Meet Your 2019-20 Representative Committee
Class of 2020
Camden Moser ’20
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I wanted to get more involved on campus and see how students could influence policy.
Blair Cha ’20
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: Since coming to Mac, I was constantly challenged to speak up about issues I believed were crucial to creating a safe campus environment and to stand up for myself and others like me. I fell in love with carrying out social justice at Mac and improving students’ lives, and I am grateful to be a part of MCSG. Every student has the right to be heard and live in a healthy, supportive environment.
I am here to work towards empowering POC, creating systems to support students with mental illness, educating campus on healthy relationships, making the CDC more accessible for first-generation, low-income students, and so on. (If you have questions or just want to hang out, please visit me at my office hours.)
Natalie Luo ’20
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I want to support the community and work together with a passionate group of people to improve students’ experience in college.
Dylan Larsen ’20
Senior Class Representative
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: Macalester is a place that can change people, but also a place that needs constant change. I think MCSG is a mechanism for change, where we can represent the student bodies interests, and use our standing as student government to enact change, even if it is not directly within the purview of MCSG. For me, I see campus accessibility to be a huge area of improvement, from the lack of physically accessible dorms, to inaccessible classrooms and learning. One thing I hope to accomplish before leaving is to simply make the campus better than it was before.
Jason Kohn ’20
Senior Class Representative, FAC Member
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I believe MCSG has a much greater potential than we currently afford to it. With institutional leverage and half a million dollars, MCSG has the capacity to make positive changes on campus. I want the services of MCSG to be accessible to all interested students and I want to improve systems to increase fairness in allocating MCSG resources. This year, I’m hoping to continue improving resources around accessibility and food insecurity and to update MCSG’s codes and bylaws to improve equitable enforcement, consistency, and transparency.
Alessandro Mauceri ’20
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: My goals as MCSG Sustainability Officer is to facilitate the integration of sustainability into the identity of the Macalester student body, promote sustainability as an educational priority on campus, sponsor sustainability initiatives into MCSG decisions, and collaborate with the student body to address their concerns. Sustainability goes far beyond what happens at Macalester, but we have the opportunity to make a difference and set an example for other institutions to follow.
Class of 2021
Fatiya Kedir ’21
Vice President, Student Services and Relations Committee Chair
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I think my committees overarching goals are to build more transparent and stronger connections with different aspects of the student body. This is shown in projects that focus on food insecurity, anti-hate campaigns, or just providing support or fundings to amazing organizations on campus that can reach even more students. We do a lot of administration stuff that gets a little repetitive but equally as important. My goals for myself are to try to connect with as much range of people(s) and groups on campus as I can and really engage their passions, interests, and ways that I can represent their voice as accurately as possible. My goal for SSRC is to do a more methodical collection of these holes on campus, and really tug at resources in and outside of Mac to fill them.
Joseph Bentley ’21
Junior Class Representative, SOC Member
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: As Junior Class Representative, my one true goal is to be a liaison between the student body and the administration. Alone, I have nothing. But with the help and support from my class and all other Macalester students, I believe I can better address the emotional and physical toll that comes from living and working in a top tier liberal arts college. We live in a community of hardworking individuals who are passionate about what they do. And in a community that thrives based on its diversity, I bring my compassion and dedication to ensure that every individual has a unique and memorable Macalester experience.
Ayushi Modi ’21
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I want to work towards creating a more inclusive campus, where every student’s voice is heard and celebrated.
Class of 2022
Shreya Nagdev ’22
Sophomore Class Representative, SSRC Member
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: In MCSG I plan on ensuring the voices of those who feel ignored are heard and to work on creating a more inclusive environment.
Ayaa Asoba ’22
Sophomore Class Representative
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I’m passionate about representing the voices of students from underrepresented populations in student government. I also care about making policies that are equitable among the entire Macalester student body, especially taking into account the needs of low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color.
Linden Kronberg ’22
Sophomore Class Representative, SOC Member
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I’m especially concerned with accessibility and transparency on campus. While Macalester has made steps to address accessibility issues, there is certainly room for growth. Food security, physical access to buildings, and access to academic accommodations can all be improved, and I think it’s MCSG’s responsibility to find solutions. Transparency is also a major issue, as I’ve found that MCSG isn’t as available to students as it should be. It’s important that MCSG is clear and open about its role so that it’s able to work with students on problems that they have identified around campus. From rewriting our codes to make them work better for students to writing resolutions demanding that the College increase its ADA compliance, I’m dedicated to working with other MCSG members to ensure that Macalester is working for its students just as much as we are working for each other.
Charlie Lam-Lu ’22
Community and Engagement Officer
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I believe that more support should be provided for lower-income students, especially first years. Macalester has all of the organizations and resources needed; what we need to do now is connect the students with the means to best take advantage of those resources. I want to help with that process.
Class of 2023
Rebecca Gentry ’23
First Year Representative, SSRC Member
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: My goal is to represent the voices of my classmates to the best of my abilities, so I am always willing to listen and discuss your concerns! Personally, I am most interested in establishing a solid relationship between the student body and the new leadership in the Title IX office as well as promoting awareness of beneficial services for Mac students.
Robert Green ’23
Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: As your Diversity & Inclusion Officer, I want Macalester to thrive and cherish its differences. I am passionate about building the power of communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQIA+ communities into the greater Macalester Campus. I believe in a platform of FIRM values: F standing for financial stability, I standing for the investment in students, R standing for racial dynamics, and M standing for minority engagement.
Inaara Peermohammed ’23
First Year Representative
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: I believe each and every student should be able to feel comfortable and respected on this campus and I am passionate about making sure every student feels accepted. I am also passionate about making sure resources at Mac are used and accessible by all students while also breaking down the barriers of communication that are built between students, staff, and faculty.
Josh Groven ’23
First Year Representative
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues: On-campus, I care about creating an equitable and engaged community. I want to make local activism more accessible and less intimidating for Mac students, as well as promote the internal activism Mac has had for years. I want to shift around the money we have at Macalester to better benefit first-generation students and ensure student housing is affordable for everyone. I also want to move Mac towards being a more ecological campus through increasing plant-based foods, compostable dishes, and fossil fuel divestment.
Kody Harrington ’23
First Year Representative, SOC Member
Importance of Student Government and Important Issues:In MCSG, I want to be a voice for all students. As a first-generation college student, I feel as though it’s important to be open and available to all students, and to make sure they’re heard. I’m excited to see what MCSG can accomplish this year!