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Student representatives

Appointed by the President and who advocate for changes and improvements to University policies on various official committees.

Joint Committee on Faculty and Students

Facilitates efforts to improve student-faculty relations, encourage student recommendations in all areas of Faculty Senate policy-formulation which affect student life, and recommend changes to "The Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities." Vice President Karisa Anand is the Co-Chair of the committee.

Photo of Karisa Anand, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Karisa Anand Vice President for Academic Affairs, Email
Photo of McKenzie Swain, ESIA Undergraduate Senator
McKenzie Swain ESIA Undergraduate Senator, Email
Photo of Jared Levinson, CCAS Undergraduate Senator
Jared Levinson CCAS Undergraduate Senator, Email
Photo of Finley Wetmore, SEAS Undergraduate Senator
Finley Wetmore SEAS Undergraduate Senator, Email
Photo of Yannik Omictin, Freshman Senator
Yannik Omictin Freshman Senator, Email
Photo of Will Raderman, Undergraduate Senator at Large
Will Raderman Undergraduate Senator at Large, Email

Mason Molesky SEAS Graduate Senator, Email (no photo)

Vacant Graduate Student Representative

Financial Wellness Working Group

Working across offices to increase financial wellness, literacy and behavior, in the GW community by developing and implementing a student-focused, comprehensive, data-driven plan to promote financial wellness through awareness, education, and coaching.

Photo of Logan Malik, Vice President for Undergraduate Student Policy
Logan Malik Vice President for Undergraduate Student Policy, Email
Photo of Sarah Abbey, Vice President for Financial Affairs
Sarah Abbey Vice President for Financial Affairs, Email
Photo of Noah Wills, Director of New Students
Noah Wills Director of New Students, Email

Technology Reform Group

Driving technology policy at the University, re-evaluating the tools students use every day to register for courses, connecting to the Internet, and more.

Photo of James Harnett, Director of Digital Policy and Innovation
James Harnett Director of Digital Policy and Innovation, Email
Photo of Logan Malik, Vice President for Undergraduate Student Policy
Logan Malik Vice President for Undergraduate Student Policy, Email
Photo of Elisabeth Pearson, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Student Policy
Elisabeth Pearson Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Student Policy, Email

Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee

Responsible for oversight of the university’s academic mission and for fostering the academic excellence and integrity of the university.

Photo of Anna Silverman, Co-Director of Student Health Services
Anna Silverman Co-Director of Student Health Services, Email
Photo of Karisa Anand, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Karisa Anand Vice President for Academic Affairs, Email

Board of Trustees Student Experience Task Force

Seeks to create guiding principles on how the university can improve the undergraduate student experience.

Photo of Peak Sen Chua, President
Peak Sen Chua President, Email
Photo of Sydney Nelson, Executive Vice President
Sydney Nelson Executive Vice President, Email

Board of Trustees Volunteer Engagement Task Force

Reviewing policy and identifying gaps to create greater performance, connections, and engagement with all GW volunteers.

Photo of Rebecca Bizzarri, Senate Chief of Staff
Rebecca Bizzarri Senate Chief of Staff, Email
Photo of Aika Aluc, SPH Graduate Senator
Aika Aluc SPH Graduate Senator, Email

Grievance Review Committee

Provides resolution of the grievances of students who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation in any of the policies, procedures, programs, or activities or by any individual employed by or acting in an official capacity for GW.

Photo of Finley Wetmore, SEAS Undergraduate Senator
Finley Wetmore SEAS Undergraduate Senator, Email
Photo of Jessica Martinez, CCAS Graduate Senator
Jessica Martinez CCAS Graduate Senator, Email

Daniel Schwartz Undergraduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Swetha Kareti Undergraduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Emma Mitchell Undergraduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Matt Basista Graduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Gabriela Madrid Graduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Avery Wu Graduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Halim Kohiri Graduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Committee on the Judicial System

Responsible for responding to and addressing appeals to violations of the GW Code of Student Conduct.

Photo of Sarayu Iyer, Undergraduate Student Representative
Sarayu Iyer Undergraduate Student Representative, Email

Pietro Keuter Undergraduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Lucia Mohamed Graduate Student Representative, Email (no photo)

Career Services Council

Reviews and selects KACIF award recipients and Faculty and Staff Innovation Grant recipients.

Vacant Undergraduate Representative

Elvis Zhihong Leng Graduate Representative, Email (no photo)

Alumni Association

Responsible for coordinating efforts between the Student Association and the GW Alumni Board of Directors.

Photo of Peak Sen Chua, President
Peak Sen Chua President, Email
Photo of Jacob Smith, Chief of Staff to the President
Jacob Smith Chief of Staff to the President, Email

Faculty Senate Committee on University and Urban Affairs

Fostering good citizenship between George Washington University and the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Theodore Leavell Vice President for Community Affairs, Email (no photo)

Faculty Senate Committee on Education Policy

Considers matters of policy relating to education that are of concern to more than one college, school or division. This committee also considers policies related to admissions, financial aid and enrollment management.

Photo of Sydney Nelson, Executive Vice President
Sydney Nelson Executive Vice President, Email

Faculty Senate Committee on Facilities

Working to assure that physical facilities are appropriate to the execution of the mission of the University, which include reviewing the annual exam for physical facilities.

Photo of Ajay Persaud, Vice President for Campus Operations
Ajay Persaud Vice President for Campus Operations, Email

Faculty Senate Committee on Athletics and Recreation

Focused on hearing from administrators about what's broken in athletics and recreation policy and recommending changes to improve student life.

Photo of Cecily Dreyfuss, Director of Pride and Athletics
Cecily Dreyfuss Director of Pride and Athletics, Email

Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries

Reviews the operation, materials and facilities of all the libraries of The George Washington University. Based on reviews, evaluations, estimates and suggestions, the committee makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate.

Photo of McKenzie Swain, ESIA Undergraduate Senator
McKenzie Swain ESIA Undergraduate Senator, Email

Faculty Senate Committee on Honorary and Academic Convocation

Responsible for advising the President on all nominations for honorary degrees and managing the faculty involvement in the approval process for awards given by departments, schools, or other units of the University to individuals other than students or faculty.

Photo of Imani Ross, Undergraduate Senator at Large
Imani Ross Undergraduate Senator at Large, Email

Diversity Summit Student Planning Committee

Assists in shaping the kick off and closing events, reviewing the workshop proposals and managing the marketing outreach of the Diversity Summit.

Joy Kayode Vice President for Student Activities, Email (no photo)

Marvin Center Renovations

Oversees the development of the Marvin Center renovations, in conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of Operations and architects on site. Marvin Center renovations are a part of a longstanding Student Association advocacy efforts to create a living room space for students on campus.

Photo of Sydney Nelson, Executive Vice President
Sydney Nelson Executive Vice President, Email
Photo of Ajay Persaud, Vice President for Campus Operations
Ajay Persaud Vice President for Campus Operations, Email