A guide to the 2019 ASWSU senate election

Polls open 12 a.m. Tuesday morning and close 7 p.m. Wednesday night

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

Students across campus are competing for a seat at the ASWSU senate. Six seats are up for grabs for Senate At-Large, four for undeclared, three for arts and sciences, two for business, one for College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences,  one for education, one for engineering and architecture, one for medical sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine and one for honors. The ASWSU Election Board chair provided all the information, including the candidates’ photos and personal statements. An ‘(I)’ indicates that the candidate already holds a position on the Senate.


Senate At-Large (6)


Brenda Avilasophomore, elementary education
Has been hall government president and vice president for Wilmer-Davis Hall, hopes to aide in closing economic gap between men and women hygiene products








Dawson Dalfrey, freshman, international business, wine and beverage business management
Residence Hall Association Community/Duncan Dunn representative, plans to help community with academics, involvement and mental awareness






Kebron Gebrujunior, construction management
Public relations for African Diaspora Association, associated with the National Society of Black Engineers, looks forward to bringing knowledge and skills based on experience to Senate













Malvin Malai Harrison, sophomore, communication
Asian Pacific American Student Coalition (APASC) chair, Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc., wants to accurately support all Cougs by ensuring all voices are heard













Linda Vargas, freshman
Crimson Group representative, Chicana/o Latina/o Student Alliance (ChiLaStAl) member, Mariposa Creative Care ambassador, wants to prioritize student voices and hopes to be vessel that delivers opinions, fears and concerns












Undeclared (4)


Wendy Alcantar
Wants to become a criminal psychologist, embrace leadership potential by being more involved















Monica Chavez (I), freshman, chemistry
Wants to focus on mental health, gender-neutral housing and LGBTQ+ inclusion, establish good relationship between ASWSU and other student organizations













Jelani Fame Christopher (I), freshman, geology
Engages with Young Democrats of WSU, plans to improve recycling methods, increase support and awareness for mental health and financial well-being












Jocelyn Granados
Involved in Crimson Group, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA), aims to do 10 hours of community service each month to give back to community













Arts and Sciences (3)



Emina Hadrovicpsychology and nursing
Former WSU Student Entertainment Board member, current Sigma Kappa member, wants to create workshops to help students maintain standing GPA












Bailey McCoy (I), sophomore, political science pre-law, communication and French
Member of political clubs, Sigma Kappa, wants to become a stronger senator













Connor Simmons, junior, philosophy and political science
Hopes to pass legislation that increase student involvement, promote student healthcare interests, maximize efficiency of ASWSU communications












Diana Sotelo, criminal justice and comparative ethnic studies
National Society of Leadership and Success member, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., wants to address Cougs’ hardships such as mental health












Nikolas Steckley, applied mathematics and chemistry
Students for Sensible Drug Policy WSU chapter founder, running to be force for change











Business (2)


Richard Eli Aquino, junior, marketing and entrepreneurship
Multicultural Student Services Mentor, MEChA Co-Chair, excited to help community and student body






Donavyn Velez-Fucal, business
Wants to provide an outlet for other business students, fulfill needs















Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (1)



Mikaela McCoy, economic sciences
Involved with Economics Club, Young Democrats of WSU, Emerging Leaders program, wants to bring effective change campus-wide







Education (1)


Hannah Martian (I), junior, sport management
Current ASWSU College of Education senator, finance committee chair, budget council chair, KUGR broadcaster and commentator, Community Standards Conduct Board member, Student Tech Fee Committee member, Young Democrats of WSU president, Chinook Yearbook Editor-in-Chief, coach for Pullman Parks and Recreation, passionate about serving students








Michael Jaramillo, junior, sport science
Involved with MEChA, ChiLaStAl, APASC, Men for Social Change, La Hermandad de O eMe Te















Engineering and Architecture (1)


Mayalin Nakasone, junior, mechanical engineering
ASWSU budget council member, Cougar Connector, Pacific Islanders Club officer, Panhellenic Council Vice President of Equity and Inclusion














Medical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine (1)



Sierra Marie Clough, genetics and cellular biology
Former hall government secretary and treasurer for Stephenson North, McNair Scholars Program member, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation member, Molecular Biosciences club member, wants to bridge gap between WSU’s scientific community and campus










Honors College (1)


Annaka Brayton, sophomore, business management
Honors College, former WSU Student Entertainment Board member, current Alpha Omicron Pi member, will do best to promote inclusivity and mental health awareness












Brock Zeller
Honors College, former member of hall government for Stimson Hall, joined WSU’s club baseball team, looks forward to opportunity to lead peers