Keshav Javvadi is a junior and the current speaker of the Undergraduate Senate. As speaker, he leads the legislative branch of student government.
In our interview, Javvadi told us he is the best candidate for four reasons: passion, vision, experience and empathy. His extensive experience in student government means he is equipped with the institutional knowledge necessary to get things done.
Affordability and accessibility
- Advocate for graduate student living wages
- Emphasize neurodivergent accessibility
- Continue push for textbook and access code affordability
- Address food insecurity on campus through initiatives such as a meal swipe sharing program
"A lot of the barriers that we have at this university are monetary. It can be hard for students to afford textbooks, it can be hard for students to afford iClickers, to eat properly. And all of these things play into academics. If you're not eating right, if you're not getting the proper resources, if you're spending a lot of your time working part-time or work study because you can't afford to not do that, then we see a natural disparity in those students, and those students who don't have to worry about where their next meal is coming from or don't have to worry about having the proper textbooks and stuff. Now that every student is at Carolina, we should all have the same opportunity."