Eastern Washington University student Auriana Mitchell has been appointed student trustee by Gov. Jay Inslee, a term that begins July 1 and will run through June 2022.
A native of the Cheney area, Mitchell is a third-generation EWU student who started at the university through the Running Start program. She has senior standing and is working toward her Bachelor of Science degree in data analytics, with minors in mathematics and Spanish. She has worked in the EWU Developmental Math Lab since 2019 and is passionate about helping others in math, a subject she greatly struggled with in high school. She has also worked for the Eastern Washington University College Assistance Migrant Program (EWU CAMP) as a mentor/tutor. Her junior (standing) year she was the vice president of the S&A Fee Committee, where she helped designate more than $4 million in funds through 19 programs.
“I am truly honored to represent my fellow students on the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees,” says Mitchell. “I became who I am because of EWU; because of the professors who convinced me I could make it through calculus when I was in math 104, or the faculty who pushed me to ask the hard questions and dig deeper on the S&A Fee committee. EWU is my home, my family and my community.”
Mitchell has her own photography business and is an avid performer of the national anthem, which she has performed at many events including the Spokane Interstate Fair and multiple Spokane Indians baseball games.
Students were authorized to be part of the regional state university boards of trustees in 1998, and Mitchell is the 23rd student trustee at Eastern.