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! 


Executive Board


CO-CHAIRS

Kabeer is pursuing an MFA in Design & Technology at Parson School of Design, New York. He works as a Design Technologist an often works with various tools like various tools like html, CSS, Javascript, Unity, Swift 3 & C#, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, & Indesign. He loves telling stories through films & virtual reality. He is currently serving as the Treasurer for USS since August, 2016. He also serves as the Vice-President of the Dorkshops, where I regularly plan and teaches classes for peers. In October 2014, he kickstarted a multimedia start-up in New Delhi, India with two co-founders, where he worked as the Chief Creative Manager at the company. He developed websites, marketing campaigns, new products, services & experiences for various clients like Harvard, Amazon Fashion Week etc. He has also worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi before coming down to New York and pursuing his masters. kabeer@newschool.edu

Kabeer is pursuing an MFA in Design & Technology at Parson School of Design, New York. He works as a Design Technologist an often works with various tools like various tools like html, CSS, Javascript, Unity, Swift 3 & C#, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, & Indesign. He loves telling stories through films & virtual reality.
He is currently serving as the Treasurer for USS since August, 2016. He also serves as the Vice-President of the Dorkshops, where I regularly plan and teaches classes for peers.
In October 2014, he kickstarted a multimedia start-up in New Delhi, India with two co-founders, where he worked as the Chief Creative Manager at the company. He developed websites, marketing campaigns, new products, services & experiences for various clients like Harvard, Amazon Fashion Week etc. He has also worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi before coming down to New York and pursuing his masters. kabeer@newschool.edu

Cemre Necefbas is a 5th year BA/BFA student at The New School, pursuing a BFA in Jazz Voice at School of Jazz and a BA in Contemporary Music at Lang, with a Literature minor. She is originally from Istanbul, Turkey and has moved to New York in the summer of 2013. Cemre has been a part of the University Student Senate since Fall 2016, and is serving as the Jazz Senator and Chief of Staff for the Senate. Cemre also works with incoming students through her work as an admissions assistant at the Welcome Center and admitted student social media groups. On the off chance that Cemre is not at school or work, she can be found performing at different venues in the city and seeing as many concerts and plays as she can. necec969@newschool.edu

Cemre Necefbas is a 5th year BA/BFA student at The New School, pursuing a BFA in Jazz Voice at School of Jazz and a BA in Contemporary Music at Lang, with a Literature minor. She is originally from Istanbul, Turkey and has moved to New York in the summer of 2013.

Cemre has been a part of the University Student Senate since Fall 2016, and is serving as the Jazz Senator and Chief of Staff for the Senate.

Cemre also works with incoming students through her work as an admissions assistant at the Welcome Center and admitted student social media groups. On the off chance that Cemre is not at school or work, she can be found performing at different venues in the city and seeing as many concerts and plays as she can.

necec969@newschool.edu

Rudy Hinojosa is a journalist, activist, and first-year graduate student at the Schools of Public Engagement, where he is pursuing an MS in Media Management, holding a BS in Public Relations from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Rudy is motivated toward fighting inequality and exploitation through both civic engagement and direct action – he was barely old enough to drink in the US when he won his first campaign, run entirely remotely, to change policy in his hometown. Rudy spearheaded Million Student March at Texas State University which gained international media attention, was Co-Founder of Austin Socialist Collective and Co-Founder and Director of Communications for San Marcos Socialist Collective, where he organized students and workers to win concrete victories for working class people, such as a brand new line of communication with school administration and improvements in working conditions for workers in both cities. He worked to bridge gaps between municipal government and Austin residents at the City of Austin, ran social media accounts and blogs for Alicia Keys’ We Are Here Movement, and volunteered with AIDS Services of Austin’s outreach programs. In his free time, Rudy listens to a lot of techno, works out, reads world news, and practices photography, film, guitar, and piano.   hinor349

Rudy Hinojosa is a journalist, activist, and first-year graduate student at the Schools of Public Engagement, where he is pursuing an MS in Media Management, holding a BS in Public Relations from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Rudy is motivated toward fighting inequality and exploitation through both civic engagement and direct action – he was barely old enough to drink in the US when he won his first campaign, run entirely remotely, to change policy in his hometown. Rudy spearheaded Million Student March at Texas State University which gained international media attention, was Co-Founder of Austin Socialist Collective and Co-Founder and Director of Communications for San Marcos Socialist Collective, where he organized students and workers to win concrete victories for working class people, such as a brand new line of communication with school administration and improvements in working conditions for workers in both cities. He worked to bridge gaps between municipal government and Austin residents at the City of Austin, ran social media accounts and blogs for Alicia Keys’ We Are Here Movement, and volunteered with AIDS Services of Austin’s outreach programs. In his free time, Rudy listens to a lot of techno, works out, reads world news, and practices photography, film, guitar, and piano.

 

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CHIEF OF STAFF

Hector Mendoza is a first year MA Politics student at The New School for Social Research (NSSR).  Hector is originally from New Jersey where he went to Rutgers University for his Bachelors in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration.  Hector lived in Istanbul prior to coming to The New School were he worked as an English language teacher.  On his free time, Hector plays music, read, and discuss social issues affecting our communities.  As University Student Senator, his intentions are to listen other peers of their concerns and find solutions to promote greater sustainability.  mendh229@newschool.edu

Hector Mendoza is a first year MA Politics student at The New School for Social Research (NSSR).  Hector is originally from New Jersey where he went to Rutgers University for his Bachelors in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration.  Hector lived in Istanbul prior to coming to The New School were he worked as an English language teacher.  On his free time, Hector plays music, read, and discuss social issues affecting our communities.  As University Student Senator, his intentions are to listen other peers of their concerns and find solutions to promote greater sustainability. 

mendh229@newschool.edu

TREASUrER

Marios Pavlakis was born in Athens, Greece and grew up in the island of Evia, in a fishing village named Karystos. After his graduation from the high school of the island, 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. While there, Marios assisted on the implementation of public diplomacy programs and handled media outlets. After completing these two years of study and work, he felt the need to expand his academic horizons, reaching to a more international perspective of his academic subject. As a result he transferred to The New School in New York 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 and Mock Trial Team. Marios loves traveling and speaks five languages, as well as he holds a black belt in Karate. pavlakis@newschool.edu

Marios Pavlakis was born in Athens, Greece and grew up in the island of Evia, in a fishing village named Karystos. After his graduation from the high school of the island, 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. While there, Marios assisted on the implementation of public diplomacy programs and handled media outlets. After completing these two years of study and work, he felt the need to expand his academic horizons, reaching to a more international perspective of his academic subject. As a result he transferred to The New School in New York 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 and Mock Trial Team. Marios loves traveling and speaks five languages, as well as he holds a black belt in Karate.

pavlakis@newschool.edu

Communications Director

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. 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.

letea873@newschool.edu


GRADUATE STUDENT trustee

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT trustee


Larisa Karamchakova is an Urban Design student at Parsons School of Design (senior year). Since May 2016 Larisa has been a Parsons Student Senator at the University Student Senate (the USS), and from January to September 2017 she was the communications director of the USS. Last May she was elected as an Undergraduate Student Trustee for The New School Board of Trustees. Larisa received a degree in classical music, studied Russian Law at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, and photography at the Krasnoyarsk Photo School, Russia. She successfully completed The New School's ESL program. Larisa has worked as a graphic designer and translator for institutions such as, The State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; The Moscow Gallery Network; United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. She recently produced a graphic for the upcoming book, “The Fashion Image”, Bloomsbury Publishing, London. karal161@newschool.edu

Larisa Karamchakova is an Urban Design student at Parsons School of Design (senior year). Since May 2016 Larisa has been a Parsons Student Senator at the University Student Senate (the USS), and from January to September 2017 she was the communications director of the USS. Last May she was elected as an Undergraduate Student Trustee for The New School Board of Trustees.
Larisa received a degree in classical music, studied Russian Law at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, and photography at the Krasnoyarsk Photo School, Russia. She successfully completed The New School's ESL program. Larisa has worked as a graphic designer and translator for institutions such as, The State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; The Moscow Gallery Network; United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. She recently produced a graphic for the upcoming book, “The Fashion Image”, Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

karal161@newschool.edu

Ahad Ali is an MA candidate in the Sociology department at the NSSR. He has served as the representative of the department and is currently an editor at Public Seminar. Ahad’s research interests include publics, discourse analysis, media and technology and their socially significant convergences. He has an addiction to libraries and feels they are an endangered species;    a state of affairs which must be reassessed in order to bring libraries back to the forefront of not just as places of learning but as sites of reflection and sanctuaries for truth. alia494@newschool.edu  

Ahad Ali is an MA candidate in the Sociology department at the NSSR. He has served as the representative of the department and is currently an editor at Public Seminar. Ahad’s research interests include publics, discourse analysis, media and technology and their socially significant convergences. He has an addiction to libraries and feels they are an endangered species;    a state of affairs which must be reassessed in order to bring libraries back to the forefront of not just as places of learning but as sites of reflection and sanctuaries for truth.

alia494@newschool.edu

 


Representatives by School


PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN


Esther Woo is a fashion design major from Parsons The New school of Design. Esther has an intensive background in the arts and a strong passion for the arts and designs. She understands the process and development towards the industry professionally. She is constantly seeking to grab inspiration by searching for different ways and forms to bring in professional design thinking skills and ideas towards the understanding of a better future. Esther wants to bring in her innovative skills in the community to make a change. She constantly asks herself “What could I do to make a difference throughout the changing word?” as well as understanding and watching how the world works and functions to create and value from her adaptation and to find a connection. wooe886@newschool.edu

Esther Woo is a fashion design major from Parsons The New school of Design. Esther has an intensive background in the arts and a strong passion for the arts and designs. She understands the process and development towards the industry professionally. She is constantly seeking to grab inspiration by searching for different ways and forms to bring in professional design thinking skills and ideas towards the understanding of a better future. Esther wants to bring in her innovative skills in the community to make a change. She constantly asks herself “What could I do to make a difference throughout the changing word?” as well as understanding and watching how the world works and functions to create and value from her adaptation and to find a connection.

wooe886@newschool.edu


EUGENE LANG COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS


Ellie Plass is a sophomore at Eugene Lang college at The New School, planning on a major in Journalism and Design. She is also thinking about a minor in Literary Studies or in Philosophy. It is her first semester on the student senate. When Ellie isn’t at school, she’s working, reading books, and going out with her friends. plase174@newschool.edu

Ellie Plass is a sophomore at Eugene Lang college at The New School, planning on a major in Journalism and Design. She is also thinking about a minor in Literary Studies or in Philosophy. It is her first semester on the student senate. When Ellie isn’t at school, she’s working, reading books, and going out with her friends.

plase174@newschool.edu

THE SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT


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. 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.

davin241@newschool.edu


COLLEGE OF PREFORMING ARTS


Missy Hamblet is a second-year BFA student in the School of Drama at CoPA and the USS representative for Drama. She is from a military family and has lived in many different places, but she is most recently from the greater Washington D.C. area. Missy is a co-founder of No Man’s Land Theatre Company and has been a teaching artist at several other theatre companies. She particularly likes writing, organizing, and eating candy. When she’s not at school or in rehearsals, she can often be found hanging out with various bodega cats.

Missy Hamblet is a second-year BFA student in the School of Drama at CoPA and the USS representative for Drama. She is from a military family and has lived in many different places, but she is most recently from the greater Washington D.C. area. Missy is a co-founder of No Man’s Land Theatre Company and has been a teaching artist at several other theatre companies. She particularly likes writing, organizing, and eating candy. When she’s not at school or in rehearsals, she can often be found hanging out with various bodega cats.

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. 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.

tolim369@newschool.edu


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