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Breana Ross, President

pres@usstudents.org

Previously serving as the Vice President of USSA, Breana Ross is the current President11219625_10154188137722119_1629631515957755137_n-1 of  the United States Student Association, representing over 1.5 million members. A graduate of the University of California Riverside with a BA in Political Science, she served as the Campus Organizing Director for the Associated Students of UC Riverside in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the United States Student Association and the University of California Student Association.  Breana has organized around accessibility to higher education, police brutality, sexual assault and other civil rights issues. She worked alongside the UC Student Association to pass ban the box and reduced felony convictions to misdemeanors ballot initiatives in 2014. In 2015 she organized with the United States Student Association to stop one of the largest attacks on federal student aid, preventing over 160 billion in cuts. Breana is excited to register over 100,000 students this election cycle through the framework of education justice and draw awareness to free public college, immigration reform, and living wages and workers rights amongst other issues.

Joseline Garcia, Vice President

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Joseline Garcia is a first-generation student and alumni of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She is the 14232971_1251892488207969_1966384423906018847_ndaughter of Mexican, Guatemalan immigrants and a sister of two younger brothers. Her organizing career began at UCSB when she attended a Student of Color Conference hosted by her Statewide Student Association. She led multiple campaigns during her two years as a board member of USSA, including State of Emergency, Free Higher Ed, and organized the largest Million Student March in the country in which over 1,500 individuals participated. In her role as Student Advocate General, an executive position in UCSB’s student government, she lead a historic campaign where the Latino student community created demands to increase the recruitment and retention of their community on campus. After an 8 hour meeting with the Chancellor and other administrative executives, all demands were signed. The demands included the establishment of a Central American Department and major, Latinx Parent Weekend, Police Collaborative Board, amongst other things. Her experiences have taught her to channel her passion and anger into grassroots organizing and work towards reproducing justice for communities who are exploited for the benefit of a capitalist society.