The office of Vice President of Cabrillo College’s Student Senate needs to be filled by someone with a professional demeanor, accustomed to handling large groups of people with differing opinions, familiar with affairs of the Senate, and with the details of the College at large. This person should have experience successfully leading decision-making groups, be well spoken to effectively convey their points, show initiative, and follow-through, understand the role of student government, and be a positive role model for the student population.
I, Laura Hunerberg, am the person for the job.
Since middle school, I have held numerous leadership positions, rising through my high school’s Student Government and Leadership classes, serving on my town council’s advisory board, and joining Cabrillo’s Student Senate during my third week of college. I have demonstrated my ability to work with a wide variety of people in diverse situations. I have run many whole-school events, worked with students, teachers, and administration, as well as the larger community on local and state levels.
Though currently a freshmen at Cabrillo, I have already done much to enhance student life on campus and in the community. I have adamantly supported textbook affordability programs, Cabrillo’s Social Justice Conference, better food availability, women’s rights with the MissRepresentaion screening, as well as community involvement in the school though the Santa Cruz County College Commitment and the Fourth Grade Experience. I have allocated tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships, support grants, and student loans. I have been personally involved in the Thanksgiving dinner that fed hundreds of students and the Second Harvest food drive that raised thousands of dollars for those in need. Over winter break, I went to Sacramento to speak with Congressmen and Senators about the current financial state of community colleges and its direct impact on students.
I have worked closely with the current Senate Vice President, I fully understand the roles and duties the position demands, and I am altogether prepared to take them on.
Outside of the Senate, I volunteer in a third grade classroom every week, a step on my path to becoming an elementary school teacher. I major in Literature, and also tutor English students to help them improve their writing skills. I enjoy school and maintain a 4.0 GPA. I especially like Psychology, Political Science, Spanish, and English, as well as my Education classes. I am an active member of the Alpha Gama Sigma Honor Society. I love to read, run, hike and explore the hills around Santa Cruz, and spend time with my friends.
I am hardworking, determined, experienced, and enthusiastic. I work well with others, know the Senate and the College, and am willing to learn and grow. Being the Vice President would be a role that I would undertake with passion and purpose. With your vote, I can help make this school even better than it is and ensure that everyone has the best chance at the greatest possible education.