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

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2021-2022 DASG Senate

DASG Executive Officers

Anahi Ruvalcaba
Anahi Ruvalcaba
DASG President
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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.

Sarah Morales
Sarah Morales
DASG Vice President
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Email: dasgvicepresident@fhda.edu
Major: Sociology
Goals at De Anza: to further my education and to make connections across the different communities I belong to
I want to Transfer to: UCLA
Home Town: San Jose, CA
Hobbies: : I enjoy gardening, spending time with my family and talking with new people!
Why I joined the DASG Senate: I joined DASG senate to address the institutional barriers in higher education and to make opportunities, involvement and student success more accessible.

Sharon Utomo
Sharon Utomo
DASG Chair of Finance
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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!

Helya Bahari
Helya Bahari
DASG Chair of Student Services and Feedback
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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!

Sunnie Chen
Sunnie Chen
DASG Chair of Marketing and Communications
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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

Luiza Eloy
Luiza Eloy
DASG Chair of Equity and Diversity
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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.

Catherine Le
Catherine Le
DASG Chair of Programs and Events
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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

Afizah Ghazali
Afizah Ghazali
DASG Chair of Environmental Sustainability
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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.

Erin Valdecanas
Erin Valdecanas
DASG Chair of Legislative Affairs
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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. :)

Justin Toh
Justin Toh
DASG Chair of Flea Market
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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.

DASG Senators

Aki Baidya
Aki Baidya
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Major: Computer Science
Goals at De Anza: Maintain a high GPA, complete required courses for transfer, network with people
I want to Transfer to: A good 4-year
Home Town: Cupertino, CA
Hobbies: Front-end development and PC Building
Why I joined the DASG Senate: To represent student voices

Anya Bergstrom
Anya Bergstrom
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Karin Budi
Karin Budi
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Major: Environmental Science
Goals at De Anza: To be an active member in De Anza and transfer to a 4-year university
I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley and UC Davis
Home Town: Surabaya, Indonesia
Hobbies: Singing and Playing Basketball
Why I joined the DASG Senate: I wanted to improve my organisation skill. But mostly, I want to make sure that the students are well represented in the senate. I also want to make sure that the policies, activities, and decisions made on campus are for the good of the students as well the De Anza community. Lastly, I want to make the senate more open by reaching out to more students.

Adel Burieva
Adel Burieva
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Anita Chamraj
Anita Chamraj
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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.

Rose Chan
Rose Chan
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Major: Biology
Goals at De Anza: To prepare myself for an education at a 4-year university and beyond
I want to Transfer to: a UC or a private school
Home Town: Sunnyvale, California
Hobbies: baking, listening to music, binge watching kdramas
Why I joined the DASG Senate: To be more involved in the community and challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone

Nicole Howard
Nicole Howard
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Major: Computer Science
Goals at De Anza: Transfer to a 4-year university
I want to Transfer to: UCs, Georgia Tech
Home Town: Surabaya, Indonesia
Hobbies: Basketball, Piano, Traveling
Why I joined the DASG Senate: I see this opportunity as a way to contribute to the improvement of the Flea Market, budget allocation, and other student services so that we can increase student engagement. I also want to develop my interpersonal skills and expand my network by working with fellow senators.

Saskia Latievarya
Saskia Latievarya
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Major: Philosophy
Goals at De Anza: Learn and get an education
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Home Town: Jakarta, Indonesia
Hobbies: Drawing and taking walks to random places
Why I joined the DASG Senate: I want DASG to represent more groups that have been left behind, such as the queer community, and to also focus on individual students and their intersectional identities.

Preena Patel
Preena Patel
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Charlaine Rusli Jo
Charlaine Rusli Jo
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Major: Business Administration
Goals at De Anza: While transferring to a UC is my main goal, it is a new experience for me to live in the US so my other goals are making new friends, learning more about the country and growing as an individual.
I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley
Home Town: Sydney, Australia
Hobbies: travelling, dancing, watching anime and reading manga
Why I joined the DASG Senate: At first, I joined to be more involved and know the De Anza community better. After joining the DASG Finance Committee as an intern, I learnt about the various programs ongoing in school. This experience led me to find that De Anza has so much to offer students that we don't know about. Thus, I hope to advocate them and let students feel a sense of belonging during their stay in De Anza.

Sara Sangari
Sara Sangari
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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
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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.

Fiza Syed
Fiza Syed
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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.

Joandra Teja
Joandra Teja
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Major: Applied Mathematics
Goals at De Anza: To be able to maintain a good GPA while still being active in organizations and making a positive impact on the College as a whole.
I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley
Home Town: Jakarta, Indonesia
Hobbies: Trying new food and hanging out with friends
Why I joined the DASG Senate: I want to advocate for programs and allocate funds wisely through analytical thinking. I want to make De Anza more enjoyable for international students like me who may sometimes feel lost and not know the resources available to them. Furthermore, I want to gain new experiences and learn to think more creatively as well as meet new friends.

Jason Tjahjadi
Jason Tjahjadi
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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
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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.

Dimitri Yanovskyi
Dimitri Yanovskyi
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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.

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