nuha for external affairs vice president
Hi! My name is Nuha Khalfay. I am a third year majoring in Public Health with minors in Public Policy and French. I am currently an ASUC* Senator, and serve as the Chair for the City of Berkeley’s Community Health Commission*. As a senator, I focus on increasing resources and empowering students of students of color, as well as the professional pre-health community. Beyond representation, some highlights of my work have been focused on improving accessibility to physical and mental health on and around campus, and improving the hate crime reporting process on campus.
Through my continued work at the local level around the closure of Alta Bates Hospital, and at the UC Regents level, I have developed a nuanced understanding of how the political system works, and more importantly how as students we can work the system to get results and policies that will help us thrive, not just survive on this campus.
I am running to be your next External Affairs Vice President of the ASUC because I want to elevate our voices and have them heard– and really listened to by the campus administration, the City of Berkeley, the UC Regents , the California legislature, and beyond. When we work together as students, we can make incredible things happen; like get UC Regent Norman Pattiz who was accused of sexual harassment to resign, or stop a tuition hike at the eleventh hour. There is no magic in the system, but through hard work and a lot of strategic planning we can and will make intentional strides to creating change on and beyond our campus.
As your next External Affairs Vice President, I will focus my attention on three main areas. First, addressing issues at the UC/State level including tuition and misconduct related policies. Second, I will focus on making the upcoming national midterm elections accessible to students, and ensuring students are able to get involved in policy and the political process beyond voting. Finally, I will focus on empowering our student community through increasing affordable housing around campus, keeping healthcare accessible, and organizing with communities to elevate our voices. Want to know more? Check out the detailed descriptions of all my platforms below!
*Titles for Identification Purposes Only
Read more about my platforms and goals below!
I – More Affordable Student Housing
II – #SaveAltaBates
III – Organizing with Communities
I – Promote Informed Voting & Civic Engagement
II– Student Voter Registration
III – Establish a Pop-Up Voting Center on Campus
IV – Make Election Day an Academic Holiday
State of the UC
II– UC Regents Reform
Qualifications & Leadership Roles
Chair, ASUC Senate Finance Committee*
Chair, City of Berkeley Community Health Commission*
Chair, Pre-Health Student Council*
Member, Save Alta Bates Regional Task Force Member*
ASUC Representative, Chancellor’s Commission on Free Speech*
Member, City of Berkeley Community Health Commission Acute Services Subcommittee*
Member, City of Berkeley Community Health Commission Basic Needs Security Subcommittee*
Researcher, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Co-Director, ASUC Senator Filart* Pre-Health Department
Logistics Director, SSWANA Coalition*
Chair, American Medical Students Association* Philanthropy & Fundraising Committee
Director, Berkeley United in Literacy Development - UC Berkeley Public Service Center*
Campus Organizing Intern, Office of the ASUC External Affairs Vice President*
Printwriter, threads magazine (previously named Al Bayan)* Spring 2016 Issue
Attendee, UC Students Association* Students of Color Conference 2018
Attendee, UC Students Association* Student Lobby Conference 2016
Volunteer, UC Students Association* Students of Color Conference 2015
*Titles for identification purposes only