Michael Asparrin, 2019 Senator
I’m a WWS major from New Jersey and really look forward to the opportunity to serve on USG this next year. Coming from a diverse background, my goal in working with USG is to try to provide access to opportunities for marginalized and underserved groups on campus, especially the Latinx and First-generation/Low-income communities. Outside of USG, I also serve on Princeton Latino y Amigos’ Executive Board, volunteer with El Centro, and am a Head Fellow for the Scholars Institute Fellowship Program (SIFP).
Elizabeth Bailey, 2021 Senator
I am so excited to represent the Class of 2021 in the USG this year. I hope to be an advocate for my class and to make the USG accessible to everyone. I also seek to increase mental health resources, women's leadership in the faculty, and textbook availability for students on financial aid. Finally, I would like to help implement changes to the school calendar. Outside of USG, I am a member of the Club Sailing team, a copy editor for the Daily Princetonian, and a member of the Student Volunteers Council. Being from Atlanta, I am a huge fan of college football, Chick-fil-a, and peaches.
Olivia Grah, U-Councilor
It's awesome to return as a U-Councilor with USG. In the past I have worked on the Eating Club Referendum Response team and the women's leadership task force, and look forward to continuing work as the team leader of the women's leadership task force. I'm so excited to be involved in USG, as it is a body with such potential for effecting lasting positive change on campus. I am a junior in the economics department, with certificates in finance and environmental studies. On campus I'm also involved in environmental sustainability and serve as an RCA in Wilson. Feel free to send me a message or email -- I would love to hear from you!
Ruby Guo, 2019 Senator
Hi. I'm Ruby, and I've had the privilege of serving as Class of 2019 Senator for three consecutive terms!! I've worked primarily on the challenges that first-gen, low-income students face on campus, as well as women's leadership empowerment campaigns. I'm a pre-med junior in the MOL department, and I'm also involved in Camp Kesem and breast cancer research. Feel free to reach out if you want to chat or grab a meal!
Preeti Iyer, U-Councilor
Hello! My name is Preeti Iyer - I’m a current sophomore forbesian from Atlanta, GA majoring in MAE. I’ve always enjoyed advocating for the interests and goals of large bodies of people, and am excited to work with a fantastic group of people on USG to be able to best serve our incredible student body. Through my work as a U-counciler I hope to bring diverse perspectives to being a connector between the needs of students, the administration, and tangible action; I’m extremely passionate about working on the Menstrual Products Initiative to bring campus wide menstrual products to every restroom. Outside of USG, I’m on the women’s rugby team, bhangra dance team, and bartend with formal services!
Kade McCorvy, 2020 Senator
I am thrilled and honored to represent the Class of 2020 in the USG Senate this year. As a member of USG my priorities are to increase student involvement, transparency, and clarity in regard to student government, and create a more active and engaged campus that looks outward as well as inward when thinking about progress and reform. I will be working with the Financial Reform Committee and the Transparency Task Force to help accomplish these goals, and I am eager to hear any input that you may have! Outside of USG I work with the Pace Center, specifically Breakout Princeton, to help students engage in service-learning opportunities and will serve as an RCA at Rocky starting next fall! I was born and raised in Nederland, Texas and will do anything for sushi.
Diego Negrón Reichard, U-Councilor
This semester is about strengthening student rights by empowering student-led organizations. As the leader of the Financial Reform group, I hope to increase funding sources for Projects Board and more generally facilitate funding requests by students. Additionally, I want to tackle the question of how best to improve advising on campus. But more importantly, I absolutely love Wawa, advocacy work, and helping others.
Pooja Patel, U-Council Chair
I am a senior in the Sociology department from Midland, TX and this is my third year on USG! I will be serving as one of the U-Council Chairs as well as a project leader for the Ancillary team.
Ben Press, U-Councilor
It has been an honor to serve as one of your U-Councilors over this academic year, and I am looking forward to continuing to represent the student body's voice in the Senate and the Council of the Princeton University Community. As a member of both of these bodies, I hope to hold the administration to account on goals that are important to the student body, including mental health reform, following through on the student body's groundbreaking referenda on the Honor Code, and commonsense finance reforms. Moreover, I consider streamlining USG communications and improving our transparency to be a central goal. Outside of USG, I am a tour guide with Orange Key, a member of the Princeton Model United Nations Team, and a co-chair of Butler College Council. I was born and raised in Vienna, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC.
Miranda Rosen, U-Council Chair
My name is Miranda, and I am so excited to serve USG for a third year! I am a senior in the History Department, minoring in Judaic Studies and European Cultural Studies. I am excited to serve as a U-Council Chair and project leader for the Ancillary Team, and looking forward to all of the great things we will accomplish this semester!
Samuel Vilchez Santiago, U-Councilor
Hello everyone! My name is Samuel Vilchez Santiago and I am excited to serve as a U-Councilor for the remainder of the school year! While I am originally from Venezuela, I call Orlando, Florida home. I am a third-year Politics student, pursuing certificates in Latino Studies, Latin American Studies, and Spanish. On campus, I am involved with USG, Princeton Latinos y Amigos (PLA), and the Program in Latin American Studies. I am also an RCA at Whitman College, where I have lived since Freshman year. Overall, through USG, I hope to continue advocating for student equity through the empowerment of the most marginalized students on campus.
Brad Spicher, 2020 Senator
I am excited and honored to serve on USG for the first time this year. My goals as a member of USG are to increase transparency and accessibility to student government policies, progress and history, and as such, I will be working on the USG website so that information is continuous and easily accessible. Outside of USG, I play the trombone in the Princeton University Orchestra, and play in the pit for the Triangle show. I was born and raised on Long Island, NY, and am a proud Forbesian.
Nick Wu, U-Councilor
It's my honor to be serving the student body as a U-Councilor again this coming semester. My goals as a member of USG Senate are to bring light to certain FLI issues, specifically through the Task Force I'll be working on aiming to make Loan-Free Textbooks available to students. Additionally, as a member of the Ancillary Team, I look forward to supporting my peers in the Senate as much as I can, and serving the community through additionally projects that may require attention. Outside from USG, I'm an RCA in Mathey College (Moose Gang), a student representative on the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct, and the on the executive board of China Social Impact Project. I was born in Philadelphia and mainly raised in a suburb just outside the city called Bucks County.
Wendy Zhao, U-Councilor
Hi everyone! I am a junior from New York City majoring in Economics. Since joining USG as a U-Councilor in my sophomore year, I have had the honor to work with fellow members of the Senate to put together meaningful projects like the Menstruation Products Project, Wintersession, and Thanksgiving Buses. I hope to continue participating in projects that help make campus a better place, so please feel free to each out with any thoughts or suggestions. Outside of USG, I am a part of the Asian American Students Association and I also volunteer with the Young Scholars' Institute.
Kevin Zheng, 2021 Senator
I am very excited to serve on USG this year. As a class senator, I hope to ensure that USG is both transparent and accessible. I hope to leverage my experiences in policy-making to effectively relay and represent the needs of the great class of 2021! Outside of USG, I run a startup, try to travel as much as possible, and fence. I was born in China but was raised a proud Canadian and now happily live in Rocky.