Poly Reps

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Special Events Committee 
The Special Events Committee is responsible for fostering relations within the Poly Reps organization.  This is achieved through the planning and hosting of many events throughout the year to facilitate the formation and continuation of friendship and bonding between Poly Reps.  These events include our annual Halloween celebration, Boo Bash; Friends and Family Weekend, a weekend long event to introduce family members of Poly Reps to the organization; Winter and Spring Banquet, a time to honor our graduating Reps; and other fun events and activities.  Poly Reps is a 35 member strong organization and internal events held throughout the year help us all to stay connected!

Alex Kanter

Alex Kanter - Chair

Business Administration major, 2018

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps, ballin' at the rec, and professional intramural athlete.

Hobbies: You could find me hiking or at the beach, listing to music, talking about Stephen Curry, or just hanging with my pals.   

Favorite Quote: “There is no such thing as 'too late' in life.” ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
The Galapagos Islands for all the animals.

Claire Lorentz

Claire Lorentz

Business Administration major, 2018

Campus Involvement: Sigma Kappa, American Marketing Association, Cal Poly Phonathon

Hobbies: Beach volleyball, thrift shopping, drawing   

Favorite Quote: "There isn't a person you wouldn't love if you could read their story"  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
Lake Tahoe because it is my happy place

Brannon Smudz

Brannon Smudz

Mechanical Engineering major, 2019

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps, Poly Escapes, Inter Housing Council, New Student and Transition Programs, the Newman Center, Physics Research

Hobbies: Surfing, skiing, backpacking, hammocking, playing guitar, surfboard shaping, and HOT SPRINGS!

Favorite Quote: "He burnt my shake." - wise fish from Spongebob  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
I would travel the Pan American highway from Canada to Patagonia in a retro VW van, surfing and backpacking the whole way down. I think this would be the adventure of a lifetime and one that I hope to accomplish after I graduate.

Jesse Vallejo

Jesse Vallejo

Political Science major, 2018

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps

Hobbies: Love distance running, going on long drives to find the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the ocean, cooking, playing with dogs, and traveling.   

Favorite Quote: "There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" - Robert Francis (Bobby) Kennedy  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
I would love to travel to a place where the earth has been left untouched by humans and our influence. A place where nobody else has travelled to, a place where adventure is around every corner and I don't know what lies ahead.

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Mary Hildeburn

Business Administration major, 2019

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps, Gamma Phi Beta, Honors Program, Campus Crusade

Hobbies: Sitting at the front of a waterski boat, hot tubbing after a long day of skiing, laughing at other people laughing

Favorite Quote: "What's turnt, fam!!" - Jack Morton

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Fiji because Jim Carrey chose it as his dream travel destination in the Truman Show ... maybe I could meet up with him there

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Alexis Ardito

Communication Studies major, 2019

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps, Cal Poly Sports Marketing

Hobbies: Hiking, reading, writing, listening to music, playing basketball, professing my love for my car (shoutout Mir), eating Blaze pizza

Favorite Quote: "Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out." -John Wooden

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I would travel to Italy to learn more about my family's history.

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Important Dates

  • November 15: Poly Reps Applications Available
  • January 9: Info Session 1
  • January 10: Info Session 2
  • January 11: Info Sessions 3/4
  • January 16: Poly Reps Applications Due!


Meet Poly Reps

Meet this year's Reps

Poly Reps Quote

"Abe Lincoln once said 'Make sure your feet are in the right place, then stand firm.' Good advice Mr. Lincoln but it is way more challenging to walk backwards"   — Joey Halabrin, (Political Science '18, Poly Reps)