The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) will hold elections for open senator positions on Friday, Feb. 18, from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The students below have announced their candidacies for these elections. Students who are interested in hearing from these candidates should attend Speech Night on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. in Lipton Lecture Hall.
Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.
Class of 2023
I’m very excited to run for the position of senator in the AAS. I’ve always had a passion for helping people and would be honored to have the platform to make meaningful contributions to life on campus. I believe my connections to the student body will enable me to represent its general sentiment accurately when deliberating over the best path forward. In this vein, I have been preemptively surveying my friends on campus to identify the most poignant pain points so we can have a focused and constructive approach/discussion around how to improve daily life on campus.
During my three years at Amherst I have encountered many issues that have left me feeling disappointed. I am running for a Senate seat because I want to utilize my frustration in productive ways. I am particularly interested in sustainability at Amherst, more specifically in increasing the amount of collaboration between administrators and students so that environmental projects can be more effective and impactful. I want to work on projects that foster connections between environmental groups, the Office of Environmental Sustainability, administrators, Valentine Dining Hall, Book & Plow Farm, and students, because I believe that change is most successful when there are strong coalitions backing it.