About RSG


Executives


Claire Liu

President

Physiology and Public Health

I am a master’s student pursuing a degree in Physiology and Public Health. After growing up in the suburbs outside of NYC, I graduated from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where I competed on the varsity diving team and participated in various student organizations. After graduating, I worked for a local NYS Senator and as a medical scribe learning the ins-and-outs of the healthcare system. My personal interests include reading non-fiction (currently reading The Body Keeps The Score), listening to R&B and acoustic music, and bingeing Netflix and Hulu. My goal as RSG President is to improve the student experience and to make education, among other things, more accessible. If there is any way I can help or if you are interested in these initiatives, please contact me!

Olivia Richards

Vice President

School of Information

Hello all! My name is Olivia Richards and I will serve as the Vice President of RSG this semester. In my role, I plan to focus on bridging connections amongst graduate students, and between us and Rackham administration. I am a third-year PhD student in the School of Information where I study how technology supports children + families. In my free time, I walk my fabulous dog Jean Grey!

Hayden Jackson

Treasurer

Political Science

I’m a fifth year PhD student in the Political Science department. I study the politics of international trade and public opinion on matters of national security. I received my BA in political science and statistics from the University of California, Riverside.

This is my ninth year of student government, and I also represent you on Central Student Government. It’s an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of managing the finances for both RSG and student organizations. Please reach out if there’s anything I can do to assist you.

Raz Jugovic

External Affairs

Physical Chemistry

Contact Raz to learn more about his current initiatives and projects!

Vacant

Communications Director

Reach out to rsg-exec@umich.edu if you’re interested in being a part of our communications team.

Rebecca Lentz

Academic Affairs

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Rebecca to learn more about her current initiatives and projects!
 

Hannah Thompson

Secretary

Physiology

Contact Hannah to learn more about her current initiatives and projects!
 

Roles of the RSG Executives



  • The RSG Executive Board is composed of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Internal Affairs Officer, External Affairs Officer, and Secretary. Together, the RSG Executive Board holds numerous meeting with members of the student body as well as with University and national leaders that are of importance to graduate students.
  • The President of the Graduate Student Body serves as the chief executive officer of the Rackham Student Government as well as the chief spokesperson and advocate of the graduate student body. The president leads and manages the activities of the executive board and chairs the government’s legislature (the RSG Board).
  • The Vice President of the Graduate Student Body serves as the chief administrative officer of the Rackham Student Government. The Vice President oversees the government’s legislative process as well as its six standing and ad-hoc committees. The Vice President is also responsible for the government’s brand management and communication strategy.
  • The Treasurer of the Graduate Student Body serves as the chief financial officer of the Rackham Student Government. The treasurer oversees the government’s financial policies and in particular the government’s student activity funding apparatus.
  • The Internal Affairs Officer serves as the chief programs officer of the Rackham Student Government, and is the primary contact for Rackham Student Government proceedings internal the University pertaining to Student Life. The Internal Affairs Officer also promotes collaboration, inclusivity, and diversity in RSG’s goals and activities across the University.
  • The External Affairs Officer serves as the chief legislative advocacy director of the Rackham Student Government, and is primary contact for all Rackham Student Government proceedings external to the University, including city, state, federal offices/organizations not limited to: Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE), Ann Arbor City Council, Ann Arbor Department of Public Safety (DPS), Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AATA).
  • The Secretary serves as the chief records officer of the Rackham Student Government, acts as the historian, and is the organizing and scheduling officer for each meeting. The Secretary also manages RSG’s internal and external communications apparatus including but not limited to email, newsletters, social media presence and official press releases.