Meet our Fall 2016 Student Officers!
Hello, my name is Kenia and I am the current Secretary of the organization. I am starting my 3rd year at SJSU; I am undeclared at the moment, but I am considering Biology. Being involved in SAHE has led me to acquire and develop leadership skills. Through SAHE I have being able to create new friendships. I heard about SAHE my first semester as a freshman at SJSU, I decided to join the organization because I felt the need to get involved in the organization due to what they stand for—a support group for undocumented students on campus.
For fun, I love hanging out and trying new foods (if there is any place worth trying please let me know, I’m open to suggestions). I also like reading mystery books as a hobby.
Hi everyone! My name is Daniel Orozco, currently a 4th year pursuing my BS in Molecular Biology. I joined SAHE to bring a change to my community. I wanted to help others like myself find their way to college, achieving more than what society expects them to. I am a support for those around me, elevating and encouraging success. I am also a big fan of futbol, and anything science. Talk science to me ;) although nerdy I am also outgoing and enjoy long walks on the beach sipping pina colada. At the end of the day, we all want to make a positive impact, and lets not forget. #nevertrump
I am a senior majoring in Business Administration. My desire to pursue higher education is to help my community, to further my knowledge, and to prepare myself as a future leader.
I am in SAHE because I love to be surrounded with intelligent, talented, and inspiring people. The motivation to help my Latino community come from my own struggle, the courage and the hard work I have invested in my educational career. I like to learn and make a difference in other people’s life, and I believe that every one deserves the right to earn a FREE HIGHER education and achieve their goals in life.
Specially, my farm working experience has taught me the importance and the value of hard work and determination. My goal after graduating from college is to work with the immigrant community. I hope that through education I can make a different and I hope to motivate other students to follow my steps. I especially want to make a difference in the lives of agricultural workers and immigrant students.
José Salazar Mendoza
Hello everyone my name is José Salazar Mendoza. I am a fourth year at San José State University, I am majoring in Sociology, and I am one of the Co-Chairs for SAHE.
I joined SAHE because of all the advocacy work they do for uncommented students and the community, and because I have seen that this is more than a student organization it’s a family away form home.
I was born in México and came with my parents to United States at the age of one and have lived here since. I am one of three siblings and I live in Gilroy, but that doesn’t prevent me form participating as much as possible with SAHE.
My favorite quote is one from Cesar Chavez; “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for out community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to included the aspirations and needs of others, for their sake and for our own”.