Associated Students California Lutheran University Government

Senate Roster


Anthony Garay '24

ASCLU Senate Director 
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:00am; Friday: 8:00am - 9:00am

Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Major: Biochemistry
Minors: Public Health, University Honors

On-Campus Involvement: McNair Scholar, Summer Research, University Honors Program Coordinator, Chemistry Department Assistant, Chemistry Supplemental Instructor, Allies in STEM Peer Mentor

Favorite Thing About CLU: Tight-knit community between students and faculty

About: As a first-generation Latino student, letting all people know they belong is a goal Anthony carries close to his heart. The health and safety of the CLU community are vital to him as Anthony fought to illuminate campus through the completion of lighting projects and successfully advocated for free health tests. As Senate Director, sparking & maintaining an equitable, inclusive, and spirited culture at CLU is his top goal.


Vacant '24

Senate Recorder 



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Diala Bdour '24

ASCLU Senior Senator 
Office Hour: TBD

Hometown: Chico, CA
Major: Biology
Minor: Sociology

On-Campus Involvement: Microbiology Department Assistant, AmeriCorps Fellow, Muslim Students' Association

Favorite Thing About CLU: Small campus and the opportunities

About: Diala has been a part of ASCLUG for three years and is going into her fourth. She loves to read, watch TV shows, and hike.


Millennia Gamez '24

ASCLU Senior Senator 
Office Hour: Thursday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Majors: Political Science with an Emphasis in Law & Public Policy, Psychology
Minors: Spanish, University Honors

On-Campus Involvement: Psychology Club, Model United Nations, Latin American Student Organization, Peer Advisor, Global Ambassador, Delight Ministry

Favorite Thing About CLU: The variety of clubs

About: Millennia Gamez and is a current Senior Senator! She has been on ASCLUG all of my four years at CLU, first as a Senator both freshman and sophomore year and then as a PB Representative the second semester of junior year. After graduation, she hopes to be attending law school. Some things she likes to do in her free time include spending time with my family and my pets, being outdoors, exercising, and dancing. She especially loves Zumba! She is excited for the following year on Senate and hopes to meet many new students as well as to make sure that the needs of the student body are being heard and taken into account with every decision.



Vacant '24

ASCLU Senior Senator  
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Rudy Perez '24

ASCLU Senior Senator  
Office Hour: Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Hometown: Reseda, CA
Majors: Music Composition, Music Production

On-Campus Involvement: Project CHESS, Peer Advisor, Music Department Assistant

Favorite Thing About CLU: Free food

About: This is Rudy's first year in ASCLUG and his first time being heavily involved on campus. During his free time he loves to play the piano, compose, and explore bridges. You can find him in the practice rooms playing the same piece he has been practicing since freshman year. He plans to work in the music licensing business after graduation.


Mia Garcia '25

ASCLU Junior Senator 
Office Hour: Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Hometown: Sylmar, CA
Major: Biology

On-Campus Involvement: Peer Advisor

Favorite Thing About CLU: Inclusive environment

About: Mia is going into her third year at CLU and is really exited to be on Senate for a second year.


Ali Gregory '25

ASCLU Junior Senator 
Office Hour:  Monday, 8:00am - 9:00am

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Major: Sports Psychology
Minor: Sports Management

On-Campus Involvement: Presidential Host, Peer Advisor, Psi Chi, Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, Wellness Resources

Favorite Thing About CLU: Events and opportunites offered

About: Ali is entering her first year on Senate. She has the goal of opening her own private practice in physical therapy and sports psychology. In her down time, she likes to go to the beach, hike, and hang with friends. She is super excited for the next school year.


Samantha Hernandez '25

ASCLU Junior Senator  
Office Hour: Thursday. 11:25am - 12:25pm

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
Major: Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Health Professions
Minors: Chemistry, Spanish

On-Campus Involvement: Student Life Clubs and Organizations Intern, Presidential Host, New Student Orientation Lead, Spanish Department Assistant Tutor, Mariachi Ensemble

Favorite Thing About CLU: Opportunities for getting involved

About: Samantha is entering her third year on ASCLUG alongside some of her best friends. You can often times find her walking around campus guiding families on tours in between class or waiting in line for her Pink Drink at Starbucks. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends at the beach or at her dorm. She can't wait to get started on new projects for the upcoming year!


 Luis Perez Jr. '25

ASCLU Junior Senator  
Office Hour: Wednesday, 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice
Minors: Business Administration, Psychology

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Favorite Thing About CLU: Everyone knows each other's names!

About: Luis is a proud first-generation college student, a transfer from Moorpark College, and a proud son of immigrant parents from Jalisco and Zacatecas, Mexico. Some of his hobbies and interests include interior design, fashion, and spicy chips. Luis is well aware that not every student is a Ventura County native, and appreciates the emphasis CLU places on making sure students of all backgrounds feel at home! Luis plans to give back to the community by pursuing a career in disability advocacy. As a result, he views his new Senate position as an opportunity to make CLU inclusive by always being open to questions, concerns, feedback, and any form of interaction possible.


Ashlyn Bryson-Beane '26

ASCLU Sophomore Senator  
Office Hour: Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major: Psychology with an Emphasis in Family & Child Development
Minors: Legal Studies, University Honors

On-Campus Involvement: Center for Cultural Engagement and Incusion Lead Programming Intern, Pacific North West Club, PRIDE Club, Peer Advisor

Favorite Thing About CLU: The welcoming community & leadership opporunities

About: Ashlyn is very excited for her second year on the board and is deeply appreciative of the support from her peers. She is someone that has been passionate about all things social justice from a very young age and feels this is a great opportunity to begin making change and speaking up for others. This year she wants to be a helpful resource and a voice for the clubs because she recognizes the obstacles they may be confronted with and does not want that to determine the success of their club. She is also looking forward to engaging more with her constituents and receiving feedback about what changes they would like to see around campus.


JJ Cambaliza '26

ASCLU Sophomore Senator   
Office Hour: Monday 9:30am - 10:30am

Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Major: Psychology with an Emphasis in Child & Family Develpment
Minors: Public Health with an Emphasis in Health & Wellness, University Honors, Women & Gender Studies

On-Campus Involvement: Peer Advisor, HER Campus, DSS Proctor, Delight

Favorite Thing About CLU: Supportive community

About: JJ is entering her second year in ASCLUG and her first year as a senator. She is looking forward to be part of senate again, but this time, instead of recording and taking notes from the meetings, she is able to use her voice to positively impact the CLU community. During her free time, she loves to binge watch her favorite TV series, hangout with friends and family, and fuel her coffee addiction! She is looking forward to the new school year and please reach out to her for any questions or if you just want to chat!


Laylanie Valenzuela '26

ASCLU Sophomore Senator    
Office Hour: Monday 11:40am - 12:40pm

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Marketing Communication, Music Production
University Honors Program

On-Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, Peer Advisor, Presidential Host, Community Leaders Association

Favorite Thing About CLU: Going to events on campus

About: Laylanie is entering her second year on Senate. When she has free time, she loves to hang out and go out with friends, whether that is going on a drive to the beach, target, the mall, or just for an adventure. She is always here if you have questions or just want to chat.


Daphne White '26

ASCLU Sophomore Senator    
Office Hour: Thursday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Hometown: Spokane, WA
Major: Biology
Minor: Music

On-Campus Involvement: Pacific North West club

Favorite Thing About CLU: Inclusive policies

About: As she goes into her sophomore year, Daphne is also entering her second year as a senator. She has a passion for social justice and loves playing guitar, producing her own music, writing poetry, and hiking.


Krista Gleason '27

ASCLU Freshman Senator  
Office Hour: Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Major: Psychology
Minor: Legal Studies

On-Campus Involvement: Pre-law Society, Psi Chi

Favorite Thing About CLU: The peaceful community and opportunities for involvement

About: It is Krista's first year as a senator and she is so excited to get more involved on campus and help our student body. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends, make jewelry, and try new food. She hopes to go on to attend law school to pursue a career in the field of child development. Next year, she also hopes to study abroad and do research in her desired field of developmental psychopathology.


Jose Hernandez '27

ASCLU Freshman Senator  
Office Hour: Monday, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
Majors: Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing, Music Production

On-Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, Latin American Student Organization

Favorite Thing About CLU: The kindness from all the students

About: Jose loves to bake and likes everything about restaurant life. His dream is to own his own bakery. Jose also loves all animals and finds a passion in  advocating for those who cannot help themselves.


Emma Maffeo '27

ASCLU Freshman Senator   
Office Hour: Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major: Communications with an Emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations

On-Campus Involvement: Cheer, Lacrosse

Favorite Thing About CLU: The people and opportunities to get involved

About: Emma is super excited to enter her first year in ASCLUG and on Senate! She cannot wait to get started and see what this year holds. When not in the office, you can find her cheering on the football field.


Aliese Vasquez '27

ASCLU Freshman Senator    
Office Hour: Monday, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Hometown: Oxnard, CA
Major: Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

On-Campus Involvement: Choir, Yoga Club, Campus Ministries, Common Ground, Jamba Juice

Favorite Thing About CLU: The nature

About: Aliese is so excited to enter her first year on Senate. She loves to watch movies with her family. Her life motto is "Don't let anyone dull your sparkle."


Cheyanne Rodriguez '26

ASCLU Commuter Senator    
Office Hour: Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Majors: Biology, Environmental Science

On-Campus Involvement: Track and Field, Undergraduate Research Student, Athletic Event Staff, FFC Desk, Tri Alpha, Women in STEM Club

Favorite Thing About CLU: Track & Field Throws team

About: Cheyanne Rodriguez likes to be involved on campus. Prior to joining the throws team, Cheyanne did competitive dance for a grand total of 12 years and only stopped because she graduated high school. She is ecstatic to be able to represent her fellow classmates and be able to provide a better college experience for them.


Fairooz Rafia '25

ASCLU International Senator     
Office Hour: Friday 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Majors: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

On-Campus Involvement: Desi Club, Student Assistant at Center for Global Engagement

Favorite Thing About CLU: The squirrels

About: Rafia is entering her 3rd year on Senate as the International Senator. She loves playing guitar and piano, traveling and spending time with family and friends. After graduation, she plans to go to grad school.


Estefani Gutierrez '25

ASCLU Transfer Senator    
Office Hour: Monday 10:45am - 11:45pm

Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Major: Psychology with an Emphasis in Business/Organizational Applications
Minors: Financial Planning, Spanish

On-Campus Involvement: McNair Scholar, Model United Nations, Prelaw Society, Student Philanthropy Council Student Success Services

Favorite Thing About CLU: The opportunities available and friendly community

About: Estefani is excited to be going into her junior year and it her first time being a senator. During her free time, she likes to stay active by playing soccer or hiking and also spends her time with family and friends. She is really cannot wait about what is to come this year!


Yulissa Alvarado

ASCLU Senate Advisor
Student Engagement Coordinator
Student Life