Meet your first-year ASW senators: Diwas Poudel and Johnny Carr

Westminster’s first-year student body elected two new first-year senators into ASW on Sept. 16. Get to know the two new senators here:

Diwas Poudel, a first-year computer science major from Bhairahawa, Nepal, was elected as one of ASW’s new senators on Sept. 16. Poudel said he is excited to be a first-year senator “because I will be able to advocate for all the freshmen and will take their issues to the platform of discussion,” Poudel said. Photo by Kamarie DeVoogd.

Diwas Poudel, a first-year computer science major from Bhairahawa, Nepal, was elected as one of ASW’s new senators on Sept. 16. Poudel said he is excited to be a first-year senator “because I will be able to advocate for all the freshmen and will take their issues to the platform of discussion,” Poudel said. Photo by Kamarie DeVoogd.

Diwas Poudel

Hometown: Bhairahawa, Nepal

Major: Computer science

Favorite hobby: Exploring new things. Technology stuff, particularly.

Q:  What is your favorite thing about Westminster?

A:  The small size. I was looking for a college that was small in size and Westminster responded pretty quickly to me. I talked with an alumni and he said it was a good campus and that you learn a lot here and you get to know everyone on campus.

Q:  Do you have a background in student government?

A:  In high school I was involved in the high school student council.

Q:  What are your goals as an ASW senator?

A:  My three points are I hear you, I want every other voice to be heard and I want to move forward hand-in-hand.

Q:  How would you accomplish your goals?

A:  By getting in touch with the students and hearing issues from them. It will make these issues a topic of discussion.

Q:  What are some changes you would like to see the school make?

A:  I still have a lot to explore here, but I would like to create a common platform for every student’s views and opinions. Even though it’s a small campus, not every student is eager to talk to you. With a common platform, everyone can share their issues, and I can take it into a topic of discussion.

Q:  Why are you most excited to be a senator?

A:  I am excited because I will be able to advocate for all the freshmen and will take their issues to the platform of discussion. My nature drives me to be in a leadership position and get to know everyone, so by being a senator I will be able to do that.

Johnny Carr, a first-year finance and political science major, was elected as one of ASW’s new senators on Sept. 16. Carr said he is excited to “get involved and make some real and meaningful changes in our school” as a first-year senator. Photo by Kamarie DeVoogd.

Johnny Carr, a first-year finance and political science major, was elected as one of ASW’s new senators on Sept. 16. Carr said he is excited to “get involved and make some real and meaningful changes in our school” as a first-year senator. Photo by Kamarie DeVoogd.

Johnny Carr

Hometown: Victor, Idaho and Jackson, Wyoming

Major: Finance and political science

Favorite hobby: Skiing, reading and chess

Q:  What is your favorite thing about Westminster?

A:  The people. I haven’t been here very long, but everyone I’ve met has been awesome. It feels a lot like a community. It’s easy to connect with people and you can have legitimate conversations about things.

Q:  Do you have a background in student government?

A:  Yes. I was the chief justice for my high school, and I really liked my experience to meet people you wouldn’t meet otherwise. It felt really impactful there, and we as a student council accomplished a lot.

Q:  What are your goals as an ASW senator?

A:  I would like to help out the first-year class. I feel like I could make meaningful changes and get to know more people.

Q:  How would you accomplish your goals?

A:  For one, I would try to make orientation a little less painful because they were long, dull days. But overall, I felt like the school was really welcoming.

Q:  What are some changes you would like to see the school make?

A:  I’d say Westminster has a community feel, but there are things we could do that are more interactive. I’ve made a lot of friends, but I’ve also met people who haven’t felt as welcomed.  I want to get people more engaged and involved.

Q:  Why are you most excited to be a senator?

A:  To get involved and make some real and meaningful changes in our school