Naren Vinayak MBS '14, President
What I do: My aim is to make maximize opportunities for students at KGI. I work with the other elected representatives in the student government to achieve this goal. We organize professional events, social events, workshops, fund clubs, hold elections, invite KGI Board of Trustees for round table events, act as liaison between students and faculty, Dean and the President and many more exciting things.
Favorite part of my role: I enjoy interacting with my peers and listening to their ideas.
Chas Syndergaard MBS '15, Vice President
What I do: I work with the Student Body President to maximize academic value for KGI students by assisting him in his endeavors. My primary role is to act as a liaison for the clubs to the student government and vice versa. Also, I help with budgeting for KGI clubs and the Student Government organizations.
Favorite part of my role: My favorite part of being Vice President is being able to influence clubs for the better. I have been able to help clubs focus on activities that help students gain the most out of their KGI experience. For example, I have pushed for specific activities that help students become more attractive recruits for an industry job due to their applicable skills.
Sara Cronin PPC '14, Communications Chair
What I do: I send out minutes and communicate with the student body.
Favorite part of my role: Letting the student body know what goes on in Student Government and clarifying questions.
Pamela Bonar PPM '14, PPM Representative
What I do: I hope to increase interactions between first and second semester PPM students, as well as increase interactions with PPM students and the rest of KGI. I also want to ensure that the PPM's views are taken into consideration when discussing issues that affect the students at KGI.
Favorite part of my role: My favorite part about this position is getting to know my fellow classmates better and providing the PPMs with a social outlet.
Tiffani Sandoval MBS '14, Ethics and Judicial Co-Chair
What I do: With my counter part, Franco and our VC Alec, we bring ethical issues from industry and academia to the student body. I hope that we highlight relevant issues and stress the importance of ethics, both the study and the behavior, on-campus and looking forward to when we join the ranks in industry.
Favorite part of my role: My favorite part of being one half of the Ethics Chair is running office hours and putting together events. I get to see students I don't normally get to see and we get to discuss ethics and sometimes even have pie! Who doesn't love pie?
Franco Pillsbury MBS '14; PPC '13, Ethics and Judicial Co-Chair
What I do: I'm very passionate about ethics and I hope to spread some of that interest and enthusiasm to my fellow students.
Favorite part of my role: My favorite part about my role is attending Ethics Committee events. I'm particularly looking forward to our upcoming "Ethics in Industry" event! It's coincidentally on Pi Day... or maybe not so coincidentally given how much Tiffani and I love to bake pies. Hope to see you there!
Alec Contag PPC '14, Ethics and Judicial Vice Chair
What I do: As Vice Chair of the Ethics and Judicial Committee, I am responsible for helping the Co-chairs, Tiffani and Franco, set up Ethics related events and speakers. I hope that by increasing the volume of quality speakers, and student run ethics events we can prepare our student body to make informed, ethical decisions in their careers after graduation.
Favorite part of my role: One of my favorite aspects of working on this committee is setting up a variety of events for our student body. We hold ethics debates, speaker events, and even a casual Ethics and Pie event!
Aimee Lake MBS '14, Professional Development Chair
What I do: I hope to provide the student body with the information and skills that will prepare them to make the transition from student to working professional.
Favorite part of my role: Seeing students grow professionally over the school year.
Pancham Parikh MBS '14, Curriculum Chair
What I do: I hope to act as a liaison between faculty and students to provide ongoing assistance for curriculum development. Additionally I wish to expand the role of the curriculum chair beyond just curricular aspects and work towards enhancing extra-curricular academic development as well.
Favorite part of my role: Being able to provide a platform for students to discuss various curricular topics and providing opportunities for academic growth.
Jordan Myint MBS '15, First-year Curriculum Representative
What I do: I communicate students' concerns about the curriculum to faculty members to try and make improvements to the MBS curriculum. I hope to bring new courses to KGI that will be applicable to students' future careers in the life science industry.
Favorite part of my role: Speaking with students during office hours and gathering their diverse opinions about the curriculum.
Melissa Reynoso MBS '14, Social Chair
What I do: I work with my co-chair to provide students with opportunities to de-stress and have a fun time with their peers, both on and off campus.
Daphne Darmawan MBS '15, 1st year Social Chair
What I do: I work with Melissa to coordinate fun social events for the student body.
Favorite part of my role: I enjoy getting to know KGI's students on a personal level outside the classroom where we can enjoy each other's company and just have fun together.
Jay Malmo MBS '15, Intramural Sports Chair
What I do: IM sports provide social opportunities with peers and students from the other Claremont Colleges, a healthy way to reduce stress, and encourage KGI pride. As IM chair, my goals are to follow these principles by keeping everyone aware of IM opportunities, attending rules/info sessions for IM sports and coordinating sports schedules.
Favorite part of my role: The KGI bowl which had our 2nd year flag football team play against the 1st years for the final game of the season.
Andrew Barajas MBS '14, International Student representative
What I do: I help organize various international events at KGI that allow international students to feel more at home at KGI, as well as allow for more interaction with local students so that they can learn more about the cultures of the world. I also act as a resource for international students to help them with daily living at KGI. This includes helping them to find study resources and self-organize for cultural events.
Favorite part of my role: Being exposed to different cultures and organizing events that bring exposing local students to the outside world
Ellen Margolis MBS '14, International Student representative
What I do: I help organize international events at KGI - this includes Diwali, one of KGI’s biggest events of the year - and supports the international students.
Favorite part of my role: I like being exposed to different cultures and being able to translate my experiences into events at KGI.
Srishti Goel MBS '15, International Student representative
What I do: I hope to involve everyone to get involve in the international events and meet different cultures. I also hope to discuss any issues or concerns that current or potential international students may have for easy transition to KGI.
Favorite part of my role: Being able to meet student with diverse cultures and help anyone who need assistance.