ASU Board Bios:
Brian Ha, ASU President
Hello, my fellow Huskies. My name is Brian Ha, and I am the current ASU President. I am a Communications Major and currently planning to pursue a career in Human Resources. As a second-year college student, I realize that I have a lot to learn. However, that has not stopped me from being excited about the upcoming school year. Please feel free to come to talk to me if you ever see me. If you want to have a sit-down conversation, come to visit my office in F5-212. Good luck this year and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Rosa Mendoza, Executive vice president
Hello, fellow huskies, my name is Rosa Mendoza, yes it does rhyme. I am majoring in Forensic Pathology and hope to transfer to San José State University or Cal State Los Angeles in the near future. I enjoy helping and meeting new people so if you ever have.
Leslie Soto, Vice president of Public Relations
Hello everyone reading,
My name is Leslie Soto, I am 19 years old, and I'm a psychology major. I enjoy meeting new people, and I am looking forward to making a difference along with this year's ASU board. I was born and raised in Monterey Park and graduated from Mark Keppel High School. My hobbies include playing volleyball, baking, and photography. My goal for this academic year is to indulge in the agent of change role here at East Los Angeles College.
Giovanni Cano, Vice President of Advocacy
I am a chemistry major and I plan to be a researcher in a lab either researching organic chemistry or environmental chemistry. This is my 3rd year at ELAC and I hope to transfer in Fall 2020 to either UC San Diego or UC Irvine. I am considering to double major in math and chemistry. I was thinking about doing my thesis and dissertation in chemistry. I joined ASU because I was talked into it and because I felt might need a challenge and more responsibility. I hope I could do a lot in my term in office that best benefits and represents the students.
Elmer Ortega, Vice president of south gate
Hello All! I am happy to be a part of the ASU board in order to advocate for student rights at the South Gate and Main Campus of ELAC. Given that I want to make a positive impact in my community, I strive to pursue a career in law enforcement. I want to help eradicate corruption as well as the injustices related to multiple forms of violence and discrimination, especially those related to racial profiling. Despite these institutional barriers, you are all valid, you all have a voice and for this reason you can share your ideas with our ASU team. Together we can work to make ELAC the best that it could be, so don’t be shy!
Cristal Rubio, Secretary
Hello everyone!! My name is Cristal Rubio and I am your current ASU Secretary. I am a Liberal Studies major aspiring to become an elementary school teacher. For this academic year, I hope we can accomplish an even better connection with our husky community!! I look forward to working with you all and if you need any help, feel free to reach out to me!! I will be spending a lot of time in the Student Activities Office in F5-212 and around campus. If you see me around, don’t hesitate to say hi!