Meet our Spring 2015 Student Officers!
My name is David Gonzalez, I am a second year AE Engineering student at SJSU. I will make a difference in this world because I am not afraid to stand up for what is right! I love learning new things and exploring new places. I am the Event Coordinator for SAHE because I want everyone to have new experiences. This world is ours!
Hi everyone, my name is Daniel Orozco, second year Biology student with a concentration in systems physiology. I am currently a Co-community liaison, and I joined SAHE because I believe everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge regardless of their status. Everyone has a brain and we should all have the right use it. I was born and raised in San Jose and enjoy long walks on the beach sipping piña colada, and soccer.
Hello! I'm Mirna Henriquez, second year transfer student majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management at SJSU. I was born and raised in Ahuachapan, El Salvador; I immigrated to the U.S. when I was 15 years old hoping to reunite with my family and have a chance at a more prosperous future. My biggest inspiration has been always looking at mom working hard. As an undocumented student my school journey has been very challenging but I believe this experience has helped me become better person as I discovered my passion for helping immigrants like myself to navigate the challenging immigration system. SAHE has opened many doors and has also given me the opportunity to develop my leadership and organizing skills. I hope to inspire other students to get involved in the community and support our cause.
Hello, My name is Alberto Gutierrez, I'm a junior at San Jose State University majoring in Human Resource Management with a minor in Mexican American Studies. I'm the current Co-treasurer for SAHE; I joined SAHE because I believe in its mission for equal education for all regardless of their legal status. SAHE empowers me and provides me with the knowledge to help others.
Hello I am Kenia Mejia Escobar, I am currently a freshman at San Jose State University. I am undeclared, looking into majors and considering my choices. I decided to join SAHE the Fall Semester of 2014 because I wanted to be involved in school as well as helping and informing the community around me. This has led me to hold the position of co-community liaison. I am from El Salvador and I love drinking coffee, running and eating good food with good company.
Hello my name is Ariadna Manzo! I'm a freshman at SJSU and am currently undeclared but am looking into declaring political science. I moved to San Jose to attend school here a couple months ago. I originally lived in Southern California. This is my first year with SAHE and so far it's been great. Here SAHE provides the support and help one needs with being undocumented. I've never felt more supported with anyone until I joined SAHE.
Hi y'all, I’m Lana Woodward. This is my second semester as a SAHE officer. I joined SAHE because I wanted to learn more about how I could help to restructure the dysfunctional immigration system, and to add my voice to other students whose voices are politically disenfranchised. I am currently Sergeant of Arms; my job is to maintain order during our meetings so that we can get the most out of our time and productively create change together. Outside of SAHE, I am a fourth year Behavioral Science student. I love gardening, cooking for friends and family, making art, writing, and hiking; if you find a cool trail, tell me about it and we can all go together.
Hey readers! I’m Nancy Contreras and I am a senior majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Mexican American Studies. I’ve been in SAHE for a year now and it has been the best year I have had at SJSU. It’s my second semester as the secretary and I am now an expert at typing up meeting notes (not really, but I try). I have many interests but I won’t list them all because you will be here all night. I love to sing karaoke, reading, writing, pretending I can draw, and like my fellow SAHEista Daniel, long walks on the beach—at night. I will be graduating soon but until then, my bio will remain on this website and I hope that after, I will come back to SAHE and meet all the new SAHEistas and read their biographies!
Hi everyone! I'm Adilene Hernandez! I am a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Human Rights. I joined SAHE in Spring 2014 and it's been quite the experience. I joined SAHE because the topic of immigration/legal status is one that is very close to my heart. I am among those people that have been affected (directly & indirectly) by our broken immigration system. To be honest, I was scared and unsure of what to expect when I joined SAHE. Little did I know that by joining SAHE I was going to find myself being a part of such an amazing & dedicated organization. I am grateful to be a part of SAHE, because I feel I can make a difference. I am also grateful because through SAHE, I have met an amazing group of individuals!
Hello, my name is Osiris Cervantes and I'm a liberal studies major preparation for teaching. Born and raised in Southern California until coming to bay for college. I've been part of SAHE for about 4 years now and I love to see how much it has changed since first joining. Proud to see and be part of the legacy that Student Advocates for Higher Education is leaving behind at SJSU.