By Daniella Molina
Rosa Mendoza is in her third year at East Los Angeles College and wants to provide students with a sense of community.
She is currently the Associated Student Union Executive Vice President and majoring in forensic pathology.
Her current academic goals are to complete science courses to receive an Associates in Arts (AA) degree in social and behavioral science, in addition to an AA in natural science, and an Associate for Transfer in Biology.
Mendoza has been part of ELAC’s First Year Experience program, and MESA and ASU.
Where she has chaired Inter-Club Council meetings and also Co-Chaired the Associated Student Union meetings numerous times during her first term.
“I want to help the Associated Student Union be a support and foundation for students to feel welcomed and have a sense of community. As ASU is a college aspect that many individuals take into consideration as part of their college experience.” Mendoza said.
She said “Students should vote for Rosa Mendoza because she works to make sure all students feel not only heard but understood with struggles on campus and in the community college system.”
Mendoza was raised by a single mother and two older sisters who came from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.
“I believe it’s time to break the cycle of having males in power even in student government and give the opportunity to women to help create change. I am a team player, even in my position as EVP, I have taken into consideration the opinions of those who are usually not asked to make a final decision on how we will conduct things” Mendoza said.
She plans to get students more engaged in ASU through social media platforms and emails.
She focuses on tools that students are already using. This allows for campus information to be delivered more effectively.
This would ensure that all students can benefit from campus opportunities and assistance programs as well as scholarships offered to paid ASU students.