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Here's an introduction to your ASB candidates! Scroll to learn all about your potential ASB leaders for next year!


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Lila McNeal

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: History

Hometown: Boise, ID

Greetings fellow Lomans! I’m Lila McNeal, a junior History major from Boise. I want to be your next ASB President because I have a deep desire to foster unity on our campus. I’ve had the unique opportunity to serve on Senate, Hooligans, and CAB while at PLNU. I see a missed opportunity when it comes to the outstanding work our ASB leaders could accomplish if they were all on the same page. As President, I plan to unify these incredible leaders to create a place we’re all proud to call home. I hope to establish a level of transparency between ASB and the student body to ensure we’re working towards goals that align with your goals and dreams for PLNU.

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Nathan Shoup

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Applied Health Science

Hometown: Lodi, CA

As ASB President, I will continually embody that which I seek to be produced. I am committed to leading our student body by promoting the worthy objective of our campus becoming a beloved community. The basis of my candidacy is my strong desire to lead from a devoted heart and a seasoned mind. I am eager to invest in an enduring collaboration between the Student Senate and the Board of Directors so that practical student issues can be addressed/solved from a more integrated approach. I am also dedicated to becoming the representative and prominent voice of the PLNU student body that communicates with the University Advancement team ensuring student needs/desires are considered with regard to the campus-wide Master plan.

Vice President

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Marissa Powers

Grade: Rising Junior

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Encinitas, CA

Hello everyone! My name is Marissa Powers and I am a current Sophomore here at PLNU. Throughout my 2nd year here, I have grown alot mentally, creating a powerful version of myself. All students should have the same - a place where they are respected, encouraged, and appreciated throughout the student body. This year, I have been involved in Student Senate residing on the Campus Services Committee - we suggest and follow through with improvements on campus like the Shuttle Service and Facilities at Point Loma. We also work for the student body, taking student voices into consideration when dealing with issues that may arise. Off campus, I have previously been a Policy Director for GENup, a student-led initiative where we pass legislation through the California Legislature to improve the lives of college students in multiple sectors, as well as nationwide. I know that ASB is the next place for me. Thank You!

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Lauren Gallagher

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: International Development and Spanish Language

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

I would love to be your Vice President because I strongly value standing up for others and ensuring all students feel heard, represented, and comfortable on campus. I firmly believe that through my two student leadership roles, including being a Senator, I have developed the necessary skills and work ethic to best serve and effectively lead our Senate. I am committed to making campus an inclusive and Christ-centered environment where students are proud to display Loma spirit in everything they do. Further, I will use this role to catalyze great change to make PLNU a better place and am confident I can succeed with integrity and transparency while remaining faithful to the issues that we as students care most about.

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Bailey Pickard

Grade: Rising Junior

Major: Biology-Chemistry and Philosophy

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Hey Loma, I’m so stoked for the opportunity to run for ASB Vice President! I'm halfway through my second year as a student senator and I've loved every second of it! Being able to represent my peers has been a privilege, and I'd love to continue to do so next year through the Vice President role. I'm so passionate about Student Senate and I have so many ideas for ways to improve its relationship with both the student body and the Board of Directors that I hope to implement next year if elected as VP. I want to make Student Senate a welcoming community for all, and an accessible outlet for anyone to voice their concerns and ideas for PLNU.

Director of Communications

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Anna Ivanov

Grade: Rising Junior

Major: Graphic Design-Marketing

Hometown: Houston, TX

As Director of Communications, I plan to be the bridge between ASB and all the different diverse groups at Loma. I want all students to have a voice and the opportunity to make a difference on this campus. I wish to market all the amazing activities & events put on by PLNU students, as well as correctly communicate information to and from the ASB board of directors and the student body. I hope to incorporate my current skills and creative ideas to improve the experience and engagement of my fellow students in new ways.

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Kareen Boyadjian

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Communication Studies with double minor in Music and PR

Hometown: Pasadena, CA

I want to run for this BOD position because as a Communication major I will put into practice the skills needed for this position that I have learned from many classes and real-life experiences. My leadership experience in Alpha, Student Senate, MOSAIC, and choir has encouraged me to form connections with key leaders and students on campus. These positions have also helped me strengthen my time management skills, my ability to work with a team, and my desire to cultivate open dialogues for all student voices to be heard. This position would give me the opportunity to mentor and encourage students by holding open office hours which aligns with my passion for one-on-one connection. Lastly, it will encourage me to continue to live life as an example of Christ on campus.

Director of Student Relations

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Sierra Palm

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Visual Art

Hometown: Papua New Guinea/Carlsbad, CA

I am running for Student Relations because I would love to be apart of making an impact on campus. I love people and working alongside them! I am super passionate about helping make everyone feel they have a place they belong and have a connecting point to what they love as well as feel seen. I strongly believe that a campus community and club groups have so much to do with that especially since God desires for us to be surrounded by people and in community.

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Colby Douglas

Grade: Rising Junior

Major: Business Management-Entrepreneurship 

Hometown: New Braufels, TX

When I first arrived at PLNU, I pictured myself meeting plenty of friends, surfing, and just having tons of fun. My freshman year was just as simple as that, but since then, I have grown to have an immense appreciation for our community here at Loma. I realized I want to be a part of making it the best it can be. I’m choosing to run for Director of Student Relations because I want to give everyone a voice and help every student have the best experience possible. I believe that my presence in ASB would be much more valuable than someone who simply follows the job description. Instead, I am committed to being the voice of the student body, a leader, and a changemaker.

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Kyle Dramov

Grade: Rising Junior

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: CareFree, AZ

During my time at Loma I have met a lot of great people and I just want to be able to serve them and give back to the community. I have been apart of a lot of clubs and want to be able to help and support the inclusivity of each allowing everyone to find a community. I value personal connection and I hope to be able to represent my peers well. Through all of the connections I’ve made I hope to serve everyone and make Point Loma a place where everyone thrives.

Director of Spiritual Life

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Tess Schrupp

Grade: Rising Junior

Major: Communication Studies with a minor in Christian Studies

Hometown: Burbank, CA

I am here to be a vessel of the leadership the Lord wants to enact on this campus and in this position. If I step into this role, I am here for conversation and connection with our student body, I feel deeply called to be someone with an open ear to the students and an open heart to how God wants to use the chapel space and campus in general for His glory and purpose in all of our lives. I believe each individual on this campus has a story that is worthy of being acknowledged and known and loved, I have so much faith in each person to step out into their calling and want to encourage that in each member of the PLNU family. To be able to serve in the Spiritual Life Director role and foster an environment of prayer, love, and community would be something I would take as a massive privilege and blessing. I want to serve in any ways God needs and I am here for the student body to feel they have a voice in that process!

Director of Activities

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Allison Hoertig

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Orange County, CA


Hi! My name is Allie Hoertig and I'm a nursing major with minors in criminal justice and psychology. In addition to leadership experience, I’m outgoing, energetic, organized, and dedicated. In high school, I was on class council, ASB Girls Athletic Commissioner, National Charity League Class President, and Founder/President of Warrior Unified, a club that joins people with and without intellectual disabilities. Being involved in student government has always been important to me. I like bringing people together, building community, and having fun. It's not only important to thrive academically but to have opportunities to create memories, friendships and a long lasting connection to PLNU.

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Jordan Roby

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Marketing & Organizational Communications

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Hey Loma! My name is Jordan Roby and I am a Marketing/Communications Double Major from Sacramento! I've had the incredible opportunity to be involved in the communities that make Loma so wonderful; Sports, Clubs, and ASB! I've served on the Campus Activities Board for the past two years, run Cross Country and Track, and am currently the President of the Marketing Club! With so much experience and involvement around campus, I aspire to create inclusive events that every student can enjoy! I believe that the different communities of students we have at Loma are what make our campus so beautiful (other than the view)! I would be thrilled to serve my last year here as the Director of Activities!

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Kennedy Brown

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Sacramento, CA


I am running for Director of Activities because it encompasses two of the things I am most passionate about; people and events! I love creating events that bring people together and encourage an inclusive community, through an energetic, fun-filled environment. My goal is to foster a tight-knit family through the CAB team, as that will be crucial to creating events for the entire student body. I think there is great value in working as a team so that multiple visions are discussed, and dreams can be put to action. The idea alone of being on ASB brings me so much excitement because of the wonderful leadership and community the board holds, especially this past year.

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Sara Whitmer

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: San Diego, CA

I am running for the Director of Activities position because I am passionate about making Point Loma a fun, exciting, and inclusive place where all students can feel welcome and that they truly belong to the community. After having been on CAB for two years, I have been blessed with the most amazing opportunities to connect with so many people and really get to know different parts of Loma and what makes this place so unique. With the experience I have, I would love to do my part in being a leader on campus and giving my fellow Lomans meaningful events to look forward to.

Director of Finance

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Cadiz Souter

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Accounting & Marketing

Hometown: Tustin, CA

One of the biggest themes at this school is community, which I believe is one of the most important. Running for this position not only creates a community with the Board, but the students as well, which I strive to achieve. Accounting, over my time at Point Loma, has become an unexpected passion of mine and I would be grateful to serve ASB and the school by applying my education to my position. Having done ASB in high school, I reminisce on the relationships that were built and the growth that I made due to the responsibilities and community commitments that allowed for a newfound passion for my school. ASB is an opportunity that I do not want to miss!

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Mari Smigal

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Accounting and Finance

Hometown: Escondido, CA

I have found PLNU as a place where students can grow in their knowledge, community, and relationship with God. I have had the honor of witnessing this aspect in different areas within campus, from volunteering with homeless ministries to working at sporting events; I have come to see the ways God moves through individuals to seek out their vocation. My calling has led me towards a career in accounting and finance, and as I pursue this degree I have gained technical training as a revenue recognition and tax intern. Serving as the director of finance would allow me to take my passions and serve the student body so that they are able to pursue who they are called to be!

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Corey Kardos

Grade: Rising Junior

Major: Accounting and Finance

Hometown: Irvine, CA

I want to run for Director of Finance because I love working with our amazing students and staff here at Loma. I am a big numbers guy, always analyzing things. Everything that ASB entails seems like a right fit. The events, the behind the scenes, and ultimately serving others, is all grouped together. I think it is an amazing opportunity to grow my skill set for my career, but it will also foster spiritual growth and the building of my character. It would put me in a position to collaborate with so many of my peers, people from all backgrounds.

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Stephen Williams

Grade: Rising Senior

Major: Management & Supply Chain

Hometown: Florence, OR

I want to continue to keep contributing for this amazing school and to help the students of Point Loma have the best experience they can!

Director of School Spirit

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Thomas Kinzler

Grade: Rising Junior

Major: Applied Health Science

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

What’s up Loma! I’m Thomas, and I’m running to be your Director of School Spirit! I absolutely love it here at the Point, mainly due to the connection I’ve felt to this school’s community and spirit. I would be honored to work every day in order to foster a community where everyone feels included in our school spirit. I’ve had the joy of being a Hooligan the past two years, and the privilege of serving as the assistant to our School Spirit Director this year. This means I’ve had a first hand look at some amazing things happening on campus, and I’ve got new ideas cooking up to bring the Green Sea to all types of events here at Loma!

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