Union of Students (USUAA)

USUAA

The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage (USUAA) is recognized by the University of Alaska Board of Regents as the governing body for students enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage. USUAA provides opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills while representing student interests and needs.

Join USUAA

Students interested in holding positions in USUAA may run for election. Elections are held each year in the spring semester. See USUAA Elections to learn more.

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  • 2021 Spring General Election
     

    Spring 2021 General Election | April 6

    Thank you for voting in the 2021 Spring UAA General Election. Unoffical election results will be posted on Friday, April 9 at 5:00pm. Please contact Zac Clark, Associate Director of Student Life & Leadership, if you have any questions.

    • Offical Election Results
      • President & Vice President

        Candidates

        Total Votes

        Tuan Graziano & Esther Dale

        53

        Abstain

        6

        Write-In:

        2

      • USUAA Senator

        Candidates

        Total Votes

        Tanya Charoonsophonsak

        49

        Zach Ahrens

        43

        Write-In:

        13

        Abstain

        3

      • USUAA Delegate

        College of Arts & Sciences Candidates

        Total Votes

        Abstain

        55

        Write-In:

        7

        College of Business & Public Policy Candidates

        Total Votes

        Aaron Barker

        46

        Abstain

        15

        Write-In:

        2

        College of Engineering Candidates

        Total Votes

        Abstain

        57

        Write-In:

        4

        College of Health Candidates

        Total Votes

        Abstain

        57

        Write-In:

        5

        Community & Technical College Candidates

        Total Votes

        Abstain

        58

        Write-In:

        3

        Graduate College Candidates

        Total Votes

        Abstain

        55

        Write-In:

        7

      • Concert Board

        Candidates

        Total Votes

        Hannah Bissett

        50

        Abstain

        11

        Write-In:

        3

         

      • Green Fee Board

        Candidates

        Total Votes

        Ashlyn Johnson

        47

        Grace Wyatt

        47

        Lisette Dalere 46

        Abstain

        9

        Write-In:

        1

         

      • Constituational Amendment

        Do you support?

        Total Votes

        Yes

        48

        No

        7

        Abstain

        6

         

       

    • 2021 Spring Candidate Spotlights
      • President & Vice President

        There is one (1) presidential ticket officially running.

        Write-in candidates may also serve as UAA Student Body President and Vice President, please list both candidates. Write-in candidates must recieve at least 5 votes.

        Presidential Candidate: 
        Tuan Graziano

        Biography: 
        Tuan is a Junior pursuing a Major in Economics and a Minor in Political Science. He has served as the USUAA Speaker of the Assembly and Vice President. Tuan's passion for advocacy and leadership can be traced back to his high school years when he first began working to empower and educate young people to vote.

        Affiliations:

        • Model United Nations of Alaska
        • Anchorage Youth Vote
        • League of Women Voters

        Platform:
        Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion among student leaders and representatives, Empower student voice in important decision making for the upcoming Fall and Spring semester.

        Tuan Graziano

        Vice Presidential Candidate:
        Esther Dale

        Biography:
        Esther was born in Atlanta, GA, and moved to Austin, TX when I was 8. I grew up in the South and have lived in Texas, California, and Germany before settling in Alaska in 2016. I’m an Army veteran, wife, mother, and dog-lover.

        Affiliations:

        • Student Social Work Coalition
        • Club Council
        • USUAA
        • AHEC Scholars
        • UAA COVID-19 Task Force
        • Phi Alpha Honor Society
        • National Society of Leadership and Success

        Platform:
        Improving educational outcomes through improving the support available to students.

        Esther Dale
      • USUAA Senator

        There are two (2) candidates running for USUAA Senator. Write-in candidates may also serve as USUAA Senators. Write-in candidates must recieve at least 5 votes.

        USUAA Senator Candidate: 
        Tanya Chroonsophonsak

        Biography: 
        Tanya Charoonsophonsak is a current Medical Laboratory Science student with minors in Public Health and Nutrition. She is an active part of Alpha Sigma Alpha, MLS Club, and USUAA. Expected to graduate in Fall 2021, she plans to continue working in Alaska and obtain a Masters in Public Health. She hopes to use her knowledge and experience to serve underrepresented communities.

        Affiliations:

        • Alpha SIgma Alpha
        • MLS Club
        • USUAA
        • CEEP Fellow

        Platform:
        If chosen as USUAA Senator, Tanya aspires to continue providing events and programs that cultivate a campus of inclusion and respect. Additionally, she hopes to empower students and best represent their needs to administrators and UAA leadership.

        Tanya Chroonsophonsak


        Additional USUAA Senator Candidate:
        Zach Ahrens

        Listen to Zach's interview with KRUA 88.1FM The Edge & The Northern Light:

      • USUAA Delegate

        There are one (1) candidates running for USUAA Delegate. Write-in candidates may also serve as USUAA Delegates. Write-in candidates must recieve at least 5 votes.

        USUAA Delegate Candidate: 
        Aaron Barker

        Listen to Aaron's interview with KRUA 88.1FM The Edge & The Northern Light:

        Biography: 
        Aaron believes in moving beyond discussion to address challenges with tangible action. He established roots in Anchorage in 2017 while serving on active duty with the U.S. Army. He is currently a graduate student pursuing his MBA in general management and holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from Arizona State University.

        Affiliations:
        -Dean’s Advisory Board, College of Business and Public Policy
        -Treasurer, Student Veterans of America at UAA
        -UAA Media Board
        -Student Activities Committee
        -Alaska Common Ground

        Platform:
        As delegate of the College of Business and Public Policy, Aaron will focus on university development and community engagement. He plans to establish partnership programs connecting UAA with the Anchorage business community and youth organizations.

        Aaron Barker
      • Concert Board

        There are only one (1) candidates running for Concert Board and five (5) open seats. Write-in candidates may also serve on Concert Board. Write-in candidates must recieve at least 5 votes. 

        Concert Board Candidate: 
        Hannah Bissett

        Biography: 
        Born and raised in Alaska, Hannah Bissett is part of the General Arts Associates program at UAA. She is Dena’ina Athabaskan and a part of the LGBT+ community.

        Affiliations:

        • Concert Board
        • ASA (alpha sigma alpha)
        • LGBT+

        Platform:
        I will strive for more interactive, fun, and creative events whether they are online or in person.

        Hannah Bissett

         

      • Green Fee Board

        There are three (3) candidates running for Green Fee Board and five (5) open seats. Write-in candidates may also serve on Green Fee Board. Write-in candidates must recieve at least 5 votes.  

        Green Fee Board Candidates:

        • Lisette Dalere
        • Ashlyn Johnson
        • Grace Wyatt

        Listen to Ashlyn Johnson's interview with KRUA 88.1FM The Edge & The Northern Light:

      • Media Board
        There are zero (0) candidates running for Media Board and five (2) open seats. Write-in candidates may also serve on Media Board. Write-in candidates must recieve at least 5 votes.