Executive Vice President / Chair, ASI Senate
Teresa Falcon is a proud Mexican American woman and uses she/her pronouns. Falcon often shares the quote, “I didn’t ask to be born Latina, nomas tuve suerte,” as she finds pride in the culture she grew up with. Her parents raised her to be accepting and compassionate leading her to create a unique leadership style that aligns with these values.
Falcon is a third-year psychology student. After graduation, she hopes to work for a nonprofit to provide vital community resources and ensure all students receive adequate support in applying to college. Falcon plans to continue with higher education and earn a doctorate in psychology to work in the behavioral psychology field.
Throughout her time at Long Beach State, Falcon has held various positions on campus. During her first two years she worked as a research assistant through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and assisted her faculty sponsor in publishing their research. Additionally, Falcon is involved in various organizations on campus. She has held several leadership positions in the Latinx Student Union and worked to establish the Latinx Council. Falcon also held the position of chair for the Chicano/Latino Graduation and worked with advisors to plan the largest cultural graduation at LBSU. Falcon began her ASI journey through her involvement in Beach Team during her first semester at LBSU. She then applied to be a Senator-At-Large in the spring and in her second year Falcon was selected to serve as the Vice Chair of Senate and worked on solving various key issues that affected the student body.
Coming from a low-income household, Falcon understands the struggles students face with the affordability of higher education. She has focused her efforts on creating resources for students that face food and/or housing insecurity, overall improving the well-being of each student. Furthermore, she wants to ensure that there are equitable opportunities for all students regardless of their identities or statuses. Falcon believes in creating genuine relationships that will encourage meaningful change and prioritizes leading with her heart on a myriad of issues.