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


Student Trustees

Com Director



Cemre Necefbas



Representatives by School


Rui Ma, a freshman from Beijing China, is currently studying at Parsons with a major in Fashion Design.  She aims to be an experiencer, to live in the moment, and help the world become a better place. Her projects are based on her thoughts and consideration of the world, and she's trying her best to think, read, observe, experience, and learn more by exploring the unknown. Her past leadership and event planner experience lead her to explore future possibilities for the Student Senate, and to help the student community to have a better study experience at The New School.

College of Performing Arts

Victor Paz-Mannes Senator