KRISTEN AHUMADA is a junior majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in biomedical sciences and is the President of the UTEP Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2017-2018 administration. She has held numerous officer positions and administrative roles that have benefitted her immensely such as being President for the University Honors Council (UHC), serving as a Senator-at-Large in SGA along with many other leadership roles in student organizations. Holding leadership positions has been truly rewarding for her since she have given all positions their respective attention and optimized each organization’s potential. These school activities have allowed her to untap her fullest potential, furthering her development professionally and as a leader. As of right now she is designing, implementing, and executing large-scale academic, professional development, and university related projects that will benefit thousands of UTEP. Here she also manages a budget of $240,000 and leads a team of 23 senators and 4 executive member to conduct university related projects.
Aside from her school activities she was honored to be a Dillard Scholarship Recipient, a 21st Century Scholar, and named Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. As a result, of being highly involved within UTEP this has attributed to her active role within the El Paso community. She has been involved with Project MOVE, which consists of almost 2,000 UTEP Miners conducting various community service projects, ever since she was a Freshman at UTEP. She was also able to organize a large scale project with the Lee Moore Beluah Children’s Home that benefited foster children. In her current role as UTEP SGA President, she will be providing valuable input to UTEP administrative committees on deciding which routes the University shall take in terms of community service engagement.
She also had the pleasure to work on campus as an undergraduate assistant within the University Honors Program. This job entailed mediating professional forum discussions, leading introductory orientations, processing honors contracts and registering students in order to be enrolled in honors courses. In addition, she was previously an Entering Student Program teacher’s assistant where she graded class material, presented twice a week on criteria pertaining to science.