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President: Danny McCarty 

Salutations! My name is Danny McCarty, and I am the President of the Associated Students of Berkeley City College. I became involved with the student government operations here at BCC during Fall 2013. I served as a member of the Judicial Council for two semesters and gradually became accustomed to the governing documents constituting our procedures, as well as furthered my understanding of the decision-making process that takes place on behalf of the students. As your President, I aim to do the following:
1. Establish a thriving community on campus that integrates the students’ needs and concerns into the actions taken on behalf of the ASBCC
2. Ensure efficiency within the ASBCC to promote arts, academics, and culture on campus
3. Develop a better understanding of the campus, district, and statewide mandates constituting our lives as students, to ultimately serve as a well-informed advocate on behalf of the students in the decision-making process.

I wish you all a wonderful experience here at Berkeley City College!

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Vice President of Administration: Sarah Miller

My name is Sarah Miller, I am the Vice President of Administration, and this will be my third year at Berkeley City College. I have been involved with the Associated Students of Berkeley City College since the end of my first semester because of my interest in strengthening and widening the role students play at our college on a political and social level. Since my beginning at B.C.C., I have met and worked with countless inspired, intelligent, and motivated individuals from all walks of life. My experiences in living and studying both in the United States and overseas has led me to realize the importance of access to quality education and a safe, supportive community in which students can thrive within. The nature of education is evolving to the point where it is paramount for everyone to obtain a higher degree – while the cost of it soars concurrently. I see community college as a practical path for many, as do the millions of others filling up college classrooms nationwide. If I can make higher education more accessible by representing student needs in a way that manifests itself culturally and legislatively, my role as an associated student is complete.

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Vice President of Programs: Rudrani Ghosh

My name is Rudrani Ghosh, and I am the Vice President of Programs for the Associated Students of Berkeley City College. I am in my sophomore year of schooling and am majoring in Political Science and Psychology. My interests in social and political culture has motivated me to join ASBCC and represent the needs of students so that we can achieve our aspirations. I wish to positively impact the collegiate community through a forum for clubs and student activities. Through collaboration, our council can create a community that encourages individuals, fosters creativity, and upholds the determination inherent within us to succeed. I hope that our efforts and our endeavors to instill positive change within our community will be supported by our fellow students, our staff and administration and our college.

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Vice President of Finance: Sam Cheng

Hello, everyone! This is my second semester at Berkeley City College, major in Business Administration, and my first time being enrolled at the ASBCC. As any other members from either council or committees within the college district, I am dedicated to serve specifically no body but everybody that is connected to the system, which is the only reason why I am here. It is my duty to distribute our financial expenditure with the budget, but base decisions upon consideration of your voices in order to maximize goodness of the student body and follow social responsibility. In the meantime, I would also pay attention to our community development and equality of dignity as a human being.

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Vice President of Public Relations: Noelle Atkins

Hello, Berkeley City College community! My name is Noelle Atkins and I am the Vice President of Public Relations for the Associated Students of BCC. I was born and raised in San Francisco and this is my second year at BCC. I am majoring in Sociology and am applying for transfer this Fall. I joined the AS because I wanted to give representation to the diverse population of students who attend our college. My role as Vice President of Public Relations is to ensure that administration, faculty, and students are all on the same page and have a clear idea of the events and opportunities that are available at our college. I am excited to be apart of the AS and I hope to improve efficiency and communication within BCC. I wish you all a productive and fun 2014-2015 school year!

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Secretary: Amel Alkaheli

My name is Amel Alkaheli, and I am the Secretary for the ASBCC. This is my first year at Berkeley City College. Although I am majoring in Nursing, I volunteer my time in various projects because I enjoy being active within the community. Previously, I interned for the El Cerrito City Hall, where I was involved in drafting a smoking regulation ordinance.  I am passionate about impacting my community in a positive manner and with my passion and past experiences, I hope to assist the student at Berkeley City College.

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Senator: Malique Banks

My name is Malique Banks and I am a Senator for the Associated Students of Berkeley City College.  Originally from Roseville, California, I moved to the Bay Area for a new lifestyle and was instantly infatuated with the diverse cultures and the unique individuals of the Bay Area. I began schooling in the Peralta Community College District in the Fall of 2012 as a Business Administration major. I plan to apply for transfer this Fall. I am involved with the clubs on campus, and I serve as the Treasurer of the Business Club. I also run a club called the Student Art Collective. Over the past year, I have become very familiar with the programs at BCC that can aid students on and off campus. I hopes to strengthen this amazing community with focus on community building.

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 Senator: Ryan Jaeger

Hi Students of Berkeley City College, my name is Ryan Jaeger and I serve as a Senator in the ASBCC. This is my first year at BCC, and I look furthering my education and making connections with our diverse student body and faculty. I graduated from San Rafael High School in Marin County and am working toward transferring in another year. As a Senator I will do my best to ensure that students have the most opportunities to fulfill their educational goals, and be part of our community in the process. Feel free to contact me with issues that matter to you, and together we’ll make this year a success!

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Senator: Kaydee Miller

My name is Kaydee Miller and I am the ASBCC Senator of Information and Organization Systems. I have been attending Berkeley City College for a year and a half, and throughout my time here I have been in various clubs as well as being involved with ASBCC. I am a Mathematics major with the goal to teach math in community college after I graduate. My long term goal is to be an integral part of representing the student body while I attend BCC, because I feel it is important for everyone’s voices to be heard. I encourage all those who are interested to come join us in improving our experience here at BCC!

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Senator: I Mong (Yeny) Lei

I joined Student Government (known as the ASBCC Council) as a Hispanic Chinese woman in January 2014. I have dedicated two senatorial terms to ASBCC Council because I am passionate about representing our large diverse student constituencies at BCC. I am always amazed at our student diversity. Among us, we find people who come from all walks of life, ethnicities, genders, and what amazes me the most, are the stories of why each individual pursues higher education in a community college. And for all those stories, I dedicate every day to ensure we are representing my community properly and respectfully in the Statewide and District Level as a Senator of External Affairs.

And lastly, I will like to leave a quote that defines my work philosophy: “If not me, who? If not now, when?”- Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Thank you for reading and I will like to meet you. I hope to see you soon.

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Senator: Emma Carlblom

As a Berkeley native, transfer student from a four year college, and an Art History and Anthropology major, I aspire to represent the Berkeley City College student body as best I can. In my position as Senator of Special Populations, I strive to understand and contribute to the causes of special populations. This semester I am working on planning and putting on a Mental Health, LGBTQIA, and Veterans Awareness week. I am also working on a consent workshop and getting more diversity and representation in the new administration and faculty hires. I also serve on the Roundtable and Foster Youth Task Force shared governance meetings. I hope that these efforts will truly represent and serve the students who make Berkeley City College the great institution it is and can become.

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Senator: Andrew Carmody


My name is Andrew Carmody and I am the Senator of Campus Sustainability. I have been at BCC for three semesters and spent one so far as a member of the ASBCC. I am involved with a few clubs on campus and am currently cooperating one with Ryan Jaeger. I am a business major and I am looking to become an entrepreneur in the future. I am always open to great conversations and innovative ideas and I like meeting new people. Also, I love the outdoors and outdoor activities like hiking and camping. My goal as a Senator is to serve the BCC population and help make every student’s experience here a great one. Please feel free to contact me if there are any projects having to do with campus sustainability that you may have in mind.

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Judicial Council


Chief Justice: Bonnie Cherry

My name is Bonnie Cherry, and I am entering my second year at BCC. I was raised in rural Kansas, and consider myself a nontraditional student in many ways: I am a first generation college student, a returning student, a cancer survivor, and mother to a brilliant two year old girl named Seva. I am constantly amazed at the resources BCC has to offer to nontraditional students, and I am proud to be involved in such a progressive and diverse learning community.

In the years before college, when I was working full time in order to earn health insurance, I worked as a community organizer and grant writer for several nonprofits. I also served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA with indigenous cultural and resource centers. This work, along with my work as a community organizer, gave me invaluable hands on experience in the development of and adherence to governing documents and policies. It also informed my academic interests: the questions of citizenship, of forced migration, and the human rights of refugees and stateless people.

I am excited to serve on the Judicial Council at BCC as the Chief Justice. My goals are to help the ASBCC make our projects sustainable, as well as to find ways to more fully represent the needs and interests of nontraditional students in student government.

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Justice: Fernando Jimenez

Hello, my name is Fernando Jimenez and I am a Justice in the ASBCC. I was born in Guatemala, but I was raised in Oakland, CA. This is my second year at BCC and my second year being involved in Student Government. I am a Political Science and Law major and I think being in Student Government and in several Clubs in school gives me a lot of experience in my field of study. During my time in Student Government I have met many amazing people that make up our student body here at BCC and I could not be more glad to be representing the students of this college.

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Justice: Mel Maniwan

Hello, my name is Mel Maniwan and I am a member of the Judicial Council. My primary goal this year is to assist the student body in building the necessary set of documents that will build the foundations for institutional memory for future AS and Inter-Club councils to refer to when the need arises. My intent is also to better communicate documents that govern club bureaucracy, particularly with regards to club funding, especially for events that are time sensitive. It is my belief that this will reduce confusion with regards to the procedures, while also empowering people who are in clubs or who want to form clubs.

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Justice: Ghazal Rezvani

My name is Ghazal Rezvani and I am entering my second year at Berkeley City College. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and I am thankful to be surrounded and constantly inspired by the great diversity that encompasses this area. I enjoy engaging with other individuals, as well as being an advocate for social justice, which is why I plan to pursue a career in social work/social services. While interning at a congressional office, I realized that the full capacity in which one can assist an individual, relies on the law. Hence, I am very excited to serve as a member of the Judicial Council. As I Justice, I not only ensure the constitutionality in the actions of the ASBCC, but I also work collaboratively with others in the ASBCC, to make any necessary reforms in governing documents that can improve the experience of students at Berkeley City College.

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Justice: Ian Jansen

My name is Ian Jansen, I just began my second semester at BCC and I am a justice with the ASBCC Judicial Council. I was born in southern California and moved up to the bay area about two years ago after high school. I enjoyed my first semester at BCC and wanted to participate in the student body, and was presented with an opportunity to do so, which I gladly took. I have a certain love for documents, legality, and helping people, so joining the Judicial Council seemed like a perfect fit! Luckily I was right, and I’m happy to work alongside so many fantastic people. I’m currently undecided on a major, but I have a knack for law, mathematics, and a strange love of efficiency, so I’m torn between law and engineering. I am focusing my efforts within the ASBCC on clarity and enforcement of governing documents to ensure that students understand their rights, and that we as an organization are doing our best to support the student body in the most efficient way possible.

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Advisor: Mostafa Ghous

Mostafa Ghous is the Director of Student Activities and Campus Life. In the past, Mostafa has worked extensively with community colleges in California to promote student involvement on campus. At Solano Community College, Mostafa worked with as the director of the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Program (MESA), Student Development Center and Student Health Center.  He has mentored and led students to fulfill their academic endeavors, successfully. At Berkeley City College, Mostafa is looking forward to helping students build personal and professional skills in order to provide them with an opportunity to be involved in their own communities.

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This page was last updated on 02/12/15.

  • Associated Students of Berkeley City College

    Thursday 26 February 2015


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