Meet Your Columbia College Student Council!
Elected by the student body, for the student body
Tarek Deida is a Representative for 2019 Class Council as well as a member of the CCSC Communications committee. He is a history major specializing in 20th century U.S. History and is pursuing a concentration in English Literature. Outside of CCSC, Tarek spends his time producing music, rapping and writing songs alongside the music collective THOU SHALT NOT Entertainment. His top five music artist are: Michael Jackson, Prince, Jay- Z, Lauryn Hill and Tupac Shakur.
Sreya Pinnamaneni is the VP Communications of CCSC Executive Board. She is a sophomore in Columbia College studying History. Outside CCSC, she is passionate about Youth for Debate, Columbia Undergraduate Law Review and Roosevelt Institute. She is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, an annoying Central Park runner, and a froyo enthusiast.
Skye Bork is a first year in Columbia College from Washington, DC planning on pursuing the Economics-Mathematics major. Along with serving as the Vice President for the Class of 2021, she is a columnist for the Columbia Political Review, a member of the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, and a member of the ski team.
Siddharth Singh is the President of 2020 Class Council. He hopes that he can deliver on each platform that he and his team stood for during the elections- subway discounts, student apparel and water fountains. On campus, he's part of Sigma Phi Epsilon and his favourite dining hall is Ferris because of their omelette station. In his spare time he loves playing field hockey for NYCFHC and exploring the city.
Sarah Radway is a Class Representative for the Class of 2021. She is a CUSP and Questbridge Scholar majoring in Econ/CS, who loves the arts, community service, meeting new people, and leaving Butler before 2AM.
Ramsay Eyre is a first-year in Columbia College from Vermont, currently planning to study history. In addition to being a Class of 2021 Representative on CCSC sitting on the policy committee, he is an associate copy editor at the Columbia Daily Spectator and a member of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association. He loves talking politics, and writes biweekly pieces for The Pensive Post, an intercollegiate collective of creative and political writers. You can usually find him getting sushi at Café East, making lit Spotify playlists, or hanging out on Low steps.
"Prem Thakker is a first-year from North Dakota studying economics and political science. Along with serving as the Class President, Prem is involved in the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, Alexander Hamilton Society, Roosevelt Institute, and hosts The Laymen, a politically-oriented podcast, with his best friend (who is also from North Dakota). You can probably find Prem eating a PB&J at John Jay or shooting some hoops at Dodge with his friends."
Patricia Granda Malaver is the Pre-Professional Representative for CCSC. She is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Human Rights. Outside of student council, she serves on the eboard of Columbia College Student Ambassadors, Latinx Heritage Month, QuestBridge Scholars Chapter, Student Organization of Latinxs, and Sigma Delta Tau. She is also a member of the Student of Color Advisory Board. Patty is passionate about social justice, naps, and seasoned food.
Omar Khan is a senior majoring in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. Besides being a University Senator for Columbia College which includes serving as the Co-Chair of the Senate Commission on Diversity, he is President of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association and a former Under1Roof facilitator. He is interested in public health, international affairs, and the genealogy of the phrase "ex officio."
Nicole Allicock is the VP Policy on CCSC Executive Board. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, and a proud Linguistics major. Occasionally she takes a break from talking about CCSC to talk about her other great passion -- Ferris, the far superior dining hall.
Nathan Rosin is the President of CCSC Executive Board. He is also a member of the URC Advisory Board and a pröud COÖP leader! When he's not leading a tour or organizing Laser Tag, Nathan can be found eating ~delicious~ donuts from the doughnuttery at Chelsea Market!
Mina Mahmood is the President of 2019 Class Council and a member of the CCSC Finance committee. Outside of student council, she is a Political Science major and a Kanye West enthusiast. She is also a member of Delta Gamma and the Black Student Organization.
Matt Neky is a Representative for 2018 Class Council and a member of the Finance Committee. In the classroom, he is a biochemistry major following the pre-med track. Outside of the classroom, he is a coordinator for Project Tutors, a member of the URC, and a research assistant in a biophysics lab. Additionally, he moonlights as the author of the fortunes in the JJs fortune cookies and strongly considers himself to be Columbia's foremost cheese enthusiast.
Maria Fernanda Martinez is a senior majoring in American Studies and Education. As Alumni Affairs representative she is excited about improving the relationship between all students and alumni. For fun she veganizes Mexican food and binges YouTube videos
Lord Hyeamang is a Class Representative for 2018 Class Council. He’s also the Captain of the Football team, a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a member of Kappa Delta Rho, and a Dean’s Discipline Student Navigator. He can be found eating pancakes at JJ’s at least once a day.
Josh Schenk is a junior studying political science. He was elected to the University Senate in the spring of 2016 after serving as the Class of 2019 president. As president, Josh secured air conditioning installation in undergraduate housing, partnered with over 20 NYC restaurants to create a discount program for Columbia students, and launched a peer mentorship program for first-year students. Josh is originally from Los Angeles, where he served as an elected member of his school district’s board of education during his senior year of high school.
Jordan Singer serves on CCSC as a Student Services Representative. She is a junior in Columbia College majoring in political science and concentrating in business management. Outside of CCSC, Jordan is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Columbia International Relations Council and Association (CIRCA), a member of the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee (URC), and a member of the Panhellenic sorority Sigma Delta Tau. Jordan grew up in Manhattan but readily admits that her courses and classmates at Columbia have made her a better New Yorker.
John Avendano is the Senior Class President. On campus, he is also on the Men's Varsity Fencing Team, Columbia Global Brigades, and is a COÖP leader. In his spare time he loves going to Chipotle and watching Suits and Arrested Development.
Jay Rappaport is a University Senator from Columbia College. In the Senate, Jay serves on the Rules Committee and Housing Policy Committee. Beyond student government on campus, Jay currently serves as the Democratic Access Center Director of the Roosevelt Institute at Columbia University, Co-Chair of Columbia University Bike Share, and a Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP) leader. As he has said elsewhere, in his free time, Jay likes books, burritos, and baseball; he is a fan of the Yankees and John Steinbeck.
James Ritchie is Vice President for 2020 Class Council. He is involved in campus as the Brotherhood chair for Phi Gamma Delta, as well as student theatre and serving on the Undergraduate and Global Recruitment Committees. In his spare time you can catch him watching his beloved Chelsea or Dallas Cowboys.
Grant Pace is a Representative for 2020 Class Council. He's also involved with the EcoReps, John Jay Hall Council, and Columbia Queer Alliance. His favorite food is cheesecake, and his go-to dining hall is Ferris.
George Jiang is a Representative for 2019 Class Council. He is a junior at Columbia studying Computer Science and Economics. Outside his role in CCSC, he is passionate on campus about Lion Credit Union, where he hopes to bring a student run credit union to the Columbia and Morningside Heights communities. In the ounce of free time he has, you can find him running around in Riverside Park, being touristy in the city or goofing off with his brothers in Greek life.
Emily Lavine is Senior Class Vice President. Outside of CCSC, she is also a Columbia College Student Ambassador, a Peace by Peace Classroom Volunteer, and an active member of Columbia/Barnard Hillel. In her free time, Emily loves tasting all the best brunch spots in NYC.
Elise Fuller is the Inclusion and Equity Representative for CCSC and also serves as the Campus Liaison for the Black Student Organization. She is majoring in Anthropology with a focus in Socio-Cultural studies. When Elise is not working with CCSC or BSO, she serves as a mentor for elementary and high school students. Her favorite flavor of bubble tea from Cafe East is ginger.
Elisa Kong is a Representative for 2019 Class Council and is a member of the CCSC Policy Committee. She is a junior majoring in History and East Asian Languages and Cultures. During her free time, she loves interviewing prospective Columbia students on behalf of the URC, writing for an Asian American empowerment magazine, and interning at NBC News. She is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and a Food Network aficionado.
Dafne is this year's Academic Affairs representative and a member of the Policy Committee. She is a junior (double) majoring in Latin American Studies (and Economics) and an active member of the Columbia Latinx community. Dafne can be found speaking Spanish around campus and will talk for hours about how amazing Peru, her native country, is.
Astrid Walker-Stewart is a Representative for 2020 Class Council. She is also on the Women's Rowing Team and a member of CCSC Campus Life Committee. When she is not rowing or eating hummus she can be found wandering the streets of New York City or watching SNL skits.
Alex Cedar is the VP Campus Life of CCSC Executive Board. He is a Junior majoring in Film Studies and Political Science. After serving as a representative for the Class of 2019 for the 2016/17 academic year, he was elected in April 2017 to Executive Board as Vice President for Campus Life, a role through which he utilizes the CCSC Campus Life budget to plan events and programming for the Columbia College community. He encourages everyone to get involved in Campus Life, either through coming to events or joining the committee. Away from council, Alex is a member of Delta Sigma Phi, and has served as Co-Chair of Third Wheel Improv.
Aja Isabel Johnson is a first-year in Columbia College from Washington D.C. studying history and economics. In addition to her role as a class of 2021 representative on Columbia College Student Council, she serves as an associate opinion editor for the Columbia Spectator and is a member of the Interschool Governing Board, the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, Bacchanal Press Team, and One-to One tutoring staff. A music fanatic, she is the host of a weekly show on WBAR and can be found either making, mixing, or discovering music or making trips throughout New York City in search of some of the coolest record shops around.
Adam Resheff is the VP Finance of CCSC Executive Board. He is a Resident Advisor in Furnald, tutors through One-to-One tutoring and is a member of the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee. The best decision he's made during college (besides running for CCSC) was doing an impromptu beatbox tryout for an a cappella group on a dare during NSOP, in which he sang "Happy Birthday" as his audition song. To this day, he has no idea how he got a callback.
Aaron Fisher serves on CCSC as a Student Services Representative. He is a senior in Columbia College studying history and religion. Outside of CCSC, Aaron has served as Co-Head of Third Wheel Improv, as a staff columnist and deputy news editor for The Columbia Spectator, as Director of Engagement for Aryeh: Columbia Students Association for Israel, and has been involved in student theater. He’s also the Features Editor for The Current, an undergraduate journal. A proud D.C. native and baseball fan, Aaron’s hopes and dreams rest on the shoulders of the Washington Nationals.