Special Interest Senators
Hispanic American Senator
José Manuel Santoyo, Corsicana, TX Major: Human Rights and Spanish
- Work with CHAS and other multicultural/Latino Organizations to build new leaders within the SMU Hispanic/Latino community
- Begin a scholarship initiative to fundraise for a permanent Hispanic Alumni Scholarship.
- Work with study abroad office to implement Study Abroad for Undocumented Students program. 4. Support efforts to implement LGBTQ, Veterans, and Athletes special interest seats within the student senate.
Emily Hyde, Fort Worth, TX Major: Biology with Classical Studies minor
- Getting to know fellow transfer students and Senators
- Bolster inclusivity across campus
- Increase opportunities for transfer students to meet one another
African American Senator
Naomi Samuel, Garland, TX Major: Finance with English minor
- Bettering the experience of colored people on campus.
- Opening dialogues about social justice issues in the nation to our student body.
- Opening up people's perspectives when it comes to cultural awareness
Shashank Aggarwal, Meerut, India Major: EMIS
- Addressing issues of international students to put them on bench
- Engaging students from different schools across university for a single activity/project
- Getting to know maximum of my fellow senators
Asian American Senator
Sidra Ibad, Coppell, TX Major: Human Rights and Biochemistry with Arabic minor
- Facilitating communication with the Asian-American community
- Supporting mental health facilities on campus
- Ensuring transparency between my constituents and Student Senate