AS elections are right around the corner, get to know the candidates
Submitted by Adrian Villalpando
Editor’s Note: Associated Students (AS) elections are March 20 – 22, students can vote for the new AS senate through MyRaft.
Vice President of University Affairs Candidate
Munoz is a third-year majoring in Collaborative Human Health Services with a concentration in Social Work. For this academic year, she serves as the Sustainability Senator for the Associated Students (AS) Senate.
As the current AS student representative on the President’s Sustainability Committee and the Materials Working Group, she is actively involved in discussions and plans to reduce single-use plastics on campus (in meeting the President’s request through various new initiatives slated for the fall semester).
She wants to move into an AS executive role as the vice president of University Affairs to work closely in her duties that include the oversight of the Senate and the Committee of Colleges and to help support their individual and collective projects for AS.
Diversity and Inclusion Senator Candidate
Currently, a second-year, majoring in human development and family science, with a minor in social work. For this academic year she is the vice president of Asian Pacific Islander Association (APIA), and a student intern at Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3).
Angel Ray has helped promote meetings and events such as the APIA week, a collaboration with Basic Needs and AS. As an OC3 intern, she is available to respond to student ideas and concerns; plan campus-wide activity-based programs such as Open Mic, self-expression, self-care.
Her goal is to network with other students and create exciting, more lively in-person cultural events. As a D&I Senator one of her main goals is to expand her collaborations with other student groups, create a more inclusive campus environment and most importantly showcase the beauties of other cultures.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Candidate
Currently, a third-year majoring in Japanese Studies, he plans to go abroad to Japan to further his studies this spring semester. He transferred from Long Beach City College last fall semester to California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
Caleb Robbins has been involved at CSUMB as an orientation leader as part of the First Year Experience Department, the Japan Club, Swinging Otters and Super Smash Otters. His other co-curricular activities include event management and work experiences related to conflict management and customer service.
He is interested in the AS Senator position to be more involved with the campus community and gain a good frame of reference behind the student government and how his goals can match the response taken by AS to address the needs and concerns of students. He wants to expand how students can be heard to address what’s important to them.