Meet Your 2016-17 Representative Committee


Class of 2017


Gabriella Gillespie
AAC Member


Shay Gingras.jpgShay Gingras
AAC Member

PGPs: she, her, hers
Favorite thing about MCSG: Passion and inclusivity of members
Campus issues I like to talk about: Test optional admissions policy, mental health resources for students


Henry KellisonHenry Kellison
FAC Member

PGPs: he, him, his
Favorite thing about MCSG: The positive energy that everyone brings to our discussions.
Campus issues I like to talk about: Campus sustainability, org budgeting issues, and Kevin the therapy dog.
 


Catriona LeckieCatriona Leckie
AAC Member

PGPs: she, her, hers
Favorite thing about MCSG: I love that I have been able to meet a lot of new people from different classes and form friendships because of MCSG!
Campus issues I like to talk about: I think that students' access to different spaces on campus is incredibly important, and I am looking forward to furthering conversations about how we can most effectively create and utilize more of these spaces.


Cole Ware

Cole Ware
AAC Member

PGPs: he, him, his
Favorite thing about MCSG: I most enjoy hearing about challenges or concerns and then connecting people with resources around campus.
Campus issues I like to talk about: Issues on campus that I care about include: how we use space on campus, involving students more in curriculum/course design, building a better MCSG, and so on.


 Class of 2018


Yafiet Bezabih
SSRC Member


Suveer Daswani

Suveer Daswani
SOC Member

PGPs: he, him, his
Favorite thing about MCSG: The fact that I bring the "S" to MCSG ;) On a more serious note, I appreciate the strong relationships and the supportive community created through MCSG.
Campus issues I like to talk about: Health and Wellness, Sexual Assault/Title IX, student organization structures, funding, and awareness, increasing communication between MCSG and the student body, whatever it takes to be "org"anized!


Mary Fisher.JPGMary Fisher
FAC Member

PGPs: she, her, hers
Favorite thing about MCSG: My favorite thing about MCSG is how we as students work together to create a better campus environment for our friends and classmates.
Campus issues I like to talk about: Everyone should not feel that they don't belong at Mac or not being heard.


Ariana Hones.jpgAriana Hones
SSRC Member

PGPs: she, her, hers
Favorite thing about MCSG: The people <3
Campus issues I like to talk about: Creating spaces where we can be heard and be challenged and having a student government that represents all of its students and lifts up their ~dreams~.


Logan Stapleton
SSRC Member


Class of 2019


Jed Buccholz
SSRC Member

PGPs: he, him, his
Favorite thing about MCSG: How we can bring student ideas to campus officials to make changes the students want to see.
Campus issues I like to talk about: Improvements to the dining at Macalester and making those with views aren't the norm at Macalester feel welcome to share their opinions.


Dureti Doto
SOC Member


Andy HanAndy Han
AAC Member

PGPs: he, him, his
Favorite thing about MCSG: I enjoy identifying campus issues on campus and finding solutions to make the College better.
Campus issues I like to talk about: The Book Bank, Entrepreneurship, Alumni, Advancement, and Fairness.


Eric Huang.jpgEric Huang
SOC Member

PGPs: he, him, his
Favorite thing about MCSG:
I love how everybody in MCSG is so selfless and strives to take into account of the opinion of everybody on campus when we make decisions.
Campus issues I like to talk about:
Cost-efficiency scrutiny, short term and small scale initiatives, quality of life changes, academic support for STEM on campus, resources for low-income students at Macalester.


Taneeya ReleTaneeya Rele
FAC Member

PGPs: she, her, hers
Favorite thing about MCSG: I love that MCSG is a place where we can really discuss different ideas and help bring them to life on campus.
Campus issues I like to talk about: Better communication between the student body and student government, funding of different activities on campus.


Class of 2020


Salman Ahmed

Salman Ahmed
SOC Member

PGPs: he, him, his
Favorite thing about MCSG: The Power to decide , with a small group of committee members, which student orgs get to live and which get denied.
Campus issues I like to talk about: Lack of active communication between MCSG and students; Increasing involvement of student body in MCSG matters; Student spaces; Residential Standards, Improvements in Dining (More Flexibility).


Natalie LuoNatalie Luo
AAC Member

PGPs: She, her, hers
Favorite thing about MCSG: Being able to be involved and active in the community as well as having discussions with people who have great ideas and opinions on how to improve our community.
Campus issues I like to talk about: How to make the students of all cultures and social groups involved and how to make academic materials more transparent and accessible to students.


Denise RodriguezDenise Rodriguez
SSRC Member

PGPs: she, her, hers
Favorite thing about MCSG: MCSG is a wonderful platform to begin finding solutions to difficult issues.
Campus issues I like to talk about: As a minority, I love talking about the ways we can further diversify the student body. I also like advocating for better meal options for those who feel marginalized; being vegan myself.


Omi StraitOmi Strait
LB Liaison, SSRC Member

PGPs: she, her, hers
Favorite thing about MCSG: My favorite thing about MCSG is our commitment to helping the student body.
Campus issues I like to talk about: The campus issues I like to talk about are ones concerning Cafe Mac.


Jackson Ullmann.Jackson Ullmann
FAC Member

PGPs: he, him, his
Favorite thing about MCSG: The people.
Campus issues I like to talk about: Lack of indoor hammocks (not serious), lack of student gathering spaces on campus (more serious), lack of opportunities for individuals to feel that their voices are heard (most serious).