Candidate Bio – Ashley Harford

Name: Ashley Harford

Year/Major(s): Freshman Biology Major

What campus activities or organizations are you involved in? Senate, Finance Committee

Current UA Position: Class of 2018 Senator

Do you have prior experience as an official?

Yes, I worked for the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council of New York City, and I was Vice President of the Youth group at my church.

Position Running For: Class of 2018 Senator

Why are you running for this position?

My class is full of many amazing and talented people. Most of these students do not have the time to get their ideas across to the individuals of the UA who can turn their dreams into a reality. I would like to serve as an outlet for them to get their ideas listened to.

What do you hope to accomplish at this position during the 2015/2016 year?

This year I hope to reach out to portion of the class of 2018 that is not very active on campus. These people deserve to have their ideas listened to so I need to find a way to get them interested in what the college has to offer.

If you could improve anything on campus, regardless of what it would take, what would it be and why?

I would improve the weekend activities so that students don’t feel so obligated to go home or travel to another campus to have fun.

What is your favorite and least favorite thing about college? Explain:

My favorite thing about college is that it provides a clean slate for people to start over. In turn that allows people to try things that are different from what they are accustomed to and make new friends that can last a lifetime. My least favorite thing about college is that is so hard to maintain a social life, a high GPA and get enough rest.

Why do you think it’s important for students to participate in the UA or other campus activities? Students should participate in the UA or other campus activities because it can foster growth outside of their academic work. When students get involved they are able to experience new things which in turn allows for them to be well-rounded.

Are there any new initiatives or programs you are looking to introduce?

I am not looking to introduce anything new just yet, but that will definitely not be the case by the fall semester. The senators and officers for the class of 2018 have many new ideas that are still in the works but most of them well be set in place by our sophomore year.


What is your favorite Netflix show to binge watch?

CSI Miami

Chinese take out or tacos? Chinese takeout of course!

If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you?

Chanel Iman, she’s basically my twin.

Starbucks or Dunkin, why? Dunkin because I love eating donuts!

What is your dream job and why?

My dream job is to become a Pediatrician. I love working with children, I believe every child deserves a chance to live out their dreams, but in order to do this they need to be in the best state of health.

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