By Samantha Werkheiser
The Student Senate election results were announced last week, with Judaha Amoroso winning the presidency. Amoroso held the vice president position for the 2017-2018 school year and is looking forward to her new role as president.
“I’m excited for this year. Being president and vice president is very different, but I’m really open and willing to take feedback,” said Amoroso.
Amoroso was an army brat, so she moved around a lot as a kid. She spent her last two years of high school at Whitehall High School, which she said lacked much diversity.
When it came time for her to pick a college, she said that ESU’s diverse campus played a big part in her decision to attend. In addition to being vice president, Amoroso is a member of the Black Student Union, the National Council of Negro Women and is a freshmen orientation leader.
Amoroso hopes to see some changes in Student Senate when she officially takes over next semester.
She said that “doing more community service than we have been in the past and just attracting more students who may not usually come to the Student Senate office͟ are two of her biggest goals.”
She wants students to be able to seek out student senate not just to join, but to also learn how to make their voices heard on campus.
Amoroso is thankful that she had the vice presidency position to prepare her for the new role she is about to take on.
She has been able to network with administration and different student organizations, which she believes will help her succeed as president.
“I was definitely able to connect a lot more with the outside organizations because in my role I had to put a lot of students in different university-wide committee,” said Amoroso.
Amoroso is thankful for the support system she has had at ESU. She says that they pushed her to achieve her goals and try new things.
“All of them have pushed me in different aspects. They have been role models for me,” Amoroso said of her friends.
She also said that she is thankful that Student Senate has given her the opportunity to meet new people who she otherwise would not have connected with.
“It definitely made me be more rounded as a person. It made me be more open-minded to other people and other cultures at the university,” said Amoroso.
Amoroso encourages incoming and current students to consider joining Student Senate.
“You don’t have to know about government, that’s something that can be learned. If you feel like you have something to say and you feel like you have a voice or find your voice, definitely come here and get involved. We’re not about to sit back, we’re about to take action,” Amoroso said.
Amoroso hopes to pursue a career in telecommunications or college admissions upon graduating.
She also hopes to study for her Masters of Fine Arts.
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