Communication Arts Major and SGA Senator Tomas Alcala wants students to discover CARTA. In January 2014 Tomas was elected to the Student Government Association as the Senator for the College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA). A Miami native, Tomas transferred to FIU in Fall 2013 from the University of Central Florida. At UCF Tomas had roomed with his longtime friend, Sean Lunsford, son of FIU Vice President of Student Affairs Larry Lunsford. Returning to Miami and enrolling in FIU, Tomas was encouraged by VP Lunsford to get involved in Student Government. Tomas ran for the CARTA Senate seat and was elected.
Tomas is excited about the opportunity to promote all that CARTA has to offer students. From the Miami Beach Urban Studios and the Communication Arts Studio to the many art exhibits, concerts and plays, CARTA is full of creativity and Tomas wants students to discover the numerous ways they can experience the different academic disciplines that make up the college.