President & CEO
Maresa Miranda, Washington State University Vancouver
Maresa Miranda is a senior at Washington State University Vancouver studying Public Affairs and minoring in Spanish and Global Studies. Last year, Maresa served as the liaison for WSUV and lobbied full time in Olympia for student priorities. With her time at WSUV she has served as the Director of Student Enrichment, Director of Legislative Affairs, treasurer for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) club, Research Associate for the Initiative for Public Deliberation, and aiding the Strategic Partnership role in WSUVs administration. Maresa was born in Mexico City and moved to the PNW at the age of three. She has grown a passion for public service and improving our democracy. On her free time, she enjoys playing music and singing, traveling, and playing basketball. Maresa is taking her knowledge of the Washington state Legislature and applying it to her efforts as President this year.
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Arne Nelson, The Evergreen State College
Arne Nelson is a rising senior at The Evergreen State College, focusing on economics and public policy, having previously attended McGill University. Arne was born in Tacoma and raised in both Washington and Pennsylvania. Raised as a Quaker and educated at Quaker schools instilled Arne with a strong sense of living life based on service to others and reaching goals through building consensus. Arne strives to help all non-traditional students have equal access to post secondary educational opportunities. He hopes to one day serve in elected office.
Vice President of Finance
Michael Scott, Central Washington University
Michael Scott is the current serving VP for Finance for the Washington Student Association and the VP for Legislative Affairs for Central Washington University. He is a sophomore at CWU and majoring in Political Science and fashion. Michael grew up in North Carolina and moved to Washington in high school, which is where he found his love for Student Government and politics. He served as the Legislative Liaison for CWU last session and was the spearhead for the Mental Health for Student Veterans bill, which passed through the state senate unanimously. He wants to attend law school after his undergrad to pursue a career fighting for higher education and mental health in Washington D.C as a career lobbyist.