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Get to Know the Candidates

President 

Lydia Sunberg

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    • Junior, International Studies

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • My years at Loma have been full of both beautiful and hard days. During my time here, I have helped to raise money for our student scholarships, worked at Loma Shares – a program that helped to provide food for students in our body that are food insecure, and have spent two years serving as an RA to the freshmen dorms.  Loma is a beautiful place, but there are changes that we want to see. As president, I hope to listen to and advocate for changes the student body is hoping for. I would like to  continue initiatives towards greater diversity and inclusion, to continue to think creatively about our chapel system, and to continue to foster a sense of community and home for all beings on this campus.

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Christian Buenviaje

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    •  Junior, Applied Health Science Major

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • Hey! My name is Christian Buenviaje, and I am running for the Office of ASB President. I am a junior Applied Health Science Major. I have participated in various leadership roles on campus, including ResLife, Alpha Group, Alpha Family Group, D-Group, Intramurals, and Public Safety. My hope is to continue making Point Loma Nazarene a community where, as we seek higher education, we can also discover our calling, deepen our faith, and be a place of belonging.

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Josh Ching 

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    • Junior, Psychology Major and Youth and Family Ministry Minor

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • Hey what's up guys I'm Josh Ching! I'm a third year here at Point Loma studying psychology with a minor in youth and family ministry. I have had the opportunity to serve the community here by being in community ministries, through being an RA, and being involved in campus activities. You should vote for me because I would like to serve this campus as best as possible and walk alongside each and everyone of you. To be a bridge between our student body and our school as a whole. I would really appreciate your vote for president. I will do my best to walk alongside everyone and work together to help advocate for the things that are important to you.

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Vice President 

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Maddy Tucker

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    • Sophomore, Political Science

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • I would make an excellent ASB Vice President because I have served on ASB Senate for nearly a year now, working with other Senators and the current VP to improve Point Loma in the aspects we know it can be even greater. One dream I have for our school that I can achieve, if elected into this position, is to make the Senate more well known on campus, because from my experience, most students do not know what Senate is, nor its purpose. I plan on fulfilling this by advertising to and inviting as many students from diverse groups as possible to run for Senate positions during the period when the VP holds Senate elections this spring.

Grady White

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    • Sophomore, Psychology ~ Therapeutic & Community 

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • My name is Grady White and I have aspirations for this campus. I have goals which consist and incorporate the voice of the student body with the direct actions of the Senate which will bring forth campus wide improvement. I truly believe that all students have a voice, no matter how loud or quiet. That not only motivates me to listen, but also to enact practical action so that everyone who is a part of this place feels not just simply heard but known. I want to make PLNU the most outstanding university and that starts with your partnership with me as your ASB Vice President!

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Lauren Mccandless

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    • Junior, Graphic Design

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • Hello Sea Lions, I am running to be your Vice President. I value the Loma community and want to lean into the uplifting spirit of our school by listening to your voices and facilitating growth. Over the years at Loma, the connections that I have found in Student Senate, through leading an Alpha Group, and helping run Surf Club have been super fulfilling. I hope to continue serving our community as I could offer positivity, a humble heart, and high energy to this position. My love for people and the Lord has motivated me to step out in faith to run, I am so excited about this opportunity!

Executive Secretary 

Bailey Pickard

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    • Freshman, Biology-Chemistry and Philosophy Majors

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • I’ve had a variety of leadership positions both in high school and here at Loma, including Senior Class President, Project Manager of my robotics team for 2 years, a representative on the city’s teen council back home, a PLNU student senator, and a leader for SEAA club here at Loma. I already have experience doing most of the responsibilities of the Executive Secretary like taking meeting minutes, managing websites, organizing meeting spaces, and even running elections, and I have great organizational and communication skills that will help me succeed in the tasks I don’t have prior experience with. Above all, I love Loma, and I’m passionate about working hard to make sure we’re a loving community where everyone feels seen.

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Andrea D'Paola

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    • Sophomore, Biology Major

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • What's up! I am running for executive secretary and I am so stoked! My hopes are to demonstrate my organizational skills, passion for planning, and desire for effective communication. As an executive secretary, I will do my best to bridge our awesome alumni and the student body. A bit about me: I am from Orange County, California, but the short move away to San Diego has been sick. PLNU supports my love for the outdoors, people, and learning. Specifically, my role as Loma Outside's secretary has given me a taste of what this position entails. Overall, thanks for reading and I would love your vote!

Student Relations

Nathan Shoup

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    • Applied Health Science Major and Pre-Therapeutic Psychology Minor

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • Hello Loma! My name is Nathan Shoup and I have the one-of-a-kind opportunity and am beyond blessed to announce my candidacy for the office of ASB Director of Student Relations! I am an Applied Health Science Major with a Pre-Therapeutic Psychology minor with the hopes of one day opening a pediatric physical therapy clinic. My passions and strengths reflect my identity which is a cultivator of inclusion and a catalyst for belonging. It is inscribed within me to not only embrace the incorporation of all individuals but to champion those who do not feel as if they are welcomed so that they realize their true identity, which is not an outsider, but cherished and accepted. 

    • Includer|Achiever|Positivity|Developer|Belief

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Ella Ross

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    • Junior, Business Administration 

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    •  Hi Loma! I’m super excited to be running for the position of Student Relations! I feel I would be a great fit for this role because I truly have a passion for people and community. On a smaller scale, I have had the opportunity of leading a worship night at my house (off campus) for the past two years. I have seen people, including myself, grow closer in community as well as their relationship with God. Having said this, I would be so honored to help lead the student body in growing their connectedness with one another, as well as God!