Usenima Inyang

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usenima.jpgUsenima Inyang Usenima is a third-year Community and Regional Development and African American & African Studies double major from Sacramento. She is currently an ASUCD ASUCD Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commissioner, treasurer for the the Nigerian Student Association, and a Peer Advisor for the Educational Opportunity Program. She is a former undergraduate representative to the Academic Senate Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity, ASUCD Executive office Chief of Staff for Caliph Assagai, ASUCD Office of External Affairs volunteer, and a volunteer for Southeast Asians Furthering Education and African Americans and Africans Cultivating Education in the Student Recruitment and Retention Center. She is also a sister in the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and the former LEAD treasurer for the Fall 2004 ASUCD election and the Winter 2005 ASUCD election. She was a LEAD party candidate for ASUCD Senate in the Winter 2007 ASUCD election. She didn't win but came very close to winning, falling short by 3 votes.

Winter 2007 Candidate Statement

Hi everyone! My name is Usenima Inyang and I am a 3rd year undergrad from Sacramento, CA. I am currently double-majoring in Community & Regional Development (w/ emphasis in Education and Law & Policy) and African & African American Studies. After undergrad, I plan to attain my teaching credential, become a teacher in the California K-12 public school system and eventually attend law school and work towards educational policy reform in California. I am running for ASUCD Senate because it is important for ASUCD, an organization that represents the UCD student population, to continue and increase support of student groups and centers on campus that foster recruitment and retention of underserved and underrepresented communities. Due to the continual increase in student fees, lower financial aid availability, and various campus and city climate issues, many students struggle academically. It is important that ASUCD actively lobbies for a better campus climate and a more enjoyable and attainable college experience for all students whether they are historically or economically underserved, physically or mentally impaired, homeless, undocumented, etc.

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