When Aynoa Rincon saw the opportunity to run for Student Association President at Salt Lake Community College, she wasted no time creating a dynamic campaign which propelled her to victory.
The Venezuelan native is making her voice heard – not only across campus, but across the state of Utah. As Student Association President, Rincon has an impressive list of goals and responsibilities she is in charge of this year.
“I think the leadership that we have in the school, starting with President Huftalin, is open to receiving any feedback from students,” Rincon says. “The responsibility is on me to talk to students and keep myself updated with what’s going on around campus. I’m a liaison between students and administration.”
Rincon is confident in being able to make her voice heard on a state or higher level for the institution that caters to more than 60,000 students each year.
“We are also wanting to focus on student involvement as well as food and security which is on a national platform,” she says.
Being a part of the Utah Student Association (USA), Rincon meets monthly with student association presidents from across the state to discuss issues and solutions for each university and campus.
Rincon wants students to be involved with school activities such as clubs, the Thayne Center or multicultural affairs. The Student Association committee is one place to start and is always after student involvement.
“I believe if you want to make a change, you need to make your voice heard. What better way to get started than within your school community? This allows you to grow professionally and personally,” she says.
The 19-year-old who has a passion for economics and politics. She says “being able to impact the community as a young Latina” is the most rewarding part of her role as president.
Rincon also has a love for soccer, cooking and spending time with her friends and family, who just made the journey to the United States two months ago.
“Before my family got here a couple months ago, I was here alone,” she adds, “so I try and spend a lot of my time with them.”
She plans on transferring to the University of Utah to pursue a degree in International Politics.