Lark Wang (Undergraduate Senate candidate)

Email
larkw@stanford.edu
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 larkw@stanford.edu 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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