ASI Student Government Spotlight: Meet Jake Watkins

By: Jenna Brown on Aug 16, 2018 in ASI Staff Spotlights

Name: Jake Watkins 
Position: ASI Board of Directors — College of Liberal Arts 
Major: Political Science, Pre-Law Concentration 
Minor: Global Politics 
School year: Fourth
Hometown: Auburn, CA 

1) What’s your favorite summer activity?
Whitewater rafting! 

2) What’s something most people don’t know about you? 
I’m working (slowly but surely) toward getting my pilot certification.

3) Share your favorite ASI Student Government memory.
Campaigning has been my favorite experience and memory through ASI Student Government. It was truly incredible to get to meet so many people in the College of Liberal Arts and listen to their concerns that ASI can begin to address through the board! Even through it was nerve-wracking at the start, the nerves shed and the experience became exhilarating.

4) If you could create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
My slogan would be, “Be your best self.” There is always room for betterment and improvement, making it important for us to all always seek to be the best versions of ourselves and to never become complacent.

5) What’s the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
Though it isn’t very far, Lake Tahoe. It’s absolutely my favorite place on this earth. 

6) If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you bring with you?
I would bring a guitar, my dog, and a family photo (Could that get any more cheesy?).

7) What’s on your bucket list?
I want to whitewater kayak or raft in as many rivers as I can!

8) What are you most passionate about?
Mental health awareness, sexual assault prevention and education, and music!

9) What do you hope to achieve after you graduate?
I hope to find a job in the field of law, or as a pilot!

10) What advice would you give to students interested in joining ASI Student Government?
Do it. Give it a shot. Find a way to get involved. Reach out. Even though this is my first year with ASI, I can already tell the opportunities to give back and be a part of something bigger than yourself are limitless.
Jake Watkins smiles while whitewater rafting through a rapid


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