Hey Everyone! My name is Rebecca and I’m a CSS major pursuing the IR and Middle Eastern studies certificate. I hail from Santa Monica and I love discussing LA infrastructure (city nerd!), Fun Home, and more reality TV shows than I care to own up to.
I became involved in WSA to advance the goals of equity and inclusion on this campus. Of course, WSA is far from the only place advance change on this campus and one my primary goals is to make sure the WSA coordinates with and supports change-making initiatives through our campus. To that end, we’re launching online “house of representatives,” which is an online community that meets in person once a month that allows all students to get involved with specific WSA initiatives that they care about. Through the WSA, I want to push for better coordination of academic support for survivors of sexual assault, add a cultural competency requirement to our general education expectations, advocate for a fair wage for student workers, and increase the accessibility of academic materials. Additionally, I plan to work with the administration to ensure student input is regarded during the expansion of the stipend program and the implementation of the Resource Center.
I got involved with WSA because I love working with people across campus to make our community, though flawed in many ways, more safe, more compassionate, and more equitable. This love of working with others is what has kept me involved and I’m deeply excited to meet and work with students, old friends and new, this upcoming year. Please reach out with any ideas, feedback, and criticism—email@example.com.
Hi everyone! My name’s Nila and I’m a junior and government major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’m excited to be the Vice President of the WSA for the 2016-2017 school year! I have many expectations and goals for this year but overall I want to maintain and build on a WSA that reinforces inclusion as a foundational value. I’m particularly interested in supporting the creation of a cultural competency general education requirement, working towards establishing a Title IX process that supports and protects survivors, and fostering an environment within the WSA where all community members feel empowered to voice their concerns and opinions.
There are so many more initiatives for us to take on, and therefore I strive to work with and get input from as many people as possible. I want to be known as approachable and collaborative and I urge the community to hold me accountable for my actions and words. Please do not hesitate to reach out!
Hi! I'm Emma and I'm a sophomore serving as the Chief of Staff for the Assembly this year! I am originally from Denver, Colorado and I love to hike, do yoga, eat, and drink tea! In my position, I hope to increase the efficiency of the WSA, ensure transparency and keep the WSA organized and running smoothly so we can optimally serve the Wes community. Some of my personal passions that I will pursue this year include dining-related needs such as providing food for students who stay over breaks, disability studies and rights, sexual health education, and mental health. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you just want to talk! I am always here to listen and assist in any way I can so just give me a holler!
Hi Wes! I’m a senior and double in major in Government and French and I’m working towards the International Relations Certificate as well. I’m on the varsity softball team here at school and last fall I studied abroad in Paris. I hope to use my language skills in whatever I pursue after I graduate.
When visiting Wes as a prefrosh I was overwhelmed and amazed by how active every student is - and there were so many different student groups that interested me. My favorite part of Wes is how multifaceted the community is, so I decided to put my energy towards the WSA and the Student Budget Committee to do my part in ensuring that everybody on campus has the opportunity to engage with the community and take advantage of the incredible groups and events that thrive on campus.
Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding student budget questions or any other thoughts on how we can make the Wesleyan we fell in love with as prefrosh more of a reality.
My name is Azher Jaweed and I am your WSA student representative and Academic Affairs Chair. As chair, my role is to actively work to address any concerns regarding your academic experience at Wesleyan, which includes access to textbooks, new course suggestions, study-abroad programs, tutoring assistance, course evaluations, among other responsibilities My primary goals for this year are to renew efforts to increase financial aid funding for students intending to study abroad, create a used textbook network that will be used by many students to purchase and sell their textbooks, reduce printing costs, and provide transparent information about funds available to students from academic departments. Further, I will be working closely with activist and cultural groups on campus who wish to demonstrate interest and help initiate plans to add courses they want to the Wesleyan curriculum. I strongly believe that students, faculty, and staff will benefit from creating a more diverse curriculum, and promise to give special attention to this issue. I also commit to enriching the academic experience at Wesleyan by actively getting feedback from students and faculty and working with administration to implement those ideas. Of course, this is not possible without a team of dedicated representatives in the Academic Affairs Committee, so I will do my best to facilitate communication within the committee and make sure to follow up with representatives when they work on their projects.
If you have any concern regarding Academic Affairs or any other issue you would like to share, please contact me at email@example.com
WHAT'S UP CARDINAL FAMILY! My name is Key Session, and I am beyond excited to serve as your Community Chair for the year. I was born and raised in Queens, NY but attended high school in Long Island, NY, and am now a senior here at Wesleyan double majoring in Psychology & Theater. If you ever want to find me on campus, it’s usually in the Office of Admission either working or socializing (but mostly socializing), or of course playing FIFA.
The Community Committee has been my home on the WSA for now all four years at Wesleyan, and I am honored to be able to know chair this committee to continue to support our Wesleyan community. Though CoCo stands for Community Committee, a major component of CoCo is the communicative aspect. My goal this year is to strike the perfect balance between creating an open fluid space for conversation and fostering a strong sense of community at Wesleyan. Being a student here for now almost 4 years, I have realized the importance that communication plays in fostering a strong, cohesive community. A Wesleyan community that we all belong too, and the Wesleyan we love.
If you ever have a question, or just want to chat/play video games:
Hi Wes! I'm Lizzie, a senior government and psychology major hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. Trust me when I tell you that Pittsburgh is the best, and don't be surprised if I try to convince you to move there. Other things I'm passionate about include being happy, Tasty videos, running, storytelling, and Google calendar. I'm excited to be back on the WSA, this time serving as Student Life Committee Coordinator. During my sophomore year, I chaired the Community Committee and found my place and rhythm as a leader. I gained an important understanding of how to create positive impact via the WSA - through community involvement, passion and care, and lots and lots of listening.
The Student Life Committee is concerned with physical and mental wellbeing, campus and social life, environmental sustainability, and more. It's a broad spectrum, but my main goal is to build on and reinforce a campus culture that is supportive and inclusive. I'm interested in ensuring that students have access to reproductive health services, reinforcing our approaches to bystander intervention training and sexual assault prevention, and assessing and advocating for student interests, developing the tools to do so.
Mostly, though, I want to talk! I'll reach out for sure, but if there's anything on your mind, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org