Meet Jay Walker



Jay Walker

Student Perspectives
Jay Walker


Major: Political Science
Class of 2014

Transfer Goal:  UCLA, USD, UC DAVIS, UCSD - anywhere as long as I transfer!

How are you involved at Mesa College?  I am the President of the Associated Student (AS) Government. Yes, there is a student government on campus and you all should check us out. We are located on the 4 th floor of the Student Services Building, I4-409.

How long have you attended Mesa College? Three very long years.

Why did you choose Mesa College? Why not, it’s the best college in the District! Also the professors and administrators are all about student success.

What have you enjoyed most about your Mesa College experience? Creating lifelong friendships. Learning. Engaging in service projects. When I look back on my time at Mesa, I don’t believe I will remember the name of my English 205 professor, but I will remember the names of the students who worked with me to bring about change to this campus.

How is Mesa College preparing you to achieve your academic goals? Offering classes.

Tell us about a particular learning experience that you are proud of here at Mesa College. In Biology 100 the professor assigned and tested the class on roughly 200 species every two weeks! Through analytical study habits, and a few extra shots of espresso, I was able to receive an A. Which is pretty impressive for a Political Science major.

What resources/services have supported you through your Mesa College experience? Just about everything. The problem is there are so many resources that are underutilized because many students do not know they exist. My favorite resources are the tutoring center/bridging lab, Career/Transfer Center, Learning Resource Center, and of course the Associated Students Office.

How would you describe student life at Mesa College? Student life is there if students desire it. We have everything from badminton to an International Speech and Debate Team to student government.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? Hopefully back in Seattle working in the community.

How have you chosen to give back to your college community? Beyond my role as President, I truly would like to support the needs of students in whatever capacity. Recently the student senate approved $3,000 for the purchase of textbooks for our textbook course reserve campaign. For more information about this program please contact me at or stop by the AS Office, I4-409.

What excites you most about serving as the 2013-14 Associated Students President and what do you hope to accomplish this year? Many AS Presidents have gone in different direction as far as governance is considered. I am all about student access and support! Below are my campaign promises that I will accomplish:

Student Book Program

Quality Cafeteria Food

Greater Veteran Services

Parking Lot Solutions

Homeless Students Program

What advice do you have for current and perspective Mesa College students?  Don’t give up. Get involved on the campus. Meet new people. Ask Questions.