Statement of Candidacy
My name is Kristen Torres and I’m running to be a freshmen representative. I’m from Miami, FL and come from a diverse background. My background has given me a broader perspective then most students and I believe that because of my different viewpoints I can provide assistance to those who more closely relate to me. We can all benefit from a wider perspective, especially at a school like Loyola. This school provides us the chance to not only help ourselves but our community. In order to start helping our community we have to make this school a place where we all feel that we can succeed. So if you vote for me we can build a school that helps us to help Loyola and the city of Chicago.
I have always been passionate and have had a thirst to lead my class through the Student Government Association since high school. I am determined to transform my visions to realities and leave our school at the end of this year better than when I came in. It is extremely important to me to be a part of that change. I’m not a complete stranger to leading others, I was an editor on my school’s paper during high school and I’ve always been able to easily make connections with the student body. I enjoy working with and for others, and I wanted to bring these past experiences in to Loyola. I spent many school years and summers volunteering at my local elementary school tutoring children. Also, my summers spent in Panama building churches for the indigenous people of the Panamanian mountains truly opened my eyes to how important it is to have a genuine care for the well-being of others. I believe that my exposure to all these different events has made me gain a very wide perspective of the real world.
If I get elected, I hope that I’ll be able to positively influence our class, and allow our opinions to be properly heard. Making friends and raising school spirit are both equally important to me and I strive to make both of those a reality for all of us.