President: Anushka Sarkar
Anushka is a senior studying political science and the history of law and policy. Anushka is passionate about finding concrete ways to tackle massive and often abstract issues, such as healthcare affordability, food insecurity, and issues around campus climate. She leads Central Student Government with the goal of empowering other students to work on the issues that get them fired up. Anushka is a strong believer in the power of the collective, and she is inspired by the team and campus around her every day. Her favorite things are workplace comedies, guacamole, free parking, when everyone sings a song together at a concert, and dogs with human names. If you see Anushka around campus, stop her and say hi!
Vice President: Nadine Jawad
Nadine is a Senior in the Ford School studying Public Policy with a concentration in women’s health policy. Nadine has been a part of Central Student Government for three years, serving as a commission member, an elected representative, senior policy adviser, and now VP. Additionally, Nadine works as a research assistant in the UM Cancer Center’s Carey Lab and is the co-founder of a regional nonprofit, Books for a Benefit. If you see Nadine around campus, stop her and say hi!
Chief of Staff to the President: Joe Goldberg
Joe is a Senior in LSA majoring in Political Science and History, with a dual focus in International Diplomacy in the Middle East and West Asia and American Political Power Structure. Joe hails from St. Louis, MO where he’s an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and Ted Drewes’ frozen custard enthusiast. Outside of CSG, Joe participated in Mock Trial his freshman year, currently serves as the External Relations Coordinator on the Hillel Governing Board, and is a member of Greek Life. Joe is passionate about stamping out food insecurity and promoting nutrition to all students at the U of M, providing hydration on gamedays, and ensuring safety late at night. Feel free to reach out to Joe with possible ideas or stop him on campus to ask how to get involved!
Chief of Staff to the Vice President: Olivia Gunther
Olivia is a Junior in LSA studying Gender & Health and Political Science. With CSG, Olivia wants to focus on issues relating to violence against women, health care accessibility, survivor justice, and access to feminine hygiene products throughout campus. Olivia is also an undergraduate research assistant in the van Anders Lab, (think: gender, sexuality, hormones, and social situations), a member of Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, a former Relationship Remix facilitator and member of Sexperteam, and also a 2016-17 leader of Health & Wellness Forum through the RC. Please feel free to reach out to her with questions or concerns about campus life!
Treasurer: Kevin Yang
Kevin is a Senior in the Ross School of Business pursuing emphases in Finance and Accounting alongside a Minor in Music Performance. Within CSG, Kevin previously served as the Chair of the Student Organization Funding Commission. Elsewhere on campus, Kevin is actively involved as the VP of Education for the Global Investments Committee, +LAB Lead Fellow at the Center for Positive Organizations, former VP of Finance for Net Impact, former Peer Advisor in the Michigan Community Scholars Program, and former Throwing Training Chair for the MRun Club Track & Field team. Following graduation, Kevin will be returning full-time to Guggenheim Partners as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York City.
Chief Programming Officer: Isabelle Blanchard
Isabelle is a Sophomore in LSA hoping to dual major in Computer Science and Biomolecular science with the goal of attending pharmacy school after graduating. Last year she served as an intern to the President, and now as CPO she hopes to put on events that will help students de-stress, find a sense of community, and increase freshmen involvement. She also hopes to work on initiatives related to mental health, campus safety, and homework/textbook affordability. Outside of CSG she is involved in Salto Dance Company, GEECS, PPSO, tutors orgo through the SLC, and can usually be found with a bubble tea at Sweeting on South U. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions or concerns or just to say hi!
Student General Counsel: Thaddaeus Gregory
Thaddaeus is a 2L at U of M law school from Seattle, Washington. He received his B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and majored in Sociology/Anthropology. He additionally played on Carleton’s baseball team and was a member of the school’s jazz band. Prior to attending law school Thaddaeus worked as campaign manager for a successful judicial campaign and as a youth baseball coach. He is passionate about politics and is excited to apply the knowledge he’s gained in law school to help CSG.
Communications Director: Cassie Fields
Cassie is a Senior in LSA majoring in Spanish and International Studies. Cassie is passionate about elevating student voices and creating more opportunities for students. This year in CSG she aims to engage more students and to help make campus safer and more productive. Outside of CSG, Cassie loves naps, politics, books, and hot sauce. Follow CSG on Twitter and like CSG on Facebook to keep up with our communications.
Senior Policy Advisor: Ben Keller
Ben is a Senior majoring in Public Policy. Ben received previous experience working for student publications, is a member of Greek life, and is involved in many philanthropies on campus. For CSG specifically, Ben is working on issues such as student health care accessibility, mental health awareness, and external legislative impacts on University life. Ben is also an avid golfer, a New York sports fan, and a lover of oldies music. Feel free to stop him on campus to talk about policy areas you want to see our student government take action on!
Senior Policy Advisor: Shavon Edwards
Shavon is a Senior in LSA studying Political Science and History of Law & Policy. Shavon’s primary focuses in CSG are Diversity Equity and Inclusion, as well as Race and Ethnicity requirements for all schools and colleges across the University. Shavon is also passionate about affordable housing and inclusion of students with disabilities. Shavon is involved in varies communities and organizations on campus, including serving on the Dean of Students Advisory Board and as a member of the Black Student Union. Shavon is also a Research Assistant in the Political Science Department. She enjoys traveling, eating, and shopping! Don’t hesitate to stop her out on campus and talk to her about anything!