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Executive Board

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Bashir Juwara

President

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Bashir Juwara is a Hunter College senior, majoring in Political Science and minoring in International Relations. He is an oral history scholar for the Voices from the Heart of Gotham and Mellon Public Humanities/Social Justice scholar. As the USG President, Bashir looks forward to amplifying student voices by advocating for the needs of the students. He wants to expand campus engagements, resources and opportunities for students. He wants Hunter to truly embrace its diversity and multiculturalism by promoting collaboration and partnership between the student clubs and organizations. Bashir is a firm believer that there is more to college than just academics. Outside of school, he loves to play and watch sports, particularly soccer. He wants to create a culture where Hunter students will rally behind their sport teams, showing their hawks pride. Bashir is a people person, so don’t be shy to approach him with any questions or concerns.

 

Email:bashir.juwara@hunterusg.org

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bassrou-bashir-juwara-99a557226/

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Colin Pratasevich

Finance Commissioner
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Colin Pratasevich is a junior student at Hunter College majoring in Chemistry with minors in Mathematics and Biology. He has previously served as a student club officer and currently works as a research assistant and chemistry tutor. In his free time, he enjoys walking/biking and learning new topics on the internet. As Finance Commissioner, he hopes to bring transparency and accessibility to student government and its budgeting process.

Email: colin.pratasevich@hunterusg.org

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Daniel Cronin 

External Affairs Commissioner
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Daniel Cronin ('25) is a Macaulay Honors, Bluhm, & Eva Kastan Grove Scholar pursuing a degree in History, Political Science, and Classical Studies. He previously served as a member of the Auxillary Enterprise Corporation, where he monitored the college's revenue-generating operations.

As External Affairs Commissioner, Daniel hopes to actively solicit feedback and facilitate open discussions to create an environment where students feel heard and understood. He is dedicated to fostering a culture of transparency and accountability within USG and looks forward to serving as an effective liaison to the student body. Please feel free to reach out to Daniel via email or the USG Instagram if you have any questions or concerns. 

Email: daniel.cronin@hunterusg.org

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Anastasia Villarreal
Student Welfare Commissioner
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Anastasia is a junior majoring in Philosophy and Public Policy with a minor in music. As a sophomore senator she created the bookshelf initiative and organized a small business showcase while helping with other USG projects. She wants to continue making life on campus better for students by working towards the creation of more health services on campus, expanding the Purple Peeriod Project and advocating for the creation of wellness programs with existing service centers. When out of the office, you can find Anastasia practicing jazz in the north building or tutoring statistics at the Math Center. In her free time she likes to play with her cats, spend time with friends and family or play basketball. If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns feel free to contact her and share!

Email: anastasia.villarreal@hunterusg.org

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Ariadna

Pavlidis-Sanchez
Cultural Affairs Commissioner
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Ariadna Pavlidis-Sanchez is a Roosevelt Honors Scholar and Grove Fellow in her Junior year, majoring in Public Health with minors in Sociology and Human Rights, and a certificate in Public Policy. On campus, she is a Student Ambassador for the Hunter admissions team, where she helps lead tours of the Hunter campus and answers questions for prospective students and their families. During the summer, she is an Orientation Leader, helping newly admitted students get familiar with the campus and its resources. As Cultural Affairs Commissioner, she is committed to being accessible, transparent, and communicative with those involved in clubs/student organizations, advocating for student concerns, and hosting events to enrich campus culture. She is attentive to the undergraduate student community’s needs and aspires to make students' experiences at Hunter fun and fulfilling. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to her!

 

Email: ariadna.pavlidis-sanchez@hunterusg.org

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/ariadna-pavlidis-sanchez

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Sofia Rothermel
Evening Affairs Commissioner
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Sofia is a junior in the Macaulay Honors program majoring in English Literature and Classics and minoring in Psychology and Human Rights. She is currently a member of the Student Ambassadors, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the Macaulay book club, Feminist Society, and the Macaulay peer mentor program. She aspires to have a career in child advocacy, hoping to give voices to those in need. She likes to read, knit, and watch movies with friends in her free time. As Evening Affairs Commissioner, Sofia hopes to listen and plan any event the student body may have an interest in. 

 

Email: sofia.rothermel@hunterusg.org

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Colleen Denmon
Residence Life Commissioner
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Colleen Denmon is an involved member of the Brookdale community, where she has resided for three years. As Residence Life Commissioner, Colleen is devoted to restoring the residential community post-pandemic by planning events and maintaining communal spaces, advocating for more affordable student housing options, and representing the concerns of students at each residence location. She is a Roosevelt, Bluhm, and Thomas Hunter Honors Scholar majoring in History, Sociology, and Classical Studies. Around campus, she is part of the Pre-Law Society, the Student Admissions Team, and works as a research assistant in the Urban Policy Department.

Email: colleen.denmon@hunterusg.org

Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleen-denmon-406bb51b9/

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Isabel Mulokandov

Senior Senator
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Isabel is a senior majoring in Human Biology in the Thomas Hunter Honors Program. She is very involved on campus as vice president of Rho Psi Eta and treasurer of Pre-PA Society. She also volunteers on the pediatric floor at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Isabel is excited to continue her role as senator in USG. As senior senator, Isabel is committed to creating a more inclusive and safe space for students. Her goal is to advocate on behalf of the student body, and create events and resources tailored to them.

Email: isabel.mulokandov@hunterusg.org

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Malika Alamova
Senior Senator
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Malika Alamova is a senior John P. McNulty scholar 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 treasurer 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 Senior Senator, she aims to promote student activism, advocate for students and address their issues, and create a unified Senior student body.

Email: malika.alamova@hunterusg.org

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Joelle Al Shahin
Junior Senator
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Joelle Al Shahin is a Yalow Scholar junior, pursuing a pre-dental track and majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology. Part of the Pre-Dental Society Club, she currently serves as the Director of Shadowing and Volunteering. Her time is also devoted to mentoring Hunter students through PHMI, tutoring underrepresented children, and working alongside Hunter Red Cross. In her spare time, she enjoys capturing sunsets, playing soccer, and bowling with friends. As a Junior Senator, Joelle strives to promptly address any issues or requests brought up by the Junior student body while also establishing an inviting and a safe environment for all.

Email: joelle.al-shahin@hunterusg.org

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Daniil Tagaev
Junior Senator
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Daniil Tagaev is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Political Science. He is currently serving on the Finance and External Affairs Committees. In his position as a Junior 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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Ikbolhon Shukhratova
Junior Senator
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Ikbola is a junior majoring in Biochemistry. As a new member of the Undergraduate Student Government, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve her fellow students. Throughout her time in USG, she hopes to work collaboratively with other representatives to advocate for positive changes on campus. Specifically, she aims to key issues such as enhancing mental health resources, promoting inclusivity, and fostering a vibrant student community. She is excited to serve by engaging in open dialogue, organizing impactful events, and implementing innovative initiatives. She aspires to contribute to a thriving campus environment that supports the academic and personal growth of all students. 

Email: ikbolhon.shukhratova@hunterusg.org

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Rania Darwish
Junior Senator
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Rania Darwish is a junior majoring in Human Biology and pursuing the pre-medical track. Since serving as a part of College Association in her sophomore year, she has experience in the planning and execution of events in serving the student body. She has helped in planning food giveaways, collaborating with student clubs for cultural events, and preparing for celebrations- ultimately contributing to a more welcoming environment at Hunter. As junior senator this year, she hopes to continue her endeavors by being attentive to the Hunter student body and acting on their needs. She is dedicated to advocating for her fellow students and is excited to cultivate a supportive and unified relationship between the Undergraduate Student Government and student body at Hunter.

Email: rania.darwish@hunterusg.org

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Nancy Abdelaziz
Sophomore Senator
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Nancy Abdelaziz is a Community Scholar in her junior year, majoring in Human Biology, hoping to pursue a career in the pediatric field of medicine. As a Sophomore 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. Being a part of the Evening and External 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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Bethany Kim
Sophomore Senator
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Bethany Kim is a junior majoring in nursing. At USG, she is on the Brookdale council and finance committee. She is committed to building a safe and inclusive residence life that enables academic and personal growth for students from every background. She will work to bridge the student body and the administration to promote financial transparency and expediency. Outside USG, Bethany is the Director of Professional Development at the Hunter College chapter of the National Student Nurses Association. She is a research assistant to Dr. Jin Young Seo, where she researches predictors of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake among Asian American college students and a nursing mentor. If she can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Email: bethany.kim@hunterusg.org

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Litzy Antonio
Sophomore Senator
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Litzy Antonio is a Thomas Hunter Honors student in her junior, majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Psychology and Public health. They work as a student ambassador in the Admissions office, assisting prospective students and providing insight into what it's like to be a Hunter student. As a Sophomore Senator, their goal is to maintain open lines of communication with the student body and to create a platform for students to easily express their concerns.

Email: litzy.antonio@hunterusg.org

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Natasha Milton
Freshman Senator
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Natasha Milton is a sophomore majoring in Psychology. She is passionate about social justice and equity and she is committed to using her voice to advocate for others. As a Freshman senator, she wants to bring that passion into the government and advocate for Hunter students. Natasha is passionate about academic success and is committed to helping students reach their full potential. She is on the student welfare committee and cultural affairs committee and is dedicated to creating a school environment that is safe, welcoming, and diverse for all students. Natasha is also an active member of Hunter's Black Student Union. She cares about representing the voice of her fellow students and she is thrilled to make Hunter a more equitable and inclusive institution.

Email: natasha.milton@hunterusg.org

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Alimatu Radan
Freshman Senator
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Alimatu Radan is a Yalow Honors Scholar in her first year majoring in Biological Sciences. She served on the Cultural Affairs and Evening committees in USG and is thrilled to continue representing the views of the student population on issues pertaining to the college's external affairs. Alima plans to help foster diversity and inclusion on campus as well as advocating for increased resources for the college community. She also plans to work on initiatives that promote social justice and ensure that students feel supported on campus.

Email: alimatu.radan@hunterusg.org

Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation 

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Caily Dela Santa
Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation
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Caily Dela Santa is a current junior majoring in Human Biology on the pre-PA track. Outside of Hunter, she works as a medical assistant in a OBGYN private clinic and works toward her clinical interest of obstetrics as a volunteer in Northwell Health. As an AEC member, Caily understands that she plays a massive role in this intersection between Hunter's financial resources/allocation of funds and the quality of student life for Hunter students. She is always ready to listen to others to better represent the extensive "student voice."

Email: caily.dela-santa@hunterusg.org

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Nicole Palmetto
Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation
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Nicole Palmetto is a Senior Roosevelt Scholar, Mellon Scholar, and Pride Policy Fellow majoring in Public Health and Public Policy with minors in Human Rights and Music. Around campus, she is the Vice Chair of the Hunter College Senate, a part of the Student Admissions Team, a Research Assistant at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, and Co-Music Director of an a cappella group on campus, Hawkappella! As a part of USG, she is excited to continue advocating for student needs on campus!

Email: nicole.palmetto@hunterusg.org

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/nicolepalmetto1202

College Association

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Lubov Shield
College Association
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Lubov Shield is a junior in the Macaulay Honors Program. She is majoring in Human Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science on the pre-med track. She currently works with patients at a Dermatology practice around NYC, as well as volunteers at the cardiac-ICU unit at NYU Langone. Lubov is very interested in how climate change is ultimately impacting the health of different populations in different ways. She is also determined to become a part of Hunter's growing community and is super excited to showcase her passions and talents through USG!

Email: lubov.shield@hunterusg.org

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Catherine Pierce
College Association
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Catherine Pierce is a senior, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Studies and Geology. She is a transfer from Oregon, where she attended an early college program and graduated with honors. She previously volunteered as a crisis intervention specialist for a peer-to-peer helpline, specializing in mental health support. Previously, she assisted adults with developmental disabilities in vocational activities. In addition to working in human services, she is currently President of Hunter College’s Mock Trial Society. As part of USG, her goal is to further students' college experience through a sense of community.

Email: catherine.pierce@hunterusg.org

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Nicole Mocha
College Association
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Nicole Mocha is a Yalow Honor Scholar in her second year majoring in Biochemistry. She is on the pre-med track specifically in pursuing a career in ophthalmology. Aside from being a Hunter student, she is currently doing research at Rockefeller University and is a Content Coordinator for The Premed Scene. As a part of the College Association, she hopes to ensure that the Student Activity Fee is allocated properly and fairly to ensure making events and resources at Hunter welcoming.

Email: nicole.mocha@hunterusg.org

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Amna Amjad
College Association
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Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee

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Jane Huang
Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
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Jane Huang is currently a senior double majoring in Biology and Religion and minoring in Psychology. She is currently the event coordinator at Mission Nutrition, which is a club that seeks to educate students on nutrition and what it means to have a healthy diet. Aside from the fun stuff like sharing recipes, discussing myths about nutrition, the club also seeks to highlight issues such as food insecurity and eating disorder awareness. Outside of Hunter, Jane works at a physical therapy clinic and volunteers at a food pantry. As a member of the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee, she aims to uphold standards of academic integrity, investigate cases brought against students, and ensure that a reasonable resolution is reached. She strives to become a compassionate and understanding advocate for the student body and provide alternative perspectives on the FSDC.

Email: jane.huang@hunterusg.org

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Avi Mikhaylov
Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
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Avi Mikhaylov is a junior majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Classical Studies and Chemistry. As a member of the FSDC, Avi is excited to uphold the integrity of Hunter while also giving every student a fair hearing. Currently, he is involved in Humans of Macaulay, Macaulay Diversity Initiative, and Hunter Sexual Wellness Club, coordinating programs in various fields to uplift his peers. Additionally, he facilitates medical anthropology classes at the American Museum of Natural History and conducts clinical research on pregnancy and rheumatic disease.

Email: avi.mikhaylov@hunterusg.org

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/avimikhaylov

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Umida Khakimova
Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
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Umida Khakimova is a junior in the biochemistry major with a minor in philosophy. She is on the pre-med track. Outside of Hunter, she works as a pharmacy technician, volunteers with Mount Sinai CARE and coaches for her high school's Science Olympiad team. She is also a PHMI ambassador. With her position in FSDC, she aims to uphold the integrity of the student body as well as listening to and advocating for its needs.

Email: umida.khakimova@hunterusg.org

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Juniper Sokolov
Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
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Juniper Sokolov is a Roosevelt scholar in their second year at Hunter double majoring in Psychology and Philosophy, Politics, and Society and minoring in Public Policy. They are very passionate about abolition, queer policy, art history, and human rights, and are excited to further pursue advocacy work in future career paths. In their free time, they enjoy reading, crocheting, going to concerts, and visiting museums. They are very excited to join USG as an FSDC member and hope to advocate for students' needs while upholding Hunter's academic integrity.

email: juniper.sokolov@hunterusg.org

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Bolanle Orioke
Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
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Bolanle Orioke is a Yalow Honors Scholar in her sophomore year, majoring in Chemistry with a biochemistry concentration. She is currently apart of the Hunter Red Cross Club, but also loves engaging with other clubs. In her free time, you can find her making tiktoks, on the 6th-floor library socializing, dancing, or holding study sessions with her peers. As an FSDC, she aims to advocate for her fellow hawks and promote academic integrity.

Email: bolanle.orioke@hunterusg.org

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Rithika Chowdhury
Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
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Rithika Chowdhury is a senior at Hunter who is currently finishing up her degree in Biological Sciences and is on the pre-PA track. She has had multiple roles in some of Hunter’s clubs and continues to take on various roles. At her internship, Rithika partakes in advocating for health equity and mental health, along with connecting people to resources based on their needs. Rithika attempts, and hopes to continue, to cultivate deeper connections with people at Hunter. As a Faculty-Student Disciplinary Committee member, she will ensure that academic integrity guidelines are maintained and that fairness is practiced at every hearing.

Email: rithika.chowdhury@hunterusg.org

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