current ASUSF senate president. Over this past year it has been my mission to increase the visibility and accessibility of senate as an organization within the realm of Student Leadership and Engagement as well as the greater USF community as a whole. Continuing this work into a second term, I am passionate and dedicated to the initiatives that have already been started and those that have yet to come to fruition. With your support, I am certain that together, we can continue the important conversations that we need to have as a community so that we can leave this institution a better place than when we first arrived. Thank you for your continued support.

 

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School of Management Representative

Alexa De La Torre

Freshman

 

Hello Dons! My name is Alexa De La Torre and I am a hospitality management major from San Pedro, CA. I am running to represent the school of management for the 2013-2014 academic year. I would like to be on senate because I have a desire to facilitate positive change in the school of management. If elected, I intend on advocating for the needs of my constituents by making their voices heard and by providing the necessary resources vital to building a stronger community amongst the school of management’s students, faculty, and administration.

 

Sophomore Class Representative

Michael Mortimer

Freshman

 

We survived our first year of college! Now as sophomores we have the experience necessary to make USF even better. That is why I am running for sophomore representative. My name is Michael Mortimer. I am a double major in political science and business. I am hardworking, a great listener, and most importantly, I am excited to represent our class! I know I can make a difference and make sure our voices are heard. I promise to give 100 percent if given this amazing opportunity. Class of 2016, let’s do this!

 

Sophomore Class Representative

Claire O’Neill

Freshman

 

My name is Claire O’Neill and I’m running for sophomore representative. My hometown is Dublin, Ireland, but where I gained most of my leadership experience was in high school on Orcas Island, WA. In high school, I was a class representative for all four years and my senior year I was Key Club president. My main passion in high school was serving my community and I would like to continue this in college by doing my part to support the community at USF. I hope to help make senate even more impactful for all students’ during their time at USF.

 

Sophomore Class Representative

Kevin Sotomayor

Freshman

 

My name is Kevin Sotomayor, representing Queens, NY. I’m interested in the human body, basketball, event planning, and music. If you see me around, don’t be shy. Introduce yourself! As a member of the senate I will speak up about sophomore issues that can be assisted through ASUSF, such as your wi-fi, dormitory problems, and issues that need change. My vision would be to connect students with senate objectives. I was the student body president in high school and of many clubs in the past.

 

Sophomore Class Representative

Adam Toth-Fejel

Freshman

 

Hey, fellow Dons! Tired of slow, cumbersome Internet? How about waiting forever to get some food from the caf? After experiencing these as well as other problems that you may have had for over a year, don’t you think it is time for some change? I, Adam Toth-Fejel, do and plan to make it happen if elected as your sophomore class representative. I have had previous leadership experience in activities such as Boys State and working at ITS. As a result, if you do not want to repeat history, vote for me, Adam Toth-Fejel, for an incredible sophomore year!

 

Students of Color Representative

Jennifer Echeagaray

 

Hello Dons! My name is Jennifer Echeagaray and I am from Los Angeles, CA. I am currently part of Delta Zeta and the USF club volleyball team. Through past experiences I have found my passion for student life and race relations. If elected as a student of color representative, my goal is to unwaveringly meet the needs of colored students and continue to celebrate diversity throughout USF. I hope to create an inclusive community where each colored individual constantly feels welcomed and free from bias. You have the power to change the world from here, so don’t forget to vote!

 

Students with Disabilities Representatives

Kevin Bachar

Freshman

 

Greetings Dons! My name is Kevin Bachar and it would be my honor to serve as one of your ASUSF Senate students with disabilities representatives for the 2013-2014 school year. I am passionate and committed to serving a student population’s voice that is so often silenced. My goal in my term is to bring together students with disabilities and the greater USF community together as one to show that the University of San Francisco is a trailblazer when it comes to serving a diverse community. The betterment and the advancement of the livelihood of students with disabilities is the spark that lights my fire and the reason it would be my pleasure to serve as one of the two students with disabilities representative. Together we can and we will “change the world from here.”

 

Students with Disabilities Representatives

Jordan Hartsinck

Freshman

 

Hey, my name is Jordan Hartsinck, and I’m from Temecula, CA! I am currently the students with disabilities representative in ASUSF Senate. I have had the most rewarding experience in this position that I am running again for another year! I have learned so much about myself with this position, but more importantly, I have learned how to best help my constituents and represent their best interest in all affairs. The main reason I want to continue these efforts is because I have bipolar disorder and know what it’s like to feel as if you are alone in your disability. As your representative, I will make sure you never feel this way. We all deserve to thrive in this community and I am here to make sure that happens! Vote for me as your students with disabilities representative!

 

Vice President of of Business Administration

Madeline Meininger

Sophomore

 

I’m Maddy Meininger and I’m a sophomore politics major from Portland, OR. I would make an excellent vice president of business administration because I understand the logistical requirements of the position and I care about the students who are impacted by where these funds go. This year I was an on-campus representative on senate and sat on the finance committee, which is chaired by the vice president of business administration, so I understand the job. However, I also know what it is like for organizations applying for funding, as I was the vice president of campus activities board and managed our budget this year. I hope to continue to be a part of senate next year and to serve you, the associated students of USF. Don’t forget to vote for Maddy!

 

Vice President of Internal Affairs

Eva Long

Sophomore

 

Hey everyone! My name is Eva Long and I am a sophomore majoring in politics and minoring in public service. I am pursuing the position of vice president of internal affairs. Thus far, I’ve been in senate for two years. As a freshman, I was the students with disabilities representative and continued on to become the sophomore class representative. As I continue on senate, I begin to learn more about myself and my potential of being a student leader on campus, truly touching lives and creating change. Although one of the biggest responsibilities is chairing meetings, I am passionate about an even greater need that can be met. I want to be able to bridge the relationship between senators, the student body, and the upper administration so we are able to learn about their roles and resources at the university because it’s a rare occasion when we get a chance to speak to them.

 

Vice President of Mission

Sascha Rosemond

Sophomore

 

Hi! My name is Sascha Rosemond. I am a current sophomore at USF! I am from Pasadena, CA.  I am a communication studies major. I love USF and I love San Francisco. Moving to San Francisco from a Southern California suburban city was a big change for me. San Francisco has become my home and I have been given so many great opportunities in this city and at this awesome university. I would like to be a member of senate because I care. I have served as the ASUSF Senate student of color representative for almost a year and a half and I have learned so much about this campus, my constituency, and advocacy for others. On senate, I have the opportunity to be a voice and advocate for students and their concerns. I take this responsibility seriously and I have done, and will continue to do, my best to serve the interest of my constituency and advocate for USF students in what I do and what I say, if elected. Remember to vote! In addition to senate, I serve as the human resources director for Kappa Alpha Theta and I serve as a member of USF’s Student Philanthropy Committee. Next year, I hope to see senate work together to accomplish their goals and focus on advocating for all students. If elected as vice president of mission, I hope to not only uphold the mission of USF through communication with campus organizations and their community action projects, but also serve as a liaison for the constituencies which fall under the executive positions, including students of color, international students, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ students. I hope to work closely with the student life and diversity departments on campus, including but not limited to, the Intercultural Center, the Gender and Sexuality Center, the Office of Diversity of Community Engagement, and Student Leadership and Engagement.

 

Vice President of Public Relations

Makenzi Brown

Junior

 

I am Makenzi Brown from Fryeburg, ME. This past year on senate has challenged me to grow past thinking solely about myself, and see what I can do for all my constituents within the USF community. I would like to further my experiences on senate by running for vice president of public relations. I feel my previous experiences being an executive in other organizations has given me the leadership skills it takes to help accomplish my vision of making senate more accessible and represented on campus. Being vice president of public relations, I can help contribute to this vision by connecting with students through social networking, through Fall and Spring Summit, through Senate Week, and through other positive programing. It’s important for everyone to vote during spring elections to help establish a strong Senate so we can start changing the world from here.

 

Vice President of Sustainability

Madeleine Shelton

Sophomore

 

Hey Dons! My name is Madeleine Shelton. I am a sophomore earning my degree in entrepreneurship and innovation at the school of management. In my USF experience thus far, I’ve been involved in on-campus organizations that promote community and environmental sustainability. Last year, I served on the Residence Hall Council as co-program director of Gillson dorm. Our council created social activities for residents to build camaraderie within the building. This year, I joined the Environmental and Outdoors Club. As an EOC member, I participate in meetings about environmental issues, both globally and locally. As vice president of sustainability, I envision creating a community of USF students of all majors who are open to learning about environmental issues. I plan to host more on-campus events that tie eco-education with entertainment. Through these programs, I wish to communicate how simple and inexpensive it can be to incorporate eco-friendly choices into one’s daily lifestyle.

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