President (They/Them)

I am an interdisciplinary student working to expand collaborative learning, undergraduate research, and citizen science at American River College. Originally from Fresno, California, I grew up on my family's vineyard where I developed an early connection to plants and animals. Today I am a UC-certified California naturalist and college instructional assistant for zoological science.

Studying music theory and percussion performance at Fresno City College took me on tour abroad and expanded my worldview; studying history and econ at CSU Sacramento taught me to think critically about social paradigms and power structures. Engaging in field studies through coursework in natural resources, geology, and geography continues to shape my understanding of our planet and our role in its resurfacing.

Working with the Beacon tutoring program and managing projects for Research Club at American River College has taught me the value - and virtues - of equitable collaboration. I look forward to building more interdisciplinary bridges at American River College as a senator, and am always happy to hear from fellow students about their ideas and campus concerns.

Brett Sawyer

Student Life Supervisor & ASB Advisor