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Riley Nilsen

Jana Colombini ASI President

ASI President

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

As an active Cal Poly student and local to the SLO community, Riley is passionate about the campus’ wellbeing, and has immense pride for the student voice. She is currently a fourth-year student studying agricultural sciences with an emphasis in teaching and ornamental horticulture. She ran on a student-first platform focusing on three R's: building Relationships, providing Resources, and advocating for student Rights. These principles will guide her year because she believes they work in harmony to facilitate the welcoming, energetic, and dynamic campus community that all Mustangs deserve to experience. As a Cal Poly student, she is an active member of several clubs including Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, Tractor Pull, and Young Farmers and Ranchers.

Brett Raffish

ASI Chief of Staff

College of Liberal Arts

Brett Raffish is a third-year political science major and is excited to serve as the 2017–18 ASI chief of staff. With both of Brett’s parents involved in the Los Angeles public safety sector, Brett’s interest in community development and engagement was sparked at a young age. Prior to serving as chief of staff, Brett served as the ASI secretary of community relations which allowed him to engage in dialogue between the Cal Poly and greater San Luis Obispo communities. Brett currently serves as an appointed commissioner on the San Luis Obispo Human Relations Commission and an executive officer in Sigma Nu Fraternity. Brett also enjoys his time working with military veterans at the San Luis Obispo Department of Veterans Affairs Health Clinic on a weekly basis. In addition to his community involvement, Brett is a professional product photographer and a recently published author. He is extremely proud to serve the Cal Poly community as the ASI chief of staff and is dedicated to the improvement of the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo communities.

Daniela Czerny

Riley Nilsen

Chair of the Board

Orfalea College of Business

Daniela Czerny is a fourth-year business marketing student with a political science minor. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised in San Jose, California. As a Cal Poly student, she has been an active ASI Student Government member working on several local and state government projects for the past two years. Additionally, Daniela works in the Student Services Office as a peer advisor for students in the Orfalea College of Business. Daniela is very excited to serve as the 2017–18 ASI chair of the board. She plans to facilitate discussions on ways to create a better Cal Poly. 

Kaelan Sobouti

Kaelan Sobouti

Chair of the University Union Advisory Board

College of Engineering

Kaelan Sobouti is excited to serve as the 2016–17 chair of the University Union Advisory Board. In addition to his continued participation in policy recommendations and financial reviews, Kaelan will also be studying as a fourth-year biomedical engineering major. Before attending Cal Poly, Kaelan was raised in San Jose, California where he graduated from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California. Since becoming a Mustang, he has also served as recruitment chair for Sigma Pi and as the 2015–16 UUAB representative for the College of Engineering. Outside of his ASI and school responsibilities, Kaelan enjoys photography, soccer, biking, and reading.

Haley Warner

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Haley Warner is a life-loving and people-serving Cal Poly Mustang. She is 22 years old from Angels Camp, California, where her family owns and operates a small cow-calf operation. Haley's hometown is hidden in the Sierra Nevada foothills, famous for jumping frogs and is the reason for her appreciation of agriculture, community, and serving others. Growing up, Haley was actively involved in clubs, sports, and organizations such as 4-H and FFA. Within FFA, she served as the 2014–15 state FFA vice president for the California FFA Association and the 2015 national FFA officer candidate for California. Haley is a fourth-year agricultural communications major and looks forward to serving the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences on the Board of Directors, as well as serving Cal Poly as the vice chair of the Board of Directors. In addition to her involvement with ASI, Haley is a member of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow club, a student advisory board member for the Cal Poly Agricultural Education and Communication Department, appointed member of the General Education Task Force, and an official university ambassador. After graduation, she plans to earn her master’s degree in agricultural trade and policy or agricultural economics.

Dani Deile

Vice Chair of the University Union Advisory Board

College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Dani Diele is a third-year student studying agricultural business. Before attending Cal Poly, Dani was raised in Merced, CA. From a young age, Dani found value in both her community and agriculture. In high school, she became involved in her community by playing an active role in Rotary International and the Miss America Organization. Further, to pursue her passion for agriculture, Dani was heavily involved in the National FFA Organization. After her first year at Cal Poly, Dani was elected to serve the California FFA as the state FFA reporter. In this role, Dani took an academic leave of absence for one year to facilitate leadership conferences, gain agricultural industry experience, and conduct conversations with state legislators about the value of Career Technical Education. Since her return to Cal Poly, Dani has been involved in the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow club and she serves as the vice president of membership recruitment for Alpha Omicron Pi. Dani also currently serves as the communications director for the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences Club Council. Dani is excited to serve as the vice chair of the University Union Advisory Board with a goal of continuing and growing the conversation regarding ASI managed facilities.

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