Eusebio Omar van Reenen
Representative, University Colleges
I am an international student from Namibia, Africa, and sophomore at SUNY Oswego; with a dual major in Political Sciences and Biochemistry. My aspiration, after graduate school, is to pursue a career in either medicinal research advancing HIV-research and in politics to hold public office. Implementing policies that push my African nation forward with regards to women’s rights and equal pay, marriage equality and rights for people with disability, and upholding environmental protections. I have always been interested in student governance, from being elected as Junior Mayor of the Port City of Walvis Bay, Namibia, where my council helped cultivate a city that works for the youth. To Senator of my campus SA, where together with my Senate I have passed policies that improve diversity and inclusion and promote new approaches that combat sexual crimes notification. My Namibian roots taught me the foundations of student advocacy, and how important it is to make student’s voices count. I have always served with the notion of placing student’s service before self and believe that wherever there is a crack in policies that can help push our students forward, I make sure I fill it and fill it with the driven determination to uplift our campuses. These are the values I hold to ensure that here in the largest public university system in this great nation, every student deserves a shot at SUNY. And most importantly, as an international student- to assure all our students feel welcome here in our Empire State that serves as a beacon of higher learning.