Natalia Bera£n, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, said that as a member of the Hispanic Engineering Society, she wants to be better represented by the ASUNM Senate.
“I feel that we, on the engineering side, are rather isolated,” she said. “I want to serve as a link to the rest of campus.”
Bera£n said that as a female, minority engineer, she can represent a variety of different people on campus.
“I want to educate the campus, as well as myself, about what good ASUNM can do,” she said.
She describes the role of an ASUNM senator as a link to the campus.
“A senator needs to be held accountable and respect everyone on campus,” she said.
Bera£n said she is qualified to fill that role because of her engineering roots and her goal to better education students.
“I think I’m open minded, organized, I am big on being fair and I want fair representation for everyone,” she said.
If elected, Bera£n siad she plans to serve as a true engineering, math and sciences representative.
“I would also like to be able to represent everyone but that is a matter of them coming to,” she said. “I want to be very vocal and be help them any way I can.”
She said the biggest challenge would the Senate will face next year will be tuition problems, budget priorities and bringing new people into the Senate.
“Any time you have a change, it’s tough,” she said.
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When asked to name three members of the Board of Regents, the president of the University and three student groups, Bera£n named Eric Anaya, Richard Toliver and Sandra Begay-Campbell as regents; William Gordon as president and Hispanic Engineering Society, M.E.Ch.A. and Black Student Union as groups.