Maya Kostov

Maya Kostov

At Large Senator
Maya Emilie Kostov
(she, her, hers)

Hello Wildcats! I am Maya Kostov, and I am running for the position of Student Body Senator. I am a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) and Classics. 

As a candidate, I would like to emphasize these five pillars that would benefit the U of A community and ASUA Senate: Accountability, Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Sustainability, and Transparency.

If given the chance, I would like to improve the accountability of both ASUA and the university administration to improve campus safety measures. All students deserve to feel heard and seen, and more proactive measures must be implemented to ensure safety on campus.

As a first-generation American, I understand the difficulties a lack of resources presents. I would like to continue working with and highlighting organizations on campus like Campus Pantry, Campus Closet, Safe Ride, the Student Health Advocacy Committee (SHAC), Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS), Think Tank, the Maker Studio, and many more to ensure students of every background can access the resources they need to succeed. 

I would like to continue highlighting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) groups on campus by creating a safe and welcoming environment to voice their concerns and promote their initiatives. My experience as the Assistant Director for the Arts, Culture, and Entertainment committee for the Wildcat Events Board has given me experience in promoting diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion on campus while bringing about a spirit of unity among students. 

As climate change becomes an increasingly important topic, I plan to continue working with the Students for Sustainability (SFS) to implement more initiatives to increase the sustainability of the campus and facilitate discussions about the impacts of climate change from a social and environmental standpoint. 

At times, ASUA can feel like a daunting and confusing organization. I want to increase transparency in ASUA for the U of A community, ensuring students and organizations understand precisely what ASUA does. Above all else, I want to ensure all students can share their experiences, and I, as your senator, can work with you to improve those experiences. It would be an honor to represent you as an At-Large Senator.