First Year Representative

Carissa Flores

Name: Carissa Flores 

Year: First Year

Studying: Major: Political Science and Economics, Minor: Hispanic Studies

Position: First Year Representative

How long have you been on Senate: This is my first semester of being on Senate. 

Why did you join Senate: It's a great opportunity to help voice everyone's opinion and allow the community of Saint Ben’s to grow and be more connected. I want to be a constant part of improving CSB|SJU. I'm excited by the prospect of being the liaison for First-Years. It plays perfectly into my passion of helping people, getting to know people, and bringing people together. More than anything I want to be someone that ANY First-Year can come to.

Favorite study spot on campus: The Aurora C/D computer lab. It gets just the right amount of traffic. Not too busy, not too isolated. 

Other activities on campus: Fides et Ratio, Element Dance Club, ELAC, Spanish Club, and Women's Choir.


First Year Representative Duties:

  • Be a current first year student at CSB.
  • Have one vote starting second semester.
  • Act as a liaison between first year students and the Saint Ben’s Senate.
  • Assist the Underclass Representative with events, committees and task forces pertaining to first year students.
  • Serve as a member of the Culinary Task Force.
  • Meet with the President and Vice President of the Saint Ben’s Senate monthly.
  • Oversee the maintenance of Mary Commons.
  • Create one event in collaboration with the Underclass Representative for first year Saint Ben’s students
  • Be in charge of the “Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom” project. Share different senior Bennie’s advice each Wednesday during the fall semester with the first-year class.
  • Update the first year class with senate related events and projects.