um… so I’m running for Student Senator for The New School for Public Engagement. cuz I like public engagement.
I’m an active communicator and social connector with interests as diverse as the students of The New School. I believe the most important asset that we have is each other, and it’s my passion to bring people together and stay up to date with the beat and pulse of our community.
As Open News Editor of The New School Free Press, it’s already my constant occupation to engage with students, know what their concerns are, and lift up their voices. I’m a part of several student groups, including Students For Social Justice, the Radical Student Union, Checkpoint, SAB, and PSU. Yes, I do go to all those meetings. I’ve also attended four of six USS meetings this semester, and encouraged others to participate as well, despite not being a senator.
Becoming a representative to the University Student Senate is not a role that I ever saw myself stepping into, but we are in a critical moment that demands taking agency. The key issues that affect us as students today – soaring costs of tuition and living, the equitable use of funds, lack of a student voice and involvement in governing our institution – are ones I’ve dedicated myself to in my life and academic work, and will continue to, student senator or not.
Taking a position as a representative would imbue me with a responsibility to work to build consensus among the student body, and allow a unique opportunity to be directly effective. I’ll work to make the USS more communicative with the student body, and more tenacious in making things happen that we want to see. It’s our school - we can make it what we want.
I also believe that unlimited coffee should be free for everyone, and will definitely try and make that happen.