Meet the Class of 2026 Candidates

Here are your Class of 2026 candidates for the 2022-2023 Student Government Elections. The election will be held via RoyalSync on Tuesday, September 27th from 8:00am - 8:00pm for the Class of 2026.  Read more about each candidate below.

Senate

Class of 2026 Candidates (4)

 

Buse Onat

Buse Onat

 Major: Criminal Justice

Buse Onat is a first-year student at the University of Scranton coming from a town right outside of Scranton: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. She is currently majoring in criminal justice, on a pre-law track. In addition, Buse is a current member of the mock-trial team, pre-law society, criminal justice club, political science club and society of sustainability and conservation. Well many of you may question the name “Buse”, She was born in the country of Turkey and moved to the United States at a very young age. Buse grew up in northern jersey for most of her early ages and later moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania during her middle school years. As part of her hobbies, Buse enjoys watching sports and playing sports of any kind. On her free time, she enjoys running in the wilderness and reading historical books. She also has an interest in music and plays several instruments. Fun fact: Buse can make her own music through beatboxing! As her position in student senate, Buse has a mission to incorporate a more inclusive society at the University of Scranton. She will advocate for students with social anxiety and mental illnesses that everyone struggles with but reflects on different levels. It is very important to be understanding of these struggles within our community at the University of Scranton. This will unify our University community but will still hold onto our diversity and differences.

 

 Chelsea Curran

Chelsea Curran

Major: Political Science

Chelsea Curran is a freshman at the University of Scranton. She is majoring in Political Science and plans to pursue a law degree. Chelsea is currently a member of the Mock Trial Team, involved in the Political Science Club, Chess Club, and Pre-Law Society. In high school, Chelsea served as the President of the Student Government Organization and Officer of Key Club International. With background in leading the student body and setting up volunteer events for her community, she is excited to bring these experiences to the table. Vote Chelsea Curran for Student Senate!

 

Javier Illescas-Peralta

Javier Illescas-Peralta

Major: Business Administration

Great ambition, an ambition so great that he fears it may one day burn the world. He desires nothing more than the success of others, and truly believes that by granting this position, he can be of help to all.

 

Molly White

Molly White

Major: Communications

Molly White is a first year Communications student and candidate for the Student Government Class of 2026 Senate seat. Molly was born and raised in Scranton, and is a legacy student at the University. She is a member of the Track and Field team, SJLA, and plans to join many of the clubs on campus. Molly held many leadership positions while in high school including Student Body President, National Honor Society Parliamentarian, and captain of both her varsity Basketball and Track and Field teams. She is excited to begin her journey at the University of Scranton, and hope to represent the Class of 2026 as a Student Government Senator.

 

Daisy Yadav

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Major: Neuroscience