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Otis College Students' Union

The Students’ Union is made up of student leaders who are passionate about helping other students and that will work hard to help to resolve student concerns on campus. They have been leaders in developing important initiatives on campus such as the Food Pantry, Resource Exchange, and many more.

 

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MISSION: In order to provide for the student body a united, equitable, and fulfilling college experience, Students' Union members are devoted to improving campus environments by fostering a network of guidance, support, and advocacy for the desires and necessities of the student body.

Find out how YOU can get involved! Contact Erica Javidzad via our online contact form, or call (310) 846-2595

Alan Xu

Alan Xu
  • Pronouns: He/him
  • Major: Digital Media, Games and Entertainment, Concept
  • Status: Senior
  • Student Email: axu@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email: alanxjl81@gmail.com

My name is Alan Xu, and I am a senior Concept student at Otis. I’m an aspiring concept artist/illustrator who is also a gamer and movie lover on the side.

I joined the Students’ Union because I want to advocate for my fellow peers and make the Otis community a better and safer place for all students.


Arabella Osorio

Arabella Osorio
  • Pronouns: She / Her
  • Status: Junior
  • Major: Digital media emphasis in animation and motion design 
  • Student Email: aosorio@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email: arabellao1997@gmail.com

Hello! My name is Arabella and I am currently studying digital media at Otis college of art and design. I have always had a fascination with film, animation and motion and I am am absolutely obsessed with Tv shows and movies, Especially If they are stop motion animation.

I chose to be a part of the Student’s Union because I want to help make the Otis community a more comfortable environment for current and incoming students while also meeting new people along the way


Avery Buffington

Avery Buffington
  • Pronouns: She/They
  • Major: Digital Media - Animation
  • Status in School (2021-2022): Sophomore
  • Otis Email Address: abuffington@otis.student.edu 
  • Personal Email Address: avery.buffington0709@gmail.com

I'm a transfer student that previously majored in 3D Animation for two years in my hometown at the University of Colorado: Denver and I'll be moving to Los Angeles in Fall 2021 for my second year at Otis. I love all things nerdy and overanalyzing my favorite shows and cartoons. I aspire to work in animation and eventually executive produce my own show. 

 It has always been instilled in me to leave places better than I found it and I've taken this mindset to every school and job I've been a part of. I've spent many years in my education fighting for a better experience for my peers and I. Anything I can do that makes someone's life easier or makes them feel more seen is something that's worth doing no matter how big or small. 


Kaiden Robinson

Kaiden Robinson
  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Major: Digital Media Animation
  • Status in School: Senior
  • Otis Email Address: krobinson@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email Address: robinsonkaiden323@gmail.com

Hello. My name is Kaiden Robinson, I'm from Las Vegas and I'm a senior in Animation at Otis College. I love anime, video games, drawing, and a thing for Italian food. I'm in Animation because I want to create messages that I've been dealing with to have viewers understand that someone like me got what it takes to create something that they love.

I joined the Students Union because I want to help in making a difference to the Otis Community to have all students who are current and incoming to feel welcomed and be a part of the school. I want to help students who are struggling whether that is fitting in or in need of someone to talk to and listen to when there is an issue that I can help with and have them feel comfortable and know that they aren't alone.


Reanna Brown

Reanna Brown
  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Major: Product Design
  • Status in School (2021-2022)- Junior
  • Otis Email Address: rbrown2@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email Address: reannabrown100@gmail.com

To me, being in the Students’ Union is about being a resource for students who need change, and being a voice for students within the Otis community. I joined the Students’ Union to help create a safe, healthy and welcoming experience for others, and ultimately, to contribute
to the betterment of Otis. I hope to help students feel supported by always being open-minded, listening to their concerns and taking action to solve problems along with other SU members.


Samantha Back

Samantha Back
  • Pronouns: She/They
  • Major: Toy design
  • Status in School (2021-2022) (ex: foundation, sophomore, junior, senior…) sophomore
  • Otis Email Address: sback@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email Address: sami.back02@gmail.com

My name is Sami, I am 19 years old. I was raised as a military kid and have lived all over the country. I am a very joyful person and i love to bring fun and happiness wherever I can.

Answer the question: Why did you join the Students’ Union?
I joined the students union because I want to represent the voices of my peers and make sure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed and thrive at Otis.


Any Otis student who is passionate about helping other students on campus or wishes to be a part of a team that will help to resolve concerns on campus should e-mail the Students' Union at SU@Otis.Edu or call the Office of Student Activities at Contact the Students Union


For further information on how to become involved, contact Erica Javidzad via our online contact form, or call (310) 846-2595

Quick Forms

Students’ Union Bylaws
Food Pantry Guidelines
Resource Exchange Guidelines

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