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 Success Michelle Relyea, 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 has travelled to over 50 countries and is passionate about learning 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 has travelled to over 50 countries and is passionate about learning 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 second 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 second 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

  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

Communication Directors

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 Frank James Martinez-Chevez was born and raised in Harlem, NY. He is a third-year Dance Major with a concentration in Choreography at Eugene Lang College of the Liberal Arts, The New School. He is also the founder of the New School Dance Collective and is a Gural Scholar under the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice at Lang. He is working towards establishing his own dance company, and giving back to his community through using the arts as a tool for social justice. He can be found in the subway system trying not to late everywhere that he goes. As a senator, he hopes to support creative projects proposed by the student body. In addition, he plans to represent students of color through his role as Treasurer in the senate.

Frank James Martinez-Chevez was born and raised in Harlem, NY. He is a third-year Dance Major with a concentration in Choreography at Eugene Lang College of the Liberal Arts, The New School. He is also the founder of the New School Dance Collective and is a Gural Scholar under the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice at Lang. He is working towards establishing his own dance company, and giving back to his community through using the arts as a tool for social justice. He can be found in the subway system trying not to late everywhere that he goes. As a senator, he hopes to support creative projects proposed by the student body. In addition, he plans to represent students of color through his role as Treasurer in the senate.

  Maftuna Tolipova  is a third 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 year 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 third 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 year 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

 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 a 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 a 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

 Claire is a freshman in her first semester at Lang, and she is studying both Global Studies and Politics. She came here from Denver, but she has lived all over the country, from Seattle, WA, to York, ME. Claire is coming to TNS from spending a gap year teaching ESL in a small village in Cameroon, which she will gladly talk you ear off about if you simply ask.  Her biggest duty in life is simply to help people, which brought her to join the TNS Lang community, and the USS!  When Claire isn’t in class, USS, or at her job in the SLI office, you can catch her in her dorm cooking for or singing with her suitemates. Or, even more likely, she’ll be taking a nap.  Claire is looking forward to learning more about The New School and the students that make it such an incredible place.  e:stevc321@newschool.edu

Claire is a freshman in her first semester at Lang, and she is studying both Global Studies and Politics. She came here from Denver, but she has lived all over the country, from Seattle, WA, to York, ME. Claire is coming to TNS from spending a gap year teaching ESL in a small village in Cameroon, which she will gladly talk you ear off about if you simply ask.

Her biggest duty in life is simply to help people, which brought her to join the TNS Lang community, and the USS!

When Claire isn’t in class, USS, or at her job in the SLI office, you can catch her in her dorm cooking for or singing with her suitemates. Or, even more likely, she’ll be taking a nap.

Claire is looking forward to learning more about The New School and the students that make it such an incredible place.

e:stevc321@newschool.edu

  Joey Marino  is excited to join the University Student Senate as a representative for Parsons. He encourages the students of every college to contact him with their ideas, wishes, and comments on anything in the University Community, and is excited to bring the voices and wishes of all students into reality.  Joining the senate for the first time this fall, Joey is in his second semester at Parsons; he started in January 2018 as an Integrated Design major, planning to pursue multiple disciplines with a bent toward Architecture. Switching into Architecture, he now also pursues study in the allied fields of Interior Design, Fashion, Business of Design, Communication Design, Urban Design, and others.  Joey grew up in the New York suburbs in Westchester, just 25 minutes north of New York City; since his earliest days, he has found architecture to be a great inspiration, The closeby architecture of New York provided an exquisite window into architectural history.  Joey completed the IB Diploma in high school, gaining a foundation across the disciplines of the humanities and sciences. During a gap year, Joey worked on political advocacy, meeting with the mayor of his hometown and researching laws and writing to and meeting with representatives from both houses of the New York state legislature. Joey campaigned for the University Senate on the goal of improving student access to student organizations, and is working on the project!  If you have any ideas, or would like to be involved in any project or in bringing any changes to your community into reality, please speak to me or send me an email.   Joey Marino e:  marij718@newschool.edu

Joey Marino is excited to join the University Student Senate as a representative for Parsons. He encourages the students of every college to contact him with their ideas, wishes, and comments on anything in the University Community, and is excited to bring the voices and wishes of all students into reality.
Joining the senate for the first time this fall, Joey is in his second semester at Parsons; he started in January 2018 as an Integrated Design major, planning to pursue multiple disciplines with a bent toward Architecture. Switching into Architecture, he now also pursues study in the allied fields of Interior Design, Fashion, Business of Design, Communication Design, Urban Design, and others.
Joey grew up in the New York suburbs in Westchester, just 25 minutes north of New York City; since his earliest days, he has found architecture to be a great inspiration, The closeby architecture of New York provided an exquisite window into architectural history.
Joey completed the IB Diploma in high school, gaining a foundation across the disciplines of the humanities and sciences. During a gap year, Joey worked on political advocacy, meeting with the mayor of his hometown and researching laws and writing to and meeting with representatives from both houses of the New York state legislature.
Joey campaigned for the University Senate on the goal of improving student access to student organizations, and is working on the project!
If you have any ideas, or would like to be involved in any project or in bringing any changes to your community into reality, please speak to me or send me an email.

Joey Marino e: marij718@newschool.edu