Director of Engineering and Computer Science

Director of Engineering and Computer Science

Overview

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.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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