UCMAA Board Member Jose Godinez

Degree: Political Science and Sociology/BA/2011

Occupation: Caseworker, Binder & Binder

Current residence: Garden Grove

Board term: October 2011 to October 2015


What is your favorite UC Merced memory?
My favorite UC Merced memory occurred in Sacramento. While at the state Capitol for a student conference, I was part of a group of students that decided to hold a sit-in at the office of Senate President Pro Tem Darrel Steinberg. Only months after the infamous 32 percent fee increase and the UCLA demonstrations, we confronted Steinberg and were able to have him sit down with us for about an hour. Weeks later, students held a formal meeting with his senior staff. This experience helped me realize that students are capable of doing much more than living within the confines of a campus.

Student activities: ASUCM; Students Empowering Dreams (S.E.D.); The Other Child comedy newspaper; Bobcat Radio

Board committees: Student Alumni Relations