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Student Body Vice President - Marist College SGA

Student Body Vice President

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Louis Higuera

Student Body Vice President

My name is Louis Higuera and I am running a campaign with my friend Pam in hopes to be your next Executive Vice President and Student Body President. My experiences at Marist, heading into my senior year, have inspired me to give back and take on rewarding challenges. I am a junior with a double major in political science and philosophy, and I am a part of the honors program and a member of the Dean’s Circle. In my first year, I studied abroad through the Freshman Florence Experience where I quickly matured and fostered a curiosity about the world. On campus in Poughkeepsie, I assimilated quickly, but went off campus again my junior year to study in our nation’s capitol. I studied public policy and political communications while interning for a non-profit organization called SOUL, that looks to disrupt the cycle of poverty in lower-income areas through positive youth development. I helped develop their academic programs by conducting survey research, designing new workshops and played a key role in establishing a brand new literacy program for elementary school students. I have also joined two clubs on campus, enjoy playing intramural sports and have volunteered in the community through our Center for Civic Engagement. Heading into my senior year, I want to use these experiences in order to bring a unique perspective to SGA and help promote a welcoming and supportive culture here at Marist College.

Roda Mohamed

Student Body Vice President

My name is Roda Mohamed and I am an international honor student from Somaliland. I am running for the executive role of the Vice President for 2019 to 2020. I am currently a sophomore majoring in International Business with emphasis in Finance and Economics. Outside of academics at Marist, I have been active in several clubs including the Muslim Student Association and the International Students Association, where I serve as its treasurer and president respectively. I have also been involved in Student Government where I act as its distance representative. With these roles, I was able to listen and deliver change to my constituents whether it was providing transportation to the Poughkeepsie train for the first time or working on providing storage to students who reside outside the Tri State area. All in all, I was able to achieve all these successful initiatives with the help of the dedicated groups I worked with. One example that stands out to me is revamping the International Club and hosting successful events and important discussions. In short, my experiences at Marist have better defined my critical thinking skills, and has allowed me to think through problems in order to find optimal solutions. I cannot wait to bring similar needed changes to the bigger population at Marist. I believe this opportunity will allow me to be a microphone for the Marist community. Being the eldest for 32 siblings has made me a leader not only in my home but also in my community.

John Sasso

Student Body Vice President

I am John Sasso.
Math Education Major.
I am a teacher.
I am John Sasso.
Marist Frisbee Team Captain.
I am a leader.
I am John Sasso.
Instructional Designer.
I am a helper.
I am John Sasso.
Was Resident Assistant.
I am a resource.
I am John Sasso.
Former RHC Advisor.
I can supervise.
I am John Sasso.
Community Enhancer.
I am team centered.
I am John Sasso.
I want to be your VP.
This was a haiku.