Jobita Rodriguez-Rios is the current president of Student Government Association (SGA). Jobita initially joined SGA because she wanted to be more involved on campus and see how she could better represent the Salem State student body.
Jobita’s role as president of SGA is to be the primary representative of the students on matters of student concern. Jobita is also involved in a variety of ways on campus. She currently holds the position of vice president for the Hispanic American society. She also works in the interdisciplinary studies (IDS) office as a peer advisor. Jobita, along with her fellow peer advisors, is a liaison between undeclared major students and their IDS faculty advisors. She also serves on the university’s all college committee.
Jobita is a commutes to Salem State from Lynn, Massachusetts. She is a junior, majoring in business with a concentration in either management or international business. She also plans to pursue a minor in Italian and Spanish.
In her free time Jobita enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling. Her favorite color is pink and she loves dance. One quote that inspires her is “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”- John Quincy Adams.
Jessica Giannino is a junior here at Salem State as an English major and a secondary education minor. She is the president of the Student Commuter Association and vice president of the Student Government Association. As vice president of SGA she is the liasion between SGA and all of the other groups and clubs on campus. She is almost always available at her desk in the office to help students (located at the Ellison Campus Ceggnter).
Outside of school she is a makeup artist and a counselor at large for the city of Revere, Mass. She loves to read and golf. Her favorite color is pink and favorite book is the Awakening by Kate Chopin. She loves to be outdoors and enjoys hiking.
Ahmadou Balde is a political science and economics major. He was born in place where politics are disuniting, a place where education is undermined, a place where poverty is man-made, a place where liberty is an illusion, a place where religion is an obligation and where culture is dividing. He considers himself to be very lucky and fortunate to have the chance to be in a place where he has the freedom to express himself and to obtain the education that he needs to succeed in a world full of uncertainty. He considers his morality to be a work in progress because he believes in being flexible and never dogmatic. In SGA, he feels that he has the most amazing job because he gets the chance to interact with all kinds of people. His main goal is to protect the interests of all groups and clubs by fairly allocating SGA's various financial resources.
Secretary Originally from Bonao, Dominican Republic, Isabel Vargas immigrated to the United States at the age of 8 with her family. She transferred into Salem State University from Northern Essex Community College in 2011. She is now a Senior at Salem State University where she is pursuing a B.A in Political Science. Isabel has led many fights for the rights of immigrant students. Isabel hopes to attend law school and become an immigration attorney in the future.