Eshana Bhangu, Romina Hajizadeh, Anisha Sandhu, Dana Turdy and Georgia Yee are your next student senators-at-large.
These five students have beaten out newcomers Tate Kaufman and Kamil Kanji, and incumbent Dante Agosti-Moro.
Turdy is currently the strategy and governance lead in the AMS president’s office. She ran on a platform that emphasized the importance of implementing diversity and equity into Senate operations. She has also been elected AMS VP academic and university affairs.
“I hope to establish that formal consultation process and the affordability plan,” said Turdy.
Hajizadeh, who is currently an AMS councillor, ran on a platform of improving student consultation methods and recorded lectures.
Hajizadeh was emotional and said she did not expect to win. When asked about what she will do tonight, she said, “I’ll probably go bake a cake or something.”
Bhangu and Yee have been reelected to the Senate. This will be Bhangu’s third year as a senator-at-large and Yee’s second year.
Bhangu ran on a platform of compassionate withdrawal policies, reduced learning materials and a more efficient hybrid learning environment. Bhangu has also been elected AMS president.
Bhangu said that she was “feeling great” and that she was “ready to get back to work.” She said that the first thing she’ll do after reelection is to “sleep and eat dessert.”
Yee, who was previously AMS VP academic and university affairs, ran to improve affordability, climate action and accessibility. Yee said she was “elated and honored to be reelected.” She was also reelected to the Board.
Sandhu, a sitting faculty senator, ran for the Senate on a platform of student affordability and supporting student wellbeing. She said to celebrate tonight she would “hang out with her friends.”