Executive Board

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Ariana Ahmed
President
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Ariana Ahmed is a Hunter College senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Asian American studies, Public Policy, and English. She is a Thomas Hunter Scholar, an AANAPISI Asian American Scholar, and a JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholar. Outside of the classroom, she serves as President to Hunter’s Undergraduate Student Government and is the Founder and President of Hunter College's Mock Trial Society. Currently, she is also the co-President of Hunter’s Queer Student Union and serves on the Hunter Student Senate, as well as a delegate for the University Student Senate (USS) of CUNY. You can also find her broadcasting internships and job opportunities to help fellow Hawks advance in their careers. 

Ariana works to amplify the voices of the various, marginalized student populations on campus, such as the LGBTQ+ community, through working in conjunction with the LGBTQ Social Science & Public Policy Center at Hunter College. 

Email: ariana.ahmed@hunterusg.org

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Yostina Girgis
Vice President
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Riya Patel
Finance Commissioner
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Riya Patel is a Roosevelt Scholar, Janovic Scholar, JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholar, and Eva Kastan Grove Scholar, majoring in Political Science and obtaining a certificate in Public Policy. Throughout her time as an undergraduate, Riya has made it a mission to uplift her Hunter community, most recently she is currently a member of the Roosevelt Scholars Student Advisory Council. She was a part of Hunter Has Heart program, an active volunteer at the Purple Apron Food Pantry, and began her journey with USG as an Ambassador. As Finance Commissioner of USG, Riya strives to be an engine of transparency and expediency regarding matters concerning the finances of USG and clubs, doing so with compassion and integrity.

Email: riya.patel@hunterusg.org

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Sara Macwan
External Affairs Commissioner
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Shuhashini Khan
Student Welfare Commissioner
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Shuhashini Khan is a Senior Thomas Hunter Honors scholar, majoring in Biology and minoring in Theatre. As the Student Welfare Commissioner, Khan hopes to maintain existing student resources and initiate new projects to better support students at Hunter. Being someone who moved from Bangladesh to New York to pursue her undergraduate degree, she understands the challenges that international students are faced with. One of Shuhashini’s many aims is to help all kinds of students who are facing difficulties adapting to college, especially due to almost entirely transitioning from doing classes online to in-person. If you have any questions/concerns or would just like to chat, she will be the happiest if you stop by or email her.

Email: shuhashini.khan@hunterusg.org

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Asia Akperov
Cultural Affairs Commissioner
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Asia is a Junior majoring in Human Biology, with a minor in Chemistry on the Pre-Med track. She is a member of the Athena Scholar Program, as well as a recipient of the Eva Kastan Grove Scholarship, and the McNulty Scholarship. She began her journey in USG last year, as an ambassador on the Student Welfare committee where she organized a Sip and Paint to help students de-stress before finals, in addition to the Purple Period Project and Land Acknowledgement. As Cultural Affairs Commissioner, her goal is to advocate on behalf of student clubs to USG as well as Administration to ensure that Hunter College’s beautifully diverse student body is represented. 

Email: asia.akperov@hunterusg.org

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Sofia Rosario
Evening Affairs Commissioner
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Sofia is a Senior who transferred from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a Political Science major on the Pre-Law track. As a transfer student, she  understands the difficulty in finding community in a new environment. As Evening Affairs Commissioner, she aims to create large and creative events for the student body to enjoy and hopes to create a better and more fun environment on campus. The college experience should be more than classes and an individual's commute. If you would like to offer event suggestions or have any ideas,  please feel free to reach out to me! 

Email: sofia.rosario@hunterusg.org

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Ilanith Nizard
Senate Chair
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Ilanith Nizard is an Athena, Thomas Hunter, and Grove Scholar at Hunter. She is majoring in Economics and minoring in International Relations and Philosophy. She is very involved on the campus community serving as a Student Ambassador , Scholars Peer Leader, as well as committee member on the Academic Senate. She first got involved with USG by joining the Ambassador Program to give back to Hunter’s community and find ways to get involved. She is committed to bettering the experiences of Hunter Students by serving as a voice and liaison for the undergraduate student body.

Email: ilanith.nizard@hunterusg.org

Senate

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Fernando Rodriguez
Senior Senator
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Fernando Rodriguez is a Creative Writing and Political Science Major in his fourth year at Hunter College. He currently serves in the Evening and Cultural Affairs Committees in USG. Outside of school, he works as a Direct Support Professional aiding children with mental health disabilities. As a Senior Senator, Fernando aims at helping the student body, highlighting student innovation in a bureaucratic system that can appear daunting at first. If he can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to him with any ideas or concerns!

Email: fernando.rodriguez@hunterusg.org

Kimone Cox
Senior Senator
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Kimone Cox is a senior majoring in biochemistry to pursue a career in medicine. She enjoys working out and healthy eating because she believes they are important aspects of self-care. Trying to make a difference, she decided to join USG and become a senior senator. As a senior senator, she promises to prioritize the students’ needs by listening and incorporating their ideas when making decisions that affect the student body. Ensuring a safe environment for all students is integral to what she wants to do as a senior senator.

Email: kimone.cox@hunterusg.org

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimone-cox-182767200

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Jonathan Gao
Junior Senator
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Jonathan Gao is a Yalow Honors Scholar in his junior year; he is majoring in Chemistry (Biochemistry) and minoring in Music. He currently presides as a Junior Senator on the Hunter Student Senate, and serves on both the Evening Affairs and Student Welfare Committee. Outside of Hunter, he volunteers both in the Pediatrics Department and in the endocrinology lab of Dr. Marcus DaSilva Goncalves at Weill Cornell Medicine. As a Junior Senator, Jonathan strives to become a supportive and driven advocate for the needs and concerns of the general student body.

 

Email: jonathan.gao@hunterusg.org

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathangao02/

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Malik Atadzhanov
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Colleen Denmon
Junior Senator
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Colleen Denmon is a junior studying History, Sociology, and Classical Studies. She is a Roosevelt Scholar, a Bluhm Scholar, and a Thomas Hunter Honors student. Outside of class, she serves as a Student Ambassador on the Hunter Admissions Team, and researches educational inequalities alongside a professor. Colleen has previously served in USG as a Sophomore Senator. As a Junior Senator who is originally from Upstate New York, she understands the importance of further developing community within Hunter. Colleen hopes to continue promoting the thoughts and ideas of students to foster a fun and inclusive environment for all.

Email: colleen.denmon@hunterusg.org

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Malika Alamova
Junior Senator
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Malika Alamova is a junior John P. McNulty scholar and she is majoring in biochemistry, on the pre-med track. She aspires to become a physician and conduct clinical research in cancer. She serves as the president of United for Youth, the secretary of Uzbek Hawks, and marketing director of American Cancer Society. Malika is also a mentor and ambassador at the Pre-Health Mentoring Initiative where she supports Pre-Health students. As a Junior Senator, she aims to promote student activism, advocate for students and address their issues, and create a unified Junior student body.

Email: malika.alamova@hunterusg.org

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Daniil Tagaev
Sophomore Senator
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Daniil Tagaev is a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Political Science. He is currently serving on the Finance and Student Welfare Committees. Additionally, he is a Hunter College delegate to the CUNY University Student Senate. Lastly, he is a Pre-Health Mentor with the Pre-Health Mentoring Initiative. In his position as a Sophomore Senator, Daniil hopes to promote the development of student-oriented projects and initiatives. His goal is to focus on improving the student experience at Hunter College via advocacy, as well as other means.

Email: daniil.tagaev@hunterusg.org

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Anastasia Villarreal
Sophomore Senator
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Anastasia Villarreal is a Roosevelt Scholar in her sophomore year who is double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. She works as a statistics tutor at the Dolciani Math Center. She is also the President of Hunter’s Mock Trial Society and the secretary of Hunter’s political journal. She just became a member of Hunter’s jazz ensemble playing alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, and flute as needed. She serves on the finance and student welfare committees. As a sophomore senator, Anastasia hopes to meet the needs of all Hunter students by collaborating with members of the student body striving to make Hunter a better place.

Email: anastasia.villarreal@hunterusg.org

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Ariadna Pavlidis-Sanchez
Sophomore Senator
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Ariadna Pavlidis-Sanchez is a Roosevelt Honor’s Scholar in her sophomore year, majoring in Public Health with a minor in Community Organizing and a certificate in Public Policy. She currently works as a Student Assistant at the Scholarship and Welfare Fund of the Alumni Association at Hunter College, where she aids in the distribution of scholarships to undergraduate students and recent graduates in need. She also serves as a Student Ambassador, where she helps lead tours of the Hunter campus and answers questions for prospective students and their families. As Sophomore Senator, she aspires to foster an open line of communication to address concerns and advocate for the undergraduate student body. She is attentive to the undergraduate student community’s needs and is committed to making students' experiences at Hunter fun and fulfilling. She is passionate about education policy, higher education, and human rights and hopes to pursue a career in these fields in the future.

Email: ariadna.pavlidis-sanchez@hunterusg.org

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Bethany Kim
Freshman Senator
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Bethany Kim is a sophomore at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. On campus, she currently serves as an Organic Chemistry Peer Instructor, Event Coordinator for Hunter Korean Student Association (KSA), and previously served as a Student Admissions Leader. As a Freshman Senator, she aims to boost student morale by creating various student events and activities. She is committed to building a safe environment for both academic and personal growth for students from any background. She will work to bridge the student body and the administration to promote academic success, accessibility, and inclusivity. If she can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Email: bethany.kim@hunterusg.org

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yeju-kim-9baa31181

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Nancy Abdelaziz
Freshman Senator
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Nancy Abdelaziz is a Community Scholar in her sophomore year, majoring in Human Biology, hoping to pursue a career in the pediatric field of medicine. As a Freshman Senator, Nancy hopes to establish a more welcoming and friendly environment on campus, as well as create a safe learning space for students of all backgrounds. In addition to being a student at Hunter, she works in Weill Cornell Medicine as a Medical Scribe. Being a part of the Evening and Cultural Affairs Committees, Nancy is prepared to help create an inclusive community that focuses on the well-being of her fellow students.

Email: nancy.abdelaziz@hunterusg.org

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Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation 

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Ariadna A. Gonzalez
Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation
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Ariadna Gonzalez is a junior majoring in Greek & Latin and Political Science. She hopes to make campus more accessible and diverse. Her goal is to create a bond between USG and the rest of the student body by hearing their experiences on campus and shaping a campus that is safe and comfortable for all. As a candidate for Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation, she hopes to work in tandem with the committees within student government to ensure that Hunter students and their rights are being advocated for, every step of the way. 

Email: ariadna.gonzalez@hunterusg.org

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Laila Gad
Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation
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Laila Gad is a junior in the Macaulay Honors Program. She is majoring in Journalism, with a minor in Environmental Science on the pre-med track. She is the treasurer for CMMB X Hunter and is also her year's representative on the Macaulay Scholars Council. Laila is really passionate about climate change, especially how it impacts aging in New York City. She currently works at the Advanced Science Research Center. Laila is super excited to be a part of USG this year!

Email: laila.gad@hunterusg.org

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Daniel Cronin
Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation
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Daniel Cronin (‘25) is a Macaulay Honors Scholar majoring in History and Political Science. An active member of the Hunter community, he understands the needs and concerns of students and has experience in using his voice to create change. As an AEC member, Daniel hopes to utilize the fullest extent of Hunter's financial resources to make the campus a better environment for all and better represent student opinion. Daniel strives to be a transparent and accessible representative and is committed to representing the interests of Hunter's student body as fervently as possible.

Email: daniel.cronin@hunterusg.org

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-c-5a9b6220b

College Association

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Vasuki Gaba
College Association
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Vasuki Gaba, year of 2024, is a Thomas Hunter Honors student majoring in biochemistry and minoring in computer science and economics. She is currently part of the College Association and serves on the Evening Affairs and Cultural Affairs committee. Outside of Hunter College, she interns for Healthfirst and is working on establishing mental health, financial, and maternal health literacy workshops for CUNY students. She is also the Vice President of the Hindu Student Association on campus. Her goal as a USG member, is to encourage a sense of community and overcome the “commuter school” ideology through clubs on campus and more evening and cultural events.

Email: vasuki.gaba@hunterusg.org

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/vasukigaba

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Uska Naveed
College Association
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Uska Naveed is a  Junior on the Pre-Medical track with an interest in clinical research. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in English. Outside of class, she volunteers in the Adult Emergency Department at NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine and a Sinai Research Associate At Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She is also part of American Cancer Society as a Secretary. Being part of College Association, she is looking forward to helping clubs and students to get the best out of their Hunter experience and help emphasize a sense of community where all voices/concerns are heard.

Email: uska.naveed@hunterusg.org

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/uska-naveed-866ab91b3

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Rania Darwish
College Association
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Rania Darwish is a sophomore majoring in Human Biology and pursuing the pre-medical track. Taking part in the College Association, she is excited to contribute to the proper allocation of the Student Activity Fee to ensure the making of events and resources that shape Hunter as a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. In USG, she is committed to helping Hunter students make the most of their undergraduate experience by addressing their concerns and hopes for the future, and with this, cultivating a supportive relationship with them.

Email: rania.darwish@hunterusg.org

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Daniel Foulen
College Association
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Zara Nadeem
Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
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Zara Nadeem is a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Political Science, pursuing the pre-medical track under the Yalow Honors Program. Zara has been a part of Hunter’s USG since her freshman year, first as an ambassador, and is now a current member of the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee (FSDC). She works with the Evening Affairs and Cultural Affairs Committees to support club networking and increase student engagement. Zara is excited in bringing attention to student’s academic and personal needs to help make everyone’s college journey an enjoyable experience!

Email: zara.nadeem@gmail.com

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Avi Mikhaylov
Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
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Avi is a current junior majoring in Anthropology with minors in Classics and Chemistry on the pre-med track. He is currently involved in Humans of Macaulay, Macaulay Diversity Initiative, and Hunter's peer mentorship program. He hopes to support more mental health programs and resources for students and foster a closer community in Hunter. In his spare time, he loves to read, bake, and learn about different cultures. As a member of the FSDC, Avi is excited to uphold the integrity of Hunter while also giving every student a fair hearing.

Email: avi.mikhaylov@hunterusg.org

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/avimikhaylov

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