Kimiko Hirota (Undergraduate Senate candidate)

Candidate statement

For All of Us.

Hello! My name is Kimiko Hirota, and I am a first year who aims to advocate on behalf of the Stanford community I love as part of the Undergraduate Senate. Beyond student funding, Senators have the responsibility and opportunity to push administration to make real changes that improve students’ quality of life.

Here are the initiatives most important to me:

CREATING COMMUNITY between Senators & the student body

  • Required diversity training for Senators to engage with all of the communities we represent

  • Accessible online feedback form that sends directly to Senators

  • Quarterly social open to all undergraduates to get to know Senators

  • Active social media presence for awareness and accountability

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY through open dialogue & advocacy

  • Secure crucial funding for all community centers

  • Quarterly town halls that unite senators and community center staff

  • Consistently available CAPS counselors that match demographics in community centers

  • Support sustainability efforts related to fossil fuels, food waste, and water usage

EMPOWERING COMMUNITY with support & opportunity

  • Ensure that sexual violence survivors are supported by Senate through Callisto, the Confidential Support Team, and the Title IX process, amongst other systems

  • Increase funding for mental health resources on campus

  • Institutionalize food security during breaks for students on financial aid

  • Equal opportunity for low-income students by eliminating economic barriers associated with student organizations and courses

Please vote Kimiko Hirota for Undergraduate Senate. I am excited to serve and make Senate more accessible and effective for you.

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