2020 - 2021 Candidates

2022 Student Government Candidates

Overview

See all the candidates, read what they stand for, and get informed!

Candidates listed in order as they will be shown on the Elections ballot following the Candidate Ballot Draw

Overview

Presidential Ticket

Salma Pacheco & Laura De La Garza Garcia

Position: President & Executive Vice President

Slogan: Louder Together

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Candidate Statement:

Hi Hornets! We are Salma Pacheco and Laura De la Garza and we are running to serve as your ASI President and Vice President. 
Our involvement on campus varies from advocating for students through student government, committees, club organizations and also interacting with people of all majors and backgrounds to help them become comfortable with themselves, our campus and its opportunities. 
Through these experiences we recognize that there is a lot of work that needs to be done at Sac State, such as solidifying the connection between students and faculty, providing adequate and accessible resources to lead students on to a successful pathway after graduation. 
Our mission is to promote transparency by acting on feedback and holding those in leadership accountable. During our time in office, we will advocate for changes on our campus by addressing student concerns in a timely manner which we know range from finances, housing, mental health and professional development.
We hope to count on your vote on April 7th and 8th! Stingers up!

Candidate Endorsements

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Vice President of Finance

Dhruvisha Budhani

Position: Vice President of Finance

Slogan: Get Set, Growth

Instagram: @dhruvisha4vpf

Candidate Statement:

My name is Dhruvisha Budhani and I am running for Vice President of Finance. I am a junior,  Business Administration major with an emphasis on Business Analytics and Management Information Systems. I currently serve as ASI Director of Undeclared Students and work as a Member Services and Experience Lead at The WELL. I serve on committees like Friends of Library, University Sustainability Steering Committee, Student Fee Advisory Committee, and chair the Student Marketing and Outreach committee. The committee has decided to promote basic need resources and collaborate with CARES to hold a ‘Basic Needs Resource Fair’ this semester. I am one of the hosts on the podcast “We Are ASI”. I am also VP of Administration for the Business Analytics club. During the past year, I have developed and worked on a lot of projects and I wish to continue it forward.
If elected, I will continue my work in promoting basic need resources by collaborating with various programs on-campus, so students in need can take some financial burden off of themselves and focus on education. Additionally, I will ensure that there are students appointed in the right committees and there is a smooth allocation of the ASI budget. I will also encourage students to take part in the discussion and be their voice if necessary. As someone, who is currently on the board and has experience in student government during middle school, I believe I will be the best fit for this position, so please vote for me on April 6th and 7th and get your voice heard.

Candidate Endorsements

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Vice President of University Affairs

Garima Sharma

Position: Vice President of University Affairs

Slogan: Know, Act, and, Win

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Candidate Statement: 

Student voice, it is one of the strongest driving forces. My name is Garima Sharma and I am running for the position of Vice President of University Affairs. I am a third-year student and I got involved with ASI as a first-year. I served on committees, volunteered, and am serving as a board member for Spring of 2022. I am also a student coordinator for New Student Orientation, meeting with over 10,000 students every year as a team. I have served as a board member for 6 clubs on campus so far. I volunteered with Unique programs for three-years. I share all this to create the trust that I have a wide network with students. I have met the students and learnt their struggles, helped them connect to the best of my abilities. Over the years, I have realized that students don’t know their resources, they don’t know the power they have- their voice. With all my networks I intend to reach out to the students. I want to help them know the strength of student voice, get them connected and have them steer their college experience towards success.  

I want to be your representing body on the board to help you lead towards the change you want to see and succeed.  

I hope you will vote for me this April 6 and April 7 so I can help you have a great college experience.

Candidate Endorsements

National Society of Black Engineers

The Hive CSUS

Sacramento State Esports Sport Club

Public Relations Student Society of America

Women in Business

American Concrete Institute

Samahang Pilipino

Baseball Club

Arab Student Union

Math Club

Muslim Student Association

Society of Women Engineers

Anime & Manga Society

Lexa Estrella

Lexa Estrella

Position: Vice President of University Affairs

Slogan: Empowered Together

Instagram: @_lexa_yeline_ 

Candidate Statement: 

Hello, my name is Alexandra Estrella and I am running for Vice President of University Affairs. As a first-generation student and immigrant, pursuing my education has been my priority. I want to help my community and kids around the world have access to education. I am double majoring in Political Science and International Relations because my goal is to work in education internationally through the United Nations. Knowing how politics works will help me understand how to create a more inclusive education system. I am committed, well organized, open-minded, and optimistic.

I am running for office with the goal of making students feel comfortable and understand what they’re passionate about. I plan to create a more inclusive environment, recruit students to get more involved, and strengthen mental health resources. I want to motivate students to join committees they are passionate about so that we can advocate creating a better, more inclusive environment on campus. As someone who started college mid-pandemic, I know how hard it can be to get involved on campus. I will prioritize mental health resources so that students can perform better in their classes. 

I am a leader who prefers to take a step back and hear what everyone has to say to better understand and make informed decisions as a leader. 
 
Don’t be hesitant, Vote Estrella for the Vice President of University Affairs to be empowered together.

Candidate Endorsements

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Vice President of Academic Affairs

Robert Gonzalez

Position: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Slogan: lets fix it together

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Candidate Statement: 

My name is Robert Jose Gonzalez, and I am running for Vice President of Academic Affairs. I have been a longtime community/ student activist and student leader in ASI. I currently serve as Vice Chairman of the Student Academic senate and Liaison for the Environmental Student Organization. I previously served on the ASI Green team, the Academic policies committee, and the ASI memorial scholarship committee. As an active member of ASI and the campus community, I know how important it is to get involved and stay involved. Many decisions are made every day that directly affect students, so I want to ensure that students will have a voice in university politics. My first step will be to actively recruit students to serve on committees. In addition to placing students on committees, I will make certain that as your representative I will be proactive in solving issues that affect all of us. Finally, I will ensure that the ASI Board is fully informed about issues on campus that are being discussed in University committees so that we can put our resources to work for you. So, on April 6th and 7th, please vote. I hope you will vote for me because I firmly believe I am the most qualified candidate to support you and our movement for equality, justice, and positivity.

Candidate Endorsements

College Democrats at Sac State

Disabled & Nondisabled Alliance at CSUS

Environmental Student Organization

Nataly Andrade

Position: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Slogan: One Team. One Dream.

Instagram: @natalyandradeforvpaa

Candidate Statement: 

My name is Nataly Andrade, and I am running for Vice President of Academic Affairs.  The main reason why I chose Sac State was to get involved with ASI and help serve the student body. In my first semester as a freshman at CSUS, I joined two committees to get involved with ASI. This year I served as Treasurer on the SSIS joint council for the fall semester and currently serve as Vice President of the SSIS joint council. I also am a part of the club, Mujeres Ayudando La Raza. Before CSUS, I was a part of my high school’s student government and student council. I was Senior Class President, therefore knowing the responsibilities of holding a government position. I was also one of three students who served as a student representative in our student council to discuss the school’s budget, schedule, student issues, and student discipline. I was a part of the weekly board meetings to discuss how to help serve the student body. I am now also working at a Non-Profit Organization called “In The Making,” which helps foster youth, undocumented immigrants, and low-income families by providing essential living necessities, job training, and mentoring. Students must have their voices heard, and I understand how difficult it can be to voice your concerns. I will be the voice you need. I will make sure our ASI Board of directors stays informed on student issues and find solutions for them. But most importantly, to serve all of you, be a friend, and make our school a united, safe space. Please vote for Nataly on April 6th and 7th!

Candidate Endorsements

 

Serafina Johnson

Position: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Slogan:Your voices matter!

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Candidate Statement: 

These past few years we have all experienced unprecedented times together; from facing an ongoing pandemic to social unrest and protests, housing and job instability, and the increasing violence towards BIPOC communities. All of these things have impacted our lives as students and in turn, our academic success. I, Serafina Johnson, am running for Vice President of Academic Affairs to uplift our student body. As a queer WOC myself, I have first-hand experience with how students of color can be disregarded by classmates, professors, and school administration. Before transferring to Sacramento State I was heavily involved in the Oakland community by helping organize informational workshops to aid the BLM movement, protesting out on the streets, and teaching people how to reach out to their representatives so that their voices were heard. I have brought that same spirit and leadership with me to Sacramento State University. Since starting at this university I have been selected to participate on the Institutional Commitment Committee to assist in writing the Antiracism & Inclusive Campus Plan. I was also an ASI volunteer as one of the 2020 Election Ambassadors that helped students register to vote. In my first year I have uplifted student voices and I intend to do the same as your VP of Academic Affairs next year! I am committed to you and your academic needs/concerns. I am committed to making your voices heard on this campus, especially those voices who have been historically marginalized. I am committed to being transparent, conscientious, proactive, and anti-racist with your academic success.  I hope you will vote for me as your Vice President of Academic Affairs. Together we can change this campus for the better!

Candidate Endorsements

 

Carina Giardina

Position: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Slogan: Lead with Learning!

Instagram: @nina.g_tobefree 

Candidate Statement: 

My name is Carina Giardina and I am running for Vice President of Academic Affairs. I just transferred to Sacramento State this Fall from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and I am a 3rd year Political Science Major. Being a transfer student has not been easy, but here I am on the path to graduate next Spring 2023. I will be a voice to all students who have concerns about graduation requirements and grade appeals to the proper ASI committees. Graduation is very important and knowing your student rights and responsibilities is equally as important. One of my main goals is to be personally available to all students during the academic year to represent my peers needing assistance with their own individual academic paths. I will also welcome and encourage all students to attend our ASI board meetings in order to best represent all students and their individual academic needs. During my time at Sac State I have grown as a leader by attending every university event I can to get the most out of my college experience and I encourage everyone to do the same. This fall I completed the Green Certificate as part of the Leadership Initiative program and I intend to complete the other three certificates before I graduate. The workshops I completed through Leadership Initiative have given me a new outlook on the best way to be a leader for my peers. I am very passionate about achieving academic goals, so let’s all get that degree! On April 6th and 7th the polls will be open. I ask that you please vote for me because I believe I am the best candidate to represent all students who want to graduate successfully, which should be all of you!

Candidate Endorsements

Overview

Director of Education

Zabdiel (Z) Mejia Diaz

Position: Director of Education

Slogan: Education is Success

Instagram: @zabdiel.md

Candidate Statement: 

Hello everyone, my name is Zabdiel Mejia Diaz (He/Him/His/El). I’m a first-generation, third-year student here at Sac State majoring in Child Development with a focus on Special Education. Growing up as an undocumented student has been challenging because barriers exist that potentially stop my progress. It can be frustrating because there is so little I can do. I realized during those challenging times that there came a period where I had to begin advocating for myself. Fortunately, I gained experience over time and awareness of the changes needed, for example, higher budgets, more teacher assistance, and accessibility of resources for students. 

I grew up with a brother diagnosed with autism at a young age, and there were times when my mom and I would advocate for his classroom needs. We saw how they were not receiving the right amount of support, whether it was financial or physical. I began my journey to help students because I wish to provide support to all students that unfortunately weren’t able to have. My career goal is to work in a school district to make positive and necessary changes to support students with special needs. As the Director of Education, I want to advocate for those who struggle to be heard and help make resources more accessible to everyone because Education is Success.

Candidate Endorsements

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Director of Engineering and Computer Science

EJ Shinh

Position: Director of Engineering and Computer Science

Slogan: Follow Your Dreams

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Candidate Statement: 

Stingers up, all!
My name is Ekjyot (EJ) Shinh. I am running for the Director of ECS for ASI Board 2022-23. 
A little about me: I joined Sac State in Fall ‘21. I am an international student and here to fulfil my dreams of getting a quality education. I am currently working as a Student Safety Ambassador. I am a part of Leadership Initiative program at CSUS and working on my Green Certificate right now. I am looking forward to being an Orientation Leader during Summer ‘22 and currently learning my responsibilities with the team of other orientation leaders. I am part of the Orientation club as well.
Through my experience, I can share that the pandemic has made our lives very difficult as students. Since I have joined, I have not been able to network, be involved in clubs, or participate in hackathons to polish my skills. Lacking these will surely have an impact on getting a job. I know the importance of extra-curricular activities. I want to be in this leadership role so that we can have the ECS Joint Council active- all ready to share hackathons and workshops with students. In collaboration with the Dean and the career center, I want to help students get internship experience and get the jobs right after graduation. With my jobs on campus, I got an opportunity to learn about various resources that CSUS offers to students. I would love to be your main point of contact for you to share your concerns, so that I can solve them or escalate them to someone who will. 
COVID-19 has made our lives difficult, but we are in this together- ready to come to campus, learn, get the experience and jobs we want. So, please vote for me so that we can work together and make the best out of our time at college.

Candidate Endorsements

 

Mukunda Puvvada

Position: Director of Engineering and Computer Science

Slogan: BE HEARD!!

Instagram: @asi.ecs.sacstate

Candidate Statement: 

I am Mukunda Puvvada, and I am running for the Director of Engineering and Computer Sciences. My experience as ILife President makes me better qualified for a leadership position. During my tenure as President, I had enhanced my decision-making and critical thinking skills. I can efficiently apply my skills and experience as the ECS Director. I am also an active member in ECS clubs like Hornet Racing and Liquid Propulsion Group. As the Board Director, I would focus on bridging the communication gap between the students and the management. I would also encourage students to be initiative-taking in college events so that they can reach their full potential as individuals. I am excited to work with other board members, volunteers, and management to help self-development, personal growth for students in the ECS department and keep them well informed and involved. Therefore, on April 6 and 7, please vote for me to have your voices (BE) HEARD!!

Candidate Endorsements

Liquid Propulsion Group

Heamandeep Kaur

Position: Director of Engineering and Computer Science

Slogan: Courage to Act

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Candidate Statement: 

Hello my fellow Hornets! My name is Heamandeep Kaur. I am a Computer Science major and I am running to be your next ASI Board of Director Representative for Engineering and Computer Science College.
As a Director of Engineering and Computer Science, I would work closely with the department and students and help to further develop and implement new and innovative advocacy strategies, with a focus on nurturing and growing the coming generations of engineers. To increase student involvement, I would bring more social and professional activities and opportunities to campus. One of my reasons for running for this position is that I believe in ideal representation. I think it’s worth adding that I am very approachable and I enjoy listening to people and having conversations with them, so I want everyone to feel free to contact me about anything that they would see getting altered or improved, I will make sure that the change takes place. I will do my best to create an environment here at Sacramento State where people feel more valued and heard. Also I will improve the quality of life on and off campus.
Please grant me, Heamandeep Kaur, the opportunity to advocate on your behalf, as someone who is willing to work hard for every student on this campus and Intend to give voice to every student of Sacramento State.

Candidate Endorsements

 

Tej Panchal

Position: Director of Engineering and Computer Science

Slogan: Future is Creativity

Instagram: @asi_sacstateecs

Candidate Statement: 

My name is Tejkumar Panchal and I am running for Director of Engineering & Computer Sciences. For the past 3 years, I have been involved in ACM, IEEE, ASI representative, Cyber Defense Club, Data Science club, and many more. I was an Event coordinator of ACM for 2 semesters. I served in IEEE and ASI as a volunteer. I am an active member of the CDC and DSC clubs. I have also helped in the campus recruitment setup in the union. I was vice president of Sanskriti for a year. Currently, I am working as a PARC tutor and SI leader of the Peer and Academic resource center. I have also served in the PAL and FYE at the beginning of my bachelor’s. I am a computer science student so I know what are pros and cons, as I experienced some problems during my 3 years of study I make sure I will help others to solve those problems easily. Through my experiences on campus, I know how important it is to get involved and stay involved. Many decisions are made every day that directly affect students, so I want to ensure that students will have a voice on as many University Committees as possible. My first step will be to actively recruit students to serve on committees. In addition to placing students on committees, I will make certain that they have my support and the tools they need to be effective committee members. Finally, I will ensure that the ASI Board is fully informed about issues on campus that are being discussed in University committees so that
ASI can be proactive in addressing student concerns. So on April 15 and 16, please vote. I hope you will vote for me because I firmly believe I am the most qualified candidate.

Candidate Endorsements

 

JD Cruz

JD Cruz

Position: Director of Engineering and Computer Science

Slogan: Advocacy & Efficacy

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Candidate Statement: 

I am JD Cruz and I want to be your ASI Director of Engineering and Computer Science. I’m active on campus with STEM groups and an honors student entering my third year here at Sac State. I have been a facilitator for the PAL program for several semesters now. My favorite part about being a PAL facilitator is meeting all the different people within our department. I am cool under pressure, well organized, and an effective communicator. These qualities will be useful as ASI Director because I will have many duties and people relying on me.  As a member of the LGBTQ community, I understand the importance of equity and developing culturally responsive systems that truly support students. I want to find concrete ways of contributing on campus and would appreciate your vote.

Candidate Endorsements

 

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Director of Health and Human Services

Chris Campbell

Position: Director of Health and Human Services

Slogan: Health is Wealth

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Candidate Statement: 

My name is Chris Campbell and I am running for Director of Health & Human Services. I grew up in Sonoma County and attended the local community college in Santa Rosa before transferring to Sac State to peruse a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a minor in Global Engagement & Leadership (Honors). Throughout my education I studied an array of different disciplines, I fell in love with science because of the tremendous impact it has in our community. I believe it’s imperative to play an active role in the community. I currently serve on the student Academic Senate and Faculty Policies Committee. While servicing the Sac State community, I advocate for student enrichment programs, lower tuition costs, affordable housing, student-faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected all our lives and caused feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation. I hope to combat these issues by increasing the social well-being of the Sac State community through various social events and outreach programs. It would be a privilege to represent The College of Health & Human Services. I appreciate your vote!

Candidate Endorsements

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Director of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jadie Beltran

Position: Director of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Slogan: Science not silence.

Instagram: @jadiefornsm

Candidate Statement:

My name is Jadie Beltran and I am running for Director of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 
    I have always been passionate about helping others and being the voice students need. I enjoy interacting with the student body at Sacramento State listening to their experiences as well as what positive improvements can be done. 
    Not only have I been in leadership positions in school, but I have always taken pride in the previous leadership opportunities that have been presented to me both in academic and career settings. As a leader, I go the extra mile and think outside the box to make every opportunity both fun and educational. 
    As we all know, the pandemic has affected every student in different ways. The transition from being online to being in person has had students questioning what resources are available to  them to succeed and network amongst others students and professors in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. As Director of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, I will take pride in the students at Sacramento State enrolled in the College of NSM and provide an endless amount of sources and networking groups. My goal is to make the students feel comfortable and confident. I want to be the effective voice for the student body so that each individual may succeed in obtaining their degree. 
    I am confident that I am the most qualified, positive, and personable candidate for the Director of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. I hope to receive your vote on April 6th and 7th.

Candidate Endorsements:

Math Club

Environmental Student Organization

Brandon Fischer

Brandon Fischer

Position: Director of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Slogan: Our Voices Add Up

Instagram: @brandonfornsm

Candidate Statement:

My name is Brandon Fischer and I’m running to be your next ASI Director of Natural Science and Mathematics. My job will be to provide a voice for the students to the university, and I have years of experience when it comes to that. As a former ASI Vice President of Finance, I’ll come in with established experience in ASI to get straight to work advocating on your behalf.

For many, college has been sold to us since a young age as the key to success. From studying hard on those late nights, taking that part-time job while going to school, or watching our families struggle to put away a little each month for us to attend school, sacrifices have been made to invest in our futures. I’m running for Director of NSM so that we can sacrifice less for an education.

As a current member of the Student Fee Advisory Committee, I am fighting to minimize the cost of fees on certain classes, an issue that affects a large number of Geology students who I will be representing if elected. As a current member of the Student Academic Senate, I have brought up the issue of overpriced student housing and I am actively advocating for affordable housing on campus. During my time on the Finance and Budget committee as a student volunteer and as the committee chair, I have fought for the allocation of funds towards campus programs that I believed best served all students. 

As your student representative, I will fight tooth and nail as I always have to help us continue to receive an education at the most affordable rates possible. Vote on April 6th & 7th.

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Director of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Veronica Boulos

Position: Director of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Slogan: A Voice For Progress

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Candidate Statement: 

My name is Veronica Boulos and I am running for your Director of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies! I am a great fit for this position because of my passion and experience. As the vice president of the Arab Student Union, I’ve developed valuable leadership qualities and I genuinely enjoy the celebration of culture. I have served on the Student Academic Senate and currently sit on three ASI committees; City Ambassadors, Lobby Corps, and Appellate Council. Sitting on these committees has shown me the importance of getting involved and having a voice in the decisions being made on campus. It has shown me that students are often unaware of these conversations and decisions being made about their future and experience at Sacramento State. It is important that students are properly represented and advocated for, especially when they are unaware or unable to do so themselves. I am not running for this position for myself, but rather for all the students at Sacramento State. I am running for this position because every student here at Sac State deserves to be heard, represented, and validated. So this April 6th and 7th, go out and vote! And remember, a vote for me is a vote for progress!

Candidate Endorsements

Environmental Student Organization

Arab Student Union

Alec Tong

Position: Director of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Slogan: Greater Transparency

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Candidate Statement: 

Hello fellow SSIS students! My name is Alec Tong (he/him), I am a student majoring in Political Science, and I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to announce that I’m running for Director of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. Arriving at Sac State on campus for the first time since the pandemic, I recognize that many students have very little understanding about the services that the ASI Student Government delivers. Being on multiple ASI committees made me realize the abundance of resources that the university provides and the lack of knowledge from fellow students to access them. Serving as your advocate and representative, I am committed to ensure fellow students receive the most out of your tuition; including scholarships, financial aid, student employment opportunities, academic support and many more. With prior experience working in my local city council, and having successfully advocated for changes and improvements within my community. I’m more than confident that my skills gained from these experiences will help me in advocating for more opportunities, while promoting additional campus resources to everyone in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. As your Director, I will continue my work on developing better transparency on Sac State services to students and improve on delivering efficient, effective, and accessible resources within SSIS. It would be a tremendous honor to serve all of you, and I look forward to working for you this coming fall. GO HORNETS!

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Director of Undeclared Students

Shachee Baraiya

Position: Director of Undeclared Students

Slogan: Vision with ACTION

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Candidate Statement: 

My name is Shachee Baraiya, and I am excited to seek election to be an ASI Director of Undeclared majors. I am an international student from India, which means I bring diverse perspectives to the door of our community. I am a junior who expressed interest in general management but hoping to get accepted in Management Information System (MIS) by end of the April 2022. I have spent my two years of college developing my skills to represent students by being a leader and I am looking forward to using them on the ASI Board of Directors. 
I have been on ASI Committee for a year now which helps me in the decision-making process. Being a member of the ASI Committee, I used to acknowledge the membership of ASI, understand and allocate the budget, and, most importantly, balance the various passionate interests that make up ASI. I believe my education, experience within the community, management background, and communication with students will add positively to the mix on the Board of Directors. I would love to be a voice of students and intend to build an excellent student government by making a difference. Likewise, I would love to help undeclared/expressed interest students to choose the career path they desire and motivate by making a bridge of resources to them. I like to get involved in our community and know what is happening, either by participating in or reading about various topics, issues, and events.
Part of the role of Director of Undeclared majors is to hold office hours for students, for priorities, I would contact to different people on campus and set up meetings. I want to create powerful communication with students by listening their issues and then understand what I can do for them. I support those who need it the most and beyond that, I would connect them with deans of the different departments to reach out. I want a solid and insightful vision with action which makes it a powerful reality and provide opportunities for students for their careers. I AM your candidate who believes in ASI and will diligently support the ASI. So, on April 6 and 7, please VOTE for Shachee because I believe, together we can win and invest for our future community.

Candidate Endorsements

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Director of Graduate Studies

Urvashi Babbar

Position: Director of Graduate Studies

Slogan: Grow To Change

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Candidate Statement: 

 

My name is Urvashi Babbar and I am excited to be running for your Director of Graduate Studies. This role would allow me to have an extensive student outreach capacity which will help me advocate for all of you. I will continue adding my contribution in making CSUS a fair, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all grad students.

Some of my future goals include but are not limited to:

1. Covid has created more barriers in communication and made it difficult to feel involved in the community especially for new students. Hence, activities will be undertaken or strengthened to help amplify the needs of graduate students and professionals, increase students’ academic motivation and skills through long-term involvement in collaborative University programs, and familiarize students with the University’s opportunities and resources through on-campus/virtual programs.

2. To facilitate a positive transition to campus, academic-advising services will be provided to new students.

3. Strategies to foster a positive and supportive campus community will include opportunities for dialogue, education, cultural enrichment, and for sharing information and addressing concerns.

Please consider my belief in under-promising, and over-delivering.

Also, thank you for your outcome-shaping vote in helping to create CSUS/ASI future defined by empathy and partnership!

Thank you for being you!!

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