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My name is Katherine, but please call me Kat. My pronouns are They/Them/Theirs, and I am from Portland, OR. I graduated from Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, OR. This will be my third year at WOU, second year on MSU Exec. I am currently majoring in Psychology. Hobbies of mine include reading, playing video games, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. I love MSU because it is a great place to meet new people and make friends. I joined the executive board to be more involved on campus, and to gain experience as a leader. I look forward to all the memories that will be made this year.
“Veni, Vidi, Amavi.”
My name is Gabriela Acevedo and I am a sophomore this year majoring in Education with a minor in Spanish. In the future I would like to become a Middle School or High School Teacher. I am a graduate of Central High School located in Independence OR. and happen to live minutes away from campus. On my free time i enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends and traveling. My hobbies include; reading, sports, listening to music, and being involved on campus. This is my second year as part of the Executive Board and I have enjoyed my time being part of this organization. I have been able to expand my knowledge on leadership and communication skills that I will continue using in my future careers, as well as get out of my comfort zone. MSU is welcoming and always feels like home.
“Sometimes you have to forget what you want and think about what you deserve.”
I am Daniel Lopez. I’m from Dallas, OR where I also graduated from Dallas High School. I am a freshman and majoring in Exercise Science. My hobbies include singing, dancing, and going to the gym. I chose MSU because my older sister was a part of it when she was still a student.
“Shoot for the stars. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Les Brown
Hi, my name is Blanca Miranda. I was born in Cuerámaro Guanajuato, México but raised in Arroyo Grande, California. I lived in Salem, Oregon for about two years and graduated from Sprague High School. I’m currently a sophomore and majoring in Early Childhood Education. Hope to one day become a Kindergarten teacher. I like going on swims, runs, watch TV shows, and just go on late night walks. MSU helped me in many ways, one being that it helped me with my communication skills. I want to be part of an organization that helps others in so many ways.
“En la vida lo importante no son los obstáculos si no saber reconocerlos a tiempo para poder liberarlos.” -Yago
My name is Carolina Trujillo. I am from Portland, Oregon and graduated from The International School of Beaverton. I’m currently a sophomore with a Psychology major. Some of my hobbies are doing makeup, watching YouTube, sleeping, and spending time with my family. I wanted to be on MSU because I believe that diversity is very important. I wanted to be a part of a group that could bring a community of different cultures, perspectives and lifestyles together and just have fun.(:
“It always seems impossible until it’s done”
Hey! My name is Sophia Chica and I am from Salem Oregon. I graduated from West Salem High School. I am currently a sophomore. I am majoring in secondary Education. My goal is to become a High School Spanish teacher. My hobbies include writing, learning about new cultures, humanitarian work, and traveling to distant places. I’ve decided to be a part of MSU because I believe that MSU will provide me with the opportunity to serve my community, promote diversity, and create a fun and welcoming space for all WOU students.
One of my favorite verses describes the kind of women I strive to be: “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future” (Proverbs 31:25)
My name is Carlos Chairez. I am from Hood River, Oregon and graduated from Hood River Valley High School in 2015. I am pursuing a major in Business. I love to be outdoors. Catch me running, hiking, swimming, camping, exploring, and going on spontaneous road trips. I chose MSU because I enjoy meeting new students, working with diverse students and helping them get involved.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain
My name is Jasmine Sosa-Santiago. I am from Dallas, Oregon. I graduated from Dallas High School and I am currently a sophomore pursuing a major in biology. I currently do not have that much time for any hobbies, but I guess one of my current hobbies would be watching movies. I chose MSU because when I attended their meetings/events during new student week they made me feel welcomed. It became like a home away from home, because everyone was so caring and friendly. I knew it was something that I wanted to not only be a part of but also be.
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 13) and Alex, Adam and Evan (who are 7). 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