Imagine this: You’ve been newly elected into a high political position as a novice candidate.
Tasks, projects, and agendas are being hurled as you assume a mountain of newfound responsibility. On top of that, you are about to enter into a fresh congressional session faced with perils unknown.
This scenario would be enough to leave anyone trembling, but not Josselyn Ramos.
Ramos is taking on her recently appointed position as Vice President of the Salt Lake Community College Student Association with full confidence, and is determined to work with any and all students to build a productive and welcoming environment for SLCC.
Already four months into her first tenure in student politics, Ramos describes the experience as “having the ride of my life!”
Born in Oregon and raised in Malad, Idaho, Ramos has had experience adapting to new environments. Holding such a high organizational position compliments her future ambitions as she is poised towards a major in business administration.
The SLCCSA is comprised of student leaders who are driven to inspire, assist, guide, represent, and serve students by addressing issues and needs, providing access to opportunities, building communication bridges, and working with the community.
When asked about how to take action effectively for the college, Ramos assuredly responded, “I hope to bring change by letting my work, passion, and commitment speak for itself.”
“One of my important roles as vice president is to be an effective member in the executive council when we are voting and discussing changes and matters that are happening at your college. My second is to be a good lead for my board (the Student Senate) and really find the passion and the dedication to solve and address student matters and concerns to the best of our abilities,” notes Ramos on her various duties.
One of the projects Ramos is currently a part of is addressing food insecurity, when students or faculty don’t have reliable access to food due to low income or other difficult circumstances. She hopes to combat this by “raising awareness by informing many of the students, faculty, and staff, as well as enhancing our food pantry.”
This comes in the wake of the Bruin Campus Cupboard expansion, which added more resources to the food pantry to lend aid to all students in need. Food is available with a student ID at South City Campus.
When away from student life, Ramos enjoys spending her time horseback riding, hiking, reading, researching, shopping, and watching Netflix.