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AS and USU Board of Directors Candidates

Associated Students (AS) is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge. AS provides excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to enhance and create a spirited learning-focused campus environment.

AS is also the official seat of student governance for the campus. The Student Government division represents the student body, advocates its needs and defends its interests in dealings with faculty, campus administrators and government officials.

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The University Student Union (USU) Board of Directors is a student-led, action-oriented team dedicated to making a difference for every Matador. They make many important decisions to improve campus life for all CSUN students.

Over the last few years, the Board has been responsible for significant new additions to the USU at CSUN including the Student Recreation Center, Veterans Resource Center, Pride Center and the Oasis Wellness Center. Each semester, they bring you popular USU events like Matafest, Matador Nights, CARNAVAL, Crunch Time and about a hundred more.

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Associated Students Election Candidates

Presidential Candidates


 

Diana Vincente

The Voice You Deserve

Hi Matadors!

 

My name is Diana Vicente Santiago and I am running to be your next Associated Students President, I am a senior majoring in Marketing and with a minor in Management. Throughout my time here at CSUN I aspire to stay involved and gain leadership skills, which is why I have been a part of Associated Students since my freshman year. I served first as an elections committee member; and the following year I was appointed as the Chair of Elections. Currently I run social media for the organization as a part of the Marketing department. Outside of AS, I serve as the Vice President of Membership for the Latino Business Association, the Chief of Staff to the Vice President for the American Marketing Association. I have previously served as the Vice President of Marketing for the Management Association. I am also a member of the Passport Program with the Career Education and Professional Development Office. 

 During my free my time I stay active by being involved in multiple non-profit organizations that focus on low income communities, children and animal shelters. This has given me a new definition of community, inclusivity, representation. This has also pushed me to fight full force for the different voices we have at CSUN by making sure that representation is at the core of our advocacy. There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN.

 On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.

 


 


Michael Meeks

Stronger Together

Michael Meeks is a junior at CSUN, pursuing a degree in political science and attempting to double major in religious studies. He is president and co-founder of Students for Political Decency (SFPD), a grassroots activism organization meant to educate the CSUN campus, activate its great potential for leadership, and create new consensus around issues, in order to create a better world. SFPD is responsible for organizing in/around multiple protests. Their spring agenda called for humanely focused immigration reform. This fall, his club parlayed its resources into support for the resistance to the CSU Executive orders that would have diminished the ethnic, gender and women, queer, and language studies courses, at the campus.

 He is interested in exploring postcolonial and decolonial theory in the realm of political philosophy with his graduate studies. Beyond activism and work in the academy, he seeks to teach history and civics at the high school level, where he plans to instill high school students with graduate level learning. His greatest ambition is to remain engaged in activism through his lifetime.



Micah Moore-Tarver

Rise Up

My name is Micah Moore-Tarver a current junior at California State University Northridge with a Major in Africana Studies. My mission in life and here at CSUN is to increase the social life of our communities while building families, bonds, and networking opportunities for students and kids of all walks of life. My goal in life is to let humans know that no matter what you are going through there is always light on the other side.

 



Navid Hariri

Matadors First

As President I want to be your voice in the student body, and aim for improvements. I will advocate for social and academic excellence, and actively seek student’s thoughts and experiences. I will constantly look for improvements, and never settle for less than the best. Students are the foundation of CSUN and they must be heard and represented. It is important to build a strong community at CSUN, and to allow CSUN to become a second home, and the matadors who attend CSUN to be like a second family. I would be honored to represent you in student body.

Vice Presidential Candidates


Mohammad Q Hotaki

The Voice You Deserve

Hi Matadors!

My name is Mohammad Qahir Hotaki, but I go by Q. I am running to be your next Vice President of Associated Students. I am currently a senior, majoring in Biochemistry. I serve the chair of finance for the Dance Marathon club on campus and we help raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. I serve as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I also work for Centre for Neuro Skills, which helps patients who have traumatic brain injuries. I am also the chair of finance for the Dance Marathon club on campus and we help raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Throughout my time here, I have met diverse groups of people which makes me proud to call myself a Matador Seeing that has motivated me to stand up, create change, improve the overall CSUN experience and most importantly make sure the different groups on campus have representation.

 If elected I will work hard for CSUN and more importantly, the students.


 


Samantha Crende

Stronger Together

Samantha Crende is currently an undergraduate student at California State University Northridge, working towards her bachelor's degree in Cinema and Television Arts. She is Vice President and co-founder of Students for Political Decency, a club on campus aimed to establish grassroots activism both at CSUN and in our communities, creating political awareness and promoting decency in our world. Last fall, she partook in supporting the resistance of the CSU Executive Orders being imposed on CSUN that would have detrimental effects on the ethnic, gender and women, queer and religious studies courses. 

She hopes to pursue a career in the cinema/television industries, telling stories that educate, inspire, and empower audiences. Aside from academics, Samantha is passionate about issues concerning disadvantaged groups in society who struggle to gain equality, respect, representation, and basic needs to prosper. She is also dedicated to working with children to help them grow up in healthy, safe, and loving environments. She hopes to one day establish a program for disadvantaged children of all ages to learn filmmaking skills.



Kalkidan Yigezu

Rise Up

My name Kalkidan “Cailou” Yigezu and I am running to be your next Associated Students Vice President. I am a junior majoring in Business Management and minoring in Business Entrepreneurship and Africana Studies. 

I am currently serve as the Lower Division Senators where I represent freshmen and Sophomores. I am also the University Affairs chair where I led the senators to make sure all referrals brought to the committee are addressed. I am also the Camp Matador staff development, where I hired and train counselors and facilitators to lead team-bonding activities and debriefing the importance of the activities. Prior, I was a counselor for 2 years and I listened them and what their fears about college and used that to give them advice on how to better their college experience. With this leadership experience, this has shaped me to become to be the best candidate for this position.

Next year Rise Up hopes to bring more social events on campus to keep the Matador Spirit up and also host events that will help Matadors get connected with recruiters so that more Matadors have jobs lined up for them once they graduate.



Sam Sabzanov

Matadors First

Born from immigrant parents, Sam Sabzanov has been working hard on earning the American dream. Since coming to CSUN in the fall of 2014, Sam has experienced both the positives and negatives of being a student at the university. Given the CSUN has done a lot for its students, Sam feels as though he should give something back. As Vice President, Sam aims for social and academic excellence for the students of CSUN.

 

 


 

Senate Candidates

 

 

Graduate Senators Candidates


Frida Endinjok

The Voice You Deserve

Frida Endinjok is a Master's of Public Health student. Her undergraduate in nutrition and dietetics with a minor in sustainability fuels her passion for sustainable health. She works as a graduate research assistant at the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics. Her research projects focus on public health campaigns and community health assessments. She has extensive experience in leadership. In 2014, she was a founding officer of the Food Recovery Network, which has the mission of fighting food waste while feeding people. She was also the president for the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, and spearheaded many food and toiletry drives for those in need. As well, she has experience with Associated Students, as she previously served as the AS Chair of Sustainability, which led many sustainable changes such as Limebike and a grant for the AS Children's Center garden. She is committed to represent the unique needs of graduate students and to advocate for a sustainable healthy environment for all students.


Hamaliya Hotaki

The Voice You Deserve

Hello Matadors! My name is Hamaliya Hotaki and I am running to be your next Associated Students Graduate Senator. As a graduate student pursuing a Master of Social Work, I hope to be the voice you deserve and advocate for change to promote a safer, cleaner, and easily accessible college campus for our students to utilize. These goals of mine also align with the 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.

Upper Division Senator Candidates


Ronald Medrano

Independent

Hello, my name is Ronnie Medrano and I am running for the position of Upper Division Senator. I am running for this position because I want to help student’s voices be heard more throughout our campus. Student inclusion is one thing I am very passionate about and I believe our campus needs improvement on that. I am making my goal to have students voices heard more that way more action can happen to solving those issues.

As upper division senator I want to be your voice in the student body, and aim for improvements. I will advocate for social and academic excellence, and actively seek student’s thoughts and experiences. I will constantly look for improvements, and never settle for less than the best. Students are the foundation of CSUN and they must be heard and represented. It is important to build a strong community at CSUN, and to allow CSUN to become a second home, and the matadors who attend CSUN to be like a second family. I would be honored to represent you in student body.


Carlos Orozco

The Voice You Deserve
Hello Matadors, My name is Carlos Orozco, I am a senior majoring in Finance and I hope to be your next Upper Division Senator. I have a passion for sports and enjoy the many different athletic resources CSUN has to offer, especially the Student Recreation Center.
Although still new to CSUN I enjoy being active on campus and currently serve as the Director of Professional Events for the Student Finance Association. I also serve as the Delegate for Tau Omega Rho for the Inter Dependent Greek Council. Running for student government is important to me because I want to be able to help students reach their full potential particularly upper division students, whom face many challenges; if elected I will be a strong voice and advocate for them to receive all the resources CSUN and fight for them to get more support.
There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN.
On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.

 

Lower Division Senator Candidates


Jacob Akopnik

Rise Up

Hello Matadors! My name is Jacob Akopnik and I am a first-year student majoring in Political Science with an interest in being your Lower Division Senator at Cal State Northridge. I am a former high school JROTC cadet, currently hold the Academics chair for Lambda Chi Alpha, and a Camp Matador Counselor for Associated Students Outdoor Adventures. I would like to be the voice for change for lower division students who are new to CSUN, and are still figuring out how to voice their points of views. I want to make the Matador experience better for everyone, and I plan to do this by promoting more organizations and events, so those who don't spend much time on campus, and aren't getting the ideal college experience; have a reason to love being a Matador. Most importantly, I will do my best to ensure students feel safer and informed at CSUN, after all, Associated Students puts the needs of students first, and as a student leader, I will do my best in achieving that goal! I am a very focused and driven individual that wants to make an impact at CSUN. I've taken pride of my school and past experiences and would like to foster that to create great experiences for all CSUN students.


Jonathan Hay

The Voice You Deserve

Hello Matadors! My name is Jonathan Hay and I am running for Lower Division Senator. I am currently a second semester freshman and I am majoring in accounting. I have a lot of experience in student government as I previously served as my high-school's president. My time at CSUN so far has been a great experience and feel there is a lot I can add to it. I believe that freshman and sophomores deserve a bigger voice on campus. We need to have more events that cater towards us that can help our transition to college better. There are also 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.


Brandon Sandoval

The Voice You Deserve

Hello Matadors! My name is Brandon Sandoval and I am currently a freshman here at CSUN majoring in Biochemistry. I am a brother of Omega Phi Fraternity, which has allowed me many opportunities to be involved on campus, as well as being Pre-med. I have also joined the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) to assist in my overall goal of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon. This is what I’ve discerned as my passion, and acquired the mindset of visualizing the bigger picture as well as put great effort into anything I do. In my work or even in something seemingly miniscule, there is representation of my drive and work ethic. There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.

College of Arts, Media, & Communication Candidates


Brenda Aquino

Independent

Hello Matadors my name is Brenda Aquino, and I’m running for Senator for the College of Art, Media, and Communication. I have been at CSUN for three years, and as a CSUN student, Mexican American and queer woman of color, I have been planning to run for office and I’m ready to make a change. Coming from a low-income family that is not able to support my studies, I know the struggle of having to take out loans to survive. Not being able to obtain the proper technology and tools for classes, and not having money for food or even housing. With that being said, it was a constant struggle for me to learn how to navigate various space within CSUN. Out been say My whole life, I have been struggling financially — in fact, when I first came here, I couldn’t even afford school supplies! And yet, I persevered, finding my own ways to finish my art projects on time and spending long hours in the CSUN library for its Wi-Fi connection and access to art software. I also know, I am not the only student that encounters themselves with similar situation and I would like to advocate for such students and beyond to ensure that they will have the necessary tools to succeed at CSUN. That is why I want to make an organization to benefit low income students within the field of art/communication. The organization will provide computers and/or laptops specifically for art students that have the programs needed for our classes, such as Maya, Final Draft, and Avid, and hopefully provide some much-needed support for low-income students in the future. I will find foundations, organizations, and scholarships to sponsor our department. I would like to become a liaison for students and the College of Art, Media, and Communications. I hope I can count on your vote on April 3 and 4.


Daniel Ramirez

The Voice You Deserve

Hello Matadors my name is Daniel Ramirez I am a Journalism Broadcast major with a minor in Spanish Journalism. There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.


Jennifer Kukucka

Independent

My name is Jennifer Kukucka, but many people call me Jen. I am a first generation college student, and started at CSUN as a Psychology major. I decided to switch to Multimedia Production within CTVA after taking a film course that I fell in love with. I’m interested in becoming a Media Manager or Web Designer, but have a strong passion for politics and women’s activism. I love to stay active and healthy - both mentally and physically, by going to the SRC, playing tennis, and writing poetry in my free time. Im currently a projectionist at the Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall, serve on two Mike Curb College Committees, and have served as an officer for the 50mm Film Club on campus. I am extremely passionate about student success and student’s needs, and am encouraged by the future we can create in Mike Curb next year.

College of Business Administration and Economics Candidates


Jose Luis Elizondo Gomez

The Voice You Deserve

Hello Matadors! My name is Jose Luis Elizondo Gomez and I am running to be the next Senator for the College of Business & Economics. I am currently a junior pursuing a major in Accountancy. Last year I transferred to CSUN from a community college. As a transfer student I wanted to get involved in our campus, this is what led me to joining the Latino Business Association. Since I joined the LBA, I have served as their Vice President of External Affairs. This position has allowed me to bring better professional development opportunities to our members, as well as plan and participate in many community outreach events. I am also a member of the Passport Program with the Career Education and Professional Development Office and a member of the Accounting Association. These experiences at CSUN have given me a new understanding of our community. For that reason, if I am elected to serve, my slate and I will be focusing on three main pillars: Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.


Mario Mandujano

The Voice You Deserve

Hello Matadors! I am Mario Mandujano and I am running to be your next Academic College Senator for the College of Business and Economics. I am currently a third year junior majoring in management with a minor in economics. My past experiences within CSUN include multiple semesters as a debater with the Matador Speech and Debate Team, current Director of Public Relations for the Latino Business Association, and member of the Passport Program. Outside of CSUN, I volunteer as a tutor for the program School on Wheels and have founded a mentoring program with a local high school in collaboration with contacts in UCSD. Given my experience growing up, I developed a fond love and appreciation for education and it is of utmost importance to me that those within my community There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.


Jordan Haney

Rise Up

I am a very focused and driven individual that wants to make an impact at CSUN. I've taken pride of my school and past experiences and would like to foster that to create great experiences for all CSUN students.

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College of Health and Human Development Candidates


Nikolas Morrison-Welch

Independent

Hello Fellow Matadors, my name is Nikolas Morrison-Welch. I am a junior majoring in Environmental and Occupational Health, and I am running to be your next Associated Students Senator for the College of Health and Human Development. I believe in transparency and providing more opportunities for students to excel through participation in activities such as research and internships. If elected, I would like to be a voice for all students, so that our concerns and demands can be heard. I will work to increase the funding that is directed towards HHD so that our students are entitled to the support needed to thrive not only academically but holistically. My goal is to increase regional awareness of excellence found within all CSUN students as we continue to work hard on our various paths to success. There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.


Tammy Rassamekiarttisak

The Voice You Deserve

Hello Matadors! My name is Tammy Rassamekiarttisak, a current third year at California State University, Northridge, and one of the candidates running for the Senator of the College of Health and Human Development. I’m double majoring in Public Health and Asian American Studies, aspiring to become a pediatrician. Currently, I’m a part of the New Student Orientation program as a mentor, part of the CSUN Vietnamese Student Association as Historian Chair, an Asian American Studies Pathways Project intern, and served as the Senator for the College of Health and Human Development for the 2018-2019 academic year. During my Senator term, along with Sabrina Maglalang, we successfully launched our Health and Human Development Student committee to help address the students’ needs and concerns. In the past, I was also part of the University Student Union Facilities and Commercial Services committee. I am excited to help make CSUN a place where students feel proud to be a Matador and ensure that their voices are being heard by advocating for my fellow Matadors. I want to see my college thrive, help my peers succeed, and bring awareness to the opportunities that CSUN has to offer. There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need. Let’s go Matadors!

College of Engineering and Computer Science Candidates


Jose Morales

The Voice You Deserve

Hello Matadors! My name is Jose Morales, I am a Junior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Engineering Management. Throughout my years at CSUN I have expanded my network within the College of Engineering and Computer Science by being a part of multiple organizations. I have held leadership positions in organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). With the leadership experience and connections that I gained throughout my years with these clubs and the many events we held, I know I can have a positive impact as the Academic Senator for our college. There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.

College of Humanities Candidates


Rachel Bonilla

The Voice You Deserve

Hi! My name is Rachel Bonilla and I’m running to be your next senator for the College of Humanities. I was a senator in the previous year and I am running because I had such an enriching time being part of this organization. I think that I learned a lot and grown as a person professionally and socially. Things that I think are important issues are those of social inequities both in access to curriculum for different kinds of students as well as acceptance and authentic inclusion of those identities; I have a value for the environment and sustainability conscientiousness; as well as an interest in continuing funding to programs that enrich the growth of students outside of coursework. I want to give more students a voice and have more people self-advocate. I also wish to continue with the committee, I created within my college this semester. These goals of mine also align with the 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.

College of Science and Math Candidates


Nolan Dafesh

The Voice You Deserve

My Name is Nolan Dafesh and I am running for Senator of the College of Science and Mathematics at CSUN. I am a junior who is majoring in Cell and molecular Biology with a path to medical school to become a Pediatric Neurologist. I am part of the Pre medical Fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon and the leadership of Matathon, a nonprofit organization that donates money to CHLA. I am also working in biomedical research at CSUN related to gene therapy and cancer. I am passionate about student’s access to research, helping to make the future scientists of tomorrow. I am also invested into having more science speakers on campus to get students more invested into new science trends and what is going on in their field recently.


Donald Trujillo

The Voice You Deserve

Good evening, Here is my bio below. Hi Matadors, My name is Donald Trujillo but I go by Eli. I am a senior majoring in Biochemistry and I am running to become your next Associated Students Senator for the College of Science and Mathematics. During my time at CSUN I have stayed active by joining the Pre-medical chapter of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity on campus where I currently serve as the President. I also am the Director of Finance for CSUN Matathon, a nonprofit organization that raises money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. If elected I want to advocate for our college to receive more funding for the different research programs we have and increase funding for student conferences that are essential to our degrees. There are 3 main pillars to which my slate and I will be focusing on if elected to serve; Access and Affordability, Innovation and Progress, and Advocacy. We believe these three pillars are essential to the success of all students here at CSUN. On April 3rd and 4th make sure to vote for The Voice You Deserve and for the change you need.“ Best Regards, Elijah Trujillo

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Candidates


Sienna Beltran

The Voice You Deserve

Hi Matadors! My name is Sienna Beltran. I am a junior majoring in Political Science. I am running to become your next Senator for College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. I just transferred Fall 2018 with my Associates in Political Science and Associates in General Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences. I plan to stay involved on campus, represent every student, and gain more knowledge and leadership skills as well. I have volunteered on campus with the WRRC, gaining insight on student life. I have also taken on being a part of a political campaign during the November 2018 Midterm, State, and Local elections by interning for Christy Smith. Through this I have gained insight on advocacy, representation, and outreach. I want to continue to further my leadership skills, advocate for students, and ensure representation from every voice.


Tracy Sadek

Stronger Together

Tracy Michelle Sadek is currently an undergraduate student at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Politics and Government. She is the current Treasurer of a club on campus called Students for Political Decency which participates in forms of grassroots activism to educate the campus community on pressing issues of social justice. She was part of the speech and debate team on campus and currently holds the position of head delegate in her Model United Nations team. Tracy is also a University Scholar recognized for her academic and extra-curricular achievements. As a woman of color, she is passionate about the acknowledgement of underrepresented groups who struggle to secure economic stability and comfort. She is interested in researching issues of race, gender, and class-based intersectionality and their impact on society and creating the better future we can all be proud of.

USU Board of Director Candidates

 

Melanie Alvarez

Melanie is determined to represent all voices of CSUN students at the USU by advocating for more inclusivity in order to enrich the college experience for everyone. Melanie uses her passion for Social Justice and past involvement with the Diversity and Inclusion committee as a platform to advocate for cultural diversity and makes sure that each student has an opportunity to voice their opinion. Melanie makes sure to voice her opinion for underrepresented communities and works hard to make change that will continue to benefit future generations here at CSUN.


Mallori Conedy

Mallori Conedy served as a Logistics chair for the Black Grad committee in spring of 2018. I am a Computer Science major. I am interested to be on the Board of Director of the University of Student Union. By being a member of Student Union Board of Directors (BOD) Mallori would like to make a positive impact to the Students attending CSUN by helping to create innovating ideas for events held at the school that enhance our minds, character and social awareness. Mallori is determined to help maintain the diversity and integrity of the Board of Directors. I will be an asset to the team by rallying other students to get involved. From this experience I would like to grow as a person, develop the necessary skills needed to be successful as I step into my career path and start working in my profession.


Matthew Contreras

Matthew Contreras is a community organizer who passionately advocates for all CSUN students. He has served on the USU Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the CSUN LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. Matthew continuously collaborates with organizations on and off campus to support marginalized communities and homeless youth. He plans to increase awareness of major projects, focus on improving campus infrastructure, and create a better learning environment by supporting resource centers. Matthew looks forward to serving the students and the University.


Liliana Crespo-Palafox

Liliana Palafox is currently part of the Board of Directors Facilities and Commercial Services Committee and works at the EOP DREAM Center. Liliana would like to raise the voices of CSUN students by highlighting the various events at the USU. As a mother she has encountered difficulties that she wishes to resolve to make CSUN more inclusive by providing resources for students of all backgrounds.


Kelly De Leon

Kelly De Leon has a strong passion for student advocacy. Being a student organizer with the Central American United Student Association and Revolutionary Scholars, Kelly has seen that the USU offers a unique space to give students the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. By having a seat on the USU BoD, Kelly is determined to ensure that the USU is diligently serving all students needs through their policies, expenditures, and resources.

 


Arrah Ebot Enaw

Arrah Enaw served as the Chair of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. She desires to continue working on what she started on the Board, by making sure students’ suggestions on how to improve campus life are taken into consideration. Arrah is a passionate leader who believes helping others is an essential skill for an inclusive world. She equally plans to advocate for students with disabilities to have more resources on campus.


Christopher Ordonez

Christopher Ordonez is committed to fostering student’s intersectionality by enhancing resources and services, which will allow students to become advocates and leaders in our community. Christopher is a former member of the Board of Directors Facilities and Commercial Services Committee at the University Student Union. He had the privilege to advocate for students that needed a safe and inclusive space on campus. Some of the work he has done while being a committee member was to expand space for the EOP Dream Center and create more gender inclusive restrooms at the Sol Center. Christopher wants the USU to be the place where student’s needs are being heard, understood, and met so that they can overall succeed in their college careers. Christopher plans to do this with an honest, empathetic, and holistic approach.


Ruben Ramos

Ruben is part of Resilience Scholars and Revolutionary Scholars project. As an advocate for foster youth and system impacted students, Ruben envisions a bridge that gap between every student needs and resources to ensure successful healing. For the past year Ruben has maintained a healthy gpa and has been an integral part of activism these past years, tediously against 1100/1100R that students of color while maintaining focus on. His goal is to amplify and uplift student voices that are systematically affected while making sure every student has access to the resources they need now! Developing more healing workshops for all students, forming circles of unity breaking through past traumas and experiences. Until then he will be committed to his students and community.


Tammy Rassamekiarttisak

Tammy Rassamekiarttisak would like to continuously ensure that the University Student Union best serves the interests’ and needs’ of the students where they can feel a sense of community and belonging. She would like to create an inclusive, fun, and growth-enhancing environment to support student academic success and professional development through events and programs. She has served on the Facilities and Commercial Services committee and worked on the expansion of the EOP Dream Center.


Cedric Revera

Cedric Antonio Revera is an advocate for Social Justice. Serving on the Board of Directors, he plans to ensure representation for students who come from oppressed communities. He will promote equity, propose inclusive policies, and, uphold accessibility standards. A vote for Cedric is a vote for YOUR representation.


Giselle Reyes

Giselle Reyes wants to maximize your student experience! For her, this means creating a path where your potential is limitless. Giselle is a Coordinator at the Office of Student Involvement and Development and a former USU employee. Giselle is currently a Masters candidate for Educational Leadership and Policies Studies, she wants to make a career out of her passion for student affairs. If elected a seat on the Board of Directors, Giselle will be your advocate to ensure your success is abundant and purposeful.