Meet Your Columbia College Student Council!
Elected by the student body, for the student body
Zachary Kimmel is a sophomore in Columbia College and is the Academic Affairs Representative for Columbia College Student Council. In addition to CCSC, Zach serves on the executive board of Columbia HeForShe, a leading gender equality organization, and works as a policy contributor for the Roosevelt Institute, a non-partisan political think-tank. He also sings in SHARP and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Originally from Brooklyn, Zach intends to study American History and African-American Studies.
Sarah Radway is a Class Representative for the Class of 2021. She is a CUSP and Questbridge Scholar majoring in Computer Science, who loves the arts, community service, meeting new people, and leaving Butler Library before 2AM.
I am a junior Computer Science-Math major, and a proud CUSP and Questbridge Scholar. Aside from serving as VP Finance, I am on the managing team for Girls Who Code, and am a part of Columbia Space Initiative. Outside of academics, I have a passion for the arts, community service, and meeting new people!
I’m majoring in Race and Ethnic Studies. When I’m not in the library reading about social liberation, I like to spend my time playing music, either in a jam session with friends or in rehearsal for one of my music groups. I’m also a COOP leader, a dialogue facilitator for ROOTED, and a radio host for the campus radio WKCR! I’m a huge fan of chocolate chip pancakes and labradoodles, and I’m also a triplet!
My name is Ramsay Eyre, and I serve as one of three University Senators representing Columbia College. I'm excited to work on university climate and health policy, and help make sure undergraduates have a voice in the governance of the university. I'm a junior majoring in history, and other than being a Senator, I am a member of the King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe and am involved in campus journalism as a staff member of the Columbia Political Review. Off campus, I love exploring New York's parks and museums and seeing concerts when my favorite artists are in town.
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.
Rads serves on CCSC as a Class of 2022 representative. She was born and raised in Manhattan but loves exploring new parts of NYC with her friends. She’s planning on double majoring in Neuroscience and Econ, but honestly, that could all change by the time she graduates. Other than CCSC, she’s also a member of the Columbia Debate Society and the community development team in the Uganda Engineering without Borders chapter.
Hi! I'm Rads and I'm in the class of 2022. I'm planning to double major in Neuroscience and Economics. Other than CCSC, I'm a member of the Columbia Debate Society and the Uganda chapter of Engineers without Borders. I was born and raised in NYC and can't imagine ever living anywhere else!
Patricia Granda-Malaver is the Columbia College Student Body President. She is a senior majoring in Political Science and Human Rights. Outside of student council, Patty serves on the executive board of Sigma Delta Tau, Columbia College Student Ambassadors, and Columbia QuestBridge Scholars. She is also a member of Senior Fund. Patty is passionate about social justice, seasoned food, and making Columbia a home for all.
Monique Harmon is a CC senior double majoring in Economics and African American Studies. She is from suburban Philadelphia, and on campus is one of the Student Services Representatives. She is also a part of the Columbia Elections Commission, the Columbia University Democrats, the Multicultural Recruitment Committee, and the Black Students’ Organization. As a CCSC Student Services Representative, she wants to continue her work with administrators to advocate on behalf of the student body, particularly the students’ whose voices and ideas are marginalized on campus.
Maryam is a junior from Egypt raised in Queens, New York, studying Human Rights and Public Health. She is passionate about uplifting the voices of students of color and low-income students like herself. In addition to her role as Vice President of the Class of 2021, she is serving as a co--chair for the Multicultural Recruitment Committee and is a coordinator for America Reads and Counts where she tutors elementary school students. She is a founding member of the Interfaith Collective and has been involved with Turath. You can find her listening to YBN Cordae's album The Lost Boy and throwing it back with 2000s R&B and Hip Hop.
Madison, known as Maddy, is a senior studying Economics. In addition to her role as Class Representative on Student Council, she is the President of Columbia College Student Ambassadors, Senior Manager of the Engagement team at Spectator, and Visual Design Chair on Columbia Women's Business Society. She is passionate about mentorship and has been involved with Columbia Mentoring Initiative since she was a first year. Maddy also loves going to art museums, watching curly hair tutorials, and pushing a vegetarian agenda.
Luke Aron Ebora is a sophomore in CC studying Art History and Visual Arts. Born in Batangas Philippines, Luke spent most of his life in Los Angeles, CA. As the CCSC First Generation and Financial Representative, Luke looks to support the various groups under the Columbia University first-generation/low income umbrella throughout the year. He hopes to act as a mediator between first-gen students and Columbia administration as well as back the many initiatives being spearheaded by student groups on campus.
Leighlani Sanchez is a first-generation student from Springfield, Massachusetts. She intends on studying East Asian Languages and Cultures as well as Political Science. Currently, she’s a board member of PSSA and an active participant in Amnesty International. When she’s not trying to bring world peace, you can find her searching for the best vegan restaurants in the city.
Kai Feliciano is the VP of Columbia Class of 2020. She is a freelance graphic design artist (bit.ly/kfwoman), conducts research in the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab, and is a member of the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee. Kai’s favorite hobby is meeting all the dogs of Morningside Heights. She now knows at least 15 pups by name!
My name is Joyce Tan, and I’m the Alumni Affairs Representative of Columbia College Student Council. I am from Greenwich, Connecticut, but I went to middle school in Beijing, China. As the Alumni Affairs Representative of Columbia College Student Council, I hope to help student groups build stronger relationships with alumni and host events working with these alumni from their respective fields.
Jimmy (Jung Won) Park is a Representative for the Class of 2022 and a member of the Finance and Communications committees in CCSC. He is originally from Seoul, South Korea and moved to Westchester, NY in the 7th grade. He plans on majoring in Anthropology and Economics. When he is not “studying” in Butler, you can find him feasting in JJ's, hanging out with friends, exploring the city, or drawing in his room.
I'm a senior from Monterrey, Mexico majoring in History. I joined CCSC after being the Spec correspondant for 2 years in order to ennact changes I wanted to see and faithfully represent my peers. I've also been involved with the Mexican Student's Association (MEXSA), the Student Organization of Latinxs (SOL), and the Undocumented Student's Initiative (UndoCU). I'm passionate about history (no kidding), journalism, film, nature and dogs. Please feel free to reach out to me personally regarding student government, life at Columbia, or any concern you might have that I may be able to help with! It's hard being here and we're all trying to carve out our little space and make it our O.K.!
I am a sophomore from London, studying History and Philosophy. I am an opinion editor at the Columbia Spectator, a columnist for the Columbia Political Review, and a member of the Roosevelt Human Rights Institute. In my spare time, I love skiing, playing netball and exploring the New York food scene. You can often find me on a late-night JJ's run or explaining the art of making a perfect cup of tea to Americans﹣it includes milk.
James Ritchie is President for 2020 Class Council. James is a Psychology major and Art History minor who was born in NYC but grew up in London (however, he does not have an accent!). He is involved in campus as a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Senior Fund, Columbia Economics Society, and also serves on the Undergraduate and Global Recruitment Committees. In his spare time you can catch him watching his beloved Chelsea or Dallas Cowboys.
Hi all! I serve as the Class of 2021 Representative and I am majoring in Medicine, Literature, and Society while pursuing the pre-med track. I am definitively a really big extrovert (ESFP on Myers-Briggs) and it's a great time, but sometimes it's to my own detriment so I should probably talk to my therapist about it. Aside from that, I like to involve myself around campus in different areas of interest I identify with such as dance clubs, Latinx clubs, and the research I work on. I guess a fun fact about me is that I crossed paths with Anderson Cooper at CUMC this summer. If you ever want to talk about anything CCSC related (or anything at all for that matter), I am a chatter box so hit me up.
Heven Haile is a Junior majoring in American studies/Ethnicity and Race studies. She served as a representative for the Black Students’ Organization, a columnist for The Columbia Daily Spectator, CCSC’s Race and Ethnicity representative, the Student of Color coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She currently serves as a coordinator for Under1Roof. She will use her position in the Senate to create a more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable campus.Heven Haile is a Junior majoring in American studies/Ethnicity and Race studies. She served as a representative for the Black Students’ Organization, a columnist for The Columbia Daily Spectator, CCSC’s Race and Ethnicity representative, the Student of Color coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She currently serves as a coordinator for Under1Roof. She will use her position in the Senate to create a more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable campus.
Heven Haile is a sophomore majoring in Ethnicity and Race Studies and Political Science. Along with her role as the Race and Ethnicity Representative, she serves as the students of color coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Her hobbies include crying to Frank Ocean and Solange in a dark room, destroying oppressive systems, and stanning black women on Twitter.
Henry Feldman is a sophomore from Boston majoring in Political Science and concentrating in History. In addition to serving as a Student Services Representative, he is a Copy Editor for the Columbia Political Review. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, arguing about politics and listening to classic rock.
Henry Feldman is a junior from Boston majoring in political science and concentrating in history. In addition to serving as the Vice President for Policy on CCSC, he is a Senior Editor for the Columbia Political Review. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, reading, and following the 2020 Democratic primary.
Hello! My name is Gabriel Garon, I'm a junior in Columbia College from San Diego, California, studying Medicine, Literature, and Society. On campus, I'm involved with contemporary/modern dance both curricularly and extracurricularly, and I'm a preorientation leader and coordinator for the Columbia Outdoor Orientation program.
Eva Bogomilova is a freshman from Fayetteville, Arkansas and is currently majoring in political science and history with a concentration in Hispanic studies. She is currently serving as the freshman vice president and is on the Columbia dance team. When she’s not stuffing her face in the dining halls, she can be seen looking at pictures of cats, singing karaoke, or cramming for a test.
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.
Danielle Resheff is a junior in Columbia College majoring in American Studies and concentrating in History. On campus, she serves as a University Senator, and before that she served as a representative for the Class of 2020. In addition, she has been working on the Mental Health Task Force since joining the Policy Committee of student council last year. She enjoys “jogging” in Riverside, also known as walking in, taking pictures of dogs, and walking out.
Brandon Shi is a sophomore from the San Francisco Bay Area serving as a class representative for the Columbia College Class of 2022 on CCSC. On campus, he is active within the LGBTQ+ community, participating in the Queer Trans Advisory Board within the Office of Multicultural Affairs and chairing the Columbia Mentoring Initiative's LGBTQ+ Family Tree. He is also part of Spectator's Opinion section, works gigs for the Columbia Bartending Agency, and co-coordinated this past year's Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) pre-orientation program. In his free time, Brandon enjoys running in Riverside Park and visiting New York's museums.
Blessing serves as VP of Communications on the CCSC E-Board. Blessing plans to major in theatre and educational studies which he hopes further fosters his passion for the arts, and his dedication to student engagement/enrichment. In addition to CCSC, he works with Columbia University Players and Questbridge. While he's not running the Communications Committee, he loves to run in Central Park, take ballet classes, and try new foods throughout NYC (sometimes too much!). If you happen to "run" into Blessing, let him wish you a blessed day!
Beom Joon Baek is a sophomore studying physics and computer science. Coming from South Korea, Joon took a leave from Columbia for two years to serve in the Republic of Korea Army at the Demilitarized Zone before returning last year. Aside from working at CCSC, you can also find him performing in student plays, eating KBBQ around K Town, and going to rock concerts
My name is Ben and I am a senior in Columbia College studying polical science and going into the first year of my combined International Affairs master program through SIPA. I am from Montpelier, Vermont and love skiing, climbing, and mountain biking! At home I have 3 cats and a dog (named Addie). On campus I enjoy sunny days on the lawns, Roti Roll, and bouldering at Steep Rock on 125th.
Andy Baran is humbled to serve as the class of 2022 CCSC President for this year. Andy is from Minnesota and is studying Economics and Statistics. He has one younger brother, a dog named Sparky, and in his free time loves collecting pennies (his passion is appreciating things that others overlook, tattered pennies included!) Outside of class, you might find Andy in Butler, on the lacrosse field, or late night in JJ’s. Andy loves meeting new people and he can’t wait to get to know you too!
Andy Baran is humbled to serve as the class of 2022 CCSC President for this year. Andy is from Minnesota and is studying Economics and Statistics. He has one younger brother, a dog named Sparky, and in his free time loves collecting pennies (his passion is appreciating things that others overlook, tattered pennies included!) Outside of class, you might find Andy in Butler, playing hockey, or running in Central Park. Andy loves meeting new people and he can’t wait to get to know you too!
Aaron Liberman serves as Disabilities Student Representative on CCSC. While Aaron grew up just a few miles from Columbia, his parents came to America as political refugees from the Soviet Union. Apart from coursework, he conducts research in particle physics and is a member of the executive board of the Columbia Science Review. He is also heavily involved in the Columbia/Barnard Hillel and in a leader of the Save a Child’s Heart Intercollegiate Committee. Besides English, Aaron is fluent in Russian and Hebrew and he hopes this skill will help him out as he braces for a future as a failed academic.