The College of Liberal Arts will be the most competitive race for the board of directors, with 12 candidates running for four positions to represent 2,587 students.
Bayer is a history freshman who said she wants to be elected to the board of directors in order to nurture creativity on campus. She said she can do her part to help support organizations like the Craft Center by being a part of “something bigger.”
Brofft is a political science freshman who said he would like the opportunity to plan different events for students, like karaoke, game nights as well as other activities. He also said he would like to help students communicate what they want.
Bruno is a political science sophomore minoring in environmental science. She has worked for ASI, has been a CLA ambassador and is currently on the Library Advisory Board. She is running in a combined effort with Lindsey Meredith.
Galvan is a sociology junior, a CLA ambassador and a member of the social sciences club. Galvan said he wants to make the CLA more visible on campus.
Jaramillo is a history freshman and said he has always had a passion for government. He added he wants to represent the CLA to make the college a better place and represent the students with regards to the budget cuts.
McDade is a political science senior with a minor in psychology. McDade currently works as a facility supervisor in the University Union and in the Rec Center. He has also been involved in student orientation, greek life and other clubs on campus.
Meredith is a political science sophomore and a CLA ambassador. She also works as a lifeguard at the Rec Center. She said she can usually be found at work or in the library and would love to hear from fellow students.
Morrow is a social sciences freshman who lives in Trinity, the CLA dorm. She said living in Trinity helped her to realize the importance of the college. She is a member of Relay for Life, a Pride Center ally and will be a WOW leader in the fall.
Reynard is an English junior who said while she lacks student government experience, her range of studies at Cal Poly, German and Spanish minors and her time spent with the study abroad program, have given her a unique perspective that will be valuable for students.
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Scholte is a communication studies junior who said she wants to give back to Cal Poly because of the positive experience that she has had. She also said she has a lot of pride as part of the CLA. “I’m ready and willing to stand up against those who may value the technical studies above the liberal arts,” she said in her candidate statement.
Sirna is a psychology sophomore and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She said now is an important time for students to have a voice on campus because of the budget crisis.
Stone is a communication studies junior who is currently on the College Based Fee Student Advisory Committee for communication studies. She said her experience with the CLA budget made her want to be part of formulating change on campus.
Tabrizi is a political science junior with a business minor. She has been a member of the Cal Poly Stunt Team as well as the Mock Trial Association. She said she wants to use the experience she has gained to help the campus and the students.
Walicki is a political science junior who has served as part of ASI for the past two years. She has served on the Executive Cabinet as Secretary of Legislative Affairs and Student Communication and Collaboration. She is currently the Cal Poly student designee to the Student Community Liaison Committee, meaning she has worked with the city council as well as other community organizations.
The College of Engineering is the largest college on campus, with 3,898 students, and has five representative slots on the ASI Board of Directors. However, there are only four candidates listed on the ballot this year.
Freeman is an industrial engineering freshman. Freeman is an Eagle Scout who said his main goal, if elected, is to bridge the gap between students and the board.
Harada is a materials engineering junior who had no idea the ASI Board of Directors existed until recently, she said. However, she said she thinks this is to her advantage. “From my perspective, this position is all about bridging the gap between the students and the government. I am the gap,” she said in her official statement. Harada has had a leadership role in the Society of Women Engineers.
Porter is a mechanical engineering senior and wants to use the time she has spent with the university to the benefit of her college and the university as a whole, she said.
Slette is also a mechanical engineering senior. He has been an ASI employee and is the vice president of the Delta Chi Fraternity. He said he hopes to take his experience working with other organizations and apply it to the ASI Board of Directors.
The Orfalea College of Business has just three majors and 2,387 students, but is broken down into 10 different concentrations and four minors. The college has four representative slots.
Araya is a business administration sophomore who said leadership is one of her passions. She also said that giving back to the community is something she feels strongly about and did an internship this summer in San Francisco working with disadvantaged inner-city children.
Campbell is a business administration junior. He said he wants to use his problem-solving abilities to represent the students in the OCOB.
Chan is a business administration sophomore concentrating in management. He was the vice president of the Yosemite Hall Council and participated in the Inner-Housing Council. He said he has spent the last six months working with ASI. He has also been involved with the college of business by being part of the Orfalea Business Leadership Workshop and is a member in the co-ed professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.
Machado is a business administration junior with a concentration in marketing. She is a member of the Cal Poly Dance Team as well as a member of the greek community. She said she wants to be able to make the communication from ASI to students more effective so students know what’s happening on campus.
Varcitsiotes is a business administration ____. She said she is committed to maintaining Cal Poly as a top university. She added that the most effective student government is a strong, centered and active one.
Ward is an industrial technology junior minoring in economics. He said he wants to make the campus more fiscally responsible and improve the quality of education at Cal Poly. He added that he would like to make it easier for students to get jobs and internships.