Reyalyn Villegas is a fourth-year student pursuing a degree in molecular cell biology and physiology. She was born and raised in the Philippines prior to immigrating to California. She attended Cypress High School where she became heavily involved in student government by serving as secretary for both junior and senior class government. With the goal to continue to serve students and advocate for their needs, she made it her mission to get involved at Long Beach State.
As a freshman and sophomore, she served as the pre-nursing student director for CSULB’s California Nursing Student Association. She held numerous workshops that talked about the nursing school’s application process and personally mentored pre-nursing students. As a junior, she became involved with CSULB’s American Medical Student Association as the events chair. Her involvement with ASI started when she served as CSULB’s student delegate at the 2018 California Higher Education Student Summit. She joined other student leaders in the efforts to advocate against the potential tuition increase.
Her commitment to advocating for students eventually led her to serving as a Student-at-Large for Lobby Corps, a subcommittee of Senate. She headed efforts in educating the student body regarding the different propositions that were on the 2018 state ballot. Finally, she served as ASI’s Chief Government Relations Officer where she utilized her position in amplifying the voices of CSULB and CSU students at a local and state government level and served in Cal State Student Association as the CSULB ASI voting member. Reyalyn and Lobby Corps’ accomplishments include advocating for financial aid reform and organizing ASI’s first Advocacy Day event.
Reyalyn’s goal as the 2019-2020 ASI Treasurer is to continue advocating for students’ needs. She has the following three main objectives: First, work towards increasing the amount of financial resources for marginalized students. Second, increase transparency within ASI. Lastly, provide the necessary tools to ensure a financial literate student body. In addition, she hopes to encourage students to help break the stigma that one has to be a certain major in order to be a student advocate. She firmly believes that as long as there is passion and willingness to listen to the students, positive and effective changes can happen. Treasurer Villegas encourages students, for any questions, concerns, or suggestions, to contact her through email or by visiting the ASI Student Government Office in USU-311.
1212 Bellflower Blvd., USU-311 Long Beach, CA 90815 Phone: (562) 985-5241