The Student Senators are elected by the student body of the Senator's respective division to represent their needs and concerns on the USS and to the administration. The Executive Board (consisting of the Student Trustees, Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, and Communications Director) meets regularly with President Van Zandt, and Senior Vice President of Student Services Linda Reimer, among others, both in and outside The New School, to represent student interests.

Please feel free to reach out to the representatives of your respective division at any time—we're here to represent you!

co-chairs

  Alexandra Letellier  is a Strategic Design and Management student at Parsons School of Design minoring in Global Studies. She is from Southern California but has always wanted to live in Manhattan. Alexandra is a representative for Cru Club and studied abroad at Parsons Paris. She has travelled to over 50 countries and is passionate about learning about new cultures. After graduation, Alexandra would like to work in the design of business.   e: letea873@newschool.edu

Alexandra Letellier is a Strategic Design and Management student at Parsons School of Design minoring in Global Studies. She is from Southern California but has always wanted to live in Manhattan. Alexandra is a representative for Cru Club and studied abroad at Parsons Paris. She has travelled to over 50 countries and is passionate about learning about new cultures. After graduation, Alexandra would like to work in the design of business.

e: letea873@newschool.edu

  EUGENE LANG COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS    Marios Pavlakis  was born in Athens, Greece and grew up in the island of Evia. After his high school graduation, Marios moved to Athens in order to pursue his studies in Economics and International Relations at the American College of Greece. While a student there, Marios was heavily involved in student life and during the previous academic year he was the president of the college’s student association. During his freshman and sophomore year, Marios was working as the assistant of the Public Diplomacy Officer at the American Embassy in Athens. In 2017, he transferred to The New School in New York as a junior to continue his studies and pursue a double major in Economics and Global Studies. He was part of the United Nations Summer Study Program with a practicum under UN Women/UNCTED. As of Fall 2017, he serves as the Vice President of Oikos NYC, while he is also a member of The New School Debate Team. Marios loves traveling, he speaks five languages and he holds a black belt in Karate.   e: pavlm002@newschool.edu

EUGENE LANG COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Marios Pavlakis was born in Athens, Greece and grew up in the island of Evia. After his high school graduation, Marios moved to Athens in order to pursue his studies in Economics and International Relations at the American College of Greece. While a student there, Marios was heavily involved in student life and during the previous academic year he was the president of the college’s student association. During his freshman and sophomore year, Marios was working as the assistant of the Public Diplomacy Officer at the American Embassy in Athens. In 2017, he transferred to The New School in New York as a junior to continue his studies and pursue a double major in
Economics and Global Studies. He was part of the United Nations Summer Study Program with a practicum under UN Women/UNCTED. As of Fall
2017, he serves as the Vice President of Oikos NYC, while he is also a member of The New School Debate Team. Marios loves traveling, he speaks five languages and he holds a black belt in Karate.

e: pavlm002@newschool.edu

  PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN    Zoe O’Loughlin  is a first year undergraduate student at Parsons majoring in Fashion. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she has a history of working with various student organizations creativity based, academically based and volunteer based. Some of these include The International Thespian Society, Mock Trial, The National Honor Society, and Outdoor School Student Leadership. Currently a member of her dorm’s Hall Council, she’s currently working on an outreach program that puts students in a place to help the homeless. As a University Student Senator for Parsons, she looks forward to being able to represent the student body and support the needs and concerns of the students.   e: olouz923@newschool.edu

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Zoe O’Loughlin is a first year undergraduate student at Parsons majoring in Fashion. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she has a history of working with various student organizations creativity based, academically based and volunteer based. Some of these include The International Thespian Society, Mock Trial, The National Honor Society, and Outdoor School Student Leadership. Currently a member of her dorm’s Hall Council, she’s currently working on an outreach program that puts students in a place to help the homeless. As a University Student Senator for Parsons, she looks forward to being able to represent the student body and support the needs and concerns of the students.

e: olouz923@newschool.edu


Chief of Staff

  Enzo Flores  is a cinephile from São Paulo, Brazil. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and studies Screen Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.  During his education in Southern California, Enzo founded Pi Tau Epsilon, the first nationwide Film and Visual Arts Honor Society. The organization has expanded and provided student filmmakers and visual artists with academic recognition.  Having worked in the film industry for over two years, in California, New York, and other states, Enzo aspires to contribute the industry as a critic, historian, and auteur.   e: flore179@newschool.edu

Enzo Flores is a cinephile from São Paulo, Brazil. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and studies Screen Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

During his education in Southern California, Enzo founded Pi Tau Epsilon, the first nationwide Film and Visual Arts Honor Society. The organization has expanded and provided student filmmakers and visual artists with academic recognition.

Having worked in the film industry for over two years, in California, New York, and other states, Enzo aspires to contribute the industry as a critic, historian, and auteur.

e: flore179@newschool.edu


Communication Directors


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Frank James Martinez-Chevez

e: artf745@newschool.edu

  Maftuna Tolipova  is a second year BA/BFA student at Mannes School of Music, The New School. She is majoring in Piano Performance and minoring in Fashion Studies. She has traveled around the world to broaden her musical skills and to learn different cultures. Maftuna is originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She has moved to U.S. in 2014. It is her second semester in the University Student Senate. She is always happy to help students and improve their times at The New School. She likes to organize concerts and events and currently she is working at Mannes as a Concert Usher.   e: tolim369@newschool.edu

Maftuna Tolipova is a second year BA/BFA student at Mannes School of Music, The New School. She is majoring in Piano Performance and minoring in Fashion Studies. She has traveled around the world to broaden her musical skills and to learn different cultures. Maftuna is originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She has moved to U.S. in 2014. It is her second semester in the University Student Senate. She is always happy to help students and improve their times at The New School. She likes to organize concerts and events and currently she is working at Mannes as a Concert Usher.

e: tolim369@newschool.edu

  Alexis Perez  is a Cuban-Peruvian Creative Technologist and Playwright from Miami Fl. She is currently a fourth year student at The New School for Drama, where she is producing her thesis project: Naranjas. Alexis gravitates towards new faces and is always on the hunt for a new experience. She has been a member of the UNSC for UN Women since 2013, participating at the National Conference every year, engaging in conversation about how to end violence against women, how to end human trafficking, and how to best support other female activists. Alexis has received recognition and awards for a few passion projects over the years, including a film company she began in 2011, giving a platform to people with a fear of public speaking. Alexis is also the executive producer for the CoPA Gala that happens at the end of every academic year.    e: perea966@newschool.edu

Alexis Perez is a Cuban-Peruvian Creative Technologist and Playwright from Miami Fl. She is currently a fourth year student at The New School for Drama, where she is producing her thesis project: Naranjas. Alexis gravitates towards new faces and is always on the hunt for a new experience. She has been a member of the UNSC for UN Women since 2013, participating at the National Conference every year, engaging in conversation about how to end violence against women, how to end human trafficking, and how to best support other female activists. Alexis has received recognition and awards for a few passion projects over the years, including a film company she began in 2011, giving a platform to people with a fear of public speaking. Alexis is also the executive producer for the CoPA Gala that happens at the end of every academic year.

e: perea966@newschool.edu

REPRESENTATIVES

  Ahad Ali  is a PhD student in the Sociology department at the NSSR. He has served as the representative of the department and is currently the Graduate Student Trusteeship. Ahad’s research interests include publics, discourse analysis, online communities, and the effects of media and technology on society.   e:  ahad@newschool.edu

Ahad Ali is a PhD student in the Sociology department at the NSSR. He has served as the representative of the department and is currently the Graduate Student Trusteeship. Ahad’s research interests include publics, discourse analysis, online communities, and the effects of media and technology on society.

e: ahad@newschool.edu

  Kathyrn Tzivanis  A desire to combat global injustices brought Katie Tzivanis to attend Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and later major in Politics and Urban Studies. Her determination to affect future systemic change stems from an eagerness to see a fair and just public education system. Inspired by a better future, she believes that pursuing a career within Public and Urban Policy will lead to the change she seeks.     e:  tzivk727@newschool.edu

Kathyrn Tzivanis A desire to combat global injustices brought Katie Tzivanis to attend Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and later major in Politics and Urban Studies. Her determination to affect future systemic change stems from an eagerness to see a fair and just public education system. Inspired by a better future, she believes that pursuing a career within Public and Urban Policy will lead to the change she seeks.

e: tzivk727@newschool.edu

  Nina  is proud native New Yorker, Grad student attending NSPE, Media Management particular in the field of intellectual property. She is the first generation of both sides of her family to get past High School. Nina is dedicated and knows how important it is to keep an open communication with the student body and University. Nina has an Entertainment consulting firm, NICHELLE CONSULTING is a full service management and consulting company geared at progressing the careers and businesses of independent artist and entertainers.  EDUCATION:  2019 - The New School: (MS) Media Management - Concentration in IP & Arts Management. 2016 COOP: (Digital and Media Marketing) SEM & SEO, Digital Marketing, Google Analytics & Facebook Blueprint. 2015 Graduate of Baruch College: (BA) Artist Management and Psychology, Minor - Entertainment Law  Experienced Special Event in the Entertainment industry. Skilled in (SEO), Music Management, Music Licensing, Performing Arts, and Publicity. Nina has performed in a number of on & off Broadway presentations, films, & musical venues. Nominated 2014 - Female "Rising Star" Jazz Artist & Best Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year. In her free time Nina volunteers with several originations.   e:  davin241@newschool.edu

Nina is proud native New Yorker, Grad student attending NSPE, Media Management particular in the field of intellectual property. She is the first generation of both sides of her family to get past High School. Nina is dedicated and knows how important it is to keep an open communication with the student body and University. Nina has an Entertainment consulting firm, NICHELLE CONSULTING is a full service management and consulting company geared at progressing the careers and businesses of independent artist and entertainers.

EDUCATION:

2019 - The New School: (MS) Media Management - Concentration in IP & Arts Management. 2016 COOP: (Digital and Media Marketing) SEM & SEO, Digital Marketing, Google Analytics & Facebook Blueprint. 2015 Graduate of Baruch College: (BA) Artist Management and Psychology, Minor - Entertainment Law

Experienced Special Event in the Entertainment industry. Skilled in (SEO), Music Management, Music Licensing, Performing Arts, and Publicity. Nina has performed in a number of on & off Broadway presentations, films, & musical venues. Nominated 2014 - Female "Rising Star" Jazz Artist & Best Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year. In her free time Nina volunteers with several originations.

e: davin241@newschool.edu

 Didintle Ntsie is a South African student enrolled in the School of Public Engagement. Her interests are focused on spatial justice, inclusive transformation as well as innovations within the fields of place making and public art. In her previous life she was a project manager, program manager and co-founder of 100in1day Cape Town (a citizen driven social change movement).   When she is not catching up with schoolwork she can be found in her home in Brooklyn cooking and baking for her regular dinner parties. If you want an invite, don’t be shy – simply email her!   She looks forward to serving the students of the New School as best she can.   e:  ntsid022@newschool.edu

Didintle Ntsie is a South African student enrolled in the School of Public Engagement. Her interests are focused on spatial justice, inclusive transformation as well as innovations within the fields of place making and public art. In her previous life she was a project manager, program manager and co-founder of 100in1day Cape Town (a citizen driven social change movement).

When she is not catching up with schoolwork she can be found in her home in Brooklyn cooking and baking for her regular dinner parties. If you want an invite, don’t be shy – simply email her!

She looks forward to serving the students of the New School as best she can.

e: ntsid022@newschool.edu

 Jonathan Murtaugh is master's student in the Philosophy department at the NSSR. His favorite past times, outside of academia, are going to live concerts, relaxing in NYC's parks, and playing guitar. His research interests include philosophy of science, ancient philosophy, and post-structuralism. As an undergraduate at Montana State University, he was the Project Leader of a physics research team funded by NASA and the facilitator of The Philosophy Society. Since coming to The New School, he has been the Philosophy Graduate Faculty Student Senate Representative and facilitator of The Black Rose Reading Group.    e:  murtj301@newschool.edu

Jonathan Murtaugh is master's student in the Philosophy department at the NSSR. His favorite past times, outside of academia, are going to live concerts, relaxing in NYC's parks, and playing guitar. His research interests include philosophy of science, ancient philosophy, and post-structuralism. As an undergraduate at Montana State University, he was the Project Leader of a physics research team funded by NASA and the facilitator of The Philosophy Society. Since coming to The New School, he has been the Philosophy Graduate Faculty Student Senate Representative and facilitator of The Black Rose Reading Group.

e: murtj301@newschool.edu

  Deja M. Lee   Prior to entering the Master's program in International Affair at TNS, Deja earned a Bachelors of Science in Political Science with a Minor in African American Studies from Old Dominion University located in Norfolk, Virginia. As a native to capitol city Richmond, Virginia and living her highschool years in Mechanicsville, Virginia; Deja experienced the urban inner-city lifestyle as well as the rural conservative south. She graduated from Lee-Davis High School, home of the Confederates where she encountered her first instances of racial conflict and barrier, However, she chose then to dedicate her life and education to making the lives of the historically disenfranchised better. She is currently working on the Senate campaign for Scott Noren. He is running in the mid-term election for the state of New York. Deja believes her life is a true testament to her goals for herself and the community she resides. Outside of her political career, Deja enjoys indulging in the world of fashion and design and it shows with her trendy street style that you’ll see her wearing around campus. After attaining her degree at TNS, she hopes to continue to expand my brand as an activist, designer, and educator in international politics.”  The New School - Public Engagement, Class of 2020, International Affairs M.A.  The New School Student Senate, NSPE Senator  E:  leed062@newschool.edu

Deja M. Lee

Prior to entering the Master's program in International Affair at TNS, Deja earned a Bachelors of Science in Political Science with a Minor in African American Studies from Old Dominion University located in Norfolk, Virginia. As a native to capitol city Richmond, Virginia and living her highschool years in Mechanicsville, Virginia; Deja experienced the urban inner-city lifestyle as well as the rural conservative south. She graduated from Lee-Davis High School, home of the Confederates where she encountered her first instances of racial conflict and barrier, However, she chose then to dedicate her life and education to making the lives of the historically disenfranchised better. She is currently working on the Senate campaign for Scott Noren. He is running in the mid-term election for the state of New York. Deja believes her life is a true testament to her goals for herself and the community she resides. Outside of her political career, Deja enjoys indulging in the world of fashion and design and it shows with her trendy street style that you’ll see her wearing around campus. After attaining her degree at TNS, she hopes to continue to expand my brand as an activist, designer, and educator in international politics.”

The New School - Public Engagement, Class of 2020, International Affairs M.A.

The New School Student Senate, NSPE Senator

E: leed062@newschool.edu

Joey Marino e: marij718@newschool.edu