Congratulations to our new 2023-24 ASG Leaders and thank you to all who participated by voting!
2023-2024 Meet Your New ASG Elected Leaders
Bianca Rosales: President
Hello, my name is Bianca Rosales and I am running for ASG President. I want to serve in this role because I am already very familiar with the responsibilities and duties of the ASG President and want to keep ASG going in the right direction. As the Executive Vice President, I was able to learn so much about ASG and our student body by accomplishing my own responsibilities as EVP, working closely with the President, and being involved on campus. Our current President did an amazing job of advocating for the MCC student body and accomplished so many great things and I plan on using my skills to do the same. A little extra information about me is that this is going to be my second year at MiraCosta, I am on track to transfer to UC Davis for Agriculture Law, I am very involved in the MCC Sustainability Club, I work in the Horticulture Department on campus, I am a single parent, and this is my second attempt at getting a degree (it is going a lot better this time around). I love Miracosta and I want to help everyone get the most and best experience out of attending this school and that is what my actions will be driven towards. Thank you
Javier Corbett: Vice President of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Hello, I'm Javier Corbett and I'm excited for the potential to serve as your elected representative in our Mira Costa Student Government. I am an immigrant to the United States, hablo español, and to me studying at Mira Costa represents an opportunity for a better life for myself and my family. I am someone who is dedicated, hard working, and pursuing a degree in Business Administration. My coursework at Mira Costa started with adult high school through the Community Learning Center, and is proceeding on to college courses, giving me a broad awareness of the journeys students can take. Likewise, members of my family also have participated in English as a Second Language courses via the Learning Center as well. In my day job I work to support Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Communities within my workplace. I have a passion for this, as I strongly believe when people feel a sense of community with their peers, they are empowered to achieve even greater outcomes together. To me, I see the same opportunity at Mira Costa for us as students. As your representative you will see I have a strong willingness to listen to you, collaborate on projects with others, and communicate proactively to support you as my fellow students and stakeholders. Together, we can create a genuinely inclusive and welcoming space for all to succeed in Mira Costa's various programs. I appreciate your time and this opportunity to earn your vote. I hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the Mira Costa Student Government!
Brandon Quandt: Vice President of the San Elijo Campus
Hello, my name is Brandon Quandt and I am running for San Elijo Vice President. I want to serve in this role because I want to ensure that the needs and concerns of the student body are met, and that their diverse interests are represented. As a current senator representing San Elijo in the Associated Student Government, I have listened to and promoted the needs of my fellow MiraCosta students. I will be a proponent for bringing student activities back to campus for all students to enjoy and connect with others. Furthermore, I will create a welcoming environment for all students to feel safe. I strongly believe it is crucial that the San Elijo Campus and MiraCosta College as a whole promote and uphold diversity, equity and inclusion. I want all of my peers to receive a solid foundation for academic opportunity and success. I will work hard to advocate for students to help create a welcoming community. I firmly supportequitable access to critical resources as it is fundamental to the success of our MiraCosta student body. I hope to serve to champion the needs of every single MiraCosta student!
Michaela Garcia (She/Her/Ella): Chair of the Inter Club Council
I would like to further my leadership skills with the ICC further by becoming ICC Chair. I plan to get a greater understanding of the Chair process by continuing to serve my term as Vice-Chair, as well as improve my skill in conversational negotiation with students when it comes to funding requests. I love MiraCosta and all the efforts and work put in by our student clubs and organization, and would love to serve in order to help them succeed further. Due to my frequent time spend on campus, I would love to have students come to me in regards to questions about the ICC process, clubs, and how to submit funding requests (nothing regarding the agenda topics of course!) I have served as an ICC Representative since I started at MiraCosta in Fall 2022, and only stopped after being appointed to ICC Vice-Chair. I try to be frequently involved in communities on campus, and further increase my involvement with students by serving as part of Student Life and Leadership.
Kenneth Pilco: Student Trustee
Hey Spartans, my name is Kenneth Pilco! I’m running for the position of Student Trustee at MiraCosta College, but I can’t do it without your help. First off, let me tell you a little about myself. I am a second generation Latino-American college student committed to developing an educational system that works for everybody. Throughout my first year at MiraCosta, I’ve provided all students with free Uber waivers to get to polling places during the midterm election. Additionally, I’ve voiced the concerns of all MiraCosta students at the Student Senate for California Community Colleges and approved resolutions to ensure your success. I believe an effective liaison will always listen to the perspectives of ALL students, with an emphasis on the marginalized. I believe the right candidate has high levels of integrity and is able to hold themselves and the Board accountable for their actions and decisions. And I believe that an Open Door policy is not enough to ensure transparency, one must actively seek to amplify the silent voices. If you agree, then Elect Pilco For Student Trustee- A Voice You Can Rely On.
New ASG Leader Next Steps
Elected members assume office June 1 and will participate in training to prepare for the roles. Additionally, they will also begin interviewing students who have applied for appointed positions.
If you are interested in learning more about the ASG, please visit the links below:
2023 Election Commission - Thank you!
We appreciate our students who participated in the Election Commission this year. Their contributions to the election process have been invaluable. Thank you!
- Diego Vargas Dominguez
- Kat Hidalgo
- Connie Palouda
- Estrella Yanez