Eshana Baran for VP External and Community Affairs
Hi I am Eshana Baran (she/her) and I am running with the SFU Progressives for the VP External and Community Affairs. I’m in my second year, majoring in International Studies.
COVID prevented me from getting a true first year experience as online learning is difficult, but being a part of the SFU community made me feel welcome. I want to create a supportive atmosphere for communities as was done for us during these times.
As highschool council President, I acquired leadership skills such as listening, advocacy, and community organizing. We organized Terry Fox Runs, Cancer Benefit Weeks for the Surrey Hospital Foundation, and Food Drives.
AT SFU, I’m currently a peer mentor with FassOne Surrey to first years and tutor immigrant and refugee students in K-12 through the Friends of Simon program. Through this difficult first year, I’ve been able to help others adapt to university life by sharing my experiences and connecting them to relevant resources.
This experience taught me the importance of advocating for and supporting students in need. I want to advocate with and for minorities, while making SFU an equitable space. I will do this through reaching out to organizations and lobbying the government on issues that currently impact students:
We Will Defend Student Power, and Build Solidarity and Community across Campus.
Adequate COVID-19 Protections on Campus
Fighting for Lower Tuition
Achieve Affordable Student Housing
Safe and Affordable Transportation
2022 City Council Elections
Please remember to vote on February 15-17 through SFU Mail!
Team Website: www.sfuprogressives.com