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Student Leadership Council Election Candidates

Student Leader 2021 Online Elections

Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18

Eligible voters may select 1 candidate for Student Trustee and up to 6 candidates for the Student Leadership Council Officer positions on the ballot. Four candidates have petitioned to run for Student Trustee and Student Leadership Council Officer. You may vote for the same candidate to hold both positions. Check your College of DuPage email for ballot instructions immediately prior to the election start date. 

Student Trustee Candidates

Naila Sabahat

Naila Sabahat

Naila Sabahat

Villa Park, IL
STEM

It's a great pleasure to serve our community with a passion. I am running for student member of the community college board of trusties and officer of the student leadership council. The reason I am running for this position is, I want to be a voice and enhance my leadership skills for student body. Experience such as Student Leadership Council can help me enhance as a person. As a first-year student at College of DuPage, due to COVID-19 I wasn't able to have a normal college experience. I am interested to help make it easier for student body who are having a hard time due to the situation we are living in right now. I am involved in some of the clubs at COD. Some of them include ISA, office of student life, photography club, SLC and more. I attended virtual new student orientation at the beginning of my first semester at COD. It taught me to take the risk and explore out of my comfort zone. I have been volunteering since my high school. One of my first volunteering was freshmen orientation. I have been front desk volunteer at library for a year from which I was awarded with human relations award. In addition, served as a TA for keyboarding class, and student ambassador. I have been able to improve my leadership skills in order to help students. As a first-generation student in United States of America it taught me how to be brave, face challenges and be a leader. College of DuPage is one of the best colleges with 3+1 programs, dual credit courses, and unlimited resources. To work with individuals who strive to be better selves is an honor. Your valuable vote can create a voice for an anticipated future.

 

Marina Zaki

Darien, IL
No information

No Candidate Statement Available

 

Karla Michelle Jimenez

Karla Michelle Jimenez

Karla Michelle Jimenez

Warrenville, IL
Industrial Engineering

It is a great honor and privilege to be running as a Student Trustee and Officer of the Student Leadership Council. I'm running for these positions to be and represent the voice of all the current and future students enrolled in COD. As well as to be a helpful hand in these complex and ever-changing times for all who need it. We are living in an era where we feel we do not have a voice when we actually have the power to change our world and I'm here to help accomplish that. This past year I have practiced and acquired leadership experience in ways I never imagined I would. At the same time, I've lived firsthand the student life. I'm an active member of the Peer Mentoring Program and the PUMA-STEM club. At the same time, I'm coursing the Living Leadership Program. So far, my participation in COD has been short but I'm enthusiastically looking forward to my upcoming involvement in my COD path. The experiences I have lived as a mentor to my fellow Tae Kwon Do peers and imparting English classes to non-native English-speaking kids have allowed me to develop many skills. I've practiced and enhanced my leadership, my patience, my perseverance, my problem-solving, and my creativity. I'm a person that is always willing to learn something new and work with new people. The diverse, helpful and non-judgmental environment makes COD an admirable institution that works with you to succeed. It would be an honor to form part of something that would help the students have a more enjoyable and non-stressful academic life. It is key to make a positive change in these unprecedented times. Life doesn't always go as we want it to, but we must live it with the best of attitudes!

 

Anthony J. Rosario

Anthony J. Rosario

Anthony J. Rosario

Downers Grove, IL
Associates of Arts (Cognitive Science)

My name is Anthony J. Rosario, I am a third-term student at the College of DuPage, and I would like to ask you for your vote to humbly serve as your next Student Trustee. I am a native of Downers Grove and a proud graduate of Downers Grove North High School. My plans are to pursue a degree in Cognitive Science after completing my Associates of Arts here at COD. Since the summer term of 2020, I have served on the Student Leadership Council as a Student Representative, and most recently, as your Vice President. My two priorities have been activating student leadership and helping to make the Student Leadership Council more efficient despite working as an entirely virtual team. After graduating high school in 2017, I moved to New York City and founded my own nonprofit serving survivors of childhood trauma. In 2018, I moved to Washington D.C. where I worked full-time for the Stand Together Foundation as a consultant and researcher for nonprofits with innovative solutions to address poverty in the U.S. My years of work experience have taught me how complex poverty is as a nationwide issue and how to develop an effective team to solve it. For the same reason I have been drawn to working for nonprofits, I desire to serve my college. Downers Grove and COD are some of the most resource rich and safest places in the world, let alone country. There are millions of people who thirst for the opportunities we are gifted each day. My purpose has always been to reinvest what has been given to me in others around me and my home, which now includes the College of DuPage. As your Student Trustee, I will continue the efforts I began as Vice President and continue to invite students into the work of the Student Leadership Council. I look forward to serving you in whatever capacity I can. Sincerely, Anthony J. Rosario, Vice President, Student Leadership Council, College of DuPage. 

 

Student Leadership Council Officer Candidates

Naila Sabahat

Naila Sabahat

Naila Sabahat

STEM

It's a great pleasure to serve our community with a passion. I am running for student member of the community college board of trusties and officer of the student leadership council. The reason I am running for this position is, I want to be a voice and enhance my leadership skills for student body. Experience such as Student Leadership Council can help me enhance as a person. As a first-year student at College of DuPage, due to COVID-19 I wasn't able to have a normal college experience. I am interested to help make it easier for student body who are having a hard time due to the situation we are living in right now. I am involved in some of the clubs at COD. Some of them include ISA, office of student life, photography club, SLC and more. I attended virtual new student orientation at the beginning of my first semester at COD. It taught me to take the risk and explore out of my comfort zone. I have been volunteering since my high school. One of my first volunteering was freshmen orientation. I have been front desk volunteer at library for a year from which I was awarded with human relations award. In addition, served as a TA for keyboarding class, and student ambassador. I have been able to improve my leadership skills in order to help students. As a first-generation student in United States of America it taught me how to be brave, face challenges and be a leader. College of DuPage is one of the best colleges with 3+1 programs, dual credit courses, and unlimited resources. To work with individuals who strive to be better selves is an honor. Your valuable vote can create a voice for an anticipated future.

 

Nauman Mohammed

Nauman Mohammed

Nauman Mohammed

Aurora, IL
Computer Science – Software Development

I am running for the officers positions at the Student Leadership Council for a number of reasons which I will state briefly. At College of DuPage I involved myself into clubs like Entrepreneurship club, MSA club, Girlup and ISA, This experience lead me to open up and join student employment at one of the admin offices at COD. Being an employee at COD registrations I learned more about College of DuPage, I got more exposure to COD's Student body. Being an international student and getting involved so easily at COD's diverse culture was a blessing. Later on I was introduced to SLC which gave me even more opportunities. Got involved into college government and understood the student body better. I have been a member in the SLC from 2020 to 2021, I got to learn some of the valuable skills which will surely help me in future in corporate world. I have grown as a leader and worked on personal and academic and professional goals. I was being challenged to grow professionally. It would be an honor if I could have a part in creating better experience for the student body.

 

Marina Zaki

Darien, IL
No information

No Candidate Statement Available

 

Amreen Fatima

Amreen Fatima

Amreen Fatima

Villa Park, IL
Science

Full candidate statement:
1. Being a freshman in college during the pandemic it has been really hard for me to get involved in college activities. Because during my senior year in high school I was really excited about getting involved in college. As of now I'm planning on running the student leadership program because this will help me learn everything we supposed t do as a leader. In future when I get back to the society to help other people I will have all the skills needed for a leader.
2. This is my freshman year in college and because of COVID I didn't got a chance to get involved in college but from now I'm planning on getting more involved in college by getting involved in things that I have never done before and facing my fears and learning something every day doesn't matter if it's a big or small, it will help me be a better person in future.
3. I was a student ambassador in high school and I also used to volunteer in the library. I have volunteered in many school activities, where they needed student assistance. I have always been a learner and I don't hesitate learning from my experience on a daily basis.
4. I am surprised on how culturally diverse and how welcoming everyone is in the college. As I'm a freshman I attended the new student orientation in the beginning of the year everyone who attended were so down to earth and encouraging.

 

Hajira Fathima

Lombard, IL
CIS - Software Development

I'm Hajira Fathima, this is my first year at COD and I'm running for an officer position for the academic year Fall 2021- Spring 2022. I am running for this position for a couple reasons. First, I believe that this is one of the best ways to give back to the community. As this involves providing the needed support and encouragement to students and addressing their needs in general. I'm currently a student representative of SLC, and I've seen the officers in my team be super dedicated and committed to their work, I've seen them grow and that is another reason that inspires me to be an officer. Giving back to the community ultimately helps me in my leadership and communication skills. Other than being a student rep, I'm involved in the chaps United committee and SLC marketing committee. Additionally, I'm a board member of MSA. Prior to all this, I've great experience of doing volunteer work which built the confidence and some basic leadership skills in me. I've also done a toast masters program which gives me some background of public speaking. Here, at College of DuPage there are certain things I really appreciate. Some of which include the fuel pantry which provides food security, vast learning resources that help students even in these tough times, and an overall accepting and diverse atmosphere. Despite the challenging times, COD continues to provide the best support to its students.

 

Karla Michelle Jimenez

Karla Michelle Jimenez

Karla Michelle Jimenez

Warrenville, IL
Industrial Engineering

It is a great honor and privilege to be running as a Student Trustee and Officer of the Student Leadership Council. I'm running for these positions to be and represent the voice of all the current and future students enrolled in COD. As well as to be a helpful hand in these complex and ever-changing times for all who need it. We are living in an era where we feel we do not have a voice when we actually have the power to change our world and I'm here to help accomplish that. This past year I have practiced and acquired leadership experience in ways I never imagined I would. At the same time, I've lived firsthand the student life. I'm an active member of the Peer Mentoring Program and the PUMA-STEM club. At the same time, I'm coursing the Living Leadership Program. So far, my participation in COD has been short but I'm enthusiastically looking forward to my upcoming involvement in my COD path. The experiences I have lived as a mentor to my fellow Tae Kwon Do peers and imparting English classes to non-native English-speaking kids have allowed me to develop many skills. I've practiced and enhanced my leadership, my patience, my perseverance, my problem-solving, and my creativity. I'm a person that is always willing to learn something new and work with new people. The diverse, helpful and non-judgmental environment makes COD an admirable institution that works with you to succeed. It would be an honor to form part of something that would help the students have a more enjoyable and non-stressful academic life. It is key to make a positive change in these unprecedented times. Life doesn't always go as we want it to, but we must live it with the best of attitudes!

 

Nazish Khan

Nazish Khan

Nazish Khan

Glen Ellyn, IL
Science

Hello, my name is Nazish Khan, I live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. I'm studying to get a bachelor's degree association of Science and I will further my education to become a gynecologist. My contact information is 630-501-8513. I am running for the Student Leadership Council Officer of College of DuPage, Community College District No. 502, State of Illinois, for a full term of one year, to be voted for at the election to be held on the 17th & 18th days of March 2021. I am running for this position because I have been a student mentor in the past, which was a pleasant experience and it was great working with other mentors and students. I am a good candidate for this position because I am very passionate about giving voice to students and working on issues around community agencies as well. I will be a very good and determined leader if I win this election. I haven't really been able to participate in anything at College of DuPage due to the pandemic and the classes, but I am determined to start my new year as a good leader and hope to learn new things through this experience at the College of DuPage. I was a student mentor in the past, which is why I am motivated to run for this position in the election. I really appreciate the resources that College of DuPage offers its students with. The navigators are helpful as well, they help keep track of courses and help us when we need to know something regarding a class. The staff is extremely helpful and always willing to help students with anything they can. Which just adds to the spectacularness of the College.

 

Anthony J. Rosario

Anthony J. Rosario

Anthony J. Rosario

Downers Grove, IL
Associates of Arts (Cognitive Science)

My name is Anthony J. Rosario, I am a third-term student at the College of DuPage, and I would like to ask you for your vote to humbly serve as your next Student Trustee. I am a native of Downers Grove and a proud graduate of Downers Grove North High School. My plans are to pursue a degree in Cognitive Science after completing my Associates of Arts here at COD. Since the summer term of 2020, I have served on the Student Leadership Council as a Student Representative, and most recently, as your Vice President. My two priorities have been activating student leadership and helping to make the Student Leadership Council more efficient despite working as an entirely virtual team. After graduating high school in 2017, I moved to New York City and founded my own nonprofit serving survivors of childhood trauma. In 2018, I moved to Washington D.C. where I worked full-time for the Stand Together Foundation as a consultant and researcher for nonprofits with innovative solutions to address poverty in the U.S. My years of work experience have taught me how complex poverty is as a nationwide issue and how to develop an effective team to solve it. For the same reason I have been drawn to working for nonprofits, I desire to serve my college. Downers Grove and COD are some of the most resource rich and safest places in the world, let alone country. There are millions of people who thirst for the opportunities we are gifted each day. My purpose has always been to reinvest what has been given to me in others around me and my home, which now includes the College of DuPage. As your Student Trustee, I will continue the efforts I began as Vice President and continue to invite students into the work of the Student Leadership Council. I look forward to serving you in whatever capacity I can. Sincerely, Anthony J. Rosario, Vice President, Student Leadership Council, College of DuPage.

Contact Information

Office of Student Life
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217, (630) 942-2243