My name is Ibrahim Karoussa, and I’m running to be your CU Representative-at-Large this academic year. I am a senior studying Economics with an international emphasis and a Presidents Leadership Scholar (PLC) working on a minor in Leadership Studies.
Since the beginning of my college career, I’ve been involved in multiple student groups around campus, including CU Model United Nations (MUN) where I’ve won two delegation awards in Denver and Washington D.C. I’m involved with CU’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) where I served as the club’s vice president in 2017. I helped relaunch Colorado ocean coalition (COCO) in 2016, as an active chapter at CU after being inoperative for many years. Born in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt. I moved to Centennial, Colorado at a young age and fell in love with the state from day one. I graduated from Arapahoe High School with honors and participated in extracurricular activities like wrestling and theater. From a very young age I’ve been very politically active, where I volunteered in political campaigns and took part in protests and marches for various causes throughout my life. In 2016, I represented Boulder County at the Democratic convention in Longmont for the presidential primaries. I believe our ticket is the right choice for Representatives-at-Large because we strive to take CU’s excellence a step further by focusing on true representation, safety and sustainability. Our ticket, RISE, is committed to making CU student government as autonomous as it could possibly be, serving as a distinctive example of the power of student voice in the nation. RISE wants to represent the student voice inside CU government. We aim to create an environment that fosters leaders within student groups and provide a platform that encourages collaboration between different departments and organizations on campus. RISE consists of students from diverse and different backgrounds that appeal to the student body as a whole, and not just a particular group. So, as a ticket we promise to always have the student body’s interest at heart and be a true representation and reflection of all students in the university. If elected, we pledge to uphold our positions with the utmost integrity, transparency and accountability. Vote for RISE! Vote for Ibrahim Karoussa!