Meet Your Senators

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 Co-Chairs and the Directors of each special committee (Communications, Finance, and Student Advocacy & Engagement), meets regularly with the Advisory Board, including faculty members from Student Leadership & Involvement, Student Support & Crisis Management, TNS marketing/communications staff, and other TNS faculty. The Co-Chairs meet 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

Gus Sampaio  is Co-Chair of University Student Senate and a student in the MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program at the College of Performing Arts. He holds a BA in Human Behavior & Society from The Evergreen State College and an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College. He currently works as a Lab Aide at the TNS Print Output Center and is always happy to help his fellow students with their printing needs. Gus is passionate about progressive politics and hopes the can help make The New School a more equitable institution.  ROLE: CO-CHAIR OF USS   e:    sampg569@newschool.edu

Gus Sampaio is Co-Chair of University Student Senate and a student in the MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program at the College of Performing Arts. He holds a BA in Human Behavior & Society from The Evergreen State College and an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College. He currently works as a Lab Aide at the TNS Print Output Center and is always happy to help his fellow students with their printing needs. Gus is passionate about progressive politics and hopes the can help make The New School a more equitable institution.

ROLE: CO-CHAIR OF USS

e: sampg569@newschool.edu

Claire Stevens  is a second year at Lang, and she is in the Bachelors-Masters program for Global Studies and International Affairs. Claire lives and breathes for Student Advocacy. She was one of the recipients of the university-wide Emerging Leader Award in 2019, and later that summer she attended the ACLU Advanced Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C. In addition to USS, Claire is also part of the Collegiate Congress, the largest student advocacy organization governed by the elected Student Government and Student Senate Representatives from the public, private and proprietary colleges/universities in New York City.  Apart from student advocacy, Claire loves her two cats, Conga and Bambi, and does not really do anything for fun, so if you guys have any ideas for what she can do instead of napping and USS, please email and let her know :)  ROLE: CO-CHAIR OF USS   e:   stevc321@newschool.edu

Claire Stevens is a second year at Lang, and she is in the Bachelors-Masters program for Global Studies and International Affairs. Claire lives and breathes for Student Advocacy. She was one of the recipients of the university-wide Emerging Leader Award in 2019, and later that summer she attended the ACLU Advanced Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C. In addition to USS, Claire is also part of the Collegiate Congress, the largest student advocacy organization governed by the elected Student Government and Student Senate Representatives from the public, private and proprietary colleges/universities in New York City.

Apart from student advocacy, Claire loves her two cats, Conga and Bambi, and does not really do anything for fun, so if you guys have any ideas for what she can do instead of napping and USS, please email and let her know :)

ROLE: CO-CHAIR OF USS

e: stevc321@newschool.edu

TReasurer

director of finances

Peter Zayas  is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Public and Urban Policy program at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. He has been attending college since 1980 and believes that this experience has made him very familiar with students’ needs. As a University Student Senator, he looks to use his professional training and knowledge as a Police Hostage/Crisis Negotiator to listen to his fellow students, articulate their needs and concerns to The New School’s administration, and to advocate for the implementation of proposed solutions.  Peter is an USS representative of the Schools of Public Engagement, a Co-Chair of the USS Finance Committee, a member of TNS’ Doctoral Students Association, and one of two student members of TNS’ Budget Planning Group. He is here to help so do not hesitate to contact him!  ROLE: CO-DIRECTOR OF FINANCE   e:   zayap686@newschool.edu

Peter Zayas is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Public and Urban Policy program at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. He has been attending college since 1980 and believes that this experience has made him very familiar with students’ needs. As a University Student Senator, he looks to use his professional training and knowledge as a Police Hostage/Crisis Negotiator to listen to his fellow students, articulate their needs and concerns to The New School’s administration, and to advocate for the implementation of proposed solutions.

Peter is an USS representative of the Schools of Public Engagement, a Co-Chair of the USS Finance Committee, a member of TNS’ Doctoral Students Association, and one of two student members of TNS’ Budget Planning Group. He is here to help so do not hesitate to contact him!

ROLE: CO-DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

e: zayap686@newschool.edu

 
Krishna Trivedi  is a student enrolled in the Media Management Graduate Program in the School of Public Engagement. She has completed her bachelor's in law. Her leadership experience and global knowledge have taught her values of hard work and dedication.  She is currently working at The New School's India China Institute, apart from studying she loves traveling and she is a classical dancer.  As your university Senator, she is always there for students and for any International students Who needs little advise or just for a friendly-talk. Feel free to reach out to her at: (IG: @krishnatrivedi01).  ROLE: CO-DIRECTOR OF FINANCE   e:   trivk158@newschool.edu

Krishna Trivedi is a student enrolled in the Media Management Graduate Program in the School of Public Engagement. She has completed her bachelor's in law. Her leadership experience and global knowledge have taught her values of hard work and dedication.

She is currently working at The New School's India China Institute, apart from studying she loves traveling and she is a classical dancer.

As your university Senator, she is always there for students and for any International students Who needs little advise or just for a friendly-talk. Feel free to reach out to her at: (IG: @krishnatrivedi01).

ROLE: CO-DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

e: trivk158@newschool.edu

Communication Directors

Lexi O’Neill  is a Communication Design student from Mechanicsville, Virginia. Currently serving as a Resident Advisor and Hall Council Advisor at Kerrey Hall, she hopes to foster and grow a community of engagement within The New School, bridging her different leadership roles.  Accompanying her interests in design lies her love for languages. She is currently taking Italian and is working towards becoming multilingual in French and Spanish. She aspires to design globally, working for multiple non-profits, community groups, and organizations to enhance their branding/ communication strategies. She is passionate about seeing community engagement, environmental initiatives and positive action from her design work.  As one of the communications directors, she is dedicated to bettering the visibility and branding of the Senate.  ROLE: CO-DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS   e:   lexi@newschool.edu

Lexi O’Neill is a Communication Design student from Mechanicsville, Virginia. Currently serving as a Resident Advisor and Hall Council Advisor at Kerrey Hall, she hopes to foster and grow a community of engagement within The New School, bridging her different leadership roles.

Accompanying her interests in design lies her love for languages. She is currently taking Italian and is working towards becoming multilingual in French and Spanish. She aspires to design globally, working for multiple non-profits, community groups, and organizations to enhance their branding/ communication strategies. She is passionate about seeing community engagement, environmental initiatives and positive action from her design work.

As one of the communications directors, she is dedicated to bettering the visibility and branding of the Senate.

ROLE: CO-DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

e: lexi@newschool.edu

 

director of student advocacy & Engagement

Andrés Volkov  is a representative of the School of Jazz and the current Director of Student Advocacy & Engagement. He is an undergraduate student in the BAFA program. He was born in Mexico City and has lived in Italy. In his free time, Andrés writes songs and plays soccer.  ROLE: DIRECTOR STUDENT ADVOCACY & ENGAGEMENT   e:   parea946@newschool.edu

Andrés Volkov is a representative of the School of Jazz and the current Director of Student Advocacy & Engagement. He is an undergraduate student in the BAFA program. He was born in Mexico City and has lived in Italy. In his free time, Andrés writes songs and plays soccer.

ROLE: DIRECTOR STUDENT ADVOCACY & ENGAGEMENT

e: parea946@newschool.edu

Kathyrn Tzivanis  has a desire to combat global injustices, which brought her 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.  ROLE: SENATOR IN STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AN ADVOCACY COMMITTEE   e:   tzivk727@newschool.edu

Kathyrn Tzivanis has a desire to combat global injustices, which brought her 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.

ROLE: SENATOR IN STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AN ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

e: tzivk727@newschool.edu

Ananya Shrivastava  is a senator at Eugene Lang College and a part of the Student Advocacy & Engagement Committee.  She has been a part of student governments since high school and an active participant in Parliamentary Debates and MUNs (as a delegate and the Director General). She has won several awards and medals for quizzes and olympiads on world affairs, general knowledge, science, and languages during her school years and is an active performer in the dramatics circuit. She feels strongly about social justice issues and expresses her opinions through social media and Her Campus at The New School, where she has also established herself as a food writer. She was a part of the Emerging Leader's Program in Fall of 2018 and is an Orientation Leader for 2019-2020. She was recently awarded the Dean's List for Spring of 2019 and aims to start a comedy collective on campus soon.  Apart from that, you can spot Ananya spending the rest of her time walking around New York, recounting the horrors of that one time she spilled bubble tea on the subway, observing the duality of Gordon Ramsay's nature with kids and adults, as well as inhaling halal food like it's the end of the world. She has a keen interest in economics and its human applications in politics and the world while criticizing capitalism openly. She truly believes in the #NewSchoolSpirit.  ROLE: SENATOR IN THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE   e:   shria192@newschool.edu

Ananya Shrivastava is a senator at Eugene Lang College and a part of the Student Advocacy & Engagement Committee.

She has been a part of student governments since high school and an active participant in Parliamentary Debates and MUNs (as a delegate and the Director General). She has won several awards and medals for quizzes and olympiads on world affairs, general knowledge, science, and languages during her school years and is an active performer in the dramatics circuit. She feels strongly about social justice issues and expresses her opinions through social media and Her Campus at The New School, where she has also established herself as a food writer. She was a part of the Emerging Leader's Program in Fall of 2018 and is an Orientation Leader for 2019-2020. She was recently awarded the Dean's List for Spring of 2019 and aims to start a comedy collective on campus soon.

Apart from that, you can spot Ananya spending the rest of her time walking around New York, recounting the horrors of that one time she spilled bubble tea on the subway, observing the duality of Gordon Ramsay's nature with kids and adults, as well as inhaling halal food like it's the end of the world. She has a keen interest in economics and its human applications in politics and the world while criticizing capitalism openly. She truly believes in the #NewSchoolSpirit.

ROLE: SENATOR IN THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

e: shria192@newschool.edu

Sharon Kim  is a second-year Communication Design student at Parsons. She decided to join the University Student Senate because she wanted to take initiative with others to create a more beneficial school experience for all students, as she would desire for herself. She was one of the recipients of the university-wide 2019 Emerging Student Leader Award and runs a website and Youtube channel in her spare time.  Besides schoolwork, you can find her drinking bubble tea in Washington Square park, trying to learn a language or taking photos with her roommates :)  If you have any questions, concerns, or issues you’d like to address to TNS to make your experience better, please email/DM her and you all will get to work. She’s looking forward to chatting with you all! (IG @sharonyeunkim)  ROLE: SENATOR IN COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE   e:   kims445@newschool.edu

Sharon Kim is a second-year Communication Design student at Parsons. She decided to join the University Student Senate because she wanted to take initiative with others to create a more beneficial school experience for all students, as she would desire for herself. She was one of the recipients of the university-wide 2019 Emerging Student Leader Award and runs a website and Youtube channel in her spare time.

Besides schoolwork, you can find her drinking bubble tea in Washington Square park, trying to learn a language or taking photos with her roommates :)

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues you’d like to address to TNS to make your experience better, please email/DM her and you all will get to work. She’s looking forward to chatting with you all! (IG @sharonyeunkim)

ROLE: SENATOR IN COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

e: kims445@newschool.edu

Anna Paniscotti  is a commuting fourth-year psychology student at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. She transferred from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland where she was an active member of the Psychology Club, Active Minds, and the Center for Community Service and Justice. She runs a self-founded charity called Got Your Back, which is dedicated to providing backpack care kits to the homeless population of New York City and beyond. Since arriving at The New School last year, she has become an active member of the Debate Team, Tau Sigma Honor Society, and the University Student Senate, where she is on the Communications Committee currently working on re-designing the USS office!  As an aspiring therapist, she is passionate about the accessibility of mental health and crisis management resources for students, to foster an environment of well-being and self-care on campus. Anna plans to fulfill her campaign slogan of “Raise your voice to make a choice” by creating avenues through which students can have their voices heard on campus to be an integral part of institutional decisions.  When she is not zooming in and out of New York City from New Jersey, you can find Anna eating lentil soup from the O’Cafe in the Lang courtyard, freaking out over cute dogs on Fifth Avenue, and defending the fact that she lives in New Jersey.  ROLE: SENATOR IN COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE   e:   pania543@newschool.edu

Anna Paniscotti is a commuting fourth-year psychology student at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. She transferred from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland where she was an active member of the Psychology Club, Active Minds, and the Center for Community Service and Justice. She runs a self-founded charity called Got Your Back, which is dedicated to providing backpack care kits to the homeless population of New York City and beyond. Since arriving at The New School last year, she has become an active member of the Debate Team, Tau Sigma Honor Society, and the University Student Senate, where she is on the Communications Committee currently working on re-designing the USS office!

As an aspiring therapist, she is passionate about the accessibility of mental health and crisis management resources for students, to foster an environment of well-being and self-care on campus. Anna plans to fulfill her campaign slogan of “Raise your voice to make a choice” by creating avenues through which students can have their voices heard on campus to be an integral part of institutional decisions.

When she is not zooming in and out of New York City from New Jersey, you can find Anna eating lentil soup from the O’Cafe in the Lang courtyard, freaking out over cute dogs on Fifth Avenue, and defending the fact that she lives in New Jersey.

ROLE: SENATOR IN COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

e: pania543@newschool.edu

Lungowe Zeko  (affectionately known as ‘Lulu’) is a global citizen of Zambian descent via Namibia, South Africa, Australia, and the UK. She is a student enrolled in the Media Management Graduate Program at the School of Public Engagement.  As a Global Shaper (World Economic Forum) and current Student Ambassador for Media Management, her interests are focused on media strategy, fintech and content creation. She holds a BA in Tourism Management, Honours in Marketing Management and a Masters in Tourism.  She is committed to work that feeds back into the creative economy of any continent she’s on, by aiding organizations hone and express their new/existing brands and create positive change in the world.  Outside of academia, she loves a good brunch, hanging out at art galleries and museums, investing in creative brand projects and chillhop/jazz music sessions.   As your University Student Senator, if you need any branding aesthetics advice or just a big sisterly hug, feel free to reach out to her (or find her on social media as @luluzeko).  ROLE: CO-DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS   e:   zekol822@newschool.edu

Lungowe Zeko (affectionately known as ‘Lulu’) is a global citizen of Zambian descent via Namibia, South Africa, Australia, and the UK. She is a student enrolled in the Media Management Graduate Program at the School of Public Engagement.

As a Global Shaper (World Economic Forum) and current Student Ambassador for Media Management, her interests are focused on media strategy, fintech and content creation. She holds a BA in Tourism Management, Honours in Marketing Management and a Masters in Tourism.

She is committed to work that feeds back into the creative economy of any continent she’s on, by aiding organizations hone and express their new/existing brands and create positive change in the world.

Outside of academia, she loves a good brunch, hanging out at art galleries and museums, investing in creative brand projects and chillhop/jazz music sessions.


As your University Student Senator, if you need any branding aesthetics advice or just a big sisterly hug, feel free to reach out to her (or find her on social media as @luluzeko).

ROLE: CO-DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

e: zekol822@newschool.edu

 

REPRESENTATIVES

Zoe O’Loughlin  is a third-year undergraduate student at Parsons majoring in Fashion. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she has a history of working with various student organizations that are creativity-based, academically-based and volunteer-based. Some of these organizations 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 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.  ROLE: SENATOR IN FINANCE COMMITTEE   e:    olouz923@newschool.edu

Zoe O’Loughlin is a third-year undergraduate student at Parsons majoring in Fashion. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she has a history of working with various student organizations that are creativity-based, academically-based and volunteer-based. Some of these organizations 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 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.

ROLE: SENATOR IN FINANCE COMMITTEE

e: olouz923@newschool.edu

Yohan Shah  is a Junior at Parsons in the Strategic Design & Management program. He is one of the newer members to the senate and some of his hobbies are playing soccer, photography and rock climbing. He likes to read in his spare time and believes in working to create a better community here at The New School.  ROLE: SENATOR IN FINANCE COMMITTEE   e:   shahy184@newschool.edu

Yohan Shah is a Junior at Parsons in the Strategic Design & Management program. He is one of the newer members to the senate and some of his hobbies are playing soccer, photography and rock climbing. He likes to read in his spare time and believes in working to create a better community here at The New School.

ROLE: SENATOR IN FINANCE COMMITTEE

e: shahy184@newschool.edu

Covi Loveridge Brannan  is a graduate student in the new MA Arts Management & Entrepreneurship program at the College of Performing Arts. She is also a graduate of the BFA Dramatic Arts program! As CoPA senator, she has made it her priority to bring students from Drama, Mannes, and Jazz together to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration, a shared sense of identity, and the creation of innovative new work.  Check out her personal work at:  www.coviloveridge.com .  ROLE: SENATOR IN THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE   e:   branc467@newschool.edu

Covi Loveridge Brannan is a graduate student in the new MA Arts Management & Entrepreneurship program at the College of Performing Arts. She is also a graduate of the BFA Dramatic Arts program! As CoPA senator, she has made it her priority to bring students from Drama, Mannes, and Jazz together to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration, a shared sense of identity, and the creation of innovative new work.

Check out her personal work at: www.coviloveridge.com.

ROLE: SENATOR IN THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

e: branc467@newschool.edu

Sadie Hechkoff  is a student at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. As a native New Yorker, she has grown up at a certain pace-- loves constantly being on the go, communicating with others, planning things, and problem solving.  As a senator, she wants to put her energy towards advertising mental health services, pushing volunteer opportunities (such as The Food Pantry), and encouraging students to be creative in making and engaging in clubs.  ROLE: SENATOR IN THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE  e:  hechs179@newschool.edu

Sadie Hechkoff is a student at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. As a native New Yorker, she has grown up at a certain pace-- loves constantly being on the go, communicating with others, planning things, and problem solving.

As a senator, she wants to put her energy towards advertising mental health services, pushing volunteer opportunities (such as The Food Pantry), and encouraging students to be creative in making and engaging in clubs.

ROLE: SENATOR IN THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

e: hechs179@newschool.edu