Student Government Elections 2018
Candidate: Marc Mendoza
- What do you hope to accomplish for the students of MiraCosta College?
I want to help make Mira Costa a more prepared, accessible, and sustainable campus. I hope to make MiraCosta College a more prepared campus through better emergency preparedness education and drills. I plan on making MiraCosta College more accessible to students through better promotion of scholarships and outreach programs provided by MCC, and I'd like to increase awareness for on campus Mental Health and Health Services. I also aim to make MiraCosta College more sustainable by better promoting and rewarding volunteer carpool drivers to free up campus parking and reduce our carbon footprint. I have a lot planned for MiraCosta College and this is certainly just a start!
- What qualities do you possess that will make you a good leader for the students of MiraCosta College?
I consider myself to be passionate, organized, and a good communicator. I've seen and experienced, first hand, student issues concerning transportation, health services, and finances on campus. I'm impassioned and committed to finding ways to resolve these barriers and future issues so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at MiraCosta College. I've been actively involved in many school programs during my time here at MiraCosta College and I understand how to organize and manage my time effectively to best dedicate myself to accomplishing my goals and campaign promises. I understand the importance of good communication and I value both collaboration and transparency. I welcome student opinions so that I can best represent your interests throughout the year. I want to make next year our best yet!
- Describe your previous leadership and/or volunteer experience.
Some of my previous leadership roles include being the Vice President of Programming for MiraCosta's Oceanside Campus, a role in which I was the event organizer and planner for the school, a public speaker for giveaways and weekly College Hour introductions, and a team leader for event set up, coordination, and tear down. This year I was also a Board Member of ASG's Finance Committee, where I jointly oversaw interviews for fiscal allocations on activities, communicated with many on-campus organizations regarding budgeting adjustments, and was a partial reviser for the 2018 ASG Mid-Year Budget Review. Additionally, I used to be the Educational Director for Vista Butterfly Farms, I helped to design their educational programs and I coordinated events for community and elementary school children, I was both a program leader and guide for a 2000 sq. ft. butterfly vivarium and farm tour, and I worked to help preserve and grow local butterfly host and nectar plants.