Dwaimy Rosas-Romero

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Dwaimy Rosas-Romero

dwaimy2.jpg Dwaimy Rosas-Romero was an ASUCD Senator on the L.E.A.D. slate and won in the Winter 2006 ASUCD Election. She is also a fourth-year Psychology and Women and Gender Studies double-major with a minor in African-American studies from Davis, California.

Dwaimy interned at the Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center where she obtained her California State certificate as a Crisis Line Counselor. Furthermore, she is the community intern at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center. She is also part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and belongs to the greek honor society Order of Omega. Dwaimy is a former member from the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

In the past she has been a math tutor for King High School students through the Human Corps Mentorship program; she has volunteered for the annual UCD Preview Day and the UCD Craft Center; she has volunteered at Valley Oak Elementary School School here in Davis; and has also volunteered at Sutter Davis Hospital for a year at the Birthing Center.

While attending Davis Senior High School she addressed racial and bullying issues in the Davis Community by working collaboratively with the Davis Asians for Racial Equality and the Human Relations Commission; she was the Vice President of Latinos Unidos for two years; she helped organize the Yolo County Career Conference for all Yolo County high schools for two consecutive years; she served in Student Government and held an office as the Student Representative at the Davis Joint Unified School District Board; and was a Friendship Day Facilitator for two years in which facilitators invited students from different backgrounds and social groups to dismantle each other’s stereotypes, prejudices, and erroneous perceptions by working together in fun activities and facilitating small discussions.

Candidate Statement

My name is Dwaimy Rosas-Romero and I’m a 3rd year student with a double major in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies and a minor in African American Studies. Over the past eight years in Davis I have developed a concern in addressing issues involving underrepresented communities. I have worked collaboratively with the Davis Asians for Racial Equality and the Davis Human Relations Commission in holding community forums in which students, parents, and members of the Davis community voiced personal accounts of discrimination. Furthermore, as a representative to the Davis School Board I brought attention to the issues of diversity and community within the School District. Additionally, for two consecutive years I facilitated small discussion groups in the Friendship Day program at Davis Sr. High School with the goal of dismantling stereotypes, prejudices, and erroneous perceptions among students.

As a current UC Davis campus leader and senate candidate my major concerns are diversifying the UC Davis Faculty by seeking the aid and support of the Academic Affairs Commission, the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission, the Campus Council on Community and Diversity, the Academic Senate, and the heads of the Ethnic Studies departments in ensuring a diverse pool of applicants and increasing the retention rate among faculty of underrepresented backgrounds. I would also like to ensure that the fulfillment of the Diversity Requirement in fact educates and brings awareness to students about the social, political, and economic misrepresentations and injustices experienced by minorities. Not only would I like to see UC Davis students graduate with an increased understanding of people from different ethnicities, genders, and sexualities, but to become aware of the valuable contributions they have made to this society.

Recognitions

Her major concerns are to culturally diversify majors such as the Psychology and Dance departments at UC Davis by calling attention to ethnic-based studies or non-eurocentric approaches. Her intentions are based on her desire to advocate for the unheard communities around campus.

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