Associated Students President

Natasha Salgado

Hello Toreros!!

We are beyond excited to welcome you back to campus, as well as ecstatic to be able to share the University of San Diego college experience with our new first year and incoming transfer students!

My name is Natasha Salgado and it is such an honor to be able to serve as your 2018-2019 Associated Students President. A little bit about me...

I’m a first generation Latina college student from Orange County, California majoring in Political Science and triple minoring in Peace and Justice, International Relations, and Nonprofit Enterprise. As a daughter of immigrants, I take a great deal of pride in my Mexican and Salvadorean heritage, as well as the hard work and sacrifices my parents have made in their journey of bettering the lives of the people around them, including first and foremost their family.

At USD I have had the privilege of serving the student body community through my involvement as an event coordinator with the Torero Program Board, recruitment chair for Alpha Pi Sigma, as well as an elementary school tutor in Linda Vista with the Mulvaney Center for Community Awareness and Social Action (CASA) over the course of these past few years. Within the San Diego community, I have been blessed with the opportunity to be involved in various activist initiatives and events from co-organizing and leading the March for Our Lives movement in San Diego to interning as the College Representative Liaison for the Women’s March of San Diego.

It is amazing to hear that this year USD will be the home of the most diverse incoming class of students in campus history. Acknowledging this is very important for us in Associated Students because it serves as a reminder to not only be intentional but also inclusive in our steps for initiative making on campus, and cannot wait to have you join us in this journey in making USD the best it can be for everyone in the upcoming academic school year ahead!!

As with every year, changes are always being implemented and over the course of this summer the student community and Associated Students have been working hard in creating spaces for all students to feel belonging and support at USD. We encourage you to come and visit the Student Life Pavilion where our Black Student Resource Commons, LGBTQ+ & Allies Commons, Women’s Commons, United Front Multicultural Commons, and many others are excited to welcome you into our campus community.

Feel free to let myself or any of our amazing AS team members know of any events, games, or festivities you, your student organizations, or student communities may have going on. We are here to support YOU at USD! My door is always open and I encourage you to reach out to me for anything whether it be through email or phone. Come visit me up in the 3rd floor of the SLP if you would ever like to chat, grab a bite to eat, or make a run to our amazing Sharetea right down the hill on Linda Vista!!

Again, it is such an honor to serve as your president for the year to come. Let’s make this a year to remember!!

Go Toreros! Con Ánimo!


Natasha Salgado ‘19

Associated Students President