Hello, my name is Gabriela Acevedo-Solis and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a Junior this year majoring in Education, concentration in Social Science, and a minor in Spanish. My goal is to become a social studies teacher. I am a graduate of Central High School located in Independence and happen to live minutes away from campus. This is my third year on MSU and I enjoy working with a team to put on cultural events for students, faculty, staff, and the community. On my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends and traveling. My hobbies include; going on hikes, reading, sports, listening to music, traveling and attending concerts.
“Sometimes you have to forget what you want and think about what you deserve.”
Hello, my name is Jasmine Sosa-Santiago and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am from Dallas Oregon and a graduate of Dallas High School. I am pursuing a major in Biology. Some of my hobbies include walking, sometimes running not really though, and watching Netflix.
Hello my name is Suleidi Gonzalez. I am a sophomore majoring in Pre-Nursing. I am originally from California but I was raised in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School. Attending MSU meetings during my freshman year I felt a welcoming, fun and friendly environment that made me want to return week after week. I specifically chose to run for PR in MSU because I want to continue to promote diversity around the WOU community making it a welcoming place for all students and staff from different backgrounds. Some of my hobbies include going on walks, hiking, watching documentaries and hanging out with friends.
“If you really want something in life, you’ll find a way. If you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” -Jim Bohon
My name is Yenedith. I graduated from Early College High School and I’m from Keizer, Oregon. My majors are Spanish and Social Science. I chose to be a part of MSU not only because I wanted to get involved on campus, but also because I want to contribute to helping MSU thrive and succeed. MSU gave me the courage to get involved and step out of my comfort zone, and I would like to help this club continue to do so for other students as well. I usually don’t have a lot of free time, but when I do I enjoy watching Netflix, and spending time with my family. Some of my hobbies are writing, running, cleaning, and dancing.
“Comfort is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
My name is Melissa. I am from Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Westview High School. My major is Psychology. I’ve always loved to promote diversity and allow people to feel welcomed. I believe WOU does a great job already but MSU definitely goes the extra mile to make sure everyone feels like they have a place to call home. I have been a part of MSU as a member for two years, and it’s way more than just a club but a home. I really enjoyed helping out my community and MSU has allowed me to give back to my community. On my free time I love to hang out with family and friends. I love to go Hiking and be outdoor more than being indoors but I also love to binge watch T.V. shows on Netflix.
“Love yourself, girl, or noboday will.” -J Cole
My name is Julissa. I graduated from Westview High School and I’m from Portland, Oregon. My major Elementary Education. Being in a University is very different from High School. I chose MSU because I want to find a place here at Western where I can meet new people and experience new and amazing things. Some of my hobbies include watching movies, hanging out with friends and family and making people laugh.
“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.” -Aryn Kyle
Hi! I am Rafael Arrezola, sharing this year’s Freshman Advocate position. I am from Salem, Oregon and graduated from Early College High School in 2017. My major right now is Social Science with a focus in Sociology. I like to hang out with friends, listen to music, and watch Netflix on my free time. I chose to be part of MSU because they helped me stay involved my first year at Western and made it fun. Now I want to give back and make it fun for everyone while creating new memories.
“Be the change you wish to be in the world” – Gandhi
Hello! My name is Anna Hernandez-Hunter and I am originally from Raisin City, California. I moved to Oregon in 1991 and graduated from Dayton High School. I also graduated from Western Oregon University with a BA in Secondary Education (focus in Spanish). I was in the Ed Program that I met my husband, Robert, Who is a middle school Science Teacher in the Salem Keizer School District. We have 4 boys, Elias (who is 15) and Alex, Adam and Evan (who are 9). My hobbies are reading, scrap booking and crafting. I have been involved with MSU both as a student executive board member myself and later as an Advisor since 1992.
“You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” – Cesar E. Chavez