Who We Are

President Beatriz Gil 2019

bgil2@u.rochester.edu

Vice President Jamal Holtz 2020

jholtz2@u.rochester.edu

President's Cabinet

Chief of Staff

Julia Steinberg 2021

Aides the President and Vice President in daily duties and serve as a supporting resource to Executive Directors. Run select Executive Programs such as $5K Challenge and Constitution Day as well as other ad hoc initiatives that arise.

Executive Director of Academic Affairs

Tarsha Vasu 2020

The Executive Director of Academics works with the relevant University administration to ensure that the academic needs of all students are met and that their concerns surrounding their academic experiences are addressed. Topics include, but are not limited to, experiential learning, transcripts, and the school curriculum.

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Eugene Nichols III 2020

The Executive Director of Alumni Relations works with the Office of Advancement to improve the relationship between students and alumni.

Executive Director of Campus Services

Anne Marie Cortes 2020

The Director of Campus Services is responsible for the execution of projects relating to student services including dining, transportation, and residential life.

Executive Director of Community Engagement

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The Executive Director of Community Engagement works with the relevant University administration to engage the greater Rochester community to facilitate a stronger relationship between University of Rochester students and the residents of the City of Rochester.

Executive Director of International Student Affairs

Taloshili Olavi Hangula 2021

The Executive Director of International Student Affairs works with the relevant University administration to execute projects relating to the improvement of international student experiences.

Executive Director of Public Relations

Svarina Karwanyun 2020

The Executive Director of Public Relations is in charge of publicizing the events, initiatives, and agenda of the Students’ Association Government. This is done through our website, social media, and print media, and requires the coordination of a team of skilled individuals across many domains in the field of Communications.

Executive Director of Student Life

Bethany Tallis 2020

The Executive Director of Student Life works with the relevant University administration to ensure that every student feels comfortable and as if the campus is reactive to their concerns regarding sensitive social issues. Topics include, but are not limited to, issues surrounding race, the LGBTQ community, and ResLife.

Speaker Leif Johansen 2020

ljohanse@u.rochester.edu

Deputy Speaker

Senators

2019

2020

2021

Nicholas Foti

nfoti@u.rochester.edu

Tatjana Orquera

torquera@u.rochester.edu

Yaa Adenike Cunningham

ycunning@u.rochester.edu

Jerrod Obiya

jobiya@u.rochester.edu

Jacob Wheeler

jwheel15@u.rochester.edu

Phelan Conheady-

pconhead@u.rochester.edu

Gebri Mishtaku

gmishtak@u.rochester.edu

Lola Rodriguez

prodrig4@u.rochester.edu

Andrew Bailey

abailey9@u.rochester.edu

Cesar Febres-Cordero

cfebresc@u.rochester.edu

Akshay Sharathchandra

asharath@u.rochester.edu

Emily Tompkins

etompkin@u.rochester.edu

Legislative Committees

Academic Affairs Committee

Committee Chair: Annemarie Kearns 2020
akearns@u.rochester.edu

The Academic Affairs Committee studies, debates, and authors legislation involving academics issues that affect the lives of undergraduate students. This Committee’s scope include all things academic, including, but not limited to, course listings, majors available, experiential learning, interactions with faculty, and much more.

Administration and Review Committee (ARC)

Committee Chair: Criswell Lavery 2019
sa_arc@u.rochester.edu

The Administration and Review Committee oversees existing student organizations. The Committee is further responsible for recognizing, de-recognizing, and reviewing SA organizations. Finally, the Committee studies, debates, and authors legislation involving changes to services provided to groups by SA Government, WCSA, and other bodies on campus.

Appropriations Committee (SAAC)

Committee Chair: Robert Gerami 2019
rgerami@u.rochester.edu

The Students’ Association Appropriations Committee is responsible for providing funds for student activities by the collection of an activities fee and the responsible allocation of these funds. The Committee studies, debates, and authors legislation involving changes to the funding and financing provided by SA Government.

Campus Services Committee

Committee Chair: Phelan Conheady 2021
pconhead@u.rochester.edu

The Campus Services Committee studies, debates, and authors legislation involving changes to services on campus used by undergraduate students. This Committee’s scope include departments such as Dining, IT, UHS, Public Safety, and related departments.

Elections and Rules Committee

Committee Chair: Micah Greenberg 2021
mgreen26@u.rochester.edu

The Elections & Rules Committee studies, debates, and authors legislation involving the rules governing the Students’ Association Government. This Committee is further in charge of the Fall and Spring election cycles.

International Students' Affairs

Committee Chair: Victor Antony 2021
vantony@u.rochester.edu

The Elections & Rules Committee studies, debates, and authors legislation involving the rules governing the Students’ Association Government. This Committee is further in charge of the Fall and Spring election cycles.

Student Life Committee

Committee Chair: Mia Leonard 2021
jleona19@u.rochester.edu

The Student Life Committee studies, debates, and authors legislation involving campus-wide issues that affect the lives of undergraduate students. This Committee will focus on topics ranging from financial aid to racism on campus, with the goal of improving the lives of students.

Chief Justice Lucas Avelar 2019

sa_chiefjustice@u.rochester.edu

Deputy Chief Justice Julie Woodward 2020

jwoodwa5@u.rochester.edu

Judicial Council

Ian Brodka 2019
Associate Justice

ibrodka@u.rochester.edu

Lianna Creedon 2021
Associate Justice

lcreedon@u.rochester.edu

Deisy Abarca Espíritu 2019
Associate Justice

dabarcae@u.rochester.edu

Jennifer Foster 2019
Associate Justice

jfost17@u.rochester.edu

Alyssa Nelson 2021
Associate Justice

anels28@u.rochester.edu

Anna Remus 2021
Associate Justice

aremus2@u.rochester.edu

Connor Sandagata 2018
Associate Justice

csandaga@u.rochester.edu

Matthew Wattrous 2020
Associate Justice

mwatts@u.rochester.edu
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Anna Weldy 2020
Associate Justice

aweldy@u.rochester.edu