Senator for Sorority and Fraternity Life Candidates

- Robert "Wally" Dryden

Wally is a junior entrepreneurship major, and is president of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. His goal as senator for Sorority and Fraternity Life is to “further relationships between students in the Greek system and those who are not."

Senator At-Large Candidates

- Steven Daneshgar

Steven is a sophomore political science major and founding member and vice president of external relations of Delta Upsilon. Steven says that these positions “showed him the importance of community." As senator at-large, he would like to “partner up with Lyft and talk to the parking and transportation team to provide more accessible rides off campus.” He also plans to work with Student Housing and Sodexo “to have more places off campus accept LION dollars.”

- Catherine O’Neill

Catherine is a sophomore accounting major who has served as Delta Zeta’s public relations and technology chair. She was also a freshman orientation leader. Catherine wants to “make ASLMU a more accessible and friendly environment for all students' voices to be heard."

- Ohara Riffel

Ohara is a first year biochemistry major with a minor in studio art. She is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority and is vice president of Desmond RHA. Through ASLMU, Ohara says she can “support my peers and reach my community on a personal level.” Ohara is also a passionate equestrian with a love of helping others through horse therapy.

- Elton Rosicki

Elton is a junior communication studies major with a minor in musical performance. He served as RHA president for Rosecrans and is also a student athlete. One of his goals for the senator at-large position is to “increase attendance for all campus events ... [by] expanding promotion and creating tailgate and spirit events”.

- Annie Winton

Annie is a junior economics major with a minor in psychology. She is an active member of Lions for Recovery, a mental health support group on campus. She wants to use the senator at-large position to “dissolve the stigma of mental health on a community level [by] creating a public framework which emphasizes a safe and supportive campus-wide discussion on our mental health.”

Senator for Diversity and Inclusion Candidates

- Taylor Clark

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Taylor is a junior international relations major with a minor in sociology. She is the vice president of Sigma Iota Rho, which is the international relations honor society. She is also the president of the LMU chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Taylor stresses that she will “maintain an open perspective to represent not only those I agree with but also those I might not, because we are all LMU Lions.”

- Kilan McCardie

Kilan is a junior sociology major, who is currently the president of Black Student Union (BSU) and an intercultural facilitator. Kilan believes that “diversity is an integral part of life on campus” and her goal as Senator for Diversity and Inclusion is to “make sure that diversity is an idea that becomes a reality for anyone who feels misrepresented.”

- Camille Orozco

Camille is a first year political science major with a minor in Italian. She is a member of the First to Go class of 2022 and a member of the College of Fine Art’s Women’s Chorus. She wishes to “ensure that ASLMU serves as a safe space for all students on campus who can feel that their needs are heard and addressed.” She would also like to “work with existing groups on campus, including OISS, LGBTSS, DSS..., to make sure their programming is effective in supporting our students.”

SFTV Candidates

- Mallom Liggon

Mallom is a sophomore screenwriting major with a minor in African American studies. One of Mallom’s goals as SFTV senator is to “create specific scholarships for underrepresented students” in order to help “students who wish to create films but face a financial barrier." He also wishes to “work with the administration to change the curriculum, instituting new classes that are more focused on the evolving digital age of entertainment.”

- Marcella Maggio

Marcella is a first-year animation major. She is the current SFTV senator, and was the president of her high school’s chapter of the National Art Honors Society. Marcella wants to “increase accessibility to equipment and resources.” She is currently working with Senator At-Large Sam Cassidy to create a database for SFTV student listing set availability, potential roles and upcoming projects.

- Jack Yuster

Jack is a first-year animation major who works in the Animation department of SFTV as an office assistant. Jack wants to “improve the animation program’s visibility and online presence.” As a result of this concern, Jack “set up meetings with the Animation chair, the manager of SFTV Communications and the manager of social media for the entire university. Through our talks, an Instagram to promote LMU Animation was formed, which I now manage.”

Senator for International Students Candidates

- Taoyi Lu

Taoyi is a first-year film studies major. She is an international student and she volunteers at Dazu Rock Carvings, a world cultural heritage site that educates tourists about Chinese culture. Her goal as senator for international students is to “create a harmonious and friendly global community.”

Senator for NCAA Candidates

- Taylor Pajunen

Taylor is a junior psychology major with a minor in Spanish. She is a member of the LMU swim team and the current NCAA senator. In Taylor’s past year as senator, she created a campus event with the AGAPE Service Organization to promote awareness of mental health within athletics, as well as organizing multiple athletics trips.

BCLA Candidates

- Cristina Pedler

Cristina is a first-year international relations major. She is the current operations chair in the Del Rey South residence hall. A specific issue that Cristina wants to address is “the excess of cigarette pollution on campus, as well as promoting environmental sustainability and responsibility."

Senator for College of Business Administration Candidates

- Cartier Juan

Cartier is a junior finance major with a minor in accounting. He is the current CBA senator. In his second year as senator, Cartier wants to “give younger students an idea of what kinds of careers can result from a CBA education.” He also wants to “make CBA a more collaborative environment.”

Senator for College of Communication and Fine Arts Candidates

- Kyle Saavedra

Kyle is a first-year communication studies major. As CFA senator, Kyle says “my mission will include efficient and collaborative communication between the Communication Studies department and all majors in the Fine Arts department.” He also wants to “expand the coverage and attention towards the work our students produce.”

Senator for Seaver Candidates

- Carolyn Egekeze

Carolyn is a junior biology major with a minor in biochemistry. She has participated in the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students and EmpowerHer. Carolyn intends to “ensure students are supported in academic achievement, finding research and internship opportunities early on in their student careers.”

Off Campus/Commuter Senator Candidates

- Lena Ani Kazanchyan

Lena is a junior political science major. She served as an intern at Adrin Nazerian’s (California State Representative) city office, which she says helped prepare her for this opportunity. “With this internship, I observed firsthand what it means to be a representative of the people you serve.” Lena plans to introduce legislation that will “improve student commuter inclusivity and parking zones for commuter students.”

-Silvia Velasquez-Cruz

Silvia is a junior humanities major with a double minor in French and art history. She acknowledges that “living off campus can make it hard to feel integrated as part of the student body.” Silvia wishes to remove the Green Line Shuttle and address the “unideal parking situation.”

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So young faces in politic. In the case, the US Senate needs a fresh air, isn't it? What about experience and knowledge? Any meaning of political philosophy? I don't think so. Guys like them are writing essays and reports at Uk.Edubirdie. They are struggling in the political life. Seems not as good as someone thinks for our future.

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