Vaanya Goel

Senate Candidates

Statement

Hello, my name is Laura Pearson and I am running to be a Senator in your Undergrad Student Government. I am a recent transfer from Fresno City College in Fresno, CA. I believe that being a transfer student has allowed me to develop a unique perspective of USC and how as a community we can better ourselves. I currently am studying Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Studying within an area such as Philosophy allows one to gain critical thinking skills. Critical thinking is something that will allow me to function well as a Senator, as it is important to think rationally and objectively when making decisions that concern a great sum of people. I am passionate about making improvements concerning the university’s sustainability, transfer student community and housing, and program accessibility to low income students as well as food security. Together we can foster an environment, which produces nothing but quality.

Platform Points

Senators Emily Donahue & Christopher McMorran

  • Increase USG transparency within the organization, and expand collaboration with other campus organizations
  • Work towards permanent student representation on the USC Board of Trustees
  • Implement Town Hall meetings for students to ensure that all voices on campus are being heard—and that there is a physical space for students to voice opinions and concerns
  • Create and strengthen mentorship programs for first-generation and underrepresented minority students that are tailored to specific needs
  • Work with USC Transportation services to implement Shuttles to LAX and expanded “Fryft” services
  • Increase student awareness of underutilized campus resources already included with tuition

Senators Emily Donahue & Christopher McMorran

  • Increase USG transparency within the organization, and expand collaboration with other campus organizations
  • Work towards permanent student representation on the USC Board of Trustees
  • Implement Town Hall meetings for students to ensure that all voices on campus are being heard—and that there is a physical space for students to voice opinions and concerns
  • Create and strengthen mentorship programs for first-generation and underrepresented minority students that are tailored to specific needs
  • Work with USC Transportation services to implement Shuttles to LAX and expanded “Fryft” services
  • Increase student awareness of underutilized campus resources already included with tuition