Lark Wang (Undergraduate Senate candidate)

Candidate statement

Hello! I’m Lark, and I am a first-year student running for ASSU Undergraduate Senate. As a Frosh Council representative, member of an ASSU working group to fund traditions, and Markaz Frosh Intern, I gained a deep appreciation for how students can better the Stanford community. I am running for Senate because I want to represent my communities as a female of color, serve as a voice and resource for student concerns about the Senate, and create tangible change. I plan to continue existing Senate projects and ensure all student groups receive adequate funding. Please feel free to email me at at any time if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas. Hit the mark with Lark!

What do I plan to do for you?

Tl;dr: Protect and celebrate diversity, bolster sustainability efforts, support sexual assault prevention/women’s health, and increase access to mental health resources

Protect and celebrate equality of opportunity, community, and diversity

  • Strongly condemn any and all hate crimes

  • Support the creation of a first-gen, low-income community center

  • Allocate increased and more permanent funds for spring break meals

  • Advocate for higher salaries for ethnic theme associates and more community center funding

Bolster Stanford’s strong sustainability efforts

  • Create a task force to explore 1) expanding food waste collection (such as efforts by SPOON at dining cafes) to dining halls and house kitchens 2) enacting a campus carbon tax 3) increasing awareness about sustainability during pre-first year communication and NSO class-wide/dorm events 4) adding more compost and recycling bins around campus

Combat sexual assault and support women’s health

  • Revisit and advocate for a new campus climate survey and reformed Title IX process

  • Ensure continued implementation of Callisto; support current efforts to provide free hygiene products and Plan B

Increase Access to Mental Health Resources

  • Push current efforts to advocate for increased funding to hire more CAPS counselors

  • Continue efforts to streamline the Stanford wellness/mental health website and synthesize information about mental health resources and clubs on campus

  • Support initiatives to raise awareness and destigmatize mental health issues

Can I count on you to join me in making our campus better? Please vote for me, Lark Wang, for ASSU Undergraduate Senate. Hit the mark with Lark! Thank you!

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