Executive Candidates

Hi everyone! I am a marketing major from Potomac, Maryland,  and I’m running to be our next Student Body President. Currently, I serve as the Student Liaison to the College Park City Council for the Student Government Association, am in Business DSAC, AEPi, ODK, and work as a marketing research assistant.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:


1. Have UMD be a leader in Big 10 policy changes, specifically changing NCAA athlete transfer policy in relation to ongoing sexual misconduct cases.
2. Expand outreach efforts through enhanced town halls to ensure student representation.
3. Lead with empathy and honesty to ensure everyone at UMD has the resources they need to succeed. 

My favorite song right now is Break My Heart by Dua Lipa.
Fun fact: I only have freckles on the right side of my forehead. My favorite dessert is ice cream. 

VICE PRESIDENT

NABILA PRASETIAWAN

Hello! I am a philosophy, politics, and economics and women's studies double major from Middletown, Maryland, and I’m running to be your next Student Body Vice President. Currently, I am in Student Entertainment Events, MaryPIRG Juvenile Justice, Preventing Sexual Assault, CIVICUS, Maryland Athletics IT Department, Stamp Advisory Board, and Federal Fellows.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:


1. Effective communication and outreach to the UMD community.
2. Advocate on behalf of undocumented, immigrant, and first generation students.
3. Empowering minority and marginalized groups and creating coalitions within the campus community.

My favorite song is Magnolia by Playboy Carti.
Fun fact: I love dancing and performing. I've performed at the Smithsonian, the World Bank, and at multiple embassies in DC. My favorite dessert is Chocolate covered fruit.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

KANE ZAMBELLI

Hi! I am a finance and communication double major from Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and I’m running to be your next Student Body Chief Financial Officer. Currently, I am in Terrapin Gaming Club and The Beekeeping Club. I have also been on the SGA Finance Committee for the past year as the committee's chair of appeals. 

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. More transparency from the finance committee
2. More outreach to help clubs get money
3. Better regulation of money to ensure it is more fairly spread


My favorite song is Winged Hussars.
Fun fact: I am a beekeeper. My favorite dessert is cherry pie.

Legislative Candidates

Masha Malishev (she/her/hers) 

Engineering Representative

Hello! I am a Junior Computer Engineering major from Rockville, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next Engineering Representative. Currently, I am in Alpha Omega Epsilon and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year: 
1. Women in STEM.
2. Connecting with the administration.
3. Facilitating communication between the engineering school and other colleges at the university.

 

My favorite song is Your Love-Glass Animals.
Fun fact: I speak Russian. My favorite dessert is Cheesecake.

Calvin Burns (he/him/his)

Engineering Representative

Hi! I am a sophomore civil & environmental engineering major, expected to graduate in Spring 2022, with minors in sustainability and  project management from Bethesda, Maryland. I’m running to be your next Engineering Representative. Currently, I am in National Residents Hall Honorary, Sustainability Fund Review Board, University Senate and I serve as a Resident Assistant.

 

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year: 
1. Sustainability.
2. Student Representation and Engagement.
3. Increased Communication Between Student and Professional bodies.

My favorite song is Moonshine, by Caravan Palace.
Fun fact: I am red-green colorblind. My favorite dessert is Pecan Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Rachele Franceschi (she/her/hers)

Agriculture Representative

Hi there! I am a junior animal science major with a minor in sustainability from Eldersburg, Maryland expected to graduate in Fall 2021, and I’m running to be your next College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Representative. Currently, I am in Sigma Alpha (the Professional Ag Sorority), Pre-Vet Society, and an alumni of UMD College Park Scholars, Environmental, Technology, & Economy Branch.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year: 
1. Raise the standard for being a “green” university by having mandatory environmental education.
2. Improve the efforts of public health safety with more frequent cleanings or higher regard for public health at a large institution.
3. Make SGA more well known to the student body and fully understand SGA’s responsibilities at UMD and with the city of College Park.

My favorite song right now is Eleven- Klahr. It changes constantly.
Fun fact: I have done martial arts for 15 years, studying several arts and I have 3 black belts. My favorite dessert is anything chocolate (cake, candy, ice cream, cookies, you name it)

STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT

DAN ALPERT

Matt Ober (he/him/his)

ARHU Representative

Hi! I am a sophomore music major in flute performance with an audiology health professional track from Silver Spring, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring of 2022, and I’m running to be your next College of ARHU Representative. Currently, I am in Residence Hall Association (RHA), College of Arts & Humanities Dean’s Advisory Board, School of Music Admissions Ambassador, the University of
Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the University of Maryland Wind Orchestra, and work at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year: 
1. Creating and increasing cross-disciplinary work and efforts across majors, especially connecting the College of Arts & Humanities with STEM focused areas.
2. Promoting the Arts & Humanities' projects, events, and performances across campus, increasing support and attendance.
3. Increasing and preserving measures of inclusivity and diversity across campus, including within departments on campus who closely work with students and student life.

My favorite piece is Shostakovich- Symphony No. 10 in E minor, movement II. Allegro.
Fun fact: I performed for the Pope. My favorite dessert is Bread Pudding.

Becca Spillane (she/her/hers)

BSOS Representative

Hi! I am a sophomore environmental science and policy major from Bethesda, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next BSOS Representative. Currently, I am in Terps for Change, RHA, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, and am also a Pool Manager.

 

My Top Priorities for SGA Next Year: 
1. Closing the communication gap between SGA and BSOS students and faculty.
2. Increasing online resources.

My favorite song is Go Flex by Post Malone.
Fun fact: I saved someone’s life on my first day as a lifeguard.

 
 
 

Claire Elizabeth Niggel (she/her/hers)

BSOS Representative

Hello! I am a sophomore criminology & criminal justice major from Frederick, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next BSOS Representative. Currently, I am in the SGA Sexual Misconduct Prevention Committee.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year: 
1. Increasing the accountability of our student government and making more of an effort to work with students.
2. Improving UMD’s response to victims in our student community and the resources we provide them.
3. Ensuring that the Student Government is accessible to students and makes significant efforts to ensure we are representing the needs of our student body.

My favorite song is Buttercup by Hippo Campus
Fun fact: I came to UMD as a math major and have developed such a passion for victim services and reforming our criminal justice system that I made a transition to a criminology and criminal justice major and a pending double major in psychology with an anticipated graduation date one year early. My favorite dessert is ice cream.

Peter Marston (he/him/his)

CMNS Representative

Hi! I am a junior general biology major from Groningen, the Netherlands expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next CMNS Representative. Currently, I am involved in the University Senate, Global Fellows, Camp Kesem, and Undergraduate Teaching.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. The creation of data that can be distributed to the student body and used to advocate for specific student needs, such as more mental health resources, lower textbook prices, etc.
2. Continuous student outreach throughout the semester, especially with other student organizations and clubs.
3. Assisting a smooth transition to a new President and showing him that students truly care about the decisions the administration makes and that students want their voices to be heard.

My favorite song is Counting Stars by OneRepublic.
Fun fact: I can wiggle my ears and I can solve a Rubik's cube in 30 seconds. My favorite dessert is cheesecake.

Nistha Mistra (she/her/hers)

CMNS Representative

Hello! I am a sophomore Computer Science major from India expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next CMNS Representative. Currently, I am in Student Government Association, Residence Life UMD, Association for Women in Computing, and UMD Boxing Club.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Transparency between the Administration and the Students including SGA and the students.
2. Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into every aspect of the University.
3. Providing the students with what they need to thrive by communicating with administration and urging them to take extra steps in the development of student experience in UMD.

My favorite song is Changes.
Fun fact: I have played in the Indian Nationals Basketball Championship. My favorite dessert is Warm Apple pie with ice cream.

Argen Detoito (he/him/his)

CMNS Representative

Hello! I am a freshman computer science and physics double major from Collegeville, Pennsylvania expected to graduate in Spring 2023, and I’m running to be your next CMNS Representative. Currently, I am in the Student Government Association, Filipino Cultural Association, and Association for Computing Machinery.

 

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Breaking the social stigma around discussing mental illness, especially for students from cultures that do this; along with educating the university population on mental issues, signs, and underlying symptoms.
2. Honesty towards everyone, both within and outside of SGA, to prevent miscommunication.
3. Compassion towards all students at UMD regardless of race, gender, and background considering everyone comes from different backgrounds.

My favorite song is Empire State of Mind, by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
Fun fact: My favorite city I’ve traveled to has to be Bruges in Belgium, for its canals and beautiful architecture. My favorite dessert is Green Apple Water Ice (from Rita's).

Nick Larosa (he/him/his)

CMNS Representative

Hi! I am a freshman computer science major from Lansdale, Pennsylvania expected to graduate in Spring 2023, and I’m running to be your next CMNS Representative. Currently, I am in Terrapin Gaming Club, University of Maryland College Democrats, and Coffee House Debate.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Be a representative for those in CMNS.
2. Reach out to clubs and other people in CMNS to hear their concerns about the college and its activities.
3. Pass bills/legislation that benefit those people and helps their concerns.

 

My favorite song is Good Life by OneRepublic.
Fun fact: I play guitar and piano. My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies.

Bella Simon (she/her/hers)

Education Representative

Hello! I am a sophomore elementary education major from Morristown, New Jersey expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Education Representative. Currently, I am in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:

1. To be an advocate for the issues within the education system.
2. To give a voice to minority students and their necessities in the k-12 range.
3. To be an overall representative for the college of education while putting emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

My favorite song is Best Part by H.E.R and Daniel Cesar.
Fun fact: I love using my poetry as a way to be a social activist. My favorite dessert is tres leches.

Mahmud Cole (he/him/his)

Information Studies Representative

Hello! I am a sophomore information science major from Liverpool, New York expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Information Studies Representative. Currently, I am in Smith Undergraduate Student Association and MaryPIRG.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Increase representation of school on campus.
2. Increase visibility of marginalized students on campus.
3. Increase transparency between UMD, the Board of Regents, and the student body.

My favorite song is Torn by Natalie Imbruglia.
Fun fact: I have a twin!

Winter Hawk (she/her/hers)

Journalism Representative

Hi! I am a freshman journalism major from Frederick, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2023, and I’m running to be your next Journalism Representative. Currently, I am in the Student Government Association and TerpsforBernie. 

 

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:

 

1. Non-traditional student outreach

2. Sustainability initiatives

3. Raise mental health awareness for students

 

My favorite song is Summertime in Paris.

 

Fun fact: I play for the University Club Softball team. My favorite dessert is cheesecake.

Hunter Petit (he/him/his)

Business Representative

Hello! I am a sophomore information systems major from Hyattsville, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Business Representative. I am in the current Business Representative in the Student Government Association. I am also involved with the Smith Undergraduate Student Association, College Republicans, and the International Economics & Finance Society.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Making SGA more accessible for students.
2. Making SGA more transparent.
3. Making campus a less polarized, more accepting environment

My favorite song is If I Can't Have You by Shawn Mendes.
Fun fact: My father is from France. My favorite dessert is vanilla bean ice cream.

Faben Henok (she/her/hers)

Business Representative

Hello! I am a junior operations management & business analytics major from Laurel, Maryland, expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next Business Representative. Currently, I am in Alpha Kappa Psi and Consult Your Community.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Have the Smith voice heard around campus.
2. Start difficult conversations.
3. Listen to our communities' questions and concerns.

My favorite song is Nights by Frank Ocean.
Fun fact: I can swim a 200m IM in under 5 minutes. My favorite dessert is apple pie with vanilla cream.

Alexa White (she/her/hers)

Architecture Representative

Hi everyone! I am a sophomore architecture major from Westhampton, New York expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Architecture Representative. Currently, I am in Sigma Delta Tau and the UMD Cheerleading Team.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Promoting the Green Terps initiative and becoming a greener campus
2. Make students aware of everything the health and counseling centers offer.
3. Create a safer campus life: better sidewalks and pathways, more lighting, and safe ways to get around construction sites.

My favorite song is Glitter by BENEE.
Fun fact: I have a twin brother! My favorite dessert is brownies.

Emily Golub (she/her/hers)

Public Health Representative

Hi! I am a junior public health science major from Bethesda, Maryland expected to graduate in Fall 2021, and I’m running to be your next Public Health  Representative. Currently, I am in Beta Psi Omega, College Park Tutors, Terps for Animal Welfare, and Club Tennis.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. More advertising for Health Center services.
2. Information sessions or other ways to educate people on signs of suicide, depression, other mental illness.
3. Encouraging the Health Center to offer off campus resources for mental illness, especially to limit wait time to see a therapist.


My favorite song is Body by Loud Luxury, Brando.
Fun fact: I have never had a cup of coffee. My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies. 

Chloe Dinman (she/her/hers)

Public Policy Representative

Hello! I am a junior public policy and American studies double major from Rockville, Maryland, expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next Public Policy Representative. Currently, I am in UMD Orientation Office, Kappa Omega Alpha Public Policy Fraternity, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Greek Alliance, and DMAX Club.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Focus on race relations and diversity and inclusion efforts on campus.
2. Increase mental health awareness and funding.
3. Help represent the School of Public Policy.


My favorite song is the whole Harry Styles Fine Lines album.
Fun fact: My dad (unfortunately) works at UMD and my older sister went here so my mom is the only one not associated with UMD. My favorite dessert is brownies.

Maddie Lee (she/her/hers)

Undergraduate Studies Representative

Hi! I am a sophomore undecided major from North Potomac, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Undergraduate Studies Representative. Currently, I am in Student Government Association, Korean International Student Association, and Delta Sigma Pi.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Communication
2. Students
3. Commitment

My favorite song is Magic in the Hamptons by Social House.
Fun fact: I am ambidextrous but prefer to write with right hand. My favorite dessert is Ice cream and cookies!

Nathan Boyle (he/him/his)

Undergraduate Studies Representative

Hello! I am a freshman undeclared major (intending neuroscience & Persian studies) from Crownsville, Maryland expected to graduate in Fall 2023, and I’m running to be your next Undergraduates Studies Representative. Currently, I am in Student Government Association, CRU, and Persian Flagship Program.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. See through the FC UNIV100 module project and (pending) FC peer support/mentoring program project.
2. Support and facilitate clear communication among my constituency, SGA legislature (myself foremost), and the administration.
3. Advocate for textbook accessibility and cost transparency.

 

My favorite song is The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe by Yo Yo Ma et al.
Fun fact: I'd like to work as a doctor in Central Asia. My favorite dessert is Ice Cream! (and pumpkin pie).

Tram Vo (she/her/hers)

Cambridge Representative

Hello! I am a freshman finance and marketing double major from Laurel, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2023. I’m running to be your next Cambridge Community Representative. Currently, I am involved in the Vietnamese Student Association. I am a creatively driven person and love to contribute to UMD in the ways that I can.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. To represent the voices of students within the Cambridge Community.
2. To take in feedback and inputs through regular surveys and polls from students of
different programs that are living in Cambridge Community and advocate for these inputs.
3. To promote SGA as an organization that values the opinions of diverse minority students of varying backgrounds and interests and attract them to join.

My favorite song is I Love You So by The Walters.
Fun fact: In my free time, I love to paint, make little comics for fun, or bake pastries and bread for friends and family to enjoy.

 

Mindy Chen (she/her/hers)

Courtyards Representative

Hi! I am a sophomore public health science major from Bel Air, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Courtyards Representative. Currently, I am involved in Pre-pharmacy society, Language-Learning Early Advantage Program (LEAP preschool), Civicus LLP, and I volunteer at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center when I am in my hometown!

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Serving and meeting the needs of Courtyards residents.
2. Increasing access to mental health resources.
3. Improving diversity and inclusion.

 

My favorite song currently is LMK by LilXXEL.
Fun fact: I enjoy traveling and taking pics and my favorite thing to eat are french fries!

Ayzhan Murphy (she/her/hers)

Denton Representative

Hello! I am a sophomore accounting and information systems double major from Bethesda, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Denton Representative. Currently, I am in the Accounting and Business Association, Maryland Club Running, and the Integrated Life Sciences Honors College.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Expanding 251 North hours to open earlier.
2. Adding more nutritional variety to 251 North breakfast.
3. Increasing pedestrian safety on campus.

My favorite song is Above the Clouds of Pompeii by Bear’s Den.
Fun fact: I speak Russian! My favorite dessert is pie!

Nyah Stewart (she/her/hers)

Ellicott Representative

Hi! I am a freshman government & politics major with international relations concentration from Frederick, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2023. I’m running to be your next Ellicott Community Representative! Currently, I am in the Student Government Association and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Increasing focus on diversity & inclusion and food insecurity.
2. Tackling college affordability.
3. Improving communication between the university, SGA, and students

My favorite song is currently Realer by Megan Thee Stallion.
Fun fact: I’ve moved 3 times to 4 different states! My favorite dessert is anything chocolate.

Ally Makris (she/her/hers)

Greek Residential Representative

Hello! I am a sophomore government and politics major from Scotch Plains, New Jersey expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Greek Residential Representative. Currently, I am in American Red Cross Club, Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and Delta Delta Delta.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Working to have Greek life heard.
2. Working towards a better school.
3. I also just want to have a say in bigger decisions.

My favorite song is Roots.
Fun fact: I was attacked by a dog my senior year and lost cartilage in my nose. My favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream.

Shiva Vijayaverl (he/him/his)

Leonardtown Representative

Hello! I am a freshman economics major from Rockville, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2023, and I’m running to be your next Leonardtown Representative. Currently, I am in the Sri Lankan Student Association.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Bringing more attention and resources for Freshman Connection students.
2. Reducing student stigma towards transfer students.
3. Increasing awareness about sexual assault and prevention.

My favorite song is Deep Water by American Authors.
Fun fact: I’ve been to the Capitol Building, Pentagon Building, and White House. My favorite dessert is chocolate cake.

Gabrielle Coleman (she/her/hers)

North Hill Representative

Hi! I am a freshman undecided major from Bowie, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2023, and I’m running to be your next North Hill Representative. Currently, I am in the Student Government Association Communications Committee, Technica, Terps for Change, and EDGE. 

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Emphasizing diversity and inclusion.
2. Have SGA become active members of the UMD community, not some “boys club.”
3. Making sure SGA is implementing ideas, not just talking about them.

My favorite song is Upgrade U- Beyoncé.
Fun fact: I associate numbers and months with colors! My favorite dessert is cookie ice cream cake.

Alyssa Miller (she/her/hers)

Off-Campus Neighboring Representative

Hi! I am a junior architecture major from Baltimore, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next Off-Campus Neighboring Representative. Currently, I am in Sigma Delta Tau.

My Top Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Change campus culture and stigma around mental health
2. More ramps and better sidewalks for those who need

3. Raise awareness of on campus food pantry
4. More mental health awareness training and workshops

5. Getting rid of more single use plastics around campus

My favorite song is anything from a Tik-Tok inspire playlist.
Fun fact: Alexa White is my little. My favorite dessert is ice cream.

Atara Kahn (she/her/hers)

Off-Campus Neighboring Representative

Hi! I am a junior public policy and communication double major from Silver Spring, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next Off-Campus Neighboring Representative. Currently, I am in Student Government Association, University Judiciary Committee, Terps for Israel, and Hasbara fellowships.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Give all students a voice
2. Create changes that will lead to a better learning environment for students
3. Make all students feel welcome on campus


My favorite song is Make It to Heaven (David Guetta, MORTEN, RAYE).
Fun fact: I have four younger sisters. My favorite dessert is ice cream cake.

Sasha Sytnikova (she/her/hers)

Off-Campus Outlying Representative

Hi! I am a junior government and politics major with sustainability minor from Germantown, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next Off-Campus Outlying Representative. Currently, I am in the Student Government Association. 

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Make UMD a more sustainable campus.
2. Free period products all over campus.
3. Decreasing textbook costs.

My favorite song is (very hard question but at the moment it’s) I Luv Your Girl by The-Dream.
Fun fact: I love doing jigsaw puzzles! My favorite dessert is cheesecake.

Marchelino Putro (he/him/his)

Off-Campus Outlying Representative

Hi! I am a junior finance and information systems double major from Rockville, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next Off-Campus Outlying Representative. Currently, I am in Ascend UMD and IMAAM.

 

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Awareness for the concerns of immigrants/non-citizens.
2. Become familiar with situations/events around the community.
3. Awareness for the concerns of commuters.

My favorite song is Hardest to Love by The Weeknd.
Fun fact: I love horror. My favorite dessert is Cookies n Creme Hershey.

Paul Celius (he/him/his)

Off-Campus Outlying Representative

Hello! I am a junior undeclared major from Columbia, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2021, and I’m running to be your next Off-Campus Outlying Representative. Currently, I am in Student Government Association, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Snider Professional Development Society.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Improving student life for transfer students.
2. Leading positive change in UMD community.
3. Assisting those in our community.

My favorite song is Silly Watch by Lil Uzi Vert.
Fun fact: I left the country for the first time at 11 years old to go to Switzerland.

Cindy Vo (she/her/hers)

Off-Campus Outlying Representative

Hi! I am a sophomore economics major with sustainability and general business minors from Clarksburg, Maryland expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next Off-Campus Outyling Representative. Currently, I am in the Vietnamese Student Association, Alpha Lamba Delta Honors Society, and Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority.


My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. To represent the voices of students within the Off-Campus Community.
2. To take in feedback and inputs through regular surveys and polls from students of
different programs that are living off-campus and advocate for these inputs.
3. To promote SGA as a welcoming organization that values the opinions of all students including minorities and encourage them to be active on campus as much as possible.


My favorite song is Walking by 88rising.
Fun fact: I work two jobs on campus: Center for Global Business Assistant & University Career Center Counselor. My favorite dessert is banana pudding.

Kenyatta Thomas (she/they)

Commons Outlying Representative

Hi! I am a sophomore public policy major from Pascagoula, Mississippi expected to graduate in Fall 2021, and I’m running to be your next Commons Representative. Currently, I am the Senator for South Campus Commons in the Residence Hall Association and the Deputy Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the Student Government Association.

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Supporting and being a voice for Commons residents, especially in the wake of their treatment in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
2. Supporting and being a voice for transfer students.
3. Helping SGA and other governing bodies be more inclusive and diverse.

My favorite song is Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae.
Fun fact: Despite being extremely clumsy, I have never broken or sprained any bone in my body!. My favorite dessert is brownies.

Kislay Parashar (he/him/his)

South Hill Representative

Hello! I am a sophomore computer engineering major from New Delhi, India expected to graduate in Spring 2022, and I’m running to be your next South Hill Representative. Currently, I am in the Student Government Association, Engineering Student Council, and Business IT and Society (BITS).

My Top Three Priorities for SGA Next Year:
1. Shared Governance.
2. International Student Rights.
3. IT advocacy.


My favorite song is Heartland.
Fun fact: I am pretty good at repairing bicycles. My favorite dessert is cheesecake.