Kimiko Hirota, Council Chair
MAJOR: Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and Sociology
Kimiko Estella Hirota ’20 (she/her) is the CCSRE Undergraduate Council Chair. She is a senior studying CSRE with a subplan in Politics, Policy, & Equity and Sociology. She grew up in Spokane, Washington writing and performing poetry. Her honors thesis analyzes immigration services at the U.S-Mexico border under the Trump administration, and she’s also passionate about prison abolition, elder care, and sexuality in pop culture.
Theresa Gao, Academic Programs Chair
Theresa Gao ’21 (she/they) is the CCSRE Undergraduate Council Academic Programs Chair. She is a junior studying Asian American Studies, and the daughter of two Chinese immigrants born and raised in the Bay Area. On campus, she is an active member of Stanford Asian American Activist Committee (SAAAC). Feel free to talk to her about switching from STEM to humanities, gap years (she took 2), studying abroad in Cape Town, or activism on campus and beyond. In her free time, you can find her trying to replicate favorite childhood dishes while listening to jazz.
Salei Salanoa, Community Development Chair
MAJOR: Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and Psychology
Salei Salanoa ‘21 (he/him/his) is the Community Development Chair for the CCSRE Undergraduate Council. He is a junior studying Psychology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE). His roots lie in Colima, Mexico and the island of Samoa, but he was born and raised in Inglewood, CA. He is passionate about thinking through the framework of intersectionality in an effort to highlight lived experiences as valuable bodies of knowledge. If he’s not working at the FLI (First-Gen and/or Low-Income) Office or dancing with Los Salseros de Stanford, you can find him in other community-based spaces!
Jasmin Martinez, Education & Leadership Development Chair
PRONOUNS: she/her & they/them
MAJOR: Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies
Jasmin Martinez ‘20 (she/they) is the Education & Youth Leadership Development Chair on the CCSRE Undergraduate Council. They are a senior studying Chicanx/Latinx Studies, and her roots are in Delano, a small agricultural town found in California’s Central Valley. Jasmin plans to attend law school with the goal of supporting her community’s efforts toward advancing educational equity, police accountability, and immigrant rights in Kern County. On campus, they also work as an Ethnic Theme Associate in Casa Zapata and as the Workshop Chair for the Stanford FLI (First-Generation and/or Low Income) Conference, and she spends most of her time in these community spaces!
Pilli Cruz-De Jesus, Outreach and Collaboration Chair
Pilli Cruz-De Jesus ‘22 (he/him) is the CSRE Undergraduate Council Outreach and Collaboration Chair. He is an Undeclared Sophomore who will be majoring in a STEM field and minoring in CSRE. During elementary and below he lived in the Bay Area, but spent middle school and high school in Cambridge, MA. He is passionate about education equity and community access to knowledge which is often trapped within certain institutions.