Associated Student Government President

Marion Chavarria Rivera

Hello fellow Toreros!!

My name is Marion Chavarria Rivera, and I am so thrilled to be serving as your 2019-2020 Associated Student Government President!!

I am going into my fourth year at USD as a Biology and Spanish major, with a minor in Chemistry. Over the years, I have been a part of several different parts of USD. This last year I was the co-chair for the 24th Annual Chicanx/Latinx Graduate Recognition Ceremony, along with this year’s ASG Chief of Staff, as well as the Manchester Senator for ASG. I previously worked in the Women’s Commons as a programmer and helped in creating the first annual Women of Color Summit. I have been a part of Torero Ambassadors, SOAR and OSA, welcoming potential new students to USD. The last two years I have served as part of the Supreme Drag Superstar Committee, as well as have been a strong advocate for PeeInPeace, an initiative pushing for all-gender restrooms on campus.

Being a part of so many different sections of USD, some listed above and others not, has really given me a unique perspective into how different groups of students see USD and their experience here. This along with my own experiences at USD, gave me the push to run for ASG president as I wanted to help mold this university into a place where every student regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other identity they may hold, feel welcomed and most importantly, safe. My hopes in running for president was to be able to use this platform to elevate the voices of the entire student body and help create a conversation on what ASG and USD as a whole can do to make sure the experience of every student here is a positive one.

One of my goals as president is to be able to connect with the student body as much as possible. I want to hear what you all have to say, and what you want to see done or enacted within ASG and USD as a whole. And I hope to carry those thoughts and perspectives with me with every decision I make. I’m extremely excited to see what this year has to bring and to see the change that we, as a whole, can make!