My name is Cecilia Ruesta. I am originally from Lima, Peru. I came to the U.S. when I was 17 and became a proud U.S. citizen last year. I am a queer female mother of a 6-year-old daughter, whom I am co-parenting with my partner of four years.
Last year, I earned a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and a bachelor’s in criminology. Currently, I am a graduate student in the counseling program, where my goal is to become a professional therapist to help my community in the Central Valley.
My involvement as a student organizer and providing leadership in different clubs and organizations has led me to understand the importance of using my voice to create change.
As a Fresno State student, I know what it’s like to struggle with everyday responsibilities while also worrying about tuition increases.
I am concerned about the lack of funding the CSU is experiencing, the unease students are feeling due to the current political climate and the need to bring inclusiveness and diversity into “action” on our campus.
If I am elected, my goal is to further utilize the ASI resources to lobby for more funding for the CSU. I am someone who represents many minority groups, and we are in need of representation in our campus.
I believe my years of experience as a student organizer has taught me to use my voice in order to create change. It’s time I share that knowledge with my peers and together allow our voices to be heard.
I care about our community and am able to relate to a large part of our student body. I believe I would make a good ASI President.
Cecilia E. Ruesta