Hana, She/They, Junior majoring in public health. Their hometown is Portland, Oregon. She loves dancing, spending time with friends, and going on adventures. When asked, why MSU? She answered “I chose MSU because it was the first place I found a community on campus. I wanted to connect more with my own culture and be more involved with expanding the inclusion, celebration, and representation of multicultural students on campus”. This year, she is most excited about celebrating different MSU cultures through upcoming events and connecting more with our members.
“You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.” – S.E. Hinton
Raul Sagrero Gaona
Raul, He/Him/His/El, is a Junior majoring in Psychology and Spanish. His hometown is Salem, Oregon and he likes to play music with his friends and cook. When asked, why MSU? He said “I decided to join MSU because I wanted to help represent and advocate for different cultural backgrounds of students at Western while celebrating our differences as a whole college community.” This year, he is most excited to meet new students and people as well as to share our own stories including cultures and backgrounds.
“When we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.” – Barack Obama
Vanya, She/Her/Hers, is a Sophomore majoring in Public Health. Her hometown is Independence, Oregon and she likes to play tennis. When asked, why MSU? She said “I decided I wanted to join MSU because I wanted to be a part of something on campus that represents and celebrates the many diverse cultures here at Western.” This year, she is most excited to plan and see ‘the end products’ of the big events which are held by MSU each year.
“Make Yourself Proud” – Unknown
Jessica Garibay Ochoa
Jessica, She/Her/Ella, is a Senior majoring in Public Health and Psychology. Her hometown is Salem, Oregon and she likes to travel, hike, and spend time with friends and family. When asked, why MSU? She said “The reason I joined MSU is because I want to create and present different cultural events that will help other students on campus learn about different cultures around the world and feel like they are being represented on campus.” This year, she is most excited to organize and plan cultural events throughout the year and work alongside her peers.
“If you have a dream, don’t let anybody take it away.” – Selena Quintanilla