DASB Selects 6 New Members In Midterm Election2 min read

Carla Arango, Staff Writer

Six new DASB senators were elected at the Nov. 13 meeting of the DASB senate.

The senate elected Erik Diaz- Perez, Caleb Haddad, Idris Gettani, Hse-Khal Lin, Monica Xue and Saif Adeeb.

Eleven candidates compete for six positions in the midterm elections. Regular student elections are held in the spring each year.

Each prospective senator was given two minutes to deliver a speech and six minutes to answer a set of three general questions by current DASB senators.

The votes were submitted online and were visible within minutes.

Saif Adeeb, 19, economics major said he was happy to become a member of the DASB Senate.

He previously ran for Senate in spring and then in summer. “This is my third time trying to get in,” Adeeb said.

Adeeb described his commitment as an intern for the finance, environmental sustainability and marketing committees, and said he plans to continue his involvement in all three as a senator.

In his speech, Idris Gettani, 18, political science major, said, “I am optimistic, passionate and committed and I want to make a positive impact (in the campus community).”

As a senator, he said he plans on working with the marketing, diversity and events committees.

“I’m excited to have a say on issues that matter,” Gettani said after finding out he was elected. Rachel Schemel | LA VOZ staff

After hearing about the fossil fuel divestment, Gettani said that when he heard about the senate’s role in fossil fuel divestment, he admired the influence of the senate and decided he wanted to become a part of it.

Hse-Khal Lin, 21, political science major, became involved at the beginning of the quarter and said he plans on joining the students rights and services committee.

“I got involved really quickly and bonded with a lot of the senators,” Lin said.