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The newly elected Student CTA Executive Board took office on June 7. The group is already actively working toward distributed leadership; they have established themselves as an anti-racist organization by changing their mission statement to:

“The purpose of this association shall be to offer the tools necessary to foster interest in the education profession by providing pre-professionals information about their rights, responsibilities and vital support systems necessary to become a committed part of the education profession. Student CTA believes that in order to do these things listed, we must actively fight for racial and social justice by naming and working to dismantle White Supremacy Culture where it exists in and outside of our organization.”

Look for our interview with the board in an upcoming issue. Congratulations to all!


2020-21 Student CTA
Executive Board

President Viridiana Castro Silva, CSU Sacramento


Executive Vice President Rigoberto Delgado Jr., UC Irvine


Secretary-Treasurer Jessica Chamness, CSU Fullerton


Southern Regional VP Selaima Tamotuu, Santiago Canyon College


Central Regional VP Tristan Wieser, CSU Bakersfield


Ethnic Minority Rep Lizette Mendoza, Santiago Canyon College


Social Justice Advocate Paul Bansen, CSU Stanislaus


State Council Rep Monserrat Bonilla Flores, Santiago Canyon College


State Council Rep Amy Lo, UC Berkeley


State Council Rep Brenda Quispe, Fresno Pacific College


Communications Editor Ariana Avila, California Lutheran College


Communications Editor Haley Castello, Pasadena City College


Past Officer (Elections Chair) Sarah Ashley Jones, San Diego State University


Vacant positions:
Northern Regional VP
CTC Liaison