|I am a Psychology major here at SAC, and am currently working towards my Associate's Degree for Transfer. I am running for Senator of Social Sciences because I hope to provide an outlet for students to relay their feelings, thoughts, and concerns regarding their experience here, whether it be within the Humanities and Social Science Department or have nothing to do with academics at all and is just more about overall student life. I will work to ensure we pass laws made by and for our students.|
If elected, what do you bring to this position that will help to promote growth in the students around you?
What I bring to this position that'll help promote growth is my experience in life. I know what it's like to feel stuck, to be unsure not only where you want to go, but what options are even available. I know how to relate to others, and I can sympathize with them on that level. Having recently gotten out of that myself, I can help students figure out what next step works for them, as well as help them get out of their comfort zone, which I have found to be massively important in growing. I would consider myself an optimistic person as well, and I believe optimism is contagious. I genuinely have hope and confidence in my fellow students' futures, and I hope to inspire them to feel the same way, to open themselves up to opportunities and to show them how to take advantage of them.
In relation to your position, what are some current issues you feel need to be addressed and how do you plan on bringing these issues to the attention of administration?
One issue I feel needs to be addressed is there may be some uncertainty the students feel surrounding the changing class formats and changing mandates. Students may be unsure about whether to take classes online or in-person, they may even feel unsure about in-person classes and gotten used to online classes. Of course, this isn't the whole population, but I know some students who feel like this. I would plan on bringing this to the attention of the administration by first gathering testimonies from students, then bringing that to a weekly meeting. Then, working with the Vice-President, we can formulate a plan to reassure students that the school has their best interest in mind, and possibly come up with in-person ways to get them more comfortable on campus again. With a fully fleshed out plan, we can bring it to the administration through the administrators in related departments.
How would you promote awareness of Student Government's role and encourage student engagement?
The main tool I would utilize to promote awareness of ASG and encourage student engagement is social media. The first step in getting students engaged is just to spark their interest and get on their radar, and social media is an easy way to get on that radar. Incentives, like a giveaway for those that repost something having to do with ASG on their account will get a lot of people to spread it. Out of those people, some are guaranteed to check it out. Through booths on campus, we could reach many people just walking by. Attractive and colorful flyers promoting the chance to gain leadership skills and promote growth and student-inspired ideas and laws would draw some people in.