2020-21 ASI Elections Candidates

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Citlalli Ortiz - 31.07%

As President, I, Citlalli Ortiz, pledge to:

  • Advocate for Students of Color
    • Secure funding and location for cultural centers
    • Increase black student population and retention
    • Hire and retain people of color in faculty and administrative positions
  • Enhance resources and services for Undocumented Students
    • Support undocumented students by providing the necessary resources and safety measures.
    • Fundraise for scholarships, internships/fellowships for undocumented students
  • Increase Mental Health and Basic Needs resources for all students
    • Recruit more diverse tenured track psychologists to fulfill student demands
    • Increase EBT accessibility and ensuring the Pay it Forward Meal Option is implemented for food and housing insecure students
  • Advocate for LGBTQIA+, Pregnant /Parenting students, and students with different abilities
    • Increase resources for trans* and gender non-confirming students
    • Ensure policies are reflective of student parent needs
    • Transportation services and accessible pathways for students with different abilities

#VoteUnitingTheBeach

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Omar Prudencio-Gonzalez - 68.93%

Latinx, low-income, and first-generation student, with immigrant parents. I am running for President because I have witnessed the many issues that students face such as college affordability & food insecurity which affects mental health. Therefore, I’m leading a campaign focused on bringing awareness to mental health by creating safe spaces for ALL students.

I Pledge to:

  • Create ASI Emergency Day Care & Textbook Loan Programs
  • Student lead vote to select artist for ASI Big Event Concert
  • Lead a Review Survey of Advising Centers
  • Assist with ensuring cultural centers have a space
  • Enhance campus safety & accessibility
  • Continue to advocate for student issues such as tuition and parking
  • Partner with County to expand mental health resources

Experience:

  • Panetta Intern in the United States Congress
  • ASI Senator/Vice Chair
  • Lobbied elected officials regarding financial aid & mental health
  • EOP Student Organization President

Join Us in “Leading, Uniting, and Living Healthy @ the Beach”

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Maythe Alderete Gonzalez - 56.19%

As Vice President, I, Maythe Alderete, pledge to:

  • Advocate for Students of Color
    • Secure funding and location for cultural centers
    • Increase black student population and retention
    • Hire and retain people of color in faculty and administrative positions
  • Enhance resources and services for Undocumented Students
    • Support undocumented students by providing the necessary resources and safety measures.
    • Fundraise for scholarships, internships/fellowships for undocumented students
  • Increase Mental Health and Basic Needs resources for all students
    • Recruit more diverse tenured track psychologists to fulfill student demands
    • Increase EBT accessibility and ensuring the Pay it Forward Meal Option is implemented for food and housing insecure students
  • Advocate for LGBTQIA+, Pregnant /Parenting students, and students with different abilities
    • Increase resources for trans* and gender non-confirming students
    • Ensure policies are reflective of student parent needs
    • Transportation services and accessible pathways for students with different abilities

#VoteUnitingTheBeach

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Morgan Weber - 43.81%

A non-traditional transfer student running for ASI Vice President. If elected, I will seek solutions that address college unaffordability and student debt. Cultivating student connections will be a main priority during my term. My goal is to ease the stressors of college life, create more mental health awareness and have more self-care activities. I would like this opportunity to further my public service and to help foster a strong community.

I Pledge to:

  • Establish Monthly [ASI Sponsored] meetings/mixers for students & organizations to share information
  • Create ASI Emergency Day Care & Textbook Loan Programs
  • Reevaluate policies that address students’ needs.
  • Work to ensure healthier, more affordable food.

Experience:

  • EOPS/CARE Community Impact Award
  • Founder of The Butterfly Effect Social Movement
  • CHESS 2019 Advocating for students’ rights
  • Founder of the non-profit El Camino Child Development Club

“Leading, Uniting, and Living Healthy @ the Beach”

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Adriana Andrade - 51.26%

As Treasurer, I, Adriana Andrade, pledge to:

  • Advocate for Students of Color
    • Secure funding and location for cultural centers
    • Increase black student population and retention
    • Hire and retain people of color in faculty and administrative positions
  • Enhance resources and services for Undocumented Students
    • Support undocumented students by providing the necessary resources and safety measures.
    • Fundraise for scholarships, internships/fellowships for undocumented students
  • Increase Mental Health and Basic Needs resources for all students
    • Recruit more diverse tenured track psychologists to fulfill student demands
    • Increase EBT accessibility and ensuring the Pay it Forward Meal Option is implemented for food and housing insecure students
  • Advocate for LGBTQIA+, Pregnant /Parenting students, and students with different abilities
    • Increase resources for trans* and gender non-confirming students
    • Ensure policies are reflective of student parent needs
    • Transportation services and accessible pathways for students with different abilities

#VoteUnitingTheBeach

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Moises Carballo - 48.74%

I’m a single father and first-generation transfer student with immigrant parents. I am running for Treasurer because I feel that I can make a difference in the best interest of students. I plan to financially assist with programming that brings awareness to mental health in support of ALL students.

I Pledge to:

  • Reevaluate ASI Grant policies to award more money to Student Organizations
  • Reduce fee for ASI outdoor/camping recreation gear (too expensive)
  • Create ASI Emergency Day Care & Textbook Loan Programs
  • Advocating financial literacy for first-generation and transfer students

Experience:

  • Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society Treasurer
  • Hispanic Student Business Association
  • Association of Latino Professionals For America

“Leading, Uniting, & Living Healthy @ the Beach”

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Alyssa Castrillon - 56.81%

My name is Alyssa Castrillon, a junior and I am running for Senator-at-Large. I am running for Senator because I want to ensure that any/all changes reflect the true interests of the students. I would like to do so by representing the student body at large, through ASI Senate.

My objectives are:

  • Create more resources for minority groups
  • Produce new and more efficient ways for students to communicate their needs
  • Find solutions to problems faced by underrepresented groups
  • Increase support for cultural organizations
  • Seek out new ways to decrease plastic use on campus

I am best qualified to serve as the Senator-at-Large because I am very involved on campus. These activities include but are not limited to:

  • University Honors Program
  • President of Delta Sigma Chi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sergeant at Arms for the Cultural Greek Council
  • Latino Student Union

Thank you for your vote… Alyssa Castrillon for Senator-at-Large!

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Sumaiyah Hossain - 63.65%

My name is Sumaiyah Hossain, and I am a second year student running for Senator At-Large. Your vote voices a call for impact and change that should be dutifully carried out by the Senator you choose to represent you at CSULB, in our community, and across our CSU system. Through the experience I've gained in volunteer and outreach service, as well as working closely with students of different ages at different academic levels, I have gained first-hand experience on the struggles we students encounter on a personal and financial standpoint. As your Senator I aim to utilize the skills and knowledge I've gained as an ASI Senator At-Large for the 2019/20 academic year to encourage and implement more accessible food sources for all students. I also aim to continue dialogue and support for short and long-term solutions for students facing housing insecurity. Vote for Opportunity, Security, and Inclusivity!

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Manolo Cruz - 41.18%

My name is Manolo Cruz, a sophomore Electrical Engineering major and I am running for Senator of The College of Engineering. I am running for senator because I believe that I can pursue and achieve changes that are in the best intentions of the students. I would like the opportunity to further my service to the students by representing the College of Engineering in the ASI Senate.

My objectives are:

  • To take a strong stance about budget management.
  • Seek ways to increase the quality of the college of engineering department.
  • Motivate and include students of my college to take stand on issues that affect our education levels.
  • Be the best representative of the College of Engineering that I can be.

I believe that I can bring value from my college to be more involved as a whole and push for a greater education in the university.

Thanks for your vote.

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Lexeigh Harris - 75.13%

My name is Lexeigh Harris, a 2nd-year Aerospace Engineering Student (with a specialization in Astronautics) running for Senator of The College of Engineering. I am running for Senator because I believe that there should be more awareness around Student Government and how much power they hold. Students should be more involved in how they are represented.

I am the best qualified to serve as the Senator for the College of Engineering because of my dedication to the betterment of the Engineering Community as well as my activities on campus which include but are not limited to:

  • Sister Friends Representative for Black Graduation Committee
    • Sister Friends is an African-American Women’s Support Group
  • Active member of National Society of Black Engineers
  • Black Student Union

Thank you for your vote, because your voice matters!

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Salvador Peregrina - 58.92%

As a first generation student and son of immigrants I believe in serving all students of marginalized communities. I believe in creating inclusive spaces on this campus so everyone feels safe and welcomed. With my previous experience working with the community, I have witnessed the way marginalized individuals are treated and hope to advocate for this issue campus-wide.

As a senator for the College of Liberal Arts I hope to empower others through my leadership and uphold my community with the following goals:

  • Support: Strengthen ties between ASI and cultural organizations on campus to increase opportunities for students of color.
  • Inclusivity: Advocate for more accessible and size inclusive furniture within the CLA buildings.
  • Accessibility: Create more access points for individuals with disabilities throughout the CLA buildings and all paths on campus
  • Opportunities: Work with the Dean of CLA to create job opportunities for students of low income.
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Millaray Andrea Ramirez - 72.03%

Being a first generation latinx student has not only made me become far more passionate within school, but it has also taught me many lessons. Through the firsthand experiences, I have noticed the struggles my community faces. Within the barriers, I hope to grant students the confidence and tranquility knowing I will strive to represent everyone here at The Beach.

If elected as Senator of the College of Liberal Arts I pledge to advocate for:

  • Healthier & Affordable food: Provide fresher options to students by working with the Beach Hut and convenience stores around the CLA buildings.
  • Classroom Spaces: Advocate for more accessible and size inclusive furniture within the CLA buildings.
  • New Opportunities: Work with the Dean of CLA to provide more resources to the undocumented students on campus.
  • Parking: Advocate to provide low income students with a waiver for the parking permit cost.

#Unitingthebeach

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Jubilee Haddasah Munozvilla - 100.00%

My name is Jubilee Munozvilla, and I am a third-year running for Senator of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. I am running for this position to improve the quality of life and services offered to students in our college. To do so, I would like to be their voice and represent them in the ASI Senate.

My objectives are:

  • Increase awareness of research opportunities for all students in CNSM, with an emphasis on transfer students.
  • Reduce child-care fees for student-parent employees.
  • Add a water refilling station in the Molecular Life and Science Building or the Hall of Science building.
  • Add public microwaves for student use.

I am best suited for this position because of my experiences. In addition to being a transfer student, I have participated as a member of:

  • MARC U*STAR
  • Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society
  • Project Hope Scholars

Thank you for your vote!

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Xan Balayan - 100.00%

I’m Xan Balayan, a 4th year student majoring in Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Computer Science and I’m running to be one of your USU Board of Trustees (USUBOT), Trustees-at-Large! Currently as the Chair of the USUBOT, my board and I have accomplished goals such as enhancing group study spaces in the USU meeting rooms through the addition of dry-erase boards, expanding the operating hours and fundraising for the ASI Beach Pantry, and working on the relocation of the Grow Beach Garden.

As one of your Trustees-at-Large, my main goals are tackling issues of facility repairs and recommendations, making the USU more accessible to ADA students by investigating the life and current condition of the elevators and escalators, combating food insecurity by promoting and fundraising for the ASI Beach Pantry, and continuing the research on the conversion of the Sticks Lounge into an Esports Lounge.

Thank you for your support!

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