Story by Karrie Comfort Contributor
Although ASI President Jose Salazar attends countless meetings to represent the student body, a portion of the executive branch that should not be forgotten are the President’s cabinet members. Beverly De La Rosa, the Secretary for Disability Affairs, is one of them and takes great pride in helping her constituency.
De La Rosa is a “super senior” and will soon be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, option in statistics.
Earlier this year, De La Rosa helped facilitate Disability Week, which involved various events such as Dark Climbing at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, as well as a Q&A panel with disabled students.
She accredits some of her drive to her mom, whom she describes as “a strong and independent woman…self-made, caring, humble, and patient, which is shown in her experience as a geriatric caretaker.”
More than anything, De La Rosa wants students to know, “ASI seeks to represent the entire student population and make sure they are given opportunities to succeed.” In her mind the main purpose of ASI is to “foster individuals that develop skills, character, and friendships that will last a lifetime.”