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Senate

I love the Senators!
The Senate serves as liaisons on behalf of the undergraduate student body to create positive campus-wide change by attending to the student needs, promoting clubs and organizations, and collaborating with the students and administration. The Senate is composed of one Chair, one Vice Chair, and three Senators from each class.

Senate

 
Class of 2017
 

Chair: woo Paula Dulce

  • Hometown: San Jose, California
  • Why I joined Senate? To make senior year memorable for my class and to make a positive difference across campus. 
  • Favorite Place on Campus? Becket Hall (I’m the RA there!)
  • Current Committee(s): Student Rank and Tenure Committee Chair, Sustainability Committee, Student Organization Council
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:30am-12:00pm & Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:30pm

 

Vice Chair: Feroez Chinkonsung woo

  • Hometown: Dublin, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined senate because I wanted to see how I could change the campus for the better as well as make the senior experience more enjoyable for not only my own class but for the classes to come!
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The Brother’s Garden! It’s quiet, peaceful, and overall stunning!
  • Current Committee(s): Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT), Finance Committee, Food Committee
  • Office Hours: Fridays 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

Senator: Morgan Faulkner woo

  • Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined senate because I genuinely love coming to school at Saint Mary's and want to do all within my abilities to make that feeling of belonging and excitement happen for every other student at SMC as well.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The drive in when you see the Chapel.
  • Current Committee(s): Commencement Committee, Institutional Affairs (IA) Board
  • Office Hours: Mondays 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

Senator: Frankie Fontanilla woo

  • Hometown: Fort Bragg, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined senate because I felt that my voice needed to be heard. I am deeply passionate about issues of social justice, and I want to take the conversation beyond the confines of my friends and to somewhere where I could help elicit change. 
  • Favorite Place on Campus? My favorite part of campus is when you take a turn into SMC and all you see is the Chapel, the De La Salle Statue, and the Cross.
  • Current Committee(s): Academic Appeals Committee
  • Office Hours: Mondays: 9:30am-10:30am

 

Senator/Transfer Ambassador: Evelyn Rumsby woo

  • Hometown: San Jose, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I am passionate about planning events for the SMC community, and making positive change for the campus.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? De La Salle Statue!
  • Current Committee(s): Sustainability Committee
  • Office Hours: Fridays 1:30-2:30pm

 

Class of 2018

Chair: Frances Guerrero-Garcia woo

  • Hometown: San Jose, California
  • Why I joined Senate? Senate for me has been a great leadership experience and a great way to meet my peers. I joined senate to have better representation of the student body and serve as a voice to students for my class.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The Observatory, because I can look at the entire campus of Saint Mary’s.
  • Current Committee(s): Cummins Institute
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:20am-9:50am & 2:00pm- 4:00pm; Fridays 9:20am-9:50am

 

Vice Chair: Sami Coale woo

  • Hometown: Novato, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I became a Senator because I was always in awe of the AS Community. I looked up to all of upper classmen and was impressed by how many organizations they were involved in, and wanted to do the same. I wish that I hadn't waited so long to get involved.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? My favorite spot on campus will always be Mitty Hall!
  • Current Committee(s): Finance Committee, Vice Provost for Academics Committee (VPAC)
  • Office Hours: Mondays 9:00-10:30am & Thursdays 1:00-1:30pm

 

Senator: Victor Jaimes woo

  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined Senate in light of the efforts of students on campus who orchestrated and participated in the #EndTheSilence movement last semester. I would like to continue the conversation of embracing diversity here on campus and reinvigorating the legacy of St. John Baptist De La Salle, who gave away all of his wealth to educate the poor.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The Library!
  • Current Committee(s): Institutional Affairs (IA) Board, Vice Provost for Acadmics Committee (VPAC)
  • Office Hours: Mondays 3:00pm-4:00pm

 

Senator: Daniella Santana woo

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined senate because I wanted to work on forming a better community with and for the Junior class as well as help plan more events for us. 
  • Favorite Place on Campus? De La Salle Statue!
  • Current Committee(s): College Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CCIE), Dean’s Student Advisory Board
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00pm-1:00pm

Open Senate Position*

 

*If you are interested in joining the Junior Class Senate please e-mail [email protected] for more information*

 

Class of 2019

 

Chair: Alexis Bustamante woo

  • Hometown: Claremont, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined Associated Students Senate because I want to reach out to constituents by publicizing what we do. I want a stronger presence and stronger communication between our senators and constituents.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The third floor silent room in the library.
  • Current Committee(s): Academic Appeals Committee
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am-1:00pm

 

Vice Chair: Cary Feldman woo

  • Hometown: Long Beach, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined Senate because I wanted to represent my class. Senate is and was an excellent way to be involved and get to know people. 
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The Joseph A. Alioto Recreation Center pool.
  • Current Committee(s): Finance Committee, Food Committee, Student Rank and Tenure
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

 

Senator: Megan Crain woo

  • Hometown: Temecula, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined Senate because I wanted to help students by voicing their concerns to the administrative and student body. My specific goal this year is to encourage students to pick up new leadership roles that way we can have a more diverse and inclusive representation on campus.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? My favorite place on campus is the entrance. Every morning when I pull into campus I am struck with how beautiful our school's entrance is.
  • Current Committee(s): Institutional Affairs (IA) Board
  • Office Hours: Fridays 9:30am-10:30am

 

Senator: Rob Gonzalez woo

  • Hometown: Elk Grove, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined Senate in order to build better personal relationships between the Administration and the Students. I wanted to become that bridge for our constituents in order for their voices to be heard.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The Pedagogy Room
  • Current Committee(s): Academic Appeals Committee, Student Rank and Tenure
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am

 

Senator: Courtney Martin woo

  • Hometown: Danville, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined senate to improve the handling of incidents of sexual assault on campus.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? My favorite spot on campus is the cross. 
  • Current Committee(s): Title IX Committee
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am

 

Class of 2020
 

Chair: Andres Orozco woo

  • Hometown: Oakley, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I love meeting new people and enjoy being apart of community projects, cultural events, and most importantly student government. I am an outgoing person who likes to get to know people and help out in anyway possible.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? De La Salle Hall (I live there!)
  • Current Committee(s): First Year Experience Committee, Student Organization Council
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:15pm-3:15pm & Thursdays 2:15pm-3:15pm

 

Vice Chair: Angy Sainez woo

  • Hometown: San Leandro, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined Senate in order to be able to create change and help be the voice between my class and administration.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The library!
  • Current Committee(s): TBD
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:15pm-2:15pm & Wednesdays 1:10pm-2:10pm

 

Senator: Amaray Alvarez woo

  • Hometown: Coachella Valley, California (yes, like the Festival)
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined senate to promote change on campus so that all students are happy and feel at home.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? Oliver or my room!
  • Current Committee(s): TBD
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays: 11:00am-12:00pm

 

Senator: Valente Araiza woo

  • Hometown: Galt, California (It’s a small farming town south of Sacramento)
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined senate because I wanted to be apart of an organization that promoted school-wide change.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? The Joseph A. Alioto Recreation Center, because everything in there is so nice and clean and it’s a great space to exercise and relax.
  • Current Committee(s): Finance Committee
  • Office Hours: Thursdays: 12:30pm-1:30pm

 

Senator: Gian Pancipanci woo

  • Hometown: San Jose, California
  • Why I joined Senate? I joined senate because I wanted to be part of a team that works together behind the scenes to make an impact on campus.
  • Favorite Place on Campus? My favorite place on campus has got to be the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center is somewhere you and all your friends can hangout and do something fun together like play basketball.
  • Current Committee(s): Fair Trade Committee
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays: 2:00pm-3:00pm