2016-2017 ASSU Senate
Shanta Katipamula is a member of the Class of 2019 from Richland, WA and is undeclared but is thinking about majoring in Atmosphere/Energy. She is an intern at the Stanford Women's Community Center, is Secretary for her dorm government, and is a member of Chi Omega. Her goals for this year's Senate include increasing the visibility and transparency of the Senate, strengthening relations with the Graduate Student Council, and reforming Stanford's sexual assault policies. Outside of Senate, some of Shanta's pastimes include cheering on the Seattle Seahawks and chilling in Meyer Green. Feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns you may have at email@example.com.
Class of 2019, is from the great city of Kansas City, KS. Driven by his love for pubic speaking and crafting solutions to political problems, he is serving on the advocacy committee to ensure effective solutions be generated by the university to address the student body’s concerns. He is currently majoring in African and African-American Studies and considering a major in Science, Technology, and Society to shape a better understanding of how the world functions and can be improved for all life. To decompose from the stresses of life, Mylan enjoys journaling, writing poetry, and enjoying music.
Cenobio Hernandez is a junior raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He's most interested in finding the intersections between science and social justice. He currently serves as the Appropriations Committee Chair, a member of the Academic Affairs Committee, and a representative to the faculty senate. He is a member of Student Labor Alliance, Co-President of Students for Education Reform, and FO for Robotics Club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any funding related questions, or email him at email@example.com for any questions.
Junwon is a sophomore from South Korea majoring in Computer Science. As the chair of Communications Committee, he is passionately looking for ways to help students take full advantage of the ASSU services they are entitled to. During his time on the ASSU Senate, he plans to work on environmental sustainability program, student life on campus, and senate transparency. If you would like to suggest any ideas for the Senate or just hang out with Junwon, feel free to contact him anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carson, originally from the suburbs of Chicago, is a member of the class of 2019. Currently, she is undeclared but interested in political science and Native American studies. During her freshman year, she lived in Muwekma-Tah-Ruk and acted as the frosh council representative for her house. This year, she is the co-coordinator for the Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) Big Sib/ Lil Sib program, works at the Native American Cultural Center, is a Co-VP in the Stanford Undergraduate Research Association (SURA) and is a proud member of Alpha Phi. She hopes to work with initiatives surrounding mental health, Stanford's community centers, and the freshman residential education experience. Please feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Jasmín Espinosa is a Chicana currently a junior studying Chicanx-Latinx Studies and Psychology. She was raised in the south in Norcross, Georgia. Her aspirations include studying law in the future to give back to communities in need. Her motivation for being on senate is to advocate for social justice and underrepresented communities on campus.
Class of 2019, majoring in Public Policy, Gabe is from New York City. Gabe serves as Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee while also serving as a member of the Administration & Rules and Communications Committees. During his time on Senate, Gabe plans on being an advocate for practical and concrete reforms that improve the lives of all students on campus. Outside of Senate, Gabe competes with the Stanford Mock Trial Team, serves as Financial Manager for both the Stanford Pre-Law Society and the Stanford Democrats, and is a proud member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Class of 2018, Kathryn is majoring in Political Science and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, she has a strong affinity for outdoor activities, especially hiking and berry picking. This year, Kathryn will serve as chair of the Administration and Rules Committee, and will also serve on the Advocacy Committee. When not working on Senate business, Kathryn plays rugby, is a member of the Stanford American Indian Organization, the Alaska Native Student Association, and the Stanford Mental Health Outreach.
Originally from Orange County, California, Matthew Cohen '18 is studying Political Science and Earth Systems. On Senate, he is passionate about combating sexual violence, promoting environmental sustainability, and improving Senate transparency. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys golfing, reading, and playing piano.
Jayaram is from Black Diamond, WA - a small town in the Seattle area. His mission on the Senate is to work towards a safe, sustainable and supportive Stanford. He currently serves on the Student Life and Administration and Rules Committees. He is always open to questions, comments or concerns: jayaramr[at]stanford(.)edu
Class of 2019, Khaled is an international student coming from Tunis, Tunisia. He is majoring in Energy Resources Engineering with two minors in Statistics and Mathematical & Computational Science. On the Senate, he is passionate about advocating for the different marginalized communities on campus and prioritizing mental health on the Senate's agenda.
Outside politics, Khaled is the campus outreach coordinator for the Markaz Resource Center, the vice president of the Stanford African Student Association, a core member of the Arab Students Association At Stanford and one of the community coordinators for the International Students Orientation. He is also a proud member of the Stanford Society of Black Scientists and Engineers.
Originally from Boston, Hattie Gawande is a member of the class of 2018 studying economics. During her last term as Senator, Hattie worked on a number of issues pertaining to sexual assault, including pushing the administration to release more detailed data on the incidence of sexual assault and misconduct on campus. Outside of the Senate, Hattie is a co-founder of Stanford Women in Politics, a member of the Junior Class Cabinet, and a research assistant in the Economics Department.
Originally from Fort Worth, TX, Alpha is a member of the Class of 2019 and plans to major in Architectural Design with a minor in Classics. On Senate, Alpha hopes to advocate on behalf of marginalized communities on campus, as well as decrease the stigma surrounding mental health on campus. She serves as a member on the Advocacy and Student Life committees. Outside of Senate, Alpha is a member of MEChA de Stanford, the University Singers, and Stanford Archery. She likes to bake, craft, and sing. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.