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, and also being an Entering Student Program teacher’s assistant along with many other leadership roles upon campus. 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, 30 house representatives 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. She also had the pleasure to work on campus as an undergraduate assistant within the University Honors Program, and intern at the Paul Foster TTUHSC School of Medicine. Kristen aims to ensure SGA is transparent and that we optimize our resources to give the most back to the students, in order for them to realize their potential and experience their dreams! GO MINERS!