2021-2022 DASG Senate

Below you will find the current DASG Senate Members' email addresses, Office Hours, and basic information.

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DASG Executive Officers

Anahi Ruvalcaba

Anahi Ruvalcaba

DASG President

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 8 am - 10 am

Email: dasgpresident@fhda.edu

Major: Political Science

Goals at De Anza: My goals at de anza are to create the community more equitable than it has been, transfer to a four year, and build relationships.

I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley

Home Town: Salinas, CA

Hobbies: In my free time I love reading and doing acrylic nails! Or listen to music and spend time with friends and family!

Why I joined the DASG Senate: To diversify the senate and overall work on achieving a better experience for all students.

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Executive Advisory Committee

Fiza Syed

Fiza Syed

DASG Vice President

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 3 pm - 4 pm
Fridays 3 pm - 4 pm

Email: dasgvicepresident@fhda.edu

Major: Business Administration

Goals at De Anza: Build connections and transfer to a 4-year university

I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Home Town: Dubai, UAE

Hobbies: : Baking and watching The Office

Why I joined the DASG Senate: Being passionate about student government, I joined the DASG Senate to cultivate a more equitable environment for all De Anza students by addressing their concerns, increasing financial aid opportunities, and making sure their voices are heard, especially our students who come from underrepresented communities.

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Elections Committee

Sharon Utomo

Sharon Utomo

DASG Chair of Finance

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 8 am - 9 am
Thursdays 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Email: dasgfinance@fhda.edu

Major: Data Science

Goals at De Anza: Transfer with Associate's Degree

I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley

Home Town: Surabaya, Indonesia

Hobbies: listening to music, catching sunsets & sceneries, chilling with friends, and exploring various experiences

Why I joined the DASG Senate: Realizing the influence of our student government in numerous campus services and the quality of student opportunities, I want to ensure the DASG budget is efficiently and equitably allocated to support crucial programs while aiming to increase revenue. I hope to build a stronger connection within the De Anza community, expand the impact of our budget, and ultimately guide you to achieve your most optimal college experience here at our beloved college!

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Finance Committee

Helya Bahari

Helya Bahari

DASG Chair of Student Services and Feedback

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 10 am - 11 am
Thursdays 10 am - 11 am

Email: dasgssf@fhda.edu

Major: Psychology

Goals at De Anza: Building meaningful connections and a close knit community!

I want to Transfer to: UCI, UCLA, or USC

Home Town: I moved to San Jose last year, I'm from Toronto!

Hobbies: I enjoy such a wide range of activities... you'll always find me open to trying new things and enjoying them.

Why I joined the DASG Senate: My first year at De Anza showed me that we need more outreach about all the amazing student services on campus and therefore inclusivity. Being involved in DASG allows me to work towards achieving that, give and receive help, encourage building community, and ensure student concerns are heard. Feel free to reach out to me anytime, with anything!

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Student Services and Feedback Committee

Sunnie Chen

Sunnie Chen

DASG Chair of Marketing and Communications

Office Hours:
Mondays 5 pm - 7 pm

Email: dasgmarketing@fhda.edu

Major: Public Policy

Goals at De Anza: Build connections, community, and grow as an individual

I want to Transfer to: Anywhere that allows for continuous growth

Home Town: Taipei, Taiwan and Pleasanton, California

Hobbies: Going out with my friends and spending time with my cats

Why I joined the DASG Senate: to help improve the community, student rights, and our students' experience at De Anza College

Visit Here for Information on  the DASG Marketing and Communications Committee

Luiza Eloy

Luiza Eloy

DASG Chair of Equity and Diversity

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 8 am - 9 am
Thursdays 2 pm - 3 pm

Email: dasgequitydiversity@fhda.edu

Major: Psychology and Political Science

Goals at De Anza: Some of my goals are to connect with my community, engage with students, get my Associate Degree as well as Certificates at De Anza, and finally, transfer to a University to complete my Psychology Degree.

I want to Transfer to: A University in California

Home Town: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hobbies: Visiting new coffee stores, reading, painting, and hiking

Why I joined the DASG Senate: I joined to improve student's life and experience here at De Anza as well as advocate for ongoing and new issues De Anza students may face during their time here.

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Equity and Diversity Committee

Catherine Le

Catherine Le

DASG Chair of Programs and Events

Office Hours:
Fridays 1 pm - 3 pm

Email: dasgprogramsevents@fhda.edu

Major: Biology

Goals at De Anza: transfer with a degree

I want to Transfer to: UC

Home Town: San Jose, CA

Hobbies: listening to music, hanging out with friends
Why I joined the DASG Senate: to increase engagement and make De Anza a second home for students

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Programs and Events Committee

Afizah Ghazali

Afizah Ghazali

DASG Chair of Environmental Sustainability

Office Hours:
Mondays 5 pm - 7 pm

Email: dasges@fhda.edu

Major: Neuroscience / Chemistry

Goals at De Anza: : For the longest time, I had the toughest time finding what I love doing, and I really hope that my time at De Anza will help me find my purpose.

I want to Transfer to: A UC or a private school

Home Town: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Hobbies: I love to do just about anything, and I enjoy learning new things. Life is too short to live the same day twice.

Why I joined the DASG Senate: When I first joined the DASG Environmental Sustainability Committee, I fell in love with our work and the mission we represent. Hence, I am passionate about the work that the student government strives to do, and I want to play my part in helping the community.

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Environmental Sustainability Committee

Erin Valdecanas

Erin Valdecanas

DASG Chair of Legislative Affairs

Office Hours:
Mondays 12 pm - 1 pm
Fridays 2 pm - 3 pm

Email: dasglegislativeaffairs@fhda.edu

Major: Political Science

Goals at De Anza: Transfer

I want to Transfer to: UCSD or UCLA

Home Town: Fremont, CA

Hobbies: karaoke, spending time with friends, listening to music, reading, etc.

Why I joined the DASG Senate: I joined DASG because I wanted to get to know the De Anza community better. After joining, I found that De Anza has so much to offer students that we don't know about. We can close the gap between the Senate and our college community and make De Anza a more equitable place by engaging more and uplifting student voices. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about LAC or DASG! I hope we have an amazing year. :)

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Legislative Affairs Committee

Justin Toh

Justin Toh

DASG Chair of Flea Market

Office Hours:
Mondays 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Email: dasgfleamarket@fhda.edu

Major: Business Economics

Goals at De Anza: I've never been to the US before, and so I hope during my time at De Anza I get to make friends and learn more about the country. While studying is important, school is much more than books and I hope to find that through interacting with people.

I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley

Home Town: Singapore

Hobbies: Try new experiences! I enjoy doing new activities, it doesn't matter what it might be.

Why I joined the DASG Senate: After meeting many people so motivated to help the community, I felt inspired to contribute my part. Being part of the senate gives me an incredible opportunity to meet new people, and help others. I hope I live up to my promise.

Visit Here for Information on the DASG Flea Market Committee

Khanh Ngo

DASG Chair of Inter Club Council (ICC)

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Email: iccchairperson@fhda.edu

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Michelle Fernandez

Michelle Fernandez

De Anza College Student Trustee

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Email: fernandezortegamichelle@fhda.edu

Major: Business Administration

Goals at De Anza: Transfer to a 4-year University and make meaningful connections with the people I work with.

I want to Transfer to: Any UC that will take me

Home Town: San Jose, CA

Hobbies: Visiting new places and trying new foods :)

Why I became the Student Trustee: To get involved and be active on my campus; as the student trustee and as a member of DASG I have the opportunity to help improve the student experience at the college and district level. I want to make a difference at the school that is shaping our academic futures.

Visit Here for Information on the De Anza College Student Trustee

DASG Senators

Anya Bergstrom

Anya Bergstrom

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 12 pm - 2 pm

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Major: Psychology

Goals at De Anza: My goals include transferring to a four-year university, as well as building meaningful relationships with my fellow students at De Anza.

I want to Transfer to: UCLA or out-of-state privates

Home Town: Hong Kong

Hobbies: Watching sit-coms, baking and reading

Why I joined the DASG Senate: I joined the senate to represent De Anza students and build a supportive community on campus. Specifically, I am interested in organizing activities that will enhance students' college experience. I want to relay student concerns and—through using available resources—interests, ultimately creating a richer and more fulfilling college experience for myself and students around me.

Adel Burieva

Adel Burieva

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 12 pm - 2 pm

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Major: Computer Science

Goals at De Anza: Build strong connections in college, and transfer to a 4 - year university.

I want to Transfer to: University of California, Berkeley

Home Town: Chelyabinsk, Russia

Hobbies: Programming, curling, reading, traveling

Why I joined the DASG Senate: : I would like to provide indispensable resources for a successful academic experience and represent international students' stance on various issues pertaining to on-campus activities.

Anita Chamraj

Anita Chamraj

Office Hours:
Mondays 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursdays 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Major: Environmental Science

Goals at De Anza: I am still a high school student, so my goals at De Anza are to take a variety of classes that will help me figure out what I want to major in and get more experience in a college setting.

I want to Transfer to: UCSB or UCLA

Home Town: Cupertino, CA

Hobbies: Reading and spending time with my brothers and dog

Why I joined the DASG Senate: I joined DASG to give a voice to students because I truly care about making sure that everyone has a great experience during their time at our wonderful school. I also want to promote more community activities such as a community garden that will be open to all students and staff and a succulent decorating bar.

Mohamed Elmashad

Mohamed Elmashad

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Amy Huang

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Jessica Lukius

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Sara Sangari

Sara Sangari

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 10 am - 11 am
Thursdays 10 am - 11 am

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Major: Political Science

Goals at De Anza: My primary goals at De Anza are to obtain an AA and to transfer to a 4-year university, and to give back to our community and its members to the best of my ability.

I want to Transfer to: UCLA or UCSD

Home Town: San Jose, California

Hobbies: Weightlifting, Thrift Shopping, Cooking

Why I joined the DASG Senate: My motivation for joining the DASG Senate was to promote equity on and off campus, and to be a positive leader for people of color, minorities, middle class, first-generation students, and all other members of the Foothill-De Anza community in recognizing the power of their voices and the impact they can have on their peers, their community, and potentially the world.

Ivy Sim

Ivy Sim

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 3 pm - 4 pm
Thursdays 3 pm - 4 pm

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Major: Economics

Goals at De Anza: Transfer to a 4-year University

I want to Transfer to: UCs

Home Town: Malaysia

Hobbies: Reading and travelling

Why I joined the DASG Senate: I aim to improve De Anza by ensuring that De Anza Students' educational experience is both fulfilling and informative, as well as to improve resources accessibility and development.

Jason Tjahjadi

Alexander Jason Tjahjadi

Office Hours:
Thursdays 4 pm - 6 pm

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Major: Business Economics

Goals at De Anza: Maintain a good GPA and transfer to a 4 year university.

I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley and UCLA

Home Town: Jakarta, Indonesia

Hobbies: Trying new things (food, travelling, etc.)

Why I joined the DASG Senate: To put my leadership skills to best of use for the good of everyone, and to make the best of my college years with lots of new experiences and opportunities that DASG has to offer.

Peter Tran

Peter Tran

Office Hours:
Fridays 9 am - 11 am

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Major: Computer Science

Goals at De Anza: Transfer to my dream university, prepare myself with necessary expertise and experience, build connections, make friends and have fun!

I want to Transfer to: University of California

Home Town: Vietnam

Hobbies: I enjoy listening to music and hanging out. I'm a huge fan of competitive sport.

Why I joined the DASG Senate: I joined DASG to engage in the decision-making process on Senate. With the power that comes with the role, I aspire to represent the student body at De Anza and ensure that each and every one of us has the best college experience both online and offline, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Jenny Trinh

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Dimitri Yanovskyi

Dimitri Yanovskyi

Office Hours:
Fridays 9 am - 11 am

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Major: Computer Science

Goals at De Anza: Participate and help in creating vibrant student community, while excel in academics and prepare to transfer.

I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley

Home Town: Kyiv, Ukraine

Hobbies: Reading, programming

Why I joined the DASG Senate: To be actively involved in student life and represent voices of my fellow students.

Jason You

Jason You

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 10 pm - 11 pm

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Major: Sociology

Goals at De Anza: Being equipped for transferring

I want to Transfer to: UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC

Home Town: China and Cupertino

Hobbies: Reading, Watching movies and
everything related to entrepreneurship

Why I joined the DASG Senate: Make De Anza a better place

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