Communications Branch

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Zev Fogelman

Speaker of the Student Body & Co-Chair of Communications Committee

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Hasani Gunn

Secretary of the Press & Co-Chair of Communications Committee

The Secretary of the Press (Secretary) serves as editor-in-chief of Annandale, and informs and updates students on the creation and progress of BSG projects, agenda items, and initiatives within the local community. Just as well, the Secretary publicizes and promotes student life through managing BSG’s online presence. Together with the Speaker, the Secretary co-chairs the Communications Committee (ComComm). The Co-Chair of ComComm works together with local officials to collaborate on projects that are mutually beneficial for the Villages and the College, and along with the Speaker, manages the direction of the committee’s objectives.

Hasani Gunn is a junior majoring in Political Studies and Economics. Before transferring to Bard his sophomore year, he worked extensively in community organizing. In addition to being a member of the Central Assembly, he is a member of the Bard Debate Union (BDU), and a Peer Counselor for Brown Hall. At Bard, Hasani has worked for the Office of Sustainability (BOS), the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), and the Abigail Lundquist Botstein Nursery School.

Joe Fitzgerald

Communications Committee Member

Shan Tu

Communications Committee Member

Emma Radich

Communications Committee Member

Lindsay DiNozzi- Houser

Communications Committee Member

Madison Lauber

Communications Committee Member

Anirudh HunGund

Communications Committee Member

Fiscal Branch

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Eva-Marie Quinones

Chair of the Fiscal Committee & Socially Responsible Investment Committee

Eva-Marie Quiñones is a junior majoring in Economics and concentrating in Global and International Studies. In addition to being the Chair of the Fiscal Committee, she serves as the Chair of the Socially Responsible Investment Committee. Eva-Marie is a captain of the debate team, and head of the Model United Nations Initiative and Documentary Group. She currently interns with the Center for Civic Engagement, working on the Elections@Bard project and event planning. In the past, she has interned with the Department of Treasury and worked as a research fellow for the Bard Debate Prison Initiative. Her office hours for Student Government are 9AM-12PM Wednesday mornings.

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Carl Amritt

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for accounting of all assets, debts, and expenditures of Bard Student Government (BSG). BSG is comprised of the 100+ clubs and organizations who are allocated a semesterly budget by the fiscal committee through the Convocation Fund. The Treasurer ensures that the funds allocated by the fiscal committee are spent accordingly to the requests of a student organization. In addition, the Treasurer is responsible for reporting fully and accurately the financial situation of the BSG at each General Assembly, if so requested. The Treasurer is also assisted by an Assistant Treasurer internally elected through the fiscal committee. You can contact the Treasurer at: bsgtreas@bard.edu

Carl Amritt is a junior double-majoring in Political Studies & Environmental and Urban Studies. Carl is a Peer Counselor for Cruger Hall, Ambassador to the Andrew Goodman Foundation and Director of the Election@Bard Initiative which facilitates on-campus voter registration and source for any information about upcoming elections and political issues affecting the Bard community.  More recently, Carl has been working with the Vice President for Administration’s Office on various projects including campus safety and crisis & emergency management. In his free time, you can find Carl running the trails of upstate New York or canoeing on the Hudson River.

Malvika Jain

Member of the Fiscal Committee, First-Year Representative

Gianna Fenaroli

Member of the Fiscal Committee, Assistant Treasurer (Interim Treasurer)

Annie Linden

Member of the Fiscal Committee, Club Archivist

Gianna Fenaroli

Member of the Socially Responsible Investment Committee

Sophie Logan

Member of the Socially Responsible Investment Committee

Simon Simoski

Member of the Socially Responsible Investment Committee

Quinn McInerey

Member of the Socially Responsible Investment Committee

Student Life Branch

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Alex Habiby

Chair of the Student Life Committee

The Chair of the Student Life committee acts as a point person for all Student Life concerns. Officially, the chair manages and leads the Student Life committee, sits as a voting member on Central Assembly, meets weekly with the Dean of Students and the Director of Student activities, attends Bard College Board of Trustees meetings as a student representative, and manages the Student Project fund. Unofficially, the Chair of the Student Life committee oversees and undertakes individual projects that enhance student life, as well as meets with administrators to address student life issues.

Alexander Habiby is a junior with a major in Computer Science. He transferred to Bard his sophomore year and quickly became involved with all facets involving Student Life. He is co-chair of the Spring Fling committee and active member in Bard’s Comedy Club. He works for Student Activities as a SPARC intern and IT as a student tech. He also likes to hike.

Mubasil Bokhari

Member of the SLC

Tiffany Leung

Member of the SLC

Quinn McInerey

Member of the SLC

Tom Moore

Member of the SLC

Grady Nixon

Member of the SLC

(Off-Campus Representative)

Gareth Valentin

Member of the SLC

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John Ohrenberger

Chair of the Educational Policies Committee

The Chair of the EPC (John Ohrenberger) is responsible for corresponding directly with the Dean of the College (Rebecca Thomas) and faculty leaders on proposed changes to academic policy, as well as the ongoing faculty evaluation process. In addition the Chair communicates pertinent, potential changes of academic policy to the student body and coordinates responses to student comments, suggestions, and concerns. The Chair attends meetings of the full faculty, as well as other faculty committee meetings of special interest generally closed to students. The Chair can be contacted at epcchair@bard.edu.

John Ohrenberger is a senior majoring in Art History with a concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies. His senior project analyzes the role of pre-Columbian and indigenous art in the rhetoric of early twentieth century modernism, particularly in New York City. He is a student assistant at the Bard College Archives and Special Collections, where he is preparing an exhibition on the artists Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo. Recently, he is the recipient of the Heinrich Bluecher Scholarship and the Jean French Art History Award. In his free time, he practices knitting, sustainable gardening, contact improvisation, and collecting rare books. You can contact him about nearly everything at epcchair@bard.edu.

John Chericello

EPC Member, Division of the Arts

Ayla Miller

EPC Member, Division of the Arts

Madi Garvin

EPC Member, Division of Social Studies

Ariella Kust

EPC Member, Division of Social Studies

Mikhaela Singh

EPC Member, Division of Languages and Literature

Ariella Kust

EPC Member, Division of Languages and Literature

Diana Ruggiero

EPC Member, Division of Science, Math, and Computing

Karuna Sangam

EPC Member, Division of Science, Math, and Computing

Bronte Baker-Logan

EPC Member, Un-Moderated Representative

Emily Fox

EPC Member, Un-Moderated Representative

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JaQuan Beachem

Chair of the Multicultural Diversity Committee

I am JaQuan Beachem, a junior studying Theater & Performance here at Bard. Over the course of my time here, I have served in the roles of Peer Counselor, Inclusive Excellence and Outreach Fellow, Club Head (The Bard Community Gospel Choir, Sports Boosters), SPARC Intern, Peer Review Board member as well as many others. Now, I will sit as the Chair of the Multicultural Diversity Committee of the Bard Student Government. The recently revived MDC strives to survey the campus climate and create events to spread awareness of difference and diversity. As Chair, I hope to lead and facilitate the presence of these crucial conversations through our social gatherings, panels, dinners, our MDC Mondays (which is a series of discussions led by faculty, staff and students throughout the year on topics around identity, race, class, gender, and more) and the opening of a Multicultural Lounge on campus! Also, as Chair I will hold office hours where students can come to voice any of their concerns. My goal is to make this campus as accessible to each student who is apart of it holistically as well as to meet everyone wherever they are at in their walk of life.

Jasper Katz

MDC Member

Eniyah Willingham

MDC Member

Karuna Sangam

MDC Member

Gareth Li

MDC Member

Judicial Branch

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Travis Brock Kennedy

Chair of the Student Judiciary Board & Co-Chair of Constitutional Court

Travis Brock Kennedy is a native of California, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and on the Central Coast. Before transferring to Bard in 2013 Travis completed the Grand Diplôme in classical French cuisine and pastry at Le Cordon Bleu and an associate of arts degree with honors at The Pennsylvania State University. At Bard, Travis is completing a joint major in philosophy and classical studies. After Bard, he plans to pursue graduate studies in philosophy and law.

Elliot Garcia

Member of the SJB (Vice Chair)

Madison Lauber

Member of the SJB

Siyuan Min

Member of the SJB

Ashley Shepherd-Quince

Member of the SJB

Shemar Taylor

Member of the SJB

Vik Ha Joshi

Member of the SJB

Anirudh Hungund

Member of the SJB (Student Advocate)

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Jasper Katz

Chair of the Peer Review Board & Co-Chair of Constitutional Court

The Chair of the Peer Review Board (PRB) meets weekly with the Director of Residence Life (Ashley Boltrushek), the Chair of the Student Judiciary Board (Travis Brock Kennedy), and the Student Advocate (to be determined) to decide which cases will go to which board. The Chair also makes sure that each board has the necessary number of student representatives and handles the majority of the communication with the students that are coming before the Board, including scheduling their hearing and making sure that they complete any sanctions. The Chair of the PRB and the Chair of the SJB also serve as co-chairs of the Constitutional Court, running Student Government elections and convening the Court in the case of violations to the student constitution.

Currently, Jasper Katz is a second-semester senior studying politics. At Bard, they have served as one of the co-chairs for the Queer Student Association, a member of the Multicultural Diversity Committee, a Peer Counselor, and a member and chair of the Peer Review Board. Outside of Bard, they have interned at Mainers United for Marriage, Progressive Majority Washington, YES Chattanooga, and in Congress through the Victory Institute Congressional Internship program. When they are not at Bard, they are at home in Massachusetts, not-so-patiently waiting for snow. Please feel free to reach out to them at prb@bard.edu with any questions, comments, concerns, or funny YouTube videos!

Anirudh Hungund

PRB Rep (Student Advocate)

May Grzybowski

PRB Rep

Eniyah Willingham

PRB Rep

Emily Fox

PRB Rep

Edward Hargrave

PRB Rep

Adelina Colada

PRB Rep (Vice Chair)

Ariella Kust

PRB Rep

Hannah Brown

PRB Rep

JaQuan Beachem

PRB Rep

Abiba Salahou

PRB Rep