Meet your DASB President: Stacie Rowe2 min read


Craig Morrison

DASB president Stacie Rowe

Craig Morrison, Staff Writer

As a youth, Stacie Rowe found her passion for leadership after she was recruited into a program run by the Department of Homeland Security to develop leadership skills in children.

“It was very military style discipline, similar to boot camp,” said Rowe, who was elected as president of De Anza College’s DASB senate in May.

Rowe, an English and theater major, attended Anzar High School in San Juan Bautista, Calif. before coming to De Anza to pursue her goal of becoming a high school English teacher.

Rowe said she might not have run for president if not for her friends’ insistence to use the senate to make a difference at De Anza.

While not so much a fan of politics, Rowe said she is passionate about grass-roots campaigns and has made several trips to Sacramento to speak on behalf of students across California for and against bills being pushed through the state senate.

Members of the Revolution Coalition asked Rowe last spring to run for DASB senate president.

“I wasn’t so much elected as I was chosen,” Rowe said about taking the job. “I was really thinking, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’”

All in all, Rowe said she is extremely happy to work with the current senate.

“I feel like everyone here is so passionate and motivated to do their jobs,” Rowe said. “I don’t get the feeling that anyone is just here to build their resume.”

“I believe Stacie’s leading from a place of genuine intention, of really wanting to do well by De Anza students; and its definitely trickled down to rank and file senators,” senator Ben Pacho, political science major, wrote in an email.

Rowe is preparing to transfer to Pomona College in the next one to two years to complete her degree program and become a teacher.