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Executive Board

Undergraduate Student Government

2019 - 2020 Executive Board

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

President - Spring 2020

Ryan Campbell - | Office Hours - Thursdays 9:30-10:30am


Ryan Campbell, PresidentRyan is a junior pursuing a double major in Media, Culture, and Communications and Politics and will be serving as Vice President! He is originally from San Jose, California. Ryan loves being involved on campus, and in addition to his role on USG, is active as an RA at Goddard Hall, the Recognition Chair for the National Residence Hall Honorary, and as an Admissions Ambassador. Ryan is deeply passionate about a lot of different things, ranging from politics to film to the outdoors, and is thrilled to be working with Steinhardt USG to help foster a stronger community amongst our student body. He enjoys chatting it up with anyone he comes across, and encourages you to stop by and say hello at his office hours, every Thursday from 9:30-10:30am!

President - Fall 2019

Jessica Ann O'Brien -  | Office Hours -n/a

Jessica Ann O'Brien

Jessica is serving as President for Fall 2019! She is a graduating senior in Applied Psychology and is excited to be spending her last semester at NYU with USG! Originally from Selden, New York, Jessica has experience with leadership roles and on campus; she is involved with APUG Club, Psi Chi, and research teams SIIR and Global TIES for Children. She hopes to serve her fellow NYU Steinhardt students’ needs, be active in promoting inclusivity on campus, and strive to create opportunities for her fellow Steinhardt students, whether academically, socially, or more. Please feel free to stop by with any suggestions or questions during her office hours, or send an email anytime!



Deets Sharma - | Office Hours

Deets Sharma


Deets Sharma is a Sophomore studying Media, Culture, and Communication. Hailing from the Bay Area, he looks forward to working closely with all members of the Steinhardt community and encourages anyone with questions or concerns to reach out! Outside of USG he enjoys playing the Double Bass, binge watching late night talk shows, and going to comedy shows around the city. He looks forward to meeting you!



Alternate Senator

Caitlin Mulvihill -


Co-Programming Chair

Joanna Yamakami -

Joanna Yamakami, Programming ChairJoanna Yamakami is an NYU student studying Media, Culture, and Communication, minoring in Creative Writing and Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. Hailing from Northern California, she misses her hometown beaches but enjoys the seasonal weather that New York has to offer. When she’s not programming events for USG, she enjoys obsessing over indie films, reading and writing poetry, co-hosting her podcast, and searching for the best waffle in NYC. If you like The Beatles or Vampire Weekend, go be best friends with her already.


Co-Programming Chair

Ginger Semko -

Ginger SemkoGinger Semko is a freshman majoring in Media, Culture, and Communications at Steinhardt and currently serves as Co-Programming Chair on USG. Originally from Fremont, California, she is thrilled to be studying at NYU and living in her dream city. She loves to push herself and try new things, leading her to be very active on-campus and off. Ginger is a member of NYU’s Mock Trial team, Goddard Residence Hall’s Inequality and Difference stream, and a Student Consultant in Bobst Library’s Media Center. She is also a trained contemporary and hip hop dancer, and takes as many dance classes as she can in her free time. She is so excited to get to work with Steinhardt USG and help all students feel heard, welcomed, and represented. Feel free to drop by her office hours or send her an email to express your ideas, your concerns, or to just say hello!


Co-Programming Chair

Rumaisah Wajid -

Rumaisah Wajid

Rumaisah is a sophomore serving as Co-Programming Chair of Steinhardt’s Undergraduate Student Government for the 2019-2020 academic year. She is currently pursuing an Applied Psychology major with a Public Policy & Management minor. As a member of the first Freshman Spring Cohort admitted by Steinhardt, she is so excited to now be a part of USG and to plan events for the next incoming Spring Students. She hopes to come up with fun and original events that would encourage Steinhardt students from different majors and years to connect with each other and also make Freshmen, especially Spring Admits, feel immediately at home. In her free time, you can find her sifting through a billion readings, listening to music, power-napping, liking astrology memes and talking to family back home. She would love to hear your opinions and ideas for future events, so please feel free to drop by her office hours or email her anytime!



Hannah Chang -

Hannah is currently a junior serving as secretary this academic year for Steinhardt USG. She is currently pursuing a major in Applied Psychology with a double minor in MCC and Business studies. Being an international student from Taipei, Taiwan, she has found a community within Steinhardt for the past two years and is pleased to be serving the Steinhardt student body. In her free time she enjoys exploring new places in the city, meeting new people and mindlessly scrolling through social media. She is excited to begin her work as secretary this year and welcomes anyone to drop by in general assembly to voice their opinions or to stop by for a chat.



Yiyang Zhang -

Yiyang Zhang

Yiyang Zhang is a first year at Steinhardt majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. As an International student from China, she is excited to meet students from all kinds of backgrounds and serve the diverse Steinhardt community as treasurer. Out of USG, Yiyang is also a general assembly member of Third Avenue Government and a volunteer at Spoons Across America. Food plays a huge role in her life so there’s a good chance of running into her at the farmers market on weekends or cooking and baking in her kitchen. Her door is always open to anyone who wants to stop by, or get in touch with her over email!



Publicity Chair

Katie Demos -

Katie Demos

Katie Demos is a freshman majoring in Flute Performance at Steinhardt pursuing a pre-law track, and she is currently serving as Publicity Chairperson for USG. Hailing from both rural and urban Kentucky, Katie is excited to explore the city after living in the country for so long. Katie is part of Goddard hall’s Inequalities and Differences stream, and has a passion for justice and equity that she hopes to emphasize and expand on at NYU. Outside of music and academics, Katie is a lover of sports and anything athletic, staying busy by participating in NYU’s Intercollegiate Figure Skating and Lacrosse club teams. She is also a part of NYU’s Hellenic Heritage Association, and has an affinity for street gyros. In her free time, Katie enjoys working on her bullet journal, reading, or going on walks or hikes. She is so excited to meet her Steinhardt community, and encourages you to stop by her room during office hours or email her at any time!


Publicity Chair

Derin Avdici -

Derin is a freshman student majoring in Media Culture and Communication at Steinhardt and interested in fashion in mediatic contex, because she designed a fashion show in her hometown, designed 20 different dresses for them and saw the relationship between media and fashion. She is from Turkey and has been living apart from her family since she was 12. Outside of her background, she is excited to be a part of the NYU community and the student government, because she wants to take advantage of every opportunity that college serves. She applied for becoming the Publicity Chairperson because she worked as PR for lots of clubs and communities in her hometown, in which she also enjoyed playing volleyball professionally. She wants to meet you and you can stop by her room during office hours or contact her any time !!

Senior Class President

Jasmine Jackson -

Jasmine Jackson

Jasmine is serving as Senior Class President this academic year! She is finishing up her degree in Music Technology, and is excited to be spending her final year at NYU back with USG. You can find her writing music in her bedroom, playing in the park with her dog, Hudson, or somewhere just vibing. Coming from Irvine, California, moving to New York for college was tough, but USG helped her find a home back in her freshman year. This year, Jasmine wants her seniors to graduate with the best memories of Steinhardt possible, so stop by her office hours or send her an email if you have any ideas of things we can use NYU’s money for one last time!


Junior Class President

Sarah Gouriche -

Sarah Gouriche

Sarah is a junior in the Applied Psychology program. She's extremely passionate about graphic design, discussion films, and social justice issues. Sarah is so excited to be re-elected this year, she's ready to promote her heart out for all things Steinhardt. Just don't bring up comic sans around her on a bad day.




Sophomore Class President

Neha Datta- TBA | Office Hours - Wednesday 1:00 PM- 2:00PM

Neha Datta- TBA

Neha is serving as Freshman Class President and is studying Media, Culture, and Communication. Brought up in Fremont, California, she is truly thrilled and honored to continue her involvement in student government through Steinhardt USG. She is passionate about performing (whether it be dancing or singing), Taekwondo, fitting in naps between classes, and eating dill pickles. She looks forward to making her ideas come to life by organizing events for her class, serving USG, and meeting more of her peers. Feel free to talk to her about anything anytime!


Freshman Class President

Kenzo Kimura -

Kenzo Kimura

Kenzo Kimura is a freshman studying Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Steinhardt and currently serves as the USG Freshman Class President. Whether it’s in the packed subway carts of Tokyo, the bustling streets of Sao Paulo, or the swamplands of South Florida, Kenzo’s upbringing has definitely opened his perspectives internationally. With a community as diverse as NYU’s, Kenzo aims to bring people together both inside and outside the classroom. Kenzo is a staff writer for the Washington Square News, travel team member of NYU MUN, events officer of the Asian Heritage Month club, and many other organizations related to his pre-med pursuits. When he’s not studying at Bobst or at a club meeting, you’ll find Kenzo taking photos of his friends across the city or trying new boba shops. He can’t wait to work with all Steinhardt students and become a fresh face for incoming as well as current students! Feel free to drop by his office hours or email him anytime!