On Campus Online Exclusives What's Hot — 09 February 2018

By Blake Sperling and Ian Jones

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Las Positas student government president Tatiana Hernandez, 19, has been involved in the student government for a while. “I joined September of 2016, and was appointed director of events in December of 2016. I ran for election in April of 2017 and have been President of ASLPC (Associated Students of Las Positas College) since.

“I joined partially so I can make some friends and get out of my comfort zone. I wanted to become a better leader and person. I love being involved with my community so ASLPC seemed like a good fit.

“(There’s a) very family-oriented feel about the ASLPC. I just love being at school. I enjoy being able to get to know everybody on campus,” she says.

Being a member of the ASLPC has been beneficial for the Livermore resident. “I’ve become more personable and confident with my speaking abilities. I’ve also learned a great deal of responsibility by being a part of student government.”

Hernandez, a graduate of Granada High, is a communications major with a focus on either political science or music, and has been at the college for almost two years. She plans to transfer in the fall, either to NYU or Pace. She’s got her eye on the prize, hoping to be a congresswoman. “They offer more internships in New York for what I want to do.”

She has many ideas for the campus that she plans to execute. “I would want to find some resources to help our students that are affected by DACA (immigrant youth). There should be a reflection room for people to pray comfortably and whenever they want to. LPC should also have an open gym, which we are addressing right now.”

She says that the ASLPC office shouldn’t be foreboding to students. In fact, “Our office is almost always open. If there is someone in the office you’re always welcome to come in. If you ever have any concerns or want to voice your opinion about something, please don’t feel hesitant to come by and say something.

“If you have a problem, come speak to us and we can see what we can do. We are here for you and want to make this school a better experience and place for every student.”

She encourages all members of the student body to get involved in the ASLPC, because “you get to know your fellow students. It helps your transcripts. You have the opportunity to help people. You get to know the members of your community.”

In her off-hours, Hernandez likes to sing, something she’s done since she was little. “My mom said I didn’t have a first word, I just sang,” she says.

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