ASLMU

Associated Students of Loyola Marymount University

The ASLMU Elections are in full swing! Campaign period is Monday, March 13th to March 20th. Voting is March 21st through March 23rd.

Below are the ASLMU Senate candidates in order by senate positions.

In order to see each candidates platform statement, hover over their picture.

 

 

Senator-at-large Candidates

Jordan Arredondo

Jordan Arredondo, Senator-at-Large Candidate     My name is Jordan Arredondo, a Junior, Spanish and Health & Human Sciences major and I am running on the grounds of productively representing the LMU community, in which I believe I can accomplish as a Senator-at-Large. The ability to properly, and more importantly, efficiently contribute information to a committee of peers has allowed me to foster a type of structural and forward thinking mindset in leadership positions – such as taking on the role of President of the California Psi chapter of Phi Delta Theta here at LMU. Having grown up in a Mexican-American household, my passion to raise the awareness and motivate those to listen to their fellow multi-cultural communities is largely important in my running for a senate position on ASLMU. Additionally, through my upbringing in an environment that encouraged giving back to the community as best I could, along with a passion for the physiology and anatomy of the human body, I’ve able to contribute as part of a cohesive team at a physical therapy clinic. With the intentions of the student-body at head and at heart, I believe that I would be an contributing and effective Senator-at-Large.

Jordan Arredondo, Senator-at-Large Candidate

    My name is Jordan Arredondo, a Junior, Spanish and Health & Human Sciences major and I am running on the grounds of productively representing the LMU community, in which I believe I can accomplish as a Senator-at-Large. The ability to properly, and more importantly, efficiently contribute information to a committee of peers has allowed me to foster a type of structural and forward thinking mindset in leadership positions – such as taking on the role of President of the California Psi chapter of Phi Delta Theta here at LMU. Having grown up in a Mexican-American household, my passion to raise the awareness and motivate those to listen to their fellow multi-cultural communities is largely important in my running for a senate position on ASLMU. Additionally, through my upbringing in an environment that encouraged giving back to the community as best I could, along with a passion for the physiology and anatomy of the human body, I’ve able to contribute as part of a cohesive team at a physical therapy clinic. With the intentions of the student-body at head and at heart, I believe that I would be an contributing and effective Senator-at-Large.

Chris Lorenzo

Chris Lorenzo, Senator-at-Large Candidate     My name is Chris Lorenzo, and I’m a Junior Physics Major and Applied Math Minor. Governmental experience? I have served as the interim Treasurer for the Society of Physics Students, of which I was one of the founding members. AS A STUDENT, I ACHIEVED THE DEAN’S LIST FOUR TIMES, AS WELL AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS. OUTSIDE OF CLASS, I AM AN EAGLE SCOUT WITH AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE LOYOLAN.             I know I’m inexperienced. I spent the first two years at LMU thinking I could focus on academics alone.             So why should I run? In light of recent events, it is clear I can’t stay silent, and it’s my duty to care for the issues of my fellow Lions.             This duty led to me becoming an active member of RESILIENCE and MEChA, so I could stand alongside marginalized Lions and address their needs. And it is this same duty to all students that compels me to run for office.             As I write this, undocumented, international, and LGBTQ+ students are at risk, our school invests in pollution, and tuition increases by the thousand. We need leadership that will address these issues.             That is why I run.

Chris Lorenzo, Senator-at-Large Candidate

    My name is Chris Lorenzo, and I’m a Junior Physics Major and Applied Math Minor.

Governmental experience? I have served as the interim Treasurer for the Society of Physics Students, of which I was one of the founding members.

AS A STUDENT, I ACHIEVED THE DEAN’S LIST FOUR TIMES, AS WELL AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS. OUTSIDE OF CLASS, I AM AN EAGLE SCOUT WITH AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE LOYOLAN.

            I know I’m inexperienced. I spent the first two years at LMU thinking I could focus on academics alone.

            So why should I run?

In light of recent events, it is clear I can’t stay silent, and it’s my duty to care for the issues of my fellow Lions.

            This duty led to me becoming an active member of RESILIENCE and MEChA, so I could stand alongside marginalized Lions and address their needs. And it is this same duty to all students that compels me to run for office.

            As I write this, undocumented, international, and LGBTQ+ students are at risk, our school invests in pollution, and tuition increases by the thousand. We need leadership that will address these issues.

            That is why I run.

Brenda Quintanilla

Throughout my year and a half at LMU, I have come to realize the value of time because the future is never tomorrow, it is only today. My name is Brenda Quintanilla and I am a Sophomore Political Science and Chicana/o Studies double major. I am currently involved in Belles, Sigma Lambda Gamma, MEChA, and the Intercultural Facilitators Program. To some, this may seem like a lot. However, to me, it is the epitome of making my moments in college worthwhile by giving back to my community. As an ASLMU Senator, I will continue to strive to ensure that every Lion, regardless of race, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religion, can find meaning, joy, and love here at LMU. This can only be accomplished by creating our campus into a safe space for everyone, in which inclusivity and diversity are at the core keeping in mind the dignity of all Lions. I will advocate for platforms where students are able to engage in open dialogue, understanding that their concerns parallel issues outside the bluff. The future is today, and I can assure you that I will make every moment count.

Throughout my year and a half at LMU, I have come to realize the value of time because the future is never tomorrow, it is only today. My name is Brenda Quintanilla and I am a Sophomore Political Science and Chicana/o Studies double major. I am currently involved in Belles, Sigma Lambda Gamma, MEChA, and the Intercultural Facilitators Program. To some, this may seem like a lot. However, to me, it is the epitome of making my moments in college worthwhile by giving back to my community. As an ASLMU Senator, I will continue to strive to ensure that every Lion, regardless of race, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religion, can find meaning, joy, and love here at LMU. This can only be accomplished by creating our campus into a safe space for everyone, in which inclusivity and diversity are at the core keeping in mind the dignity of all Lions. I will advocate for platforms where students are able to engage in open dialogue, understanding that their concerns parallel issues outside the bluff. The future is today, and I can assure you that I will make every moment count.

Katie Porter

My name is Katie Porter and I am a sophomore studying Psychology and Political Science. I had the pleasure of being a senator in ASLMU last year. When I campaigned a year ago, I made a promise to you all that I would be the representative that you deserve, and “Turn Your Opinion into Change.” I worked hard every day and created results. One example of the results of my determination is that I proposed and wrote a resolution that would extend the period-of-time we have to withdraw from classes without a penalty from one week to two weeks. Another example is an event I created called Lions’ Stories, which allowed Lions to share their stories about mental illness to destigmatize mental illness on campus. I believe that students should feel that their stories are valued and should feel empowered to be who they truly are. If I had the honor of being reelected, I will continue my legacy and passion. I will address issues such as freedom of expression for all students through a survey and resolution, and work tirelessly to make campus food hours and parking more suited to the needs of the students.

My name is Katie Porter and I am a sophomore studying Psychology and Political Science. I had the pleasure of being a senator in ASLMU last year. When I campaigned a year ago, I made a promise to you all that I would be the representative that you deserve, and “Turn Your Opinion into Change.” I worked hard every day and created results. One example of the results of my determination is that I proposed and wrote a resolution that would extend the period-of-time we have to withdraw from classes without a penalty from one week to two weeks. Another example is an event I created called Lions’ Stories, which allowed Lions to share their stories about mental illness to destigmatize mental illness on campus. I believe that students should feel that their stories are valued and should feel empowered to be who they truly are. If I had the honor of being reelected, I will continue my legacy and passion. I will address issues such as freedom of expression for all students through a survey and resolution, and work tirelessly to make campus food hours and parking more suited to the needs of the students.

Fabio Cabezas

Fabio Cabezas, Senator-at-Large Candidate

Julia Guillen

Julia Guillen, Senator-at-Large Candidate     My name is Julia Guillen and I’m class of 2018. In running for Senate, I'm pulling from my own experiences as being First To Go and a person of color, a marketing major and an English minor. I believe in my capabilities as a leader due to my previous positions as VP of PR and Community Service, in addition to my professional experience and hands on work with startups. I have spent most of my time at LMU finding my home in Sursum Corda and Delta Sigma Pi, but have realized in doing so it has allowed me to stay in my comfort zone. When I look forward to the things I want to do after graduation, social marketing, communicating social justice issues and enabling better representation on TV, I decided that my work will start now, with you. If elected to senate, I am eager to promote inclusion by working to decrease costs of study abroad and supporting more inclusive campus dialogues. Everything I do will be informed by my conversations with you so I hope that you trust my vision and will work with me to enhance everyone’s LMU experience. Vote Julia Guillen for Senate.

Julia Guillen, Senator-at-Large Candidate

    My name is Julia Guillen and I’m class of 2018. In running for Senate, I'm pulling from my own experiences as being First To Go and a person of color, a marketing major and an English minor. I believe in my capabilities as a leader due to my previous positions as VP of PR and Community Service, in addition to my professional experience and hands on work with startups. I have spent most of my time at LMU finding my home in Sursum Corda and Delta Sigma Pi, but have realized in doing so it has allowed me to stay in my comfort zone. When I look forward to the things I want to do after graduation, social marketing, communicating social justice issues and enabling better representation on TV, I decided that my work will start now, with you. If elected to senate, I am eager to promote inclusion by working to decrease costs of study abroad and supporting more inclusive campus dialogues. Everything I do will be informed by my conversations with you so I hope that you trust my vision and will work with me to enhance everyone’s LMU experience. Vote Julia Guillen for Senate.

Brynn Pennel

Representation. ·         I want full transparency for the students I am representing. ·         I will seek out students of all ages and backgrounds in order to expand the possibilities of creating a more unified, diverse, and active Lion community. ·         I will serve as a pillar to the student body in being a familiar face and comfortable friend they can turn to in order to bring their ideas to life. ·         I will be myself in my representation, as an individual who seeks to make a positive change while always having fun and attracting positive energy.   Being the change at LMU. ·         I will bring forth various benefits to all clubs, organizations, on-campus employers, etc. including but not limited to: o   Manageable funding for events and activities. o   Flexible scheduling to allow busier students to get involved at their own leisure. o   Inclusivity of the entire student body from various groups and a new level of comfortability to join without hesitation. o   Increased advertising for clubs, events, and student affairs. o   Upgrading and improving the energy for each unique organization and event, leading to increased membership and funding.

Representation.

·         I want full transparency for the students I am representing.

·         I will seek out students of all ages and backgrounds in order to expand the possibilities of creating a more unified, diverse, and active Lion community.

·         I will serve as a pillar to the student body in being a familiar face and comfortable friend they can turn to in order to bring their ideas to life.

·         I will be myself in my representation, as an individual who seeks to make a positive change while always having fun and attracting positive energy.

 

Being the change at LMU.

·         I will bring forth various benefits to all clubs, organizations, on-campus employers, etc. including but not limited to:

o   Manageable funding for events and activities.

o   Flexible scheduling to allow busier students to get involved at their own leisure.

o   Inclusivity of the entire student body from various groups and a new level of comfortability to join without hesitation.

o   Increased advertising for clubs, events, and student affairs.

o   Upgrading and improving the energy for each unique organization and event, leading to increased membership and funding.

Service Community Candidate

Fraternity And Soroity Life Candidate

Nina Yustiarti

Michael Del Santo

My name is Nina Yustiarti and I am a Sophomore, Political Science major. I am also an international student, and this experience has taught me how to become a responsible and cooperative person. It provides me with a different worldview that I think ASLMU could benefit from. During my freshman year, I was a part of the Residence Hall Association as a representative for the students my floor. I am also a part of a service organization on campus and being a part of Ignatians has allowed me to educate myself about social justice issues. It has also given me the platform to create social change, promotion of justice, and to defend my values. This causes me to strive to do service whether it be on or off campus. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to go to Morocco with LMU’s Alternative Breaks program. The program focused on refugee rights and women empowerment. After this trip, my group and I wrote letters to senators to inform them about the refugee situation in Morocco. As you can see, service is a big part of who I am and therefore I would like to be able to give back to the community that gave me so much.

My name is Nina Yustiarti and I am a Sophomore, Political Science major. I am also an international student, and this experience has taught me how to become a responsible and cooperative person. It provides me with a different worldview that I think ASLMU could benefit from. During my freshman year, I was a part of the Residence Hall Association as a representative for the students my floor. I am also a part of a service organization on campus and being a part of Ignatians has allowed me to educate myself about social justice issues. It has also given me the platform to create social change, promotion of justice, and to defend my values. This causes me to strive to do service whether it be on or off campus. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to go to Morocco with LMU’s Alternative Breaks program. The program focused on refugee rights and women empowerment. After this trip, my group and I wrote letters to senators to inform them about the refugee situation in Morocco. As you can see, service is a big part of who I am and therefore I would like to be able to give back to the community that gave me so much.

International Candidates

Enrico Sala

Albus Wang

    I am a junior international student majoring in Theatre Arts. As a international student, I find that there are not enough resources for us. My goal as International senator is to provide international students more support designated for us as well as more fun events to promote our presence on campus. By providing these resources, I want us international students to consider LMU as our second home away from home. Besides, I also identify as a commuter, gender queer, and person of color. I understand that intersectionality is crucial for many students with multiple identities in our community, and I believe that every one should be respected and treated equally. Therefore, I support equality for marginalized communities on campus and nationwide. Becoming a senator will enable me to urge the administration to improve our campus to for a safer environment for the whole student body.  

    I am a junior international student majoring in Theatre Arts. As a international student, I find that there are not enough resources for us. My goal as International senator is to provide international students more support designated for us as well as more fun events to promote our presence on campus. By providing these resources, I want us international students to consider LMU as our second home away from home. Besides, I also identify as a commuter, gender queer, and person of color. I understand that intersectionality is crucial for many students with multiple identities in our community, and I believe that every one should be respected and treated equally. Therefore, I support equality for marginalized communities on campus and nationwide. Becoming a senator will enable me to urge the administration to improve our campus to for a safer environment for the whole student body.

 

Hello my name is Enrico Sala and I’m a Mechanical engineering sophomore from Brazil. I’m current a senator and now am running for the International seat in senate. I want to continue my mission to represent the International Community on campus. If elected I plan on bringing an international honors society to campus, so to create a structured international community and help our students both academically and socially. The importance of offering International Students with the resources to strive at LMU is crucial, and with my initiative I can create a platform that offers the same resources such as Greek Life and Service Orgs. I am an International Student myself and have used the universities resources to my advantage to better myself, and want to encourage LMU’s mission statement. I believe I’m good candidate for the position because I not only can represent the international population but also I’m involved in Greek life as the vice president of my organization, as student manager for the intercultural suite on campus and a commuter. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and I will be more than happy to talk!

Hello my name is Enrico Sala and I’m a Mechanical engineering sophomore from Brazil. I’m current a senator and now am running for the International seat in senate. I want to continue my mission to represent the International Community on campus. If elected I plan on bringing an international honors society to campus, so to create a structured international community and help our students both academically and socially. The importance of offering International Students with the resources to strive at LMU is crucial, and with my initiative I can create a platform that offers the same resources such as Greek Life and Service Orgs. I am an International Student myself and have used the universities resources to my advantage to better myself, and want to encourage LMU’s mission statement. I believe I’m good candidate for the position because I not only can represent the international population but also I’m involved in Greek life as the vice president of my organization, as student manager for the intercultural suite on campus and a commuter. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and I will be more than happy to talk!

off campus/commuter candidates

Victoria Martinez

Sara Blagojevich

My name is Sara Blagojevich, I’m a sophomore Business Finance and Communication Studies major. I’m also a commuter and have been commuting since freshman year. Being a commuter, I understand the difficulties of: feeling disconnected from campus, feeling lost when you have an awkward 2-3 hour block between classes, feeling frustrated with LA traffic (especially during rush hours), and feeling burdened with always scheduling ahead to account for commuting time. I know LMU commuters range from 10 minutes away near the back gates to 2 hours away. Personally, my commute time is somewhat in between – about 40 minutes. But, I usually give myself an hour to account for traffic, finding parking and walking to class.   I believe I will make a great commuter Senator because I understand the hardships of commuting and want to be YOUR voice in ASLMU to represent our commuter community. It’s great that there is a designated senator position for commuters because we’re often a neglected community but, now let’s use this opportunity and allow our voices to be heard. There are most definitely changes that can be made to better accommodate commuters, let me be your outlet and turn those ideas into action. Thank you!

My name is Sara Blagojevich, I’m a sophomore Business Finance and Communication Studies major. I’m also a commuter and have been commuting since freshman year.

Being a commuter, I understand the difficulties of: feeling disconnected from campus, feeling lost when you have an awkward 2-3 hour block between classes, feeling frustrated with LA traffic (especially during rush hours), and feeling burdened with always scheduling ahead to account for commuting time.

I know LMU commuters range from 10 minutes away near the back gates to 2 hours away. Personally, my commute time is somewhat in between – about 40 minutes. But, I usually give myself an hour to account for traffic, finding parking and walking to class.  

I believe I will make a great commuter Senator because I understand the hardships of commuting and want to be YOUR voice in ASLMU to represent our commuter community. It’s great that there is a designated senator position for commuters because we’re often a neglected community but, now let’s use this opportunity and allow our voices to be heard. There are most definitely changes that can be made to better accommodate commuters, let me be your outlet and turn those ideas into action.

Thank you!

Zachary Brock Rouleau

My name is Zachary Brock Rouleau. I am currently a sophomore at LMU. I am a business major that has extensive background in business as well as student government from the four years I was the vice president of my high school class. My major accomplishments revolve around soccer, education and business. I was captain of my high school soccer team and won states as the lead goal scorer for my team. I am the boss of my own company which has brought me all of the way to Los Angeles from the east coast. I absolutely have loved my time at LMU thus far and would love to help the community at large as well as represent my fellow off-campus commuters to identify challenges we may face as well as bringing us closer together. I am passionate about everything I become involved with and will work as much as I need to in order to make for a better community here at LMU and to make sure that your voices and concerns are heard. I am always open for discussion on any topic you may want to discuss and I look forward to representing the students of LMU.

    My name is Victoria Martinez, I’m a sophomore majoring in political science, and am running for Off Campus/Commuter Senator position. I have previous experience as the Associated Student Body vice president during my senior year of high school where I was in charge of a number of student-led activities from fundraisers to rallies and community service opportunities.As a commuter who makes the daily trip from Pasadena to Westchester, I know the struggles and stressfulness of having to balance school, work, and traffic. I will represent commuters among leadership so that our experience at LMU is as successful and fulfilling as possible. I am hoping to continue making our campus feel like our home away from home!

    My name is Victoria Martinez, I’m a sophomore majoring in political science, and am running for Off Campus/Commuter Senator position. I have previous experience as the Associated Student Body vice president during my senior year of high school where I was in charge of a number of student-led activities from fundraisers to rallies and community service opportunities.As a commuter who makes the daily trip from Pasadena to Westchester, I know the struggles and stressfulness of having to balance school, work, and traffic. I will represent commuters among leadership so that our experience at LMU is as successful and fulfilling as possible. I am hoping to continue making our campus feel like our home away from home!

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Athletic Candidates

Danielle Nunez

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My name is Danielle Nunez and I am a sophomore Women’s and Gender Studies major/Political Science minor. I am also a part of the Women’s Cross Country and Track team. Throughout my time in high school I served as a Freshman Senator, Sophomore/Junior Co-President, and senior year, Fall ASB President and Spring Vice President. While holding these positions, I coordinated events and managed budgets. When I entered college, I immersed myself within the athletic community, serving as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee spirit chair and now Secretary. I also worked as a mentor for freshmen athletes. I represented LMU at the WCC SAAC meet-up, where I was able to collaborate with student-athletes from other schools. This opportunity allowed me to build confidence in my leadership abilities, while provoking discourse that will better improve the well-being of student-athletes. This year in SAAC, athletics partnered with Campus Ministry for “Feed the Hungry”. This partnership helped me see the privilege we hold as student-athletes and how our actions within our own community can effect change. I appreciate ASLMU providing a senator position specifically for student-athletes because I would love to bridge the gap between athletics and the student body as a collective.

BCLA Candidates

Brooke Piedra

My name is Brooke Piedra – Originally from Portland, Oregon, a first-year Economics and Philosophy double major in hopes of attending law school, and I am now running for a second term on your ASLMU Senate! The position I am running for is the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Senator to ensure that our humanities and social science majors are well-represented. Here are a few roles I have held around campus this past year to become closer to the LMU community. · ASLMU Senator · Tour Guide for LMU · Active Member of Alpha Phi Sorority · Programming Team at Mane Entertainment My initiative first and foremost is to serve you all, the students. Being a BCLA major is much more than completing the coursework, but also exploring oneself and indulging in opportunities like internships, studying abroad, and research projects. If elected, I will strive to be the most effective liaison between the Bellarmine faculty and the BCLA dealing with all student concerns and suggestions regarding the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. I believe my confidence, diligence, and passion will enable me to achieve my platform, and ultimately will better this beautiful community we call home, Loyola Marymount University. Go Lions! Brooke Piedra

My name is Brooke Piedra –

Originally from Portland, Oregon, a first-year Economics and Philosophy double major in hopes of attending law school, and I am now running for a second term on your ASLMU Senate! The position I am running for is the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Senator to ensure that our humanities and social science majors are well-represented.

Here are a few roles I have held around campus this past year to become closer to the LMU community.

· ASLMU Senator

· Tour Guide for LMU

· Active Member of Alpha Phi Sorority

· Programming Team at Mane Entertainment

My initiative first and foremost is to serve you all, the students. Being a BCLA major is much more than completing the coursework, but also exploring oneself and indulging in opportunities like internships, studying abroad, and research projects. If elected, I will strive to be the most effective liaison between the Bellarmine faculty and the BCLA dealing with all student concerns and suggestions regarding the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts.

I believe my confidence, diligence, and passion will enable me to achieve my platform, and ultimately will better this beautiful community we call home, Loyola Marymount University.

Go Lions!

Brooke Piedra

Jonathan Santos

My name is Jonathan Santos and I am a junior running for a seat in the ASLMU senate. BCLA students, like myself, are often warned that we will have trouble finding a job. People have even suggested that I trade my sociology major for a more “practical” field of study, such as business or STEM. But reflecting on my nearly three years at LMU, I could not be prouder of my Liberal Arts education. BCLA taught me to think critically and ignited my passion for justice. Above all, BCLA introduced me to professors whom I am fortunate enough to call my mentors. Through these meaningful relationships, I was inspired to be a mentor to others: I tutor underprivileged high school students as the president of Harambee; I prepare college sophomores for graduate school as a Peer Leader of the Academic Community of Excellence; I facilitate the professional development of new members in my business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. As a BCLA senator, I plan to emphasize the value of mentorship by connecting LMU students and members of our surrounding communities with strong, socially conscious mentors. I will also use this platform to encourage critical dialogue among our diverse student population.

My name is Jonathan Santos and I am a junior running for a seat in the ASLMU senate.

BCLA students, like myself, are often warned that we will have trouble finding a job. People have even suggested that I trade my sociology major for a more “practical” field of study, such as business or STEM. But reflecting on my nearly three years at LMU, I could not be prouder of my Liberal Arts education. BCLA taught me to think critically and ignited my passion for justice. Above all, BCLA introduced me to professors whom I am fortunate enough to call my mentors. Through these meaningful relationships, I was inspired to be a mentor to others: I tutor underprivileged high school students as the president of Harambee; I prepare college sophomores for graduate school as a Peer Leader of the Academic Community of Excellence; I facilitate the professional development of new members in my business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. As a BCLA senator, I plan to emphasize the value of mentorship by connecting LMU students and members of our surrounding communities with strong, socially conscious mentors. I will also use this platform to encourage critical dialogue among our diverse student population.

Seaver College Candidates

Kirby Townsend

 I am Kirby Townsend, and I am a sophomore Civil Engineering major and Dance minor. I am running to be your College of Science and Engineering Seaver Senate Representative. Off campus, I am currently interning as a Project Engineer at LAX and on campus, I am involved in Oxfam America, the Honors Program, and was an O’leader for incoming freshman this past summer. I also got the opportunity to study abroad in Bonn, Germany. My freshman year, I was in the Residents Hall Association (RHA) as Doheny Representative for East Quad. I loved helping put on events and being a voice for the community. As your Seaver Representative, I am wanting to work towards more collaboration between colleges. LMU is an amazing college and when great minds come together with different perspectives and strengths innovation occurs. I also want to make sure we continue to enhance our connections with alumni and the LA community and build mentorship programs between our upper and lowerclassmen. Overall though, I want to be a voice for you all. I want to hear what you have to say and what changes you want because those will be my top priority.

 I am Kirby Townsend, and I am a sophomore Civil Engineering major and Dance minor. I am running to be your College of Science and Engineering Seaver Senate Representative. Off campus, I am currently interning as a Project Engineer at LAX and on campus, I am involved in Oxfam America, the Honors Program, and was an O’leader for incoming freshman this past summer. I also got the opportunity to study abroad in Bonn, Germany. My freshman year, I was in the Residents Hall Association (RHA) as Doheny Representative for East Quad. I loved helping put on events and being a voice for the community. As your Seaver Representative, I am wanting to work towards more collaboration between colleges. LMU is an amazing college and when great minds come together with different perspectives and strengths innovation occurs. I also want to make sure we continue to enhance our connections with alumni and the LA community and build mentorship programs between our upper and lowerclassmen. Overall though, I want to be a voice for you all. I want to hear what you have to say and what changes you want because those will be my top priority.

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CFA Candidates

Dasia Intil

My name is Dasia Intil, and I am a junior music major expected to graduate spring 2018. While my this is my first year in campaigning for ASLMU, I’ve held different types of involvements and roles around campus that I feel have helped cultivate skills necessary for this job. My two on-campus jobs have assisted in my growth in the areas of communication, time management, and human relation skills that I feel are necessary for this position. My passion for the arts I feel is also something that cannot be overlooked. I would like to bring the arts more attention on campus as I feel that it is something that student can benefit from. When talking to multiple on the purpose of art, the common answers to are communication, self-expression, making political statements, and even building community. In building this community, I feel that it would open more opportunities for dialogue, and expression regarding important issues and even some stress relief across campus.

My name is Dasia Intil, and I am a junior music major expected to graduate spring 2018. While my this is my first year in campaigning for ASLMU, I’ve held different types of involvements and roles around campus that I feel have helped cultivate skills necessary for this job. My two on-campus jobs have assisted in my growth in the areas of communication, time management, and human relation skills that I feel are necessary for this position. My passion for the arts I feel is also something that cannot be overlooked. I would like to bring the arts more attention on campus as I feel that it is something that student can benefit from. When talking to multiple on the purpose of art, the common answers to are communication, self-expression, making political statements, and even building community. In building this community, I feel that it would open more opportunities for dialogue, and expression regarding important issues and even some stress relief across campus.

John Bovill

John Bovill – Class of 2018 – Biology Major – Men’s Soccer With senior year approaching, I cannot help but think of all the opportunities that LMU has to offer that I have yet to pursue. Having been a representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee for two years and now the Vice President of the committee, I know what it takes to listen to others and make their voices be heard. If elected, I hope to further develop the integration of athletics into not only ASLMU, but the entire student body by promoting school spirit. This past year I have been a student representative on the Athlete Advisory Board that contains individuals from every realm of LMU, be it academics, faculty, or athletics. The combination of these experiences have shown me that there is lack of drive from either end ofthe spectrum to open itself to one another. I promise to devote my time to addressing this issue and forming a stronger bridge of athletics to student body. I feel that with my previous experience and current involvement, I contain the skills to represent the athletics community and provide useful insight into student body issues from an athletic standpoint.

John Bovill – Class of 2018 – Biology Major – Men’s Soccer

With senior year approaching, I cannot help but think of all the opportunities that LMU has to offer that I have yet to pursue. Having been a representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee for two years and now the Vice President of the committee, I know what it takes to listen to others and make their voices be heard. If elected, I hope to further develop the integration of athletics into not only ASLMU, but the entire student body by promoting school spirit. This past year I have been a student representative on the Athlete Advisory Board that contains individuals from every realm of LMU, be it academics, faculty, or athletics. The combination of these experiences have shown me that there is lack of drive from either end ofthe spectrum to open itself to one another. I promise to devote my time to addressing this issue and forming a stronger bridge of athletics to student body. I feel that with my previous experience and current involvement, I contain the skills to represent the athletics community and provide useful insight into student body issues from an athletic standpoint.

Maylon Day

Hello, my name is Maylon Day and I am a current freshman studying political science, expecting to graduate in the year 2020. In my previous experience I have participated in various leadership committees throughout my early school years. In my sophomore year I was a class representative responsible for hosting campus-wide activities and reporting public opinion to club meetings. My most memorable achievement comes from the experience in creating and facilitating a school newsletter for my high school as a way to promote student produced opinion and social awareness. As being a current member of University Affairs, I hope to carry out my service in providing memorable experiences for the LMU community. Running for ASLMU Senate I hope to work with the committee in extending more interaction with academic advisors for the purpose of enhancing focus on future career planning. It’s important to encourage the presence of international awareness while understanding the state of immigration laws as a basis for informing the entire student body. With globally-minded students of LMU and beyond, I plan to encourage the presence of LMU students in supporting other students whose lives and families are affected by the changing state of our nation.

Hello, my name is Maylon Day and I am a current freshman studying political science, expecting to graduate in the year 2020. In my previous experience I have participated in various leadership committees throughout my early school years. In my sophomore year I was a class representative responsible for hosting campus-wide activities and reporting public opinion to club meetings. My most memorable achievement comes from the experience in creating and facilitating a school newsletter for my high school as a way to promote student produced opinion and social awareness. As being a current member of University Affairs, I hope to carry out my service in providing memorable experiences for the LMU community. Running for ASLMU Senate I hope to work with the committee in extending more interaction with academic advisors for the purpose of enhancing focus on future career planning. It’s important to encourage the presence of international awareness while understanding the state of immigration laws as a basis for informing the entire student body. With globally-minded students of LMU and beyond, I plan to encourage the presence of LMU students in supporting other students whose lives and families are affected by the changing state of our nation.

Mark Papadopoulos

Hello, my name is Mark Papadopoulos, and I am running for Senator of Seaver College. I am a sophomore Biology major who is strongly dedicated to leadership and service. I have previous experience in high school student government which has taught me what it takes to listen to others and get things accomplished on campus. I am aspiring to be a dental surgeon, so I carry myself professionally with everything I do. If elected, I promise to take action in all things regarding the Seaver community on and off campus to better assist LMU’s presence off the bluff. As a biology major I know how important the environment is to humanity and I want to help reduce LMU’s carbon footprint on campus. One method that I will use to accomplish this is by switching all the sprinkler systems to water efficient drip systems. If I am elected, it is not only about what I can do in this position, but what we as lions from Seaver College can do as a team to improve LMU.

Hello, my name is Mark Papadopoulos, and I am running for Senator of Seaver College. I am a sophomore Biology major who is strongly dedicated to leadership and service. I have previous experience in high school student government which has taught me what it takes to listen to others and get things accomplished on campus. I am aspiring to be a dental surgeon, so I carry myself professionally with everything I do. If elected, I promise to take action in all things regarding the Seaver community on and off campus to better assist LMU’s presence off the bluff. As a biology major I know how important the environment is to humanity and I want to help reduce LMU’s carbon footprint on campus. One method that I will use to accomplish this is by switching all the sprinkler systems to water efficient drip systems. If I am elected, it is not only about what I can do in this position, but what we as lions from Seaver College can do as a team to improve LMU.

Allie Crawford

My name is Allie Crawford, Class of 2019, and I am running for the ASLMU College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA) Senator. I will represent the CFA population well as I am a Communication Studies major with a Graphic Design minor, both within this college. My experience in this major gives me the unique qualities I will need to succeed at voicing the comments and concerns of students to ASLMU in order to promote positive change. In addition to my involvement in clubs and community service at LMU, I also have four years of prior student government experience. I promise to fully dedicate myself to this position and strive to make LMU a enjoyable environment for all. I will encourage and help all students to get involved and take full advantage of all of LMU’s resources and opportunities. Through my role as senator I intent to build a greater sense of belonging and pride for all students.

My name is Allie Crawford, Class of 2019, and I am running for the ASLMU College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA) Senator. I will represent the CFA population well as I am a Communication Studies major with a Graphic Design minor, both within this college. My experience in this major gives me the unique qualities I will need to succeed at voicing the comments and concerns of students to ASLMU in order to promote positive change. In addition to my involvement in clubs and community service at LMU, I also have four years of prior student government experience. I promise to fully dedicate myself to this position and strive to make LMU a enjoyable environment for all. I will encourage and help all students to get involved and take full advantage of all of LMU’s resources and opportunities. Through my role as senator I intent to build a greater sense of belonging and pride for all students.

CBA Candidate

SFTV Candidate

Brian L Grant

My name is Brian L Grant and I’m a Junior studying Screenwriting and Psychology. While I have served on governmental boards for my local HOA and for my fraternity, I am no expert when it comes to government, but I am proud of what I have taken advantage of as an undergrad. My greatest accomplishments include pouring coffee for people at the Lion’s Den, trying my hand at our local radio station, fulfilling my goal to become an O Leader, and being able to call myself an award-winning filmmaker. LMU has helped me accomplish so much, that I feel called to help serve. As ASLMU Senator, I want to use what I’ve learned to best represent the film school and to start discussions about how filmmakers can become their best selves. I believe we should have greater collaboration between class levels and majors so we can all learn from each other and grow as individuals. I want to create opportunities for filmmakers to learn more about the business side of the industry and to take on projects outside of the classroom. And finally, I want to help our filmmakers gain reputations as professionals, not just students.

My name is Brian L Grant and I’m a Junior studying Screenwriting and Psychology. While I have served on governmental boards for my local HOA and for my fraternity, I am no expert when it comes to government, but I am proud of what I have taken advantage of as an undergrad. My greatest accomplishments include pouring coffee for people at the Lion’s Den, trying my hand at our local radio station, fulfilling my goal to become an O Leader, and being able to call myself an award-winning filmmaker. LMU has helped me accomplish so much, that I feel called to help serve. As ASLMU Senator, I want to use what I’ve learned to best represent the film school and to start discussions about how filmmakers can become their best selves. I believe we should have greater collaboration between class levels and majors so we can all learn from each other and grow as individuals. I want to create opportunities for filmmakers to learn more about the business side of the industry and to take on projects outside of the classroom. And finally, I want to help our filmmakers gain reputations as professionals, not just students.

Diversity and Inclusion Candidates

Del Smith

My name is Del Smith, and I am a junior Communications major and Sociology minor. I am declaring my candidacy for a seat as a Diversity and Inclusion Senator. While I have never had any experience with governmental positions, I do believe my involvements on campus will aid me if I am elected. Currently I am in my second year as a Resident Advisor (RA). Through this position I am constantly exposed to students from various backgrounds and called upon to deal with various situations. I am also accustomed to listening to others as well as responding accordingly. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. where I worked on higher education policy. Currently, I intern with Loyola Law School’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy clinic. My experiences, both on-campus and off-campus have taught me the importance of diversity, as success tends to come when multiple perspectives are valued. With this, I strive to conduct myself in accordance with the Jesuit value of magis, or the more, in everything I do. If elected, you should not expect anything less from me, as I look forward to help bring our community even closer together.

My name is Del Smith, and I am a junior Communications major and Sociology minor. I am declaring my candidacy for a seat as a Diversity and Inclusion Senator. While I have never had any experience with governmental positions, I do believe my involvements on campus will

aid me if I am elected. Currently I am in my second year as a Resident Advisor (RA). Through this position I am constantly exposed to students from various backgrounds and called upon to deal with various situations. I am also accustomed to listening to others as well as responding accordingly. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. where I worked on higher education policy. Currently, I intern with Loyola Law School’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy clinic. My experiences, both on-campus and off-campus have taught me the importance of diversity, as success tends to come when multiple perspectives are valued. With this, I strive to conduct myself in accordance with the Jesuit value of magis, or the more, in everything I do. If elected, you should not expect anything less from me, as I look forward to help bring our community even closer together.

Vandalena Mahoney

Nate Cater

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Tyler Magcase

Growth Through Supportive Leadership & Open Communication As many of you may have realized, diversity and inclusion have become prioritized aspects of all well-functioning organizations. In today’s world, people are more likely to demand respect for their differences rather than downplaying them for the sake of avoiding conflict. As a Senator of Diversity and Inclusion, I vow to reconcile this shift in culture by creating an environment in which all members of our community are able and encouraged to voice their ideas and listen to those of their peers. The goal is to turn your discussions into actions. Emphasis ·         Develop supportive leadership that will work diligently to create a supportive, vibrant, and inclusive community that reflects the rich mixture of people within it ·         Promote dialogue and effective communication between students, faculty, and staff ·         Provide a morally courageous and empathetic voice for the overlooked populations within our community Qualifications ·         Scientific background mixed with marketing-based education resulting in strong research and analysis capabilities ·         Firsthand experience being in companionship with and learning from those who are marginalized

Growth Through Supportive Leadership & Open Communication

As many of you may have realized, diversity and inclusion have become prioritized aspects of all well-functioning organizations. In today’s world, people are more likely to demand respect for their differences rather than downplaying them for the sake of avoiding conflict. As a Senator of Diversity and Inclusion, I vow to reconcile this shift in culture by creating an environment in which all members of our community are able and encouraged to voice their ideas and listen to those of their peers. The goal is to turn your discussions into actions.

Emphasis

·         Develop supportive leadership that will work diligently to create a supportive, vibrant, and inclusive community that reflects the rich mixture of people within it

·         Promote dialogue and effective communication between students, faculty, and staff

·         Provide a morally courageous and empathetic voice for the overlooked populations within our community

Qualifications

·         Scientific background mixed with marketing-based education resulting in strong research and analysis capabilities

·         Firsthand experience being in companionship with and learning from those who are marginalized

Raymond Duronslet III

My name is Raymond Duronslet III, I am a sophomore Political Science major expecting to graduate in May 2019. I work as an Intercultural Facilitator, serve as a member of Praxis Academy, and play club Rugby for LMU. My experience as an Intercultural Facilitator has given me the skills, and understanding to work with others from differing cultural perspectives. As a native Angeleno, I appreciate LMU's distinct location amongst other districts. I believe that community involvement is necessary in growth and believe that individuals should have a voice when it comes to the things that they believe should be the focus of the University. I believe that ASLMU should address the inclusion of various cultural expressions as a form a growth and connection among students. I also feel that ASLMU should address the issue of campus involvement and should work more directly with students to promote interests. With this platform, I intend to serve as a conduit between student concerns and institutional interests.

My name is Raymond Duronslet III, I am a sophomore Political Science major expecting to graduate in May 2019. I work as an Intercultural Facilitator, serve as a member of Praxis Academy, and play club Rugby for LMU. My experience as an Intercultural Facilitator has given me the skills, and understanding to work with others from differing cultural perspectives. As a native Angeleno, I appreciate LMU's distinct location amongst other districts. I believe that community involvement is necessary in growth and believe that individuals should have a voice when it comes to the things that they believe should be the focus of the University. I believe that ASLMU should address the inclusion of various cultural expressions as a form a growth and connection among students. I also feel that ASLMU should address the issue of campus involvement and should work more directly with students to promote interests. With this platform, I intend to serve as a conduit between student concerns and institutional interests.