About RSG


Representatives


The following students serve as the RSG graduate student representatives for the Spring 2021-22 Term, and together form the Legislative Branch of the government. Their attendance and voting records are available for public review on this page. Each representative serves on at least 2 RSG committees, and holds periodic office hours that are open to the general student body. Jump below to learn more about and contact your student representatives, or meet them in person at one of these sessions.

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Division I – Biological and Health Sciences


Shivangi Kewlaramani

Biomedical Engineering

I want to represent the international student community in the RSG, serving as a link to help them express their concerns and also help them to find solutions for the same with the help of my team, thus making a positive impact on their lives. I am very approachable, friendly, understanding and possess good leadership and interpersonal skills which definitely aid me in achieving my goal. I am passionate about helping others and embarking on new adventures in life. In my leisure time I love to indulge in Photography, Adventure sports, and reading books.

Stefany Escobedo

CSE; ECE

Ishani Sharma

Biomedical Engineering

Hi , I am a Biomedical engineering grad student here at U Mich. I joined RSG academic affairs and student life committee back in Winter 2021. RSG gives me an opportunity to represent International student community at the U Mich graduate level. I wish to contribute immensely to the student needs and represent their concerns. I look forward to building meaningful relations and promote a friendly and amiable community here at grad level. In my free time I love exploring nature trails and talking to new people and learning about their cultures.

Bella Okiye

Chemistry

 


Division II – Physical Sciences and Engineering


Timothy Michael Erasumus Jugovic

Physical Chemistry

Committee Appointments: Legislative Affairs, Budgetary

My name is Timothy Jugovic, better known to my friends as Raz, and I was born and raised in Washington State. I moved to Illinois after high school to pursue an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Illinois State University. I am currently working on a PhD in Physical Chemistry under the guidance of Paul Zimmerman. My PhD research focuses on special relativistic corrections to quantum mechanics. I joined RSG to improve my leadership and communication skills, as well as represent the interests of Chemistry graduate student to University of Michigan. My hobbies include cooking, historic European martial arts, and story-telling

Jourdan Clements

School for Environment and Sustainability

Thomas Folk

Nuclear Engineering

Thomas Folk is a PhD Candidate in Nuclear Engineering and the social chair of RSG. In his role, he brings graduate events to the community including Fall Welcome and Fall Ball. Thomas founded the Circ concert series that entertains shows for graduate students with performances by local bands. He is from Charlotte, North Carolina and is a big NC State Wolfpack fan. On the weekends, you can find Thomas tubing down the river or chilling at Circ.

Jacqueline Simmons

IOE/ MBA

Hi, I’m Jack, a dual degree student in the Ross MBA and the IOE departments. I joined RSG to meet
people Rackham before I start taking IOE classes next fall. My hobbies include soccer, tennis and
dressing to theme.

Sudharsan Babu Srikanthan

Electrical and Computer Engineering

I am a first year Masters Student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I am a representative for Division II: Physical Sciences and Engineering. My specific area of interest is in Wireless Networking and Communication Systems. During my undergrad, I had worked on projects that aimed to develop an Electronic Voting System that is resistant to unauthorized modification of votes by leveraging a decentralised secure wireless network protocol. Before I started my degree at U of M, I interned with Analog Devices, Inc for a year and worked on Design Verification of SoCs for automotive audio processing. I joined RSG with the main objective of understanding and representing the needs of graduate students at the policy and decision making level. I also aspire to increase the opportunities for graduate students to connect with each other, especially in the backdrop of the COVID 19 pandemic. Other than these, I am an outdoorsy type of person, who enjoys hiking, and running marathons. I also like meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and learning about their beliefs and experiences.

Pritha Pal

Aerospace Engineering

Hey everyone, I’m Pritha and a current first-year Master’s student in the discipline of Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in Advances Space Propulsion and Space Systems. I am an international student from India and I completed my Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engg. from SRM Institute of Science and Technology and I wish to continue my research in the same field. Dance, art and music are some of my hobbies. And oh yeah, I love traveling. Making the most of the student life, here at University of Michigan, was my intention to join the RSG.

Shreeyash Vyakarnam

Industrial and Operations Engineering

Christopher Schemanske

Industrial and Operations Engineering

I’m a Masters student in Industrial & Operations Engineering, where I also received my B.S.E. in December 2020. I’m a Michigan native who’s excited to be a part of RSG’s work to improve the graduate student experience, and to work to understand the needs and perspectives of students across Rackham. I’m also the current Masters representative to the IOE Student Leadership Board.

Anna Kopp

chemical engineering

I’m a Master’s student in the Industrial and Operations Engineering Department. I received B.E. degree in Production Engineering from BIT Mesra, India, and a Financial Management
diploma from NMIMS, India.
“I aim to deliver a tangible impact on Rackham students during my tenure., which will benefit all of us.. GO BLUE …”

Brittany Salazar

Cancer Biology

I am a first year Masters Student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I am a representative for Division II: Physical Sciences and Engineering. My specific area of interest is in Wireless Networking and Communication Systems. During my undergrad, I had worked on projects that aimed to develop an Electronic Voting System that is resistant to unauthorized modification of votes by leveraging a decentralised secure wireless network protocol. Before I started my degree at U of M, I interned with Analog Devices, Inc for a year and worked on Design Verification of SoCs for automotive audio processing. I joined RSG with the main objective of understanding and representing the needs of graduate students at the policy and decision making level. I also aspire to increase the opportunities for graduate students to connect with each other, especially in the backdrop of the COVID 19 pandemic. Other than these, I am an outdoorsy type of person, who enjoys hiking, and running marathons. I also like meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and learning about their beliefs and experiences.

Boning Qu

Materials Science

Hey everyone, I’m Pritha and a current first-year Master’s student in the discipline of Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in Advances Space Propulsion and Space Systems. I am an international student from India and I completed my Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engg. from SRM Institute of Science and Technology and I wish to continue my research in the same field. Dance, art and music are some of my hobbies. And oh yeah, I love traveling. Making the most of the student life, here at University of Michigan, was my intention to join the RSG.

Marisol Garrouste



Division III – Social and Behavioral Sciences


Hayden Jackson

Political Science

I’m a fourth year 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 eighth 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 representing my peers to the administration of the University and external stakeholders and making sure the student voice is always heard.

Karin Brown

Math Education

Karin E. Brown is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Math Education program at the School of Education. Her research investigates the impact of teacher caring and student-teacher relationships on Black, Indigenous, and students’ of color sense of safety and belonging in K-12 mathematics classrooms.

Maia O’ Meary

Public Policy

Analise Sala

Sustainability and Environment

Hello! My name is Analise Sala and I am a second-year Master’s student studying Ecosystem Science and Management in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). I was born and raised in metro-Detroit and attended Hope College for my undergraduate degree where I played soccer and studied biology and French. I enjoy reading historical fiction novels, being
active outside in any capacity, and believe ice cream is an integral part of a balanced diet. I joined RSG to connect with other graduate students at UM around issues I care about and work to better the campus community.

Division IV – Humanities and the Arts