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Inclusive Excellence Student Council

What is the IESC?

The existence of the Inclusive Excellence Student Council (IESC) is to imagine and co-create a campus where all students are safe to express their full humanity and are treated equitably.

The IESC represents and advocates for historically and systemically marginalized communities and students; advises community stakeholders, as well as faculty, administration, and student organizations; and maintains healthy relationships and connections with all entities on campus to create a welcoming environment and enhance the educational experience at Boise State University. The way the IESC does that is through working/creating on campus policies.

The IESC was created to continue the legacy of student activists who advocated for their existence within institutions that failed marginalized communities from being able to access a culturally relevant education that de-centers white supremacy, trans bigotry, homophobia, classism, sexism, xenophobia, ageism, and ableism.

 

Lydia Hernandez (She/Her/Hers)

Vice President of Inclusive Excellence

Phone: 208-426-4240
Email: lydiahernandez@u.boisestate.edu
Office Hours: TBD

Lydia Hernandez is the proud daughter of immigrant parents and she is in her third year at Boise State University. She is currently the Vice President of Inclusive Excellence. Lydia is majoring in Sociology and Sustainability. My interests include advocating and working alongside frontline communities, making food (while making sure it is sustainably sourced), and continuously learning how to keep my mind and body healthy through mindfulness.

 

 

 

Hailey Opperman (She/Her/Hers)

Inclusive Excellence Student Council Member

Phone: 208-881-4486
Email: haileyopperman@boisestate.edu
Office Hours: TBD

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Wainaina (She/Her/Hers/They/Them/Theirs)

Inclusive Excellence Student Council Member

Phone:
Email: alyssawainaina@boisestate.edu
Office Hours: By appointment only

Alyssa Wainaina is coming up in their second year at Boise State. Alyssa has big dreams for making change on campus and shifting our culture into one that is liberating for all. They believe that none of us are free until all of us are free, and will continue to work throughout their lifetime to empower the most marginalized folks while dismantling the most harmful systems. Alyssa is most passionate about movements like Black Lives Matter, keeping families together, queer & trans liberation, disability rights, ending gender violence, and abolishing the prison system/ police/ ICE.

 

Joel Weisel (They/Them/Theirs)

Inclusive Excellence Student Council Member

Phone: 208-605-1304
Email: joelweisel@boisestate.edu
Office Hours: TBD

 

Hanna Šuman (She/Her/Hers)

Inclusive Excellence Student Council Member

Phone:
Email: hannasuman@boisestate.edu
Office Hours: TBD