Keisha Talamera – student advocate

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Amanda Stubbing

Running for Student Advocate is Keisha Talamera, a second-year student and a mentor for the College Achievement Program at City College, Friday, March 13, on City College’s East Campus in Santa Barbara. “I want to get more students involved in the programs here so that during their academic careers here, and before transferring, they can get all their questions answered and their needs met,” says Talamera.

MEGAN ROBERTS-KING, Channels Staff

Keisha Talamera is a mentor for the College Achievement Program at City College, and is currently running for the Student Advocate seat in the Associated Student Government.

“I want to be able to help out more,” said Talamera. “Right now as a mentor for CAP I am already doing that, but I want to reach out more to people.”

The second-year student is originally from Stockton, and took a semester off of school before starting back up at City College last spring.

“My first semester here I was alone after coming from up north,” she said. “I was unaware of the programs available. I feel like there could be a better way to get the word out about what’s here.”

Talamera strives to make students more aware of what City College has to offer its students.

“I want to get more students involved in the programs here so that during their academic careers here, and before transferring, they can get all their questions answered and their needs met,” said Talamera.

The candidate also wants to work towards extending the hours of the student bookstore on campus.

“The bookstore closes early, and then sometimes that is an inconvenience for some people, especially females during that time of the month,” she said. “That’s something that is important for many students. You don’t want to worry about that.”