Juan Pablo Wilson

Juan Pablo Wilson

The reason why I am interested in running for the Ocean Campus student council is because I would like to see more positive progress being made within our school, but not from a distance; I would like to be on the front lines of fighting for change within our school. Our school deserves a zealous government that is focused on dedicating and investing in bettering the school day by day, and I would like to be one of the people that make sure that happens. I want to be one of the voices that advocates for more funding and help tackle the budget-deficit our school is facing head-on. I personally don’t think it is right that 280 classes got cut in the 2019 fall semester, nonetheless seeing ethnic studies courses getting cut. I strongly believe those courses are important and teach the history of powerful movements and changes that were brought to our country for societal equality of all. Not only is it the class cuts, but there is always something that can be done. I’ve always been one to be an extremely driven, dedicated and persevering student who has great teamwork skills, as well as great people skills. I want to contribute my skills, knowledge, and time for greater causes that would bring change that our school needs and is worthy of. The first day I started my educational journey at CCSF I knew that I wanted to get involved in the school. However, I just wasn’t too sure how but now that I’ve got a feel for the water, I’ve come to decide that I want to work alongside people whose values and purpose align with mine. Which are people that are willing to go above and beyond for the school and the students. I dread the vision of city college being a grey place where there is no student life or spirit. City College should be full of life and student engagement where students actually look forward to going to because they know that each day will be an exciting new day. This is why one of the things I’d also like to do with my time on student government is to create more opportunities for student engagement. A cool idea I had in mind to do this would be setting up fun events that would engage students. While at the same time these events could raise funds for a given cause. It’s the little things that make a huge difference in the end and that’s why I’m determined to contribute my ideas, time, and effort. I want to see the City College of San Francisco be a homey, welcoming community where students want to be invested in the school and don’t just go because they have to go in order to get their AA or to transfer. Granted, city colleges in general already have that kind of wrap but I’d like to see our school break that stereotype. This is why I’m running for student council; I’m not doing this for myself, I'm doing this because I want to spread positivity and unity amongst students, all while making progressive changes that our school needs.