Hello Wildcats! I am Lady Elli, and I am running for the position of Student Body Senator. Currently, I am a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Pre-Public Health.
As a candidate, I would like to tackle five main platforms that I believe would best enrich campus life and improve ASUA Senate:
For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): If given the opportunity and the platform, I would like to promote and improve DEI initiatives by 1) creating resolutions that would cater to the needs of cultural and resource centers, 2) promoting diversity and inclusion through representation in the council, and 3) supporting the incorporation of DEI in the curriculum.
For Sustainability: My experience as a student body senator for AY 2020-2021 has allowed me to contribute to the growth of Senate by formulating resolutions with my fellow senators, rebranding the social media platforms, and communicating with the different offices and services at the University of Arizona. I hope to further maintain this progress by creating sustainable structures in Senate and focusing on issues that further amplify the voices of the student body.
For Resource Accessibility: During my time in Senate, I plan on reaching out to different offices and organizations at the University of Arizona and further promote their services to cater to the needs of underrepresented students on campus, especially for international students, first-generation students, low-income students, transfer students, freshmen, and students from diverse backgrounds.
For Outreach: Being “first” has been an integral part of my identity as a first-generation immigrant and the first in my family to study in a four-year university abroad. Because of this, I also want to reach out to first-generation students on campus by supporting their growth throughout their entire undergraduate experience and introducing them to programs and offices related to Student Success Retention and Innovation such as TRiO ASEMS, Thrive Center, and Basic Needs Initiative.