I am currently a Sophomore majoring in political science with a minor in Law and Public Policy. I am a part of Greek life and Undergraduate Student Government. I had the opportunity to work as a Senate aide to Senator Max Geschwind this year and was able to learn and gain experience as well as contribute my own thoughts to Senators projects. I am currently working with Senator Geschwind to put 24/7 emergency contact numbers as well RSVP, counseling services, and DPS HSC number on the back of our student ID cards. I worked with the Student Health and Safety group to help fight sexual assault on campus. As a senator, I hope to combat issues that have been neglected on campus. My main target is sexual assault and mental health, more specifically the lack of resources made available for both issues. My goal is to help make USC a more progressive campus that recognizes the issues of students and offers reasonable and easily attainable help.
My name is Sara Khoshniyati and I’m a current sophomore studying Human Biology with a double minor in nutrition and health and healthcare studies. I am running to be your Senator because I aspire to execute campus wide initiatives that can serve the wellness needs of all USC students on campus.
As Residential Housing Association’s Director of Programming, I am responsible for planning and executing campus wide programs for all USC residents with a budget of over $150,000. I believe I have both the needed experience and passion to continue executing meaningful programs and initiatives that will benefit USC students. Over the past two years, I have also been involved in Mobile Clinic, a club that offers free healthcare to the Los Angeles homeless population, I am passionate about neurosurgery research especially focused on normal pressure hydrocephalus, and just recently traveled to the Dominican Republic with the organization Global Medical Training, to offer free healthcare to over 700 patients in rural villages.
I aspire to be a doctor because I want to provide healthcare to all populations that need it – but as a current student and an aspiring senator, I want to ensure that students receive all the resources they need to thrive – and this starts with improving the missing healthcare resources at USC. I want to be an advocate for students and prioritize their needs, both in and out of the classroom.
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