Undergraduate Student Government

USG Executive Board


Meet the officers of the current E-board! Please feel free to email them, stop by during their office hours, and say hi to them on campus.

President | Elyse Stefaniak - ehs302@nyu.edu | Office Hours - Monday 5:00-6:00 PM

Elyse Stefaniak is a Senior studying Media, Culture and Communications, and double-minoring in Public Policy/Management and Politics. This is her second school year on the Steinhardt USG Executive Board and is eager to create community-enhancing opportunities on this unconventional campus.  She is passionate about NYU’s global network, as her year-long study abroad experience as a Global Media Scholar gave her a better understanding of community on all of NYU’s campuses. When she isn’t in the USG office or Bobst, Elyse can be found at her Zeta Tau Alpha sorority meetings or in pursuit of the best dollar pizza joint. She looks forward to suggestions.








Vice President Laura A Suriel - las750@nyu.edu | Office Hours - Friday 1:00-3:00 PM

Laura, a Brooklyn native, is our Vice President. She is a Senior in Teaching and Learning and excited to end the year through service. Laura has always found the importance in being involved and creating community. A robust club life is essential to doing just that. She is most looking forward to being an advocate for clubs. Please check out the club tab and reach out to her if you want any further information on Steinhardt clubs!








 Senator Rose Liu - yl2249@nyu.edu Office Hours - Tuesday 12:15-1:15 PM

Rose Liu is the Senator for the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She is a Senior studying Applied Psychology, minoring in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. Rose is from the city of Vancouver, Canada and picked up there the habit of relaxing whenever possible, which is not a lot. When she's not running around campus or furiously typing on her laptop, you could probably find her catching up with friends in a local coffee shop. Rose strives to create opportunities for her fellow Steinhardt baes, whether academically, socially, or more, and is fully dedicated to advocating for Steinhardt. Feel free to contact her about any concerns or just to chat! 








Alternate Senator | Steven Ramdilal - steven.ramdilal@nyu.edu | Office Hours - Wednesday 2:00-3:00 PM

Meet Laura, our new Alternate Senator. Laura is a Junior in the Teaching and Learning Program. She is an energetic person that's ready to create change in the education field and in any experiences she has. Before NYU, Laura attended Queensborough Community College where she was Secretary of Student Government, President of the Future Teachers' Society, and apart of three honor societies. She also was an Orientation Leader and a mentor to incoming freshman. She definitely has a knack for leading, participating, and giving back. All great attributes to add to our team!








Treasurer | Chi Dinh (Ruchi) - cmdinh@nyu.eduOffice Hours - Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Ruchi is a freshman studying Media, Culture and Communications. She’s excited to take on the role of treasurer for the USG this academic year. Outside of campus her interests include exploring cities, sports, cooking, the pop-punk-rock music scene and leisure reading. 



Secretary | Rachel Rivers - rr2738@nyu.edu  | Office Hours - Tuesday 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Zoe is a sophomore studying Childhood and Special Education in Steinhardt with a double major in Psychology. She feels very excited to serve USG as Secretary! She communicates with E-board members and helps coordinate the team. Beyond USG, Zoe is also a Steinhardt Orientation Leader/Peer Mentor this year. She looks forward to meeting new friends, so please feel free to reach out!





Co-Programming Chair Raphia Ngoutane - raphia.ngoutane@nyu.edu | Office Hours - Wednesday 10:50-11:50 AM

Raphia Ngoutane is a sophomore majoring in Global Public Health/Nutrition & Dietetics. She is excited to be  a Co-Programming Chair for this year's Steinhardt USG. She is passionate about health equity, gender equality and all that encompasses social justice. On her free time, she loves to hang out with her family and friends, watch Korean drama, cook and explore new places! If you see her around, feel free to say hi, I promise she doesn't bite

Publicity Chair Darby Cook - dcc376@nyu.edu | Office Hours - Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM

Darby is a senior studying Media, Cuture, and Communication with a minor in Politics. Originally from the Midwest, Darby's adjusted quite well to city life and is more than happy to help others with the transition (especially with the chaos that is public transportation). Darby's passions include fostering communication between different groups of people, learning new skills, and critiquing Lifetime's made-for-TV movies.







Junior Class President | Joanan Sanchez - js9001@nyu.edu | Office Hours - Monday 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Joanan Sanchez is currently the Junior President at Student Government Organization. This is his first year where he is a member of the Executive Board, and a scholar at NYU. He is a transfer student from Borough of Manhattan Community and is extremely elated to have a refreshing experience at this prestigious institution where he can be a pillar of change. Joanan is an English Education Major in Teaching & Learning, and he is more than willing to answer any questions you may have in regards to his pedagogy courses or anything of your concern. He is always yearning to meet new friends, be a part of a community of future pioneers, or just laugh until his teeth falls off. Joanan is here whenever you need him, so when you see him, I advise you to say "hi" because he is always prepared to chat. 







Sophomore Class President | Esther Hong - yh1755@nyu.edu | Office Hours - Wednesday 3:45-4:45 PM

Esther Hong is a Sophomore majoring in dual Childhood and Special education in Steinhardt. She is really enthusiastic to plan programming for and support the Sophomore Steinhardt Class as its President. When not on campus you can find her spending time with friends, watching tv and Netflix, or exploring NYC's vast food scene.




Freshman Class President | Jasmine Jackson - jnj275@nyu.edu | Office Hours - Wednesday 1:00-2:00 PM

Jasmine is a Freshman studying Music Technology and she couldn't be more excited to have the opportunity to make a difference at an amazing place such as New York University! She feels extremely honored to be apart of something as important as the Undergraduate Student Government as a freshman. A true Southern California girl, she's excited to get to know and learn New York City along with all of her fellow freshmen! Feel free to talk to her anytime you see her or whenever you need anything, because she's always excited to meet new people and make friends!