James Tompkins is an Undergraduate Psychology student at BC and a UC Berkeley Underground Scholar. He is passionate about giving back to his community by advocating for intelligent criminal justice policy change and removing barriers to success based on social, racial, and economic oppression. He is a solid advocate for formerly incarcerated students and values the opportunities that have been given to him by Bakersfield College. He plans on using his time left at BC strengthening the Prison-to-School Pipeline and plans to graduate in 2019.
BCSGA Director of Student Organizations
Major: Astrophysics & Computer Science
Andrea Lopez is an Astrophysics and Computer Science major, with experience establishing and running on-campus organizations. She is also involved in many off-campus organizations that work alongside the city and county.
BCSGA Director of Legislative Affairs
Major: English, Political Science
Mustafa Barraj is a Sophomore student who has been heavily involved in BCSGA. He holds an Associates Degree in English and is currently earning another in Political Science. He is looking forward to representing the students of BC and getting to know other students around the region.
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Major: Marine BiologyLauren Arias is a third-year biology student at BC. On top of achieving academic excellence, she enjoys being involved in her schools government to better everybody's college experience. Lauren is very open to new ideas and wants the students voice to be heard. Her passion and determination stems from wanting to set a good example for her siblings and to transfer to a UC to study marine biology.
BCSGA Student Activities Manager
Beth Hilbe is a Forestry AS-T major meaning she will transfer from BC with her Forestry AS but once she transfers to CSUB she will be pursuing Environmental Resource Management tailored towards Forestry. She enjoys being outdoors and engaged in an activity. She is always looking for ways to help people smile. She is also very good at looking at things from different angles. She is a mother, wife, daughter, sister, student, and friend. If she is not at school she is with family or someplace in the trees!
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BCSGA Vice President
Major: Political Science
Ashley Nicole Harp is a second-year student with aspirations of getting involved in politics.
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Even though Bakersfield college has over 25,000 students on-campus, how many of them participate in college-related activities? According to Julie Mayfield from US News, “It allows students to become connected to their school: Colleges are full of resources, but the responsibility is on the student to seek them out. Being involved helps them to do that." This relates to Bakersfield College because as a college it sees many students on a daily basis. There is a correlation with students that participate in student activities and students who do not. If we are to want the success of our students, we must take care of this aspect in a student’s life. We must have ongoing activities for our students to participate in. A class is half the battle. The other half is the social connection because much of college learning happens outside the classroom. Jose Eduardo Lopez will bring fresh new ideas on how to go about improving the student experience at Bakersfield College. He will vote on propositions that will make a positive impact on the student’s experience. To be a complete student, one must have both fun, along with homework time, to be a cohesive student to maximize college experience.
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Major: Business Administration
After dedicating 18 years of his life to a dysfunctional lifestyle, Diego Reynoso realized he was meant to do more in life than he was. He realized that just because he was raised around negative lifestyles that didn't mean he had to conform to it. He now dedicates his time to reaching out to those that are system impacted or have been previously incarcerated so that they can give themselves the chance that most of them don't believe they have a right to.
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Major: Political Science
As a Political Science major, I can definitely say that government is my passion. I strive to be the voice of a body and will do my absolute best at communicating the needs of students. Legislation will be implemented as effectively as possible to best represent Bakersfield College.
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I never liked describing myself. I feel that words or even a picture cannot possibly come close to telling the truth of the person they are trying to describe. In fact, I wrote a poem about that subject. However, I am going to try so here I go… I will ignore describing my physical aspects since I provided a picture in the past. Besides, I have always thought that physical appearance was not as important as “inner beauty” which is something that I strive for. As for my personality, I took the Myers-Briggs personality test not too long ago and learned that I was an INFP (The Mediator) so if you want to know about my personality, it is described pretty well on the website. Some history on me: I have lived in Bakersfield my whole life. Just to clarify, that will be 20 years in September. I only attended public school for 2 years. That is because from 2nd-8th grade I was homeschooled and then for high school attended private school. While I was in 8th grade, I joined 4-H because my mom wanted me to associate more with other kids my age. I am glad that she introduced me to it because I don’t know what my life would be without it. I became very involved with the leadership aspect of it, achieving the highest level at the county level, a position called All-Star. Sadly, I aged out last December. My history with 4-H was the reason I even considered running for the Senator position at BC. As you may have discerned by now, I possess the skill of writing. My love for writing and reading is the reason that I am an English major. One day, I will officially publish all that I have wrote. To add to the list of things I love, that would also include: food, Disney, and musicals. Humorously in relation to food, in my classes, I am known as the girl who eats. A guy in one of my classes told me that he could easily win a bet if he made one about me eating in class every day. I agreed. As for my love for Disney, it is official since I took a quiz and was labeled a Disney superfan. My love for musicals is very much related to my love for Disney, however, it also stems from my love for music itself. I could not live without music. Well, I think I have gone on about myself enough. If you want to know more about me, just come up to me and ask. I may give you a suspicious look but will gladly answer any questions…
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Jose Aguilar is a second-year student at BC. He is a second term senator who is constantly searching for ways to improve Bakersfield College. He is dedicated to his friends, family, and studies. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports.
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Major: Administration of Justice
Danielle Ackenheil is a caring, passionate person that strives for excellence in what she does. Someday she wants to go into law enforcement and help people they need help the most.
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