Senator of Sustainability
My name is Claudia Sisomphou. I am currently completing my senior year here at SSU. I am an Environmental Studies and Planning Major with a concentration in Planning, and I am a Computer Science Minor. I am the Activist in Residence for our Center for Community Engagement and the Senator of Sustainability for our AS Student Government. I am a first generation American and the first of my family to go to college, and I have lived in Sonoma County my entire life. I am incredibly passionate about the concepts of sustainability and supporting the advancement of sustainable practices on SSU's campus. I believe that an understanding of sustainability as a social, environmental, and economic mindset creates a more inclusive discussion about the issues we face, and can benefit all aspects of your life and the lives of those around you. I want to empower others to take control of what their money supports and be active in creating the kind of society they want to live in. Alone the choices we make may feel insignificant, but together we are ultimately who determines the market, the priorities of the country, and the state of our environment. Fighting for social justice and environmental justice is something I will continue to do for the rest of my life, and I hope to find a career that incorporates my passion for sustainability, community engagement, education, and politics.