Genesis Jara is a first generation college student, grew up in Downey, California and graduated from Warren High School. Since she started at Long Beach State she has made it her goal to foster her passion for leadership in service of others. As a freshman, Jara served as the community relations director for CSULB’s Hispanic Students Business Association and eventually went on to become president of the organization by her sophomore year. It was at that time that Jara became involved with ASI as a student-at-large for Lobby Corps, where she eventually became the vice chair of the subcommittee. As a junior she served as ASI’s Chief Government Relations Officer where she led efforts to advocate for CSULB and CSU students’ needs at a local and state government level and served as the CSULB ASI voting member for the Cal State Student Association. One of Jara and Lobby Corps principal accomplishments was successfully advocating against the potential tuition increase and stopping it with the help of students from all across the CSU.
During all this, Jara also had the amazing opportunity to work for companies such as Amazon, Honda and Coca Cola and also interned for California State Assemblymember Cristina Garcia. Jara’s most recent endeavor is starting up her own nonprofit organization with her mother. “Gown Me Up” aims to make a positive impact on the lives of young women in high school by providing those in need with gowns for their prom.
Genesis’ goals as the 2018-2019 ASI President are to serve all Long Beach State students, but in particular students of underrepresented communities. She aspires to make obtaining a degree more equitable, regardless of students’ backgrounds or socioeconomic status. She firmly believes everyone deserves an affordable and quality education and plans to do this by working closely with staff, faculty, administrators, student leaders and student organizations to help create positive and effective change. President Jara has an open door policy and for any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions, she encourages students to contact her by emailing Genesis.Jara@csulb.edu or by dropping by the ASI Government Office in USU-311.
1212 Bellflower Blvd., USU-311 Long Beach, CA 90815 Phone: (562) 985-5241