General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is the largest governing body of the Washington Student Association. 60+ representatives from our ten membership campuses gather twice a year to set our legislative priorities and organizational goals for the coming year. This GA we will be taking adopting a new legislative agenda, approving our budget for 2017-18, electing a new Executive Committee, and introducing a new set of bylaws and constitution for the WSA. Each campus has the ability to sponsor a legislative agenda item to be added to the WSA legislative agenda and actively lobbied on in Olympia for the 2018 legislative session. Contact our Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Nora Selander, at vpleg@WAstudents.org with any questions!

 

Executive Officer Nominations 2017-18

Position descriptions, current officer biographies, and contact information can be found under the Student Board tab. 

President

  • Maresa Miranda, Washington State University Vancouver
  • Rhianna Hruska, The Evergreen State College

Vice President of Legislative Affairs

  • Issac Mercado, Washington State University Tri-Cities
  • Shaun Kent, Washington State University Vancouver 
  • Rosa Rice- Pelepko, Western Washington University

Vice President of Finance

  • Michael Scott, Central Washington University 

Vice President of Federal Affairs

  • Issac Mercado, Washington State University Tri-Cities
  • Anjelica Rice, University of Washington Bothell
  • Charles Atkins, The Evergreen State College
  • Arne Nelson, The Evergreen State College

Vice President of Diversity

  • Manuel Avalos, Washington State University Vancouver
  • JR Siperly, Central Washington University

Vice President of Outreach

  • Rosa Rice- Pelepko, Western Washington University
  • Shaun Kent, Washington State University Vancouver 
  • Nora Abdi, University of Washington Bothell

Vice President of Communications

  • Rosa Rice- Pelepko, Western Washington University

 

WSA Presidential Candidates

Maresa Miranda, WSU Vancouver

My name is Maresa Miranda and I am a senior at Washington State University Vancouver majoring in Public Affairs and minoring in Spanish and Global Studies. I am running to be your next WSA President because I am passionate about uniting our public universities across Washington in order to foster positive change for students. As the Director of Legislative Affairs for WSUV this last year, I had the opportunity to directly advocate for students alongside the WSA and collaborate with representatives from other campuses. For the past two years, I have been involved with the Initiative for Public Deliberation, which trains people to facilitate group meetings and encourages public discourse in local community issues.Through this program and my term in Olympia, I have gained the skills and experience to bring people together from varying perspectives. Washington State is filled with outstanding schools and each of those schools has their own needs and ideologies. I am determined to be a President that will help build our community and increase the power of our students.

 

Rhianna Hruska, The Evergreen State College

I am a first year Master of Public Administration student in the Public and Nonprofit Administration concentration at The Evergreen State College.  I received my Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and my Master of Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College.  Along with my graduate studies, I am a full time Research Analyst for the Washington State Legislature and Student Trustee for The Evergreen State College through June 30, 2017.  Since 2012, I have been involved in higher education advocacy through the University of California Student Association, United States Student Association, and now the Washington Student Association. This past year, I have served as WSA's President and am running to hold the position for a second year.

 

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