AS Vice President for Diversity
My name is Ranulfo Molina and I am running to be your next AS Vice President for Diversity because I believe in accessibility, sustainability, and transformative change.
As a first-generation Latinx queer scholar, I hope to bring positive change through my identity and experience of navigating through a system that has not been designed to work for marginalized communities. By combining my passion for social justice and progressive change, I am ready to continue the transformative work of previous leaders and to lead the way for radical opportunities. To ensure student success, I plan to use collaborative methods of leadership to achieve milestones and to reaffirm diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus. As a current ASWWU Student Senator, I learned that leadership embodies a collective work effort, partnership, and alliance with student organizations to create solidarity and to gain a better understanding of how I can serve students in my role as AS Vice President for Diversity.
Through my minor in Education and Social Justice, I have come to learn that activists have mastered picking locks that have been closed off from underrepresented communities, and that sometimes, transformative work means the doors need to be kicked open. I also recognize that creating new avenues for parts of the community that have been previously disregarded by oppressive systems would be part of this leadership line of work; we cannot be truly diverse, equitable, or inclusive if we continue to leave out parts of our multicultural community.
Furthermore, I promise to lead the conversation with a non-biased ear when listening to the diverse community of WWU. I plan to achieve this by applying the rhetorical practices of love, vulnerability, and tools of effective listening.