Posi on Candidate Page
President & Vice President Ashley Carrington & Tyler Pierce 3
President & Vice President Joe Sciandra & Jim Francesca 5
CAST Kelsey Kiefer 7
CHST Kimberly Duru 9
CIAS Andrea Shaver 11
COLA Zoe Gordon 13
COS Sarah Wang 15
GCCIS Nathan Castle 17
GCCIS Kathleen Tigue 19
Graduate Kshi j Luthria 21
Graduate Arun Raj Rajanna 23
Greek Peter Ryan, Jr. 25
Greek Netanya Lerner 27
KGCOE Flo de Sande 29
NTID Franly Ulerio Nuñez 31
Women’s Joyce Kasab 33
Women’s Nicole Howley 35
Table of Contents
President & VPAshley Carrington, Tyler Pierce
Ashley Carrington is a third year dual major in Finance and Management Informa on Sys-‐
tems. Since freshman year Ashley has been involved in a wide variety of ac vi es from being
the President of Delta Sigma Pi to a MCAS and McNair Scholar. As the Director of Finance for
Student Government, Ashley was able to gain a year worth of experience and knowledge in
the organiza on. Each ac vity and leadership role she has taken on has served as stepping
stones for her next big endeavor as President of Student Government.
Tyler Pierce is a third year Management Informa on Systems major who has always been a
leader in business and a man known to get things done. His leadership began as the Vice
President of Lowenthal Service Group and branched oﬀ when he became the Senior Vice
President of Delta Sigma Pi. Tyler has had countless experiences working with administra on
on campus through his posi on in the President’s oﬃce. All of his ac vi es up un l now have
prepared him to become the next Vice President of Student Government.
Ashley and Tyler chose to come to RIT to get a great educa on and have fantas c experiences. During their journey here their ex-‐
periences and educa on served as a pla orm for them to get involved on campus. Through their involvement they realized that
they wanted to make a larger impact on RIT by using their skills to provide students with fair representa on and administra on.
Student Government is a well-func oning machine but like any machine with the right mechanic that piece of equipment can be
ﬁne-tuned and primed to give its best possible performance. Together Ashley and Tyler can drive this machine to new heights.
They are constantly looking for new ideas from students so if you have something that you would like to see done on campus con-‐
tact Ashley and Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President & VPAshley Carrington, Tyler Pierce
My name is Joe Sciandra and I am interested in running for the posi on of president. I am a third year Manufacturing Engineering
Technology major from Livonia, NY. My involvement and ac vi es include being a past CAST senator for SG as well as many other
things which include the student advisory board for RLI and CSC, being an OA for New Student Orienta on, a member and past ser-‐
vice chair of Pi Kappa Phi and recruitment chair for Relay for Life with Colleges against Cancer.
My name is Jim Francesca and I am interested in running for the posi on of vice president. I am a second year Biomedical Scienc-‐
es major from Rochester, NY. I am involved in the Upsilon Tetarton chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa, serving on the execu ve board as
the secretary, as well as serving as the chapters philanthropy chair and as the past scholas c excellence chair. I am heavily in-‐
volved with the Special Olympics and was the RIT Polar Plunge team captain this past winter, and currently I am a part of a com-‐
mi ee planning a Special Olympics track meet to be hosted here at RIT later this spring. In addi on, I am the Team Development
chair for Relay for Life with Colleges Against Cancer.
President & VPJoe Sciandra, Jim Francesca
We have decided to run for this posi on in order to be er the amazing campus environment that we already have and to be the
best we can be in this posi on. Having someone with SG experience as well as a new perspec ve gives us an opportunity to open
new doors that others may not have been able to accomplish.
Our pla orm is taking a diﬀerent approach than others would usually do. Instead of hav-‐
ing one singular goal, we are opening it up to more of an advocacy environment. Most
candidates and previous presidents based their pla orm oﬀ a singular goal and push to-‐
wards that, but my goal is rather to be someone who pushes your ideas. Student govern-‐
ment is for the students, not for what we personally want as president and vice presi-‐
dent. Being an advocate means listening to your ideas, taking them and building. Each
and every idea is a building block, which together form the thriving a beau ful brick city
that we call RIT. From those ideas and with the posi ons ought we plan to fully and ac-‐
vely seek ways and plans of ac on to achieve those goals of students. We do not want
to just base our campaign on singular goals because a narrow scope forces only one goal
to the fore, le ng others fall to the wayside. With our open approach, we have the abil-‐
ity to expand our horizons and be the student government that students need.
My name is Kelsey and I am a third year in ESHS with a dual degree in Interna onal Studies. On campus I am involved in
Orienta on, I am a Year One peer advisor, and a COLA Peer Mentor. I will have also served for one semester as SG sena-‐
tor, a er spending a semester with the On-Campus Apartment Student Associa on.
I would like to be senator again because I made big goals this semester and I would like to see them through. I love the
posi on and I love being part of Student Government. I hope to make my college even be er than it is and enrich the ex-‐
perience of all the students in CAST.
My pla orm is very similar to what it was when I ran in January. My goals will hopefully
change the college in the long run. First of all, hopefully my research and encouraging
students to consider a student advisory board, I can implement that in the fall. CAST’s As-‐
sociate Dean decided it was best for the department to wait to start the SAB then, if stu-‐
dents show interest, so I had to unfortunately hold oﬀ. Also, I hope to have a professional
website for CAST’s book share. This spring I will do a more homegrown approach, and if it
is successful, I hope to beau ful it. Also, next year we may be able to make it campus-
wide, and I will be thrilled to take on the challenge. A er being part of the bike com-‐
mi ee this fall, I will work hard to keep the program running and keeping students cam-‐
pus-wide more involved with all events. On a more local level, I just want to make CAST
students feel like they have a say in what is happening on campus. I want them to have
personal rela onships with their departments. Because the college is spaced out over
campus, I want us to feel united like all the colleges who have a central learning loca on
(ex. College of Science, CHST, KGCOE, etc.).
My name is Kimberly Duru. I am a 3rd year biomedical sciences major and I was born and raised in Nigeria. I am the treasurer of
RIT Organiza on of African Students and one of the community service representa ve for RIT PSA. I am also the ﬁnancial secre-‐
tary for the Omicron Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I am a recipient of the Nathaniel Rochester Society merit
scholarship award and I am an MCAS League scholar. In the future, I hope to go on to medical school and eventually work for an
interna onal organiza on.
As an ac ve member of CHST, I have been able to recognize and share with my colleagues some of the problems encountered
as students of the college. Being the CHST senator, I would be able to represent CHST student body and make their voices heard
by bringing their needs to the forefront. I would like to increase student sa sfac on and be instrumental in making eﬀec ve
changes. In addi on, I would be able to step out of my comfort zone and greatly improve my leadership skills.
Campaign theme: Bringing the needs of students of RIT’s newest college to the forefront and working to improve student sa s-‐
fac on and inﬂuence wanted change.
Kimberly Duru should be elected as CHST senator because of her passion and desire to
improve the resources available to CHST students and create a be er learning environ-‐
ment. Kimberly is greatly involved in CHST aﬀairs mainly through club memberships and
in a few other ways. She is interested in improving the college’s reputa on throughout
the RIT community. CHST students are facing various obstacles such as lack of essen al
Graduate school symposiums
Representa on by CHST students at na onal conferences beneﬁcial to CHST students
Improved vending machine service/varie es
Career support for CHST students
Subsidized MCAT/GRE prep books for CHST Students
As CIAS Senator, I want to engage CIAS students more. I want
to let them know that if they have ideas and concerns for the
be erment of RIT, that RIT will listen to those ideas and con-‐
cerns so that the school con nues to improve. I also plan to
work closely with the correct people to address the following
1. Make Booth and Gannet look more like an art building–
The current CIAS senator is also working on this ini a ve,
and I want to con nue this during my me as senator.
2. More food op ons in 7A & 7B– Booth and Gannet are
currently one of the only buildings on campus that do not
have their own restaurant or small snack shop. As senator,
I hope to work with the necessary people to bring this
concern to the table. Whether more vending machines
are placed throughout the building, or plans for anew coﬀee shop go into place, all CIAS students will beneﬁt from hav-‐
ing this concern brought up to higher administra on.
3. Improve SIS func onality, par cularly for ﬁnding studio and CIAS speciﬁc classes.
CIAS students struggle naviga ng the system to ﬁnd speciﬁc classes. CIAS students
struggle naviga ng the system to ﬁnd speciﬁc classes that meet requirements for their
studio elec ves and concentra ons. I hope to work in collabora on with students and
staﬀ to bring sugges ons to the table on how to improve SIS.
Though these changes will not come over night or completely go into eﬀect in
the coming year, I hope that ge ng the ball rolling on many of these projects
will have a posi ve inﬂuence on all future CIAS students.
I am a ﬁrst genera on college student and have man-‐
aged to stay above a 3.0 acquiring two Dean’s List
Awards. I am involved in the Gospel Ensemble, Phi
Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and MCAS (Mul cultural
Center for Academic Success) as a MCAS Scholar.
A er gradua on my hopes are to get into law school
and be ac ve in my community as representa ve for
those who don't have a voice or whose voice is not
I am running to ensure that the College of Liberal
Arts has a voice on a campus such as this. Being a
part of general studies on a campus whose main fo-‐
cus is technology our presence can be over looked.
So I am running to say we are here and we do
“We are here and we do ma er”- Reassuring that we have a strong voice and an open ear for next
year’s senate. I plan to listen to the wants, needs and concerns of the student and make sure they are
heard as well as make sure they are kept in the loop about what’s being done on campus as it relates to
mo ons or sanc ons of the senate.
I am the COS senator for spring semester 2014,
was Vice President of the class cabinet for 2012-
2013 at Houghton College where I organized a
Community Service Day for the whole college. I
am running because of a desire to serve part of
the ins tu on I belong to, to learn more about
college opera ons, to be involved with the work-‐
ings of Student Government and my college, and
to increase COS presence.
One of my goals is be er networking and coop
services for COS students including increasing
opportuni es like career fair styled recruitment
for COS. Another goal is to improve interna onal
student coop opportuni es (currently, its frus-‐
tra ng to get coops in US for interna onal stu-‐
dents). Addi onally, I want to get more club
presence and Imagine RIT involvement in COS.
As an involved member of the RIT community, I have enjoyed contrib-‐
u ng to the Computer Science Community and Reporter Magazine. I
have invested me in Student Government, and I strive to be an ac ve
member of the RIT community. I’m a very big believer in the value of
strong communi es. The GCCIS Senator posi on is well aligned with my
goals, beliefs, and values.
The theme of my campaign is excellence driven by data and achieved
through coopera on. I’d like to push transparency by collec ng and pub-‐
lishing meaningful data about student concerns. I’d like to focus on em-‐
powering GCCIS students to become involved with issues that are im-‐
portant to them. As a Senator, I see my role as being the navigator, help-‐
ing students ﬁnd where they can have the greatest impact. A key part of
that is ac ve collabora on with faculty and staﬀ.
My name is Kathleen, but most of my friends call me Ka e.
I’m a third year Game Design and Development student.
I’m a student ambassador for the IGM department. I was
recently elected to into the eboard for the largest club on
campus, Humans vs. Zombies. On the weekends I can be
found in the Corner Crew!
I want to be a part of Student Government because I’m
very integrated into the community. I know students from
every department, club, or even ac vity. I feel that I can
represent them and their opinions to help make RIT a
be er place.
I want to help all of the students of Golisano feel equal, both from diﬀerent departments and diﬀerent genders. I
could help the women in the community have their voices heard. Even though I’m a Game Design Student, I want to
help the other students from other departments feel represented. I know those students have diﬀerent opinions on
the IGM department, and I would want to help their departments feel as appreciate as we are.
Apart from having the academic proﬁciency, I was ac vely involved in various extra-
curricular ac vi es right from my schooling. During my undergraduate me, I organized
various events during the annual college fes val drawing crowds in the range of 200-300
for every event. I have been an ac ve member for the Rotact Club and subsequently the
Being an industrial Engineer, we are trained to observe a process or system and ﬁnd the
gaps that exist in the system and ﬁll the gaps to improve the system. Havign studied at
RIT for over a semester as a Graduate student, I believe the interests of the graduate
students needs to be be er represented at the levels of the RIT community. As the
Graduate community is not strong as the undergraduate community I feel we are some-‐
Campaign theme- “Ac on Expresses Priori es”
I believe these three words my Mahatma Gandhi perfectly summarize the theme and
message along with my goals for the Graduate Senator 2014-2015.
Goals for Graduate Senator 2014-2015
To represent the Graduate community and represent their interests at the student
To solve and help graduate students overcome any problems they may face, may it
be educa onal or personal, specially for the interna onal graduate students.
NTID at RIT is ranked as one of the top 20 colleges na on wide for “Best Career Ser-‐
vices”, there are around 100 NTID Graduate students studying at RIT, one of my goals as the graduate senator will be to represent
the special interests of this group as they are general ignored due to being a minority.
RIT is a college of the 21st century with extensive research and eﬀorts being made to me the campus sustainable and green. I would
like to work on these ma ers and help the RIT community become a greener and cleaner place.
I will also carry on the good work done by the previous Graduate Senators.
Every passing year, RIT expands its horizon and we see a higher number of students entering the RIT Graduate
family. I believe I am the right candidate to represent the interests of this fast growing community.
GraduateArun Raj Rajanna
1. Ac ve involvement of students in the ac vi es of the student body (accessibility).
2. Being eﬃcient and smooth in the problem solving.
To be an entrepreneur and philanthropist , to open up a new NGO or be part of one speciﬁc to one whose priority is to try
and fund kids below 12 years of age in poverty line, so that they get educa on.
Ac vi es:
Par cipated in landmark forum on workshops (leadership)
Par cipated in the RIT Connectology Leadership Conference.
Peter Ryan, Jr. Greek
I am Peter Ryan, Jr. and I am running for Student Government Greek
Senator for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. I have been a brother of
the Sigma Chi Fraternity since fall of my ﬁrst year and have since be-‐
come quite involved with the greater Greek Community. I believe
that I have the skills, drive, and ability to best represent Greeks to SG
and to support and accomplish Greek Community goals.
If I were to be elected, these would be my goals as Greek Sena-‐
1. Connect Greeks with administra on and represent them: my
ﬁrst and foremost duty would be to the Greek Community in
ensuring that their voices are being heard by Student Govern-‐
ment and the RIT Administra on.
2. Bring Student Government and Oﬃce of Fraternity and Sorori-‐
ty Life resources to the table in planning and execu ng service
events held by the Greek Community.
3. Inventory and present community resources: review what the
strengths and weaknesses of the Greek Community are and
work to address them.
4. Increase coopera on between Greek Councils.
5. Work with RIT en es like the Oﬃce of Admissions and New
Student Orienta on to promote Greek Life as a whole com-‐
munity to new students.
6. Encourage coopera on between councils: work to ensure that
council oﬃcers have the resources they need to work with
each other between councils.
7. Encourage and support coopera on between chapter Presi-‐
dents and run the monthly President’s Roundtable Mee ngs.
8. Oﬀer more leadership and personal/group skill development
9. Reach out to Sandra Johnson, the new Senior Vice President
for Student Aﬀairs and discuss her goals and expecta ons for
the Greek Community.
10. Work to adopt North-American Interfraternity Conference Co-‐
ali on Assessment Project Report recommenda ons and sug-‐
11. U lize the Greek Calendar to be er aid planning of inter-
12. Work to put the Greek Community in a posi on to win awards
from relevant Fraternity and Sorority Life conferences and as-‐
socia ons (e.g. NALFO, NGLA, NIC, NPC, NPHC).
Con nues →
To accomplish these goals I would draw on my experience which I have listed below. A more detailed resume can be found on my
1. Greek Programming Board Leadership & Development Coordinator
2. Oﬃce of Fraternity and Sorority Life Leadership & Development Coordinator
3. Interfraternity Council Recruitment and Bylaw Ad Hoc Commi ees
4. Undergraduate Interfraternity Ins tute Graduate
5. Sigma Chi: Recruitment Chairman, Public Rela ons Chairman, Interfraternity Council Representa ve, Derby Days Chairman
6. Ad Hoc Greek Representa ve to Student Government Finance Commi ee
7. Finance and Administra on Behind The Bricks Team Member
8. Oﬃce of Admissions Student Ambassador (Tour Guide and Social Media Team)
9. Greek Community Service Team
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com to discuss ideas further or to give any feedback.
Peter Ryan Jr. Greek
I am a second year Biomedical Photographic Communica ons student. I am currently an ac ve member of Delta Phi Epsilon and
have been elected as the Vice President of Opera ons for 2014. Besides DPhiE, I am also a newly inducted member of the Na onal
Society of Leadership and Success. I also work at BeanZ, a coﬀee shop
on campus. In high school I earned the Bronze and Silver awards in Girl
Scouts. In the future I would like to work somewhere in the medical
ﬁeld with my camera. I am interested in ophthalmic or surgical pho-‐
tography, but I am s ll trying to ﬁgure out what I want to do.
My reason for being a candidate is that I joined Greek life my ﬁrst
quarter here at RIT (Fall 2012). I have been an involved member in
my sorority, and I care about the Greek community. I would like to
be more involved and I would like to push for one uniﬁed Greek
community. I strongly believe that I could help lead us toward a uni-‐
ﬁed Greek community.
I do not feel as if the Greek community is a true uniﬁed com-‐
munity and I would like to push towards a community by using these
The ﬁrst step is involvement. I would like each president to
bring a chapter report to the President’s Round Table. This report
would be about big events going on for the chapter (for example: philanthropic events or fundraisers). I would like discussions at
President’s Round Table to be about current Greek issues. At the end I would like everyone to come together and discuss key
points brought up in discussion. A er the President’s Round Table I would put together a document of all the chapter’s reports
and the key points from discussion. This document could act as minutes or a newsle er for chapters to read and be aware of what
is going on in other organiza ons. This would be an a empt to improve organiza ons a ending events across councils. If people
are aware of events that are going on, they will be more likely to a end more events across councils.
Con nues →
The second step is educa on. I would like the Greek coun-‐
cils to be educated about each other. I think it would be beneﬁ-‐
cial to have some more Greek only events during the year. Greek
only events would allow Greeks to get to know each other be er
and become more educated about the diﬀerent organiza ons.
These events could include barbecues, games of Frisbee or ﬂag
football, and some general mixers. At the beginning of the year
an execu ve board mixer could be put on so that all the execu-‐
ve boards of each organiza on get to come together meet with
each other. Another way to help with educa on would be to con-‐
nue the close rela onship with the Oﬃce of Fraternity and So-‐
rority Life. It is beneﬁcial to help the oﬃce with their ini a ves. I
think it would also help to maintain the connec on with Eric
Pope because h along with the rest of the FSL staﬀ can help to
determine areas that require improvement and a en on.
The third step is understanding. I believe that we need to
know the councils and the diﬀerent cultures within the diﬀerent
councils in order to become more united. If we are able to associ-‐
ate more with each other, we could learn the diﬀerent values
that each organiza on holds. Understanding also means being
able to understand how we are viewed as to non-Greeks. If we
can understand this, we can work together to ensure that we
give oﬀ a posi ve image to the rest of the RIT community. Under-‐
standing also has to do with knowing the needs of the overall
Greek community. I would like to u lize commi ees within Stu-‐
dent Government to serve on those that pertain to Greek Life.
For example, the Greek Senator has served on the Finance Com-‐
mi ee. A new commi ee for next year that might be important
for the Greek Senator to serve on is the Academics commi ee
because next year RIT will be switching to the plus/minus system,
and academics is important.
I ﬁrmly believe that these steps would lead us closer to a
uniﬁed Greek community. If elected Greek Senator I know that I
would be able to be impar al, unbiased, and able to fully repre-‐
sent and support each organiza on.
KGCOEFlo de Sande
Hi, my name is Maria Florencia de Sande, but every-‐
one calls me Flo. I am originally from Argenitna, but also lived
in Brazil and Maralynd (US), so I am trilingual and took French
in high school so I am also proﬁcient in French. I par cipate in
Class Board in high school and was an oﬃcial my senior year.
Addi onally, I was very involved in Interna onal Club (a club
geared around increasing awareness about interna onal top-‐
ics and helping the global community) all four years and was
an oﬃcer junior and senior year. I was a three sport athlete in
high school, and am set to be the Vice President of the RIT
Field Hockey club (current state champs!)
As far as jobs go, I worked as a lifeguard the summer
of my freshman year and have been a swim coach since 2008
un l this past summer. I also worked at the Johns Hopkins
Hospital Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory the summer a er
Junior year on carcinogenic research pertaining to the use of
using insect cells for research to further the limits of research
that ethics puts on technological advancements. Subsequent-‐
ly, I was taking engineering classes at the University of Mary-‐
land at College Park.
I have two high school diplomas: one from the state of
Maryland and one from the Argen nean Embassy. I took clas-‐
ses on Saturdays and was elected as class speaker and earned
the honor of being the Escuela Argen na’s (Argen nean
School) valedictorian for the gradua ng class of 2013. In the
Escuela Argen na I was involved with a group called CEDA
which get us in contact with a school in rural Buenos Aires.
We helped this school expand their facili es as well as pro-‐
vide them with fundamental learning materials that they
were lacking. This past summer my gradua ng class took a
trip to Argen na to visit the school and see the city.
My career goals aren’t well deﬁned yet. I am planning
on gradua ng and ge ng my masters in either Mechanical
Engineering (through a dual degree program) or in Fire Pro-‐
tec on Engineering. From here I would like to work in a large,
defense oriented corpora on, or going into academia and
teaching and/or conducing research Although I don’t have
any future perfectly planned out, I deﬁnitely know that engi-‐
neering and the KGCOE is the right place for me.
Hopefully this gives some insight into who I am as a
person, my past experiences, and my ambi ons.
Con nues →
KGCOEFlo de Sande
I would like to run for KGCOE Senator because I believe that students should get more of a say about what happens on cam-‐
pus as well as the resources that are available to them. Addi onally, I believe that students (especially in the engineering
school) have the ability and poten al to become more involved on campus. I would like to make this happen. By being the
student representa ve of the KGCOE, I believe that I can make students become more involved and overall more excited
I have two main goals that I would like to make a reali-‐
ty by the end of 2014-2015 academic year if elected. First and
foremost is helping students be more ac ve on campus. On a
day to day basis, students at RIT are learning skills that could
be implemented now to be er the University, enrich their
resumes, or even meet new people. It is hard, however, to
take the ini a ve and do something about those ideas. If
elected, I will organize events or provide resources for stu-‐
dents to point out areas of RIT that could be improved and
make groups with various ranges of experience and exper se
levels in order to take ac on. Addi onally, I would like to con-‐
tact faculty in order to advise these sessions so that they can
be another reference and point out what the best course of
ac on would be to carry the idea trough so that it become a
reality. I strongly believe that ini a ves such as this one can
help students in KGCOE become be er prepared for the fu-‐
ture as well as enjoy their years at RIT to their fullest extent.
Secondly I would like to make resources available to
all students no ma er their year or the course load that they
have taken. By resources I am referring to tools, equipment,
databases, laboratory supplies, etc. Of course, students will
have to go through a training session to use tools and certain
equipment, but a lot of es students don’t know where to get
access to these resources or whom to ask for help in order to
use them. By allowing students to use more resources and by
helping students be more informed about learning/research
aids that are available, RIT is sending a message that the stu-‐
dents are the upmost priority for the ins tu on and that our
educa on comes ﬁrst. This, I believe, will not only increase
school spirit, bu also the applica on numbers of students try-‐
ing to gain admi ance into the ins tu on.
I can’t wait to help RIT become a be er ins tu on
and to make KGCOE students excited about ge ng involved.
Feel free to contact me at any me.
NTIDFranly Ulerio Nuñez
My name is Franly Ulerio-Nuñez. I am involving NSA
(NTID Student Assembly) mee ng on every Tuesday.
My major is Laboratory Science Technology. My career
goal is to ge ng Biology major for Bachelors degree in
RIT. My acheivements are outstanding cumula ve GPA
and receive the Deans list award. I was coach for my
Beast Frog team under Deaf Basketball Associa on in
last Fall Semester. I am currently member of English
Resolu on Commi ee (ERC).
NTID Senator is match my leadership. I know how NTID sys-‐
tem and most policy work for AOS/AAS students. I want to
ﬁnd a way to meet NTID community’s need. I have a net-‐
work with student leaders and NTID facul es during aca-‐
demic year. My friends encourage me to take this posi on
for gain my ability. My passion is working with students and
facul es together as a big team.
My goals for this posi on are improving the informa on
exchange between students and professors. The colleges
like NTID provide the great opportunity for Deaf and hard of hearing community. RIT have a great social life and academy. I am
just providing the NTID student the leadership experience by having teamwork, intern-personal growth, and crea vity. I want to
work with research is any standing commi ees. Moreover, each clubs and organiza on create an open door for ﬁrst year, or
freshmen, NTID students for develop the social life. Otherwise, I want to ﬁnd common issues in Dining Services and create the
solu ons for each issue in the Dining Service. I collected the complaints from Deaf and HH employees about communica on and
training before ﬁrst duty on work day or night. I have many ideas to solve these ideas.
Hello! My name is Joyce Kasab. I currently serve as the Social Chair for
ritGA, as well as co-founder and VP of the Labrys Women’s Alliance. I am
also involved with Hillel, Women’s Rugby, Mental Graﬃ , and New Stu-‐
dent Orienta on. My major is Biomedical Photographic Communica ons
with the ul mate goal of going to optometry school.
I am running for this posi on because I believe myself to be an
educated, compassionate, and inclusive person. I am a feminist
and care deeply about issues regarding sex and gender equality,
as well as many other social issues. Being very involved in the
LGBT community also provides me with an important viewpoint.
I am prepared to fully represent all my cons tuents.
Inclusivity is key. I would like to provide opportuni es for members of CPC and NPHC sorori es to get to know each other
(working with the Greek Senator). I also want to raise awareness of women’s health resources available on campus. I also
want to have a social media-based project of “what it means to be a woman at RIT”. The main message of my campaign is
that every student voice ma ers. I believe strongly in empowering women and celebra ng all our diﬀerences. I hope to, in
the future, to create many events and programs to increase posi ve female par cipa on on campus.
I have been a member of the Center for Women and Gender Student
Advisory Board for two school years now and I have been working
with the Feminist Coali on on campus since its founding last year.
Currently I am in the process of organizing events for the last two
weeks of April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) through the Cen-‐
ter. These events include a screening of Miss Representa on, a panel
on how sexual assault is handled on campus, and the third annual
slut walk. I have also wri en several ar cles on gender issues during
my me at Reporter as a writer, sports editor, and features editor.
Although we have come a long way in terms of gender equality,
there are issues that persist. On a campus with a rather uneven gen-‐
der ra o (especially in the STEM majors), I believe that some of these
issues become more pronounced but less acknowledged. Recently,
popular culture has started to recognize and accept more genders as
well (which is pre y fantas c) but there is s ll a great deal of confu-‐
sion and understanding about these genders in our society and eve-‐
ryday life. Although I can’t ﬁx all of these issues in the next year, I
hope to make a diﬀerence at least at RIT.
Con nues →
Women and members of any gender deserve respect, ac-‐
ceptance, and equal opportunity, but in some areas, we are s ll
lacking. I have spoken with some of the women in STEM majors at
RIT for instance, and they have told me that they o en experience
what is referred to as imposter syndrome where they feel as
though they are not accepted in their ﬁeld by their peers and some-‐
mes their department as well. I want to work with the suppor ve
groups we already have on campus such as Women in Engineering,
in Compu ng, in Science, and in Technology, to help women feel
accepted and capable in their ﬁelds and to encourage their peers to
appreciate these women as professionals as well.
I also want to support gender equality for transgender and
other LGBTQ individuals on campus. Although RIT is a fairly progres-‐
sive campus, there is s ll inequality that aﬀects these every day.
One of my goals fo rnext year is to work with housing to creat poli-‐
cies that treat people of any gender, trans* or not, equally and with
respect. I support and would love to work towards the crea on of a
gender neutral ﬂoor, however, I beliee hat this project is addressing
the symptom rather than the root cause of the issue. This is why I
plan to put my main focus on equal treatment of the genders within
housing opera ons.
In addi on, I hope to organize events to talk about consent,
women in gaming, and many other topics. In order to facilitate thse
events, I plan to meet with the diﬀerent women’s groups including
those listed earlier, Women in Business, the Center for Women and
Gender, the new Labrys Women’s Alliance, and the Feminist Coali-‐
on, which I am also planning to a ain club status for. I also plan to
work with ritGA, OUTspoken, Spectrum, Tangent, and the GLBT
Center to organize events about gender iden ty. Although I will not
be able to a end every one of those groups mee ngs every week, I
plan on visi ng each and every one of them, if my schedule allows,
throughout the school year in order to hear from cons tuents and
make sure that their interests are being represented.
My overall message to the student body will be that gender
aﬀects all of us throughout our lives but it should not be the decid-‐
ing factor in how we are treated. Everyone deserves opportuni es
and respect. My goal is to make sure that everyone, regardless of
their gender, receives them.
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