Vice President of Academic Affairs

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Overview

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