2022-2023 Executive Board
Meet the officers of the current E-board! Please feel free to email them, schedule a meeting, and say hello to them on campus.
Michelle Egli - email@example.com
Michelle (she/they) is a senior in the Education Studies program minoring in Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Studies at CAS and will be serving as this year’s USG President. Michelle was born in Florida but grew up all over the place — their experience in various school systems across the country and overseas is what originally sparked their passion for education and educational advocacy. In their free time, Michelle likes playing Ultimate Frisbee with their former Purple Reign teammates and cooking dinner for their friends as a way to destress. At any given moment, you can find them with an iced coffee in their hand wandering around NYU or tossing in Washington Square Park. Michelle is so excited to be your USG President and cannot wait to work with you all this upcoming academic year. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to them, they’d love to hear from you!
Vice President & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging & Accessibility Chair
Tanisha Thakkar - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanisha (she/her) is a junior majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication with a minor in Social and Public Policy. She is particularly interested in the intersection of media and policy and hopes to work in the field of human rights. Tanisha was born in Mumbai, India but also lived in London for a few years. Her cross-cultural experiences are what sparked her passion for advocacy. Tanisha’s roles at USG have been her most defining experiences at NYU, as they have allowed her to advocate for issues concerning international students and DEIAB topics. This year, she will also be interning at Paramount, working on international marketing and partnerships. She is extremely excited to continue her work at USG and foster a stronger community for students at Steinhardt. Feel free to reach out with any concerns, questions, or just to chat!
Katarina Demos - email@example.com
Katarina Demos (she/they) is a senior majoring in Flute Performance in Steinhardt pursuing a pre-law track with minors in Philosophy and Law and Society. They hail from both rural and urban Kentucky but now call NYC their home, working three jobs and looking after their sweet cat Draco. Kat is actively involved on campus, serving on Steinhardt and NYU’s Student governments, writing for the Undergraduate Law Review, and working in the Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action. Kat is also a lover of anything athletic, participating in NYU’s Intercollegiate Figure Skating, lifting at the gym, and taking afro-fusion dance classes. They are the self-proclaimed master of “doing too much” and enjoy staying as busy as possible. In order to fuel long nights at work or the Ed Building 9th floor practice rooms, they have developed an affinity for bodega coffees and BECs (on roll with salt, pepper, and ketchup obviously). In her free time, Kat enjoys working on her bullet journal or going on runs by the Hudson. She is so excited to meet the incoming first years in the MPAP program and help them have a great first semester on campus!
Alternate Senator & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging & Accessibility Chair
Sky Young - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sky (he/him) is a sophomore focusing on a dual major in applied psychology and public policy with a minor in social work. Serving as the chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging (DEIAB) Committee, as well as the interim alt senator, Sky strives to advocate for empathy and active listening within his community. Sky is able to provide an all-around excellent insight into the message of Steinhardt and the resources NYU has to offer. In Sky’s free time, he enjoys a good book, baking, exploring, or simply settling in for a movie night with friends. Coming from Denver, Colorado, Sky equally enjoys going on hikes and getting extremely hyper when seeing the ocean (imagine living in a landlocked state that is a part-time desert part-time frozen tundra). Thrilled to help his peers continue to adjust as well as work with transfer students, Sky looks forward to promoting a stronger community within Steinhardt.
Secretary & Publicity Director
Victoria Ng - email@example.com
Victoria is a senior majoring in Media, Culture and Communication at NYU Steinhardt. Born in Hong Kong, Victoria was fortunate enough to have been exposed to different cultures and interests in the international hub, specifically in music, speech and performing arts. As an instrumentalist and orchestra player, Victoria had experience touring around internationally. Her diverse experience in music developed her appreciation and interest in learning about different cultures and stories, which led her into the broader realm of popular culture - film, TV, and pop music. Victoria enjoys exploring storytelling through mainstream media and their relationship with situated societies while also being passionate about work in content strategy, marketing, and brands & partnerships. The dual interest eventually drew Victoria to the MCC major, and she aspires to become a creative personnel in the advertising and music industry for a positive social impact.
Antonio Johri - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Feng - email@example.com
Tina is a senior in Media, Culture and Communication with a double major in French. She is from Shanghai, and she had lived in two different countries before she moved to New York. She will be serving as Programming Director, and she is excited to organize events for the Steinhardt community! Tina spent her freshman year at NYU Paris, where she took up the habit of frequenting museums and reading books in a park or a café. She was intrigued by the slow-paced lifestyle in Europe where everything was closed on Sunday, and she had a bit of shock when she arrived in New York and realized that this city never sleeps! Outside of NYU, Tina has interned for a diverse range of companies like Auditoire, BCW Global and HAY, and she gradually discovered her passion for programming, organizing events and most importantly, meeting new people!
Alice Bui - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zena Cui - email@example.com
Senior Class President
Kenzo Kimura - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenzo Kimura is a senior studying Communicative Sciences & Disorders and Chemistry on the Pre-Medical track. Born in São Paulo, BR and later growing up in Tokyo, JP and Parkland, FL, Kenzo’s cultural exposure has paved the way for his interests in inclusive research and community development. As Junior class President, he has served the class of 2023 for the past two years and will continue to fortify the NYU Steinhardt community. Kenzo’s academic focus has been alleviating health disparities, both medical and speech pathology-related, from local New York City boroughs to entire continents through his past work at the United Nations, Harvard Medical School, the National Institutes of Health, and currently, at his home department NYU CSD. In his free time, Kenzo appreciates people watching, skateboarding, and plant-sitting.
Junior Class President
Savannah Cribbs - email@example.com
Sophomore Class President
Rachel Lee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Lee (she/her) is a sophomore majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and minoring in Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology. Born and raised in New Jersey by immigrant parents from Korea, through discovering how to connect with both her native and cultural backgrounds, Rachel has learned to serve diverse communities. At NYU, apart from serving as Steinhardt’s Sophomore Class President, Rachel is also a member of the Korean Student Association’s Executive Board as the Operations Chair. From her time serving as Steinhardt’s Freshman Class President last academic year, Rachel has learned so much about leadership and teamwork from her Steinhardt class community and her amazing USG team. In her free time, she finds guilty pleasure in binging her favorite comfort shows on Netflix or out and exploring the city to satisfy her inner foodie. This year, Rachel will be serving as NYU’s Campus Ambassador for Hulu, and with this opportunity plus all that she has learned from her first year, Rachel is more than thrilled to provide new opportunities and experiences for her class this upcoming year.
Freshman Class President
El Netland - email@example.com
Community Service Chair
Katie Pan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Pan (she/her) is a senior majoring in Secondary Math Education at NYU’s School of Education, Culture, and Human Development. She was born in Brooklyn and raised in the Catskills region of New York, and returned to NYC for her college career. Katie has an extensive history in working in education, both volunteering and working as a tutor or advisor. Her most recent position was that of an advisor for NYU’s College and Career Lab, under the Office of Faculty Advancement, and now this year, she will be student-teaching in both a middle school and high school. In her spare time, Katie enjoys eating and shopping her way around NYC, as well as reading and crocheting.