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La Plata Campus Student Association

The La Plata Student Association serves by representing student opinion, addressing campus needs through targeted programming and the maintenance of tradition, and providing opportunities for leadership development in order to enrich the quality of student life.  Its dedicated staff and elected officers have the obligation to carry out projects promoting student activity.

President MaKaela Henderson

MaKaela Henderson is your 2018-2019 President. She is majoring in General Studies and aspiring to one day be a Paramedic. MaKaela graduated High School in 2016 with her Certification as a Medical Assistant. After earning her Associate’s Degree at CSM she plans on transferring to a four-year to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. MaKaela's hobbies include listening to music, baseball/softball, and finding new shows on Netflix. She is a huge fan of J. Cole and has a very old soul when it comes to musical preferences. When she isn’t studying, she is working part time at Nike so you can always catch her in something with a Swoosh. MaKaela has a very entertaining personality. She can be described as passionate, understanding, and creative.

Vice President Katelyn Kluh

Katelyn Kluh is your 2018-2019 Student Association Vice President at the College of Southern Maryland. A first year student, Katelyn is pursing general studies at CSM, working to earn her AA in Arts and Sciences with plans to transfer to St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In addition, Katelyn is a student athlete playing for the CSM Women’s Volleyball and Basketball teams. Some of her interests include painting, fiber-arts, reading, writing, listening to music, binge-watching Netflix shows, and anything outdoor-related: kayaking, hiking, fishing, etc. One of Katelyn’s goals for her time at CSM is continuing to develop a well-rounded education, as well as finding a field of study for which she is passionate about. Katelyn is a kind and understanding friend, leader, and listener, so please feel welcome to come to her with any new ideas, questions, or concerns!

Treasurer Anna Nicole Pagala

My name is Anna Nicole Pagala, but I go by Nicole. I am the new Student Association Treasurer for the 2018-2019 school year at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata. I am majoring in Nursing in hopes of becoming a Nurse Practitioner or a Nurse Anesthetist in the future. I've been at the College of Southern Maryland since Spring 2017, so this is my second year being here. After graduating in May 2020 with my Associates Degree in Nursing, I plan on taking my Bachelors Degree Program prerequisites at CSM before transferring to the University of Maryland School of Nursing to obtain my Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Some of my hobbies include cooking, watching Netflix, and playing games. I also love art and enjoy painting and drawing during my free time. A few fun facts about me is that I was born and raised in the Philippines up until I was 9 and moved to the US back in 2007. I know how to speak three languages: Kapampangan, Tagalog, and English. I also like to travel and explore many different places I've never been before. I love making new friends, so don't hesitate to say hi if you see me!

Secretary Caitlin Addison

Caitlin Addison is your College of Southern Maryland 2017-2018 Representative. This is her first year as a Biological Sciences major. After completing two years at CSM she plans to transfer to University of Maryland - College Park to study genetics. She plans to earn her PhD in the future. She also enjoys dogs, learning new languages, and history.

Representative Jasmine Adams

Jasmine Adams is one of your College of Southern Maryland 2018-2019 Representatives. This is her second year as an Art and Sciences major. After completing two years at CSM she plans to transfer to an HBCU in the metropolitan area to study Art Education and Social Work. She plans to open a community center and teach young children how to sustain their communities through art and agriculture. Her interests are but not limited to enjoying mashed potatoes, being a big kid and reciting all the words to the 70s hit movie...The Wiz!

Representative Joseph Sanchez

Joseph Sanchez is your Student Association Representative for the 2018-2019 school year. Joseph is a registered medical assistant and has worked in the medical field. Joseph plans on majoring in Cybersecurity once he transfers to the University of Maryland College Park. Once he completes school he plans to work as a network security analyst. Joseph enjoys sushi, Thai ice tea, going to the gym, meeting new people, and learning new concepts. Joseph hobbies include collecting shoes, building computers, and investing in stocks. His goal is to help others like him succeed in life no matter the circumstances. A fact about Joseph is that he is half Filipino and half Mexican.