Espada, a junior political science and women’s and gender studies major, said she is running for student body president to make UNC more inclusive and student government accessible to the average student.
“As a non-student government person, I know what it’s like to feel left out from student government — to feel like your voice isn’t being heard and to feel like you have no clue what’s going on in there,” she said. “I think student government needs to remember they are accountable to the student, and not to the administration.”
Espada’s platform has six categories, which include specific points like creating a task force for undocumented students and incorporating the history of women, African Americans and Native Americans on campus into new-student orientation.
Giulia Curcelli, Espada’s friend and a senior peace, war and defense and computer science major, said as a queer person, it is important for them that a student body president understand the importance of Pride Place, a residential learning program for LGBTQ students.