Disha Goswami MBS '15, President
What I do: I am responsible for working with the other elected representatives to bring the KGI community the best experience possible. We work together to organize professional and social events, fund student organizations, invite KGI Board of Trustees and Advisory Council to increase engagement with our students and, last but not least, act as the voice of the students.
Favorite part of my role: I enjoy interacting with my peers and listening to their ideas.
What do I do for fun: I like to play volleyball, paint and dance.
Rafael Ollervides MBS '16, Vice President
What I do: I am responsible for representing the interests of the first year student body, managing student budget allocation and assisting the President in any way I can.
What is one thing that I want accomplish this term: I want to make sure every suggestion or concern by the KGI population is brought to the attention of the student government and receives fair consideration.
What do I do for fun: My favorite thing to do is to go snowboarding in the winter. Year-round, I love going for hikes, and playing sports, cards, and board games with friends. I love competition (mostly winning), so be careful, because I might take you up on a challenge.
Harshal Lal MS '15, Communications Chair
What I do: I am responsible for making sure that the student body stays informed about what student government is doing for them, and about events and programs offered at the other 7Cs campus. I'm there to make sure there is transparency between SG and the student body as a whole.
Favorite part of my role: Spamming everyone's emails! But really it is communicating with the student body and helping them take advantage of everything KGI has to offer.
What do I do for fun: It depends on my mood. Sometimes I'll really want to be outdoors, especially hiking. Other times I'll want to try a cool new restaurant or go to a new exhibit at a museum or a show. And when I'm feeling especially introspective I love just sitting (usually outdoors) and reading a great book, or writing a sci-fi short story. I also really love cooking and experimenting with new recipes, and then testing those on people here at KGI.
Ronita Mukherjee MS '15, Ethics and Judicial Co-Chair
What I do: I am responsible for moderating and holding elections for student body government members for the year 2014-2015. I am also responsible for holding ethics related events which this year will include Ethics in Industry Day, Honor Day, Student and faculty debates, and involvement in TedX events.
Favorite part of my role: To be able to help build a culture at KGI that is safe, fair and at the end of the day welcoming to all students and their ideas. And also bond with KGI at large.
What do I do for fun:Dance, swim, cook. Mostly I just love to try new things.
Martiza Gomez PPC '14, Ethics and Judicial Vice Chair
What I do:I am responsible for helping create Ethics events, elections and being an impartial judge during hearings.
What is one thing that I want accomplish this term:I want to make the TedX a grand success.
What do I do for fun: I love to play soccer, tennis and watch Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory.
April Yang MBS '15, Professional Development Chair
What I do: I help provide the student body with sessions 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.
What do I do for fun: I like to hiking, mushroom hunting and running.
Pratik Pangaonkar MBS '16, Professional Development Vice Chair
What I do: I am responsible for organizing professional events including resume review sessions. I also update students with the latest advancements in the industry.
What is one thing that I want accomplish this term: Organize mock interviews for MBS as well as Pharmacy school.
What do I do for fun: I love cooking a lot. I am a F.R.I.E.N.D.S fan and go through each season many times.
Jordan Myint MBS '15, Curriculum Chair
What I do: I act as a liaison between students and faculty to promote the development of the MBS curriculum. I hope to expand the curriculum by bringing new courses to KGI that will add value to students' future careers in the life science industry.
Favorite part of my role: Participating in the board of student stakeholders organization to enhance the value of the Honnold Mudd Library as a shared campus resource.
What do I do for fun:Rock climbing, cooking, spending time with friends, reading
Daphne Darmawan MBS '15, Social Chair
What I do: I am the party planner of student government! I coordinate social activities for the KGI community such as Oktoberfest, ice skating, laser tag, our annual talent show, and Graduation Gala. These events allow students to get to know each other outside of the classroom and facilitate group work for a more cohesive and productive team!
Favorite part of my role: I love getting to know all the students and their passions. With such a diverse student body, there is an endless list of things we can share and learn from one other.
What do I do for fun: I enjoy rock climbing, AcroYoga, swimming, water polo, pirate sailing, hula and Tahitian dance, and falling off my surfboard! I also love solving puzzles like Rubik's cube and Sudoku.
Sandie Hong MBS '16, Social Vice Chair
What I do:I work with Daphne in coordinating fun events to provide outlets for people to de-stress.
What is one thing that I want to accomplish this term: I'm excited to get to know everyone on a more personal level and have a fun, memorable year!
What do I do for fun:I love playing volleyball, soccer and rock climbing.
Spencer Robertson MBS '15, Intramural Sports Chair
What I do: I am responsible for organizing and increasing awareness of the intramural opportunities that are available to the KGI community. I will work closely with the other Claremont Colleges to make sure that KGI students can participate in all intramural sports.
What is one thing that you want accomplish this term: I want to increase participation and excitement for intramural sports. I also want to present students with more on-campus opportunities, such as the KGI Fitness Challenge, and to facilitate the implementation of any and all requests from the KGI community.
What do I do for fun: When I'm not studying, I like to do pretty much anything that involves physical activity. I particularly enjoy working out, playing sports, cooking, trying new things, and meeting new people.
Nikitha Bollipalli MBS '15, International Student representative
What I do: I am responsible for representing the International Community at KGI and do the necessary to ensure everyone fits into one community across cross-cultural borders. I do this by organizing the Diwali and Taste of the World events, and also ensuring KGI involvement in Claremont Colleges I-Place.
Favorite part of my role: The opportunity to interact with so many people and to organize fun events for the KGI community.
What do I do for fun: I love playing Mortal Kombat on my friend's PS3 and I love to read.
Nancy Garcia MS '15, MS Student representative
What I do: I am responsible for voicing the comments and concerns of the MS student body and make sure that they are equally heard and represented on student council. I am also responsible for organizing events that benefit the MS students both socially and professionally.
What is one thing that you want accomplish this term: This term, I hope to make the MS class more active on campus and deliver more events tailored to them such as inviting speakers that they want to hear from and hold more bonding events for them to interact with each other and the rest of the student body and take a break from the stresses of life and applying to medical school as many of them are.
What do I do for fun: I like to travel to as many places as I possibly can and spend time with my friends and family.
Charlie Tsouvalas PPC '15, PPC Student representative
What I do:My position serves as a liaison between the faculty and PPC students as well as a representative for the PPC students at student government meetings, for the Curriculum Review Committee, and for the Social Representatives.
What is one thing that you want accomplish this term : This term I would like to plan both professional and social events for PPC students as well as the greater KGI community.
What do I do for fun:I enjoy hiking as well as running, and when I'm too exhausted to continue, I always enjoy a good book: preferably leather-bound with the scent of rich mahogany.