MEET MICHAEL HAWSE
Candidate for Student Body President
I’m a junior studying Political Science from Lexington, KY! Currently, I am serving in the UKSGA Senate as the Appropriations and Revenue Chair. Along with my involvement in SGA, I am on the Morale committee for DanceBlue 2021 and an active member in Pike! The Hawse-Elias team is made for students, to fight for students. We will aim to tackle countless issues such as administration accountability, college life in a pandemic, and systemic racism on our campus with real and tangible action items.
I am interested in running for President because I see the potential SGA has. There are so many things that we could do to improve the student experience in this current moment and for years down the line. If we harness the power we have on campus. If I become a candidate for SGA President, I will make sure that SGA will not only work for you on campus, but we will advocate for you in city hall, Frankfort, and beyond!
MEET MAYA ELIAS
Candidate for Student Body Vice President
I’m a junior studying Mathematics and Business Communication from Lexington, Kentucky! Currently, I serve UKSGA as the Senate Chair. Along with my involvement in SGA, I am a math tutor and Peer Academic Coach for CARES, I have served and will serve as a Team Captain for DanceBlue, and I have served as the Philanthropy Chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma! Serving as a Freshman Senator, Senate Executive Member-At-Large, and now the Senate Chair, I’ve been able to see the challenges students face and the change that can be made to better the overall student experience at this university! Through my experience in LDP, I understand what measures need to be taken to expand involvement opportunities within SGA and the UK community. I want to advocate for initiatives and programs that support marginalized students and communities not historically represented in SGA. I am committed to continue working on legitimate improvements that foster collaboration and accountability for SGA members and administration.
MEET OLIVIA MORRIS-BUSH
I'm a junior studying Political Science and Geography from Midway, KY (a small-town in Woodford County)! Currently, I'm serving my second term as SGA's Deputy Chief of Staff! Outside of SGA, I'm a Special Collections Learning Lab Research Intern, Gaines Fellow, and an executive member of UK's Book Bank! There are campus resource disparities that cause marginalized communities to feel unsupported and not truly valued at UK. This lack of support and disregard for student voice should not be normalized. Members of the Hawse-Elias team are determined advocates committed to implementing legitimate changes to SGA that place student advocacy and student needs before our own interests. As a team, we strive to ensure that our message is not just talking points but rather a blueprint for fostering an equitable and accessible UK student experience.
MEET ANGELA FU
Campaign Media Director
I am from Lexington and am a junior studying biology on a pre-med track. Currently, I am an SGA Safety Coordinator, a student leader in Lewis Student Diversity and Inclusion Coalition, and an executive member of Honors College Student Council, as well as UK Campus YMCA Congress. I am beyond excited to work with the Hawse-Elias team. Every student deserves to be supported and given the resources they need in order to succeed. I have seen, firsthand, how Michael and Maya consistently speak up on behalf of students and tackle campus issues. I believe that they will be strong advocates for the effective change needed on campus and amplify student voices.