Annie Koruga

Annie Koruga (they/them) is studying political science at Ohlone College and looks forward to leveraging their previous experience while collaborating for safer, more just, and more equitable campus communities. They are especially interested in housing, environmental, transportation, and DEIA work. On campus, they serve as President of the Ohlone College Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, where they have begun to advocate for increasing transit access; won a silver award in Impromptu Speaking, at the 2023 Community College National Speech and Debate Championships; have published multiple articles in collaboration with Project Censored, concerning current events which were underreported by traditional media; and since 2021 have served as a Senator of Social Sciences in the Associated Students of Ohlone College, as well as the student representative on the Curriculum Committee and Faculty Senate. Some of their proudest accomplishments there include, successfully advocating to raise the Pride Flag on campus for the first time in 2023, collaborating to begin the creation of an LGBTQ+ Studies Certificate Program, working to build systems that screen for equity in the curriculum adoption process, and investigating the creation of a student-led basic needs emergency fund. Annie is also very active off campus, serving on the board of Fremont for Everyone, a pro-housing advocacy organization, and the Alameda County Redistricting Coalition.