About

We connect Smith students with opportunities to grow.

The Smith Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA) is built upon the pillars of accountability, engagement, and service. Externally, SUSA must serve as a liaison between the Smith population and student-led organizations. Internally, SUSA seeks to create a connected culture for this and future administrations to grow upon.

In addition to providing governance and support for 25 SUSA-recognized student organizations, SUSA seeks to enhance the Smith community through a variety of services and programs for the Smith undergraduate population. These programs hit on all aspects of the student experience, including community, professional development, service and wellness. Each semester kicks off with welcome events to engage new students and get them connected with clubs and then leads into Business Week to prepare students for the upcoming recruiting season. SUSA also coordinates major career treks to New York City and Washington, DC, to allow students to connect with companies and alumni in a field of interest. Other signature events include the Student Leadership Conference, Smith Case Symposium, and Smith Against Hunger.

Accountability

Engagement

Service

Executive Board

The Smith Undergraduate Student Association has twelve executive board positions, each of which support the events, internal operations, and initiatives of the organization.

 Arshdeep Singh
President

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Major(s): Finance, Information Systems '22

Outside of SUSA, Arshdeep is on a dance competition board at UMD. He is passionate about TV, film, Monopoly, and taking time to relax. Following graduation, he wants to work for a startup for a few years and then transition to a firm that works heavily with data.

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 Jane Griffin
Vice President of Administration

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Major(s): Finance, OMBA | Minor(s): Spanish '22

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 Joey Ward
Vice President of Community

Hometown: Catonsville, MD
Major(s): International Business, OMBA | Minor(s): Spanish '22

Outside of SUSA, Joey is a SmithPeers Mentor, the Events Coordinator of Phi Chi Theta, and a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar. He was a SUSA Events Committee member in the 2019 term and an intern at Allied Global Marketing during the 2019 Winter term.

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 Kayla Malone
Vice President of Creative Affairs

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Major(s): Information Systems, Management '23

Outside of SUSA Kayla is a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar in which she also serves on the student advisory board of. During Kayla's free time, she enjoys tutoring children through her small business "On Your Level to Excel." She is very passionate about helping other people and giving back to her community.

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 Alexia Ayuk
Vice President of Events

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Major(s): Accounting, OMBA '23

Outside of SUSA, Alexia is the Co-Founder of charity that distributes books to students in need, a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar in which she also serves on the student advisory board of, and a camp counselor during the summer. She is interested in problem-solving, analyzing data, journalism, and planning to facilitate better systems at work.

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 Dawson Jones
Vice President of Finance

Hometown: White Hall, MD
Major(s): Finance, OMBA '22

Outside of SUSA, Dawson is a Public Leadership Scholar, the Vice President of Finance for EnTERPreneur, and a member of the Sophomore Finance Fellows Program. He enjoys playing basketball, exploring the outdoors, and marksmanship in his free time. Following graduation, he plans to work in business consulting.

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 Will Wilt
Vice President of Fundraising

Hometown: Westminster, MD

Outside of SUSA, Will is a member of the Global Communities Living-Learning Program, the Director of Fundraising for the American Marketing Association in Smith, and a member of the TerpThon Planning Team. In high school, he was on the soccer and wrestling teams. He has worked as a marketing intern at Culinary Services Group and hopes to work in management consulting following graduation.

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 Aaliya Husain
Vice President of Marketing

Hometown: Ijamsville, Md.
Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics '23

Outside of SUSA, Aaliya is an International Studies Scholar, a member of the Club Tennis team, and a professional soft serve swirler at the Diner. She loves traveling, discovering new eateries, and meeting new people.

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 Nikita Kumar
Vice President of Professional Affairs

Hometown: Basking Ridge, MD
Major(s): Information Systems, OMBA '22

Outside of SUSA, Nikita is currently a member of the QUEST Honors Program and the Logistics Director of Maryland Minza, a nonprofit dance competition at UMD. Dancing has been her main hobby, and being on this executive board has been a great way for her to stay connected to this passion. She has previously been involved in Consult Your Community (CYC) and Women in Business. Her experience in CYC and case competitions has exposed her to the field of consulting, which is what she is most interested in pursuing following graduation.

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 Ally Merwitz
Vice President of Service

Hometown: Clarkville, MD
Major(s): Finance, Statistics '22

Outside of SUSA, Ally is a member of the QUEST Honors Program, the Dean's Student Advisory Council, and part of Greek Life. She is passionate about giving back to others and helping the greater community. Throughout her term, it is Ally's mission to encourage others to develop a similar mindset and serve those who are under-resourced and in need of our help and guidance.

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 Ryan Tanzil
Vice President of Strategy & Operations

Hometown: Port Washington, NY
Major(s): Finance, Information Systems | Minor(s): Sustainability '21

Outside of SUSA, Ryan is the President of Terps Racing, a Smith Ambassador, the Vice President of Recreation for Maryland Club Golf, a member in the ECFO's Fellows Program, and works part-time as an account manager on the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) Finance team. He is a former member of the SUSA Administration committee managing the SUSA points system, Treasure of the club golf team, and an Environment, Technology, and Economy Scholar. While he is continuously exploring the various finance career paths, he will be working as a Finance Intern at Comcast NBCUniversal this upcoming Summer 2020 at their Philadelphia headquarters.

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 Jules Parra
Vice President of Technology

Hometown: North Potomac, MD
Major(s): Information Systems | Minor(s): Spanish '23

Outside of SUSA, Jules is a member of the QUEST Honors Program, Technica Tech Team organizer, Smith Ambassador, Science, Technology, and Society Scholar, and frequenter of the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium. She is an avid historical fiction reader, podcast listener, and world traveler. During the Winter 2020 term, Jules studied abroad at the University of Cuenca in Ecuador and plans to study abroad for a semester at IE Business Schoolin Segovia, Spain her junior year. She is interested in the intersection of modern international business and emerging technologies and looking to work on and lead meaningful technology projects that contribute to an efficient and positive global community. Following graduation, she aims to work as a product manager, consultant, or technology risk analyst.

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Administration

Responsible for the logistics behind internal and external events. Manages attendance, minutes, points, and room reservation so that clubs can host events. Tracks events that clubs host to ensure that all clubs are meeting SUSA requirements. Oversees all human resources related work in SUSA, including anything related to member experience, growth, and retention.

 Jane Griffin
Chair

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Major(s): Finance, OMBA | Minor(s): Spanish '22

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 Nicole Chen
Committee Member

Hometown: Beltsville, MD
Major(s): Management '23

Outside of SUSA, Nicole is an active member in the Women in Business Association and is currently exploring new things to get involved in. She loves supporting people, sending positive energy, and good strategy games.

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 Ishaan Kapur
Committee Member

Hometown: Clarksville, MD
Major(s): OMBA, Accounting '23

Outside of SUSA, Ishaan is a member of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and an Honors Ambassador. He enjoys listening to music and watching TV in his free time.

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Community

Responsible for planning and executing multiple community service events throughout the semester. This involves communicating and developing/maintaining partnerships with corporate sponsors, nonprofits, and other clubs to increase service awareness. Also leads a committee of underclassmen who assist in correspondence and execution.

 Joey Ward
Chair

Hometown: Catonsville, MD
Major(s): International Business, OMBA | Minor(s): Spanish '22

Outside of SUSA, Joey is a SmithPeers Mentor, the Events Coordinator of Phi Chi Theta, and a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar. He was a SUSA Events Committee member in the 2019 term and an intern at Allied Global Marketing during the 2019 Winter term.

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 Mahmud Cole
Involvement Data Analyst

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Major(s): Information Science '22

Mahmud grew up in Syracuse, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Outside of SUSA, he is a member and the Programming Chair of the CIVICUS Living-Learning Program. Outside of academics, he is interested in track and field, clothing design, and sustainability-centered volunteer work. Following graduation, Mahmud is excited to employ his interests in technology and business in the healthcare field.

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 Sandra Pattanmandy
Director of Transfer Affairs

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Major(s): Finance, Information Systems '21

Following graduation, Sandra would like to work as a financial analyst.

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 Adekemi Adeyemi
Project Manager

Hometown: Frederick, MD
Major(s): Finance, Information Systems '22

Outside of SUSA, Adekemi is involved in Smith’s Women’s Empowerment Institute and the Student Success Leadership Council. She enjoys ballroom dancing and Greek mythology. Following graduation, Adekemi plans to work in investment banking.

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 Mekbib Belachew
Project Manager

Hometown: New Carollton, MD
Major(s): Undecided '22

Mekbib has been a Project Manager Intern at Mobile Medical Imaging and a Marketing Intern at Ridevert. Following graduation, he plans to work in investment banking.

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 Christopher Chen
Project Manager

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Major(s): Marketing, OMBA '23

Outside of SUSA, Christopher is a member of the American Marketing Association, Ascend, and Club Tennis. He is also currently an intern at the Office for the Vice President for Administration and Finance. He enjoys watching YouTube and ordering from Uber Eats.

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Creative Affairs

Oversees Smith in the City: DC in which Smith students visit companies in Washington, DC to build their networks and gain knowledge of various companies’ cultures. Plans and executes the annual Smith Awards Night to recognize the successful and talented people that make up the Smith school. Responsible for bringing new and creative events to Smith to help improve the culture of Smith. Works closely with the Events and Fundraising committees.

 Kayla Malone
Chair

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Major(s): Information Systems, Management '23

Outside of SUSA Kayla is a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar in which she also serves on the student advisory board of. During Kayla's free time, she enjoys tutoring children through her small business "On Your Level to Excel." She is very passionate about helping other people and giving back to her community.

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 Soda Lo
Executive Track Leader, Smith in the City: DC

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Major(s): International Business '23

Outside of SUSA, Soda is a Business, Society, and the Economy Scholar and enjoys dancing, traveling, and reading in her free time. Her passion for international affairs, business, and public policy has inspired my interest in global economics.

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 Omar Orozco
Executive Track Leader, Smith in the City: DC

Hometown: Germantown, MD
Major(s): Finance, Accounting ‘23

In college, Omar aims to discover a career path he is passionate about that benefits society. He has worked as a salesperson and customer representative at Capet Factory and Remodeling. In her term on the Creative Affairs committee, Omar aspires to plan events that will bring the Smith community together and make the Smith School experience a great one.

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 Ilana Sheykhet
Project Manager

Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Major(s): Finance ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Ilana is a member of Women in Finance, SmithPeers, and the club gymnastics team. In her free time she loves to eat a lot of food and spend time with her friends. She also speaks Russian!

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 Senait Tekie
Project Manager

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Major(s): Economics | Minor(s): Technology Entrepreneurship ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Senait is a member of the Hinman CEOs living-learning entrepreneurship program, the Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Association, and Delight Ministries. She works at Starbucks and is a developing entrepreneur.

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Events

Responsible for managing Smith-wide events that seek to bring together the Smith undergraduate community and connect students to career development and discovery opportunities. Collaborates with the Marketing committee to ensure consistent and effective marketing messaging for all events. Relays events budget needs to the Finance committee to ensure proper financing for all events.

 Alexia Ayuk
Chair

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Major(s): Accounting, OMBA '23

Outside of SUSA, Alexia is the Co-Founder of charity that distributes books to students in need, a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar in which she also serves on the student advisory board of, and a camp counselor during the summer. She is interested in problem-solving, analyzing data, journalism, and planning to facilitate better systems at work.

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 David Caceres
Executive Track Leader, Smith in the City: NYC

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Major(s): Finance, Information Systems ‘22

Outside of SUSA, David is a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar and a Business Analyst for Consult Your Community. He has studied abroad in South Africa, Singapore and Vietnam and worked as a Pioneer Intern at Deloitte. He enjoys running around with his baby siblings and watching crime shows on Netflix.

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 Aislinn Verma
Executive Track Leader, Smith in the City: NYC

Hometown: Edison, NJ
Major(s): Finance ‘23

On campus, Aislinn is a member of the Smith Investment Fund and the EIP Honors Program Student Advisory Board. She loves to read, bake, and dance. In the future, she hopes to live and work in New York City.

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 Gabriel Estrada
Leadership Conference Project Lead

Hometown: Potomac, MD
Major(s): Marketing, Finance ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Gabriel is in the International Studies scholars program and is involved in the American Marketing Association at UMD. He likes to bake, explore, and spend time with friends.

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 Gabi McLaughlin
Leadership Conference Project Lead

Hometown: Easton, MA
Major(s): Business Undecided ‘23

 

Outside of SUSA, Gabi is a member of the Women in Business Association, club soccer team, and is a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar. She hopes to create a company of her own that will have an impact on the business world.

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Finance

Responsible for SUSA’s annual budget and all other duties assigned by the President. Approves funding for Smith-sponsored events and activities. Helps eligible, Smith-sponsored organizations gain SGA recognition. Audits SUSA financial records at the end of each semester.

 Dawson Jones
Chair

Hometown: White Hall, MD
Major(s): Finance, OMBA '22

Outside of SUSA, Dawson is a Public Leadership Scholar, the Vice President of Finance for EnTERPreneur, and a member of the Sophomore Finance Fellows Program. He enjoys playing basketball, exploring the outdoors, and marksmanship in his free time. Following graduation, he plans to work in business consulting.

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Mickey Gordon
Member

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major(s): Accounting, Information Systems ‘21

I am very excited to join the SUSA Finance Committee and help advance priorities of the Smith student body.

Outside of SUSA, Mickey is the former Founding Treasurer of an on-campus student organization in which he applied classroom accounting topics to the real-world by developing internal controls procedures and a financial management database. During the Summer of 2019, he interned at the United States Department of the Treasury and learned about project management. Following graduation, he aims to work in federal law enforcement and specialize in forensic accounting. 

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Ananya Vepa
Member

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Major(s): Finance, Economics | Minors(s): Computer Science '23

Outside of SUSA, Ananya is a Business, Society, and the Economy Scholar, Founder and Co-President of Business in Health, and a Finance Committee Member of the Women in Business Association. She enjoys basketball and photography. She has worked as a Corporate Finance Intern at C-HIT, a healthcare software company, Chief Financial Officer of Boundless, a student-run coloring book company, and Chief Financial Officer of codeHER. Ananya aspires to earn a Masters degree in Quantitative Finance and work as a financial or quantitative analyst on Wall Street.

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Fundraising

Responsible for the coordination and execution of all SUSA-related fundraising activities and supports the independent fundraising initiatives of SUSA member organizations. Carries out all other duties assigned by the President. Works closely with the Finance committee and the Events committee.

 Will Wilt
Chair

Hometown: Westminster, MD

Outside of SUSA, Will is a member of the Global Communities Living-Learning Program, the Director of Fundraising for the American Marketing Association in Smith, and a member of the TerpThon Planning Team. In high school, he was on the soccer and wrestling teams. He has worked as a marketing intern at Culinary Services Group and hopes to work in management consulting following graduation.

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 Sydney Dalin
Member

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Major(s): Accounting, Finance ‘22

Outside of SUSA, Sydney is a Smith Start Mentor, Phi Sigma Sigma bursar, Order of Omega, Comfort Cases Operations intern, and QUEST member.

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 Bradley Polkowitz
Member

Hometown: Malboro, NJ
Major(s): OMBA ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Bradley is a Brand Ambassador for UMD Sports Business Society, works for UMD Athletics as an Operations Assistant, and is passionate about sports, analytics, and marketing.

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 Sara Robb
Member

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Major(s): Finance, Behavioral and Community Public Health ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Sara is a member of the club tennis team, the Vietnamese Student Association, and the Korean Student Association. Despite her busy schedule, you can always find her at the nearest coffee shop. With Sara’s two majors, she hopes to have a career in healthcare administration.

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Marketing

Responsible for Smith Undergraduate publication and promotions for SUSA sponsored student organization events and activities, and all other duties assigned by the President. Manages all SUSA’s social media channels and weekly newsletters.

 Aaliya Husain
Chair

Hometown: Ijamsville, MD
Major(s): OMBA '23

Outside of SUSA, Aaliya is an International Studies Scholar, a member of the Club Tennis team, and a professional soft serve swirler at the Diner. She loves traveling, discovering new eateries, and meeting new people.

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 Brian Carney
Public Relations Representative

Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
Major(s): Supply Chain Management, Marketing ‘22

Outside of SUSA, Brian is a member of the Supply Chain Management Society. He traveled to Panama and Peru over this past winter term and will be a Supply Chain Intern at Campbell’s Soup Company during summer 2020.

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 Mira Varghese
Public Relations Representative

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Major(s): Journalism ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Mira is an International Studies Scholar. She hopes to become a journalist focused on politics and international events.

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 Sasha Howard
Social Media Coordinator

Hometown: Timonium, MD
Major(s): Marketing ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Sasha is involved in yoga and club volleyball on campus. She enjoys photography and other visual arts. Following graduation, Sasha aspires to work in fashion marketing.

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 Saran Kaur
Social Media Coordinator

Hometown: Germantown, MD
Major: Marketing, OMBA ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Saran is a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar, a member of Students Helping Hondura, the UMD Bhangra dance team, Terrapind Bhangra, and intramural soccer. She is a Media and Communications Intern at the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) and a participant in the Snider Enterprise Leadership Fellows. She is very passionate about music.

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 Jetta Chen
Creative Design Director

Hometown: Potomac, MD
Majors(s): Marketing ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Jetta is a member of the American Marketing Association, Terpski, Terrapin Trail Club, Terrafins, and Yogi Terps. Jetta is also a lifeguard at the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling the world, and eating pineapple on her pizza.

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 Taylor Crutchley
Podcast Manager

Hometown: Danville, CA
Major(s): Government & Politics ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Taylor is an International Studies Scholar and employee at Eppley Recreation and Wellness Center. Her career aspirations include being a UN delegate and criminal prosecutor. For the past 8 years she has danced competitively.

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 Saige Kratenstein
Project Manager

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
Major(s): Marketing | Minor(s): Professional Writing ‘21

Outside of SUSA, Saige interns at the UMD Writing Center and is a Teaching Assistant. She has worked with consulting nonprofits in the past and has competed in a national case competition as part of the American Marketing Association. She hopes to gain a lot of experience from her position on the Marketing Committee and perform to the best of her abilities.

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 David Molot
Project Manager

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Major(s): Marketing, Information Systems | Minor(s): Technology Entrepreneurship ‘23

Outside of SUSA, David is in the EIP Honors Program and a member of the American Marketing Association and Sports Business Society. He aspires to become a successful marketing entrepreneur.

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President's

Responsible for alumni, Office of Career Services, and undergraduate studies relations. Audits SUSA financial records at the end of each semester with the Finance committee.

 Arshdeep Singh
President

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Major: Finance, Information Systems '22

Outside of SUSA, Arshdeep is on the board for a dance competition at Maryland. He enjoys TV, film, Monopoly, and relaxing. He wants to work for a startup right after college and then move on to a bigger firm. 

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 Maalavika Ganesh
Member

Hometown: Urbana, Maryland
Major(s): Economics ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Maalavika is the professional recruitment chair for Operation Business, a finance committee member of Ascend, and a Member Services Representative at Eppley.

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 Rushi Patel
Member

Hometown: Glenelg, MD
Major: Finance, Information Systems '23

Outside of SUSA, Rushi is in the Smith Finance Group, IEFS, and the Global Communities Student Association. He hopes to work as a financial manager in the future, and enjoys listening to classical rock and rap. He loves helping others through community service and hopes to continue with it in the future.

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 Hunter Petit
Member

Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
Major(s): Information Systems, Government and Politics '22

Outside of SUSA, Hunter is a part of the CIVICUS Living and Learning Program. Within CIVICUS, Hunter is the Programming Chair of the CIVICUS Student Advisory Board. In his free time, Hunter enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and serving others in the surrounding communities.

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 Shane Richmond
Member

Hometown: Fort Washington, MD
Major(s): Finance, Information Systems ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Shayne enjoys playing instruments, biking, staying fit, and listening to music. He is involved in the Small Business Development Center, Student Success Initiative, and Smith Finance Group. He works at Acting For Young People, a non-profit advanced drama camp for kids ages 5-18 in the summers. He has a passion for music and he hopes to become a CFO or CEO of a major label.

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 Grace Rocco
Member

Hometown: Williston Park, NY
Major(s): OMBA, Finance ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Grace is a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar and a member of CHAARG. She is a Service Sales Associate for Five Corners Car Wash, a U.S. soccer referee, and a half marathon runner. Grace aspires to be a Chief Operations Officer and her favorite TV show is Friends.

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Professional Affairs

The Professional Affairs committee for the Smith Undergraduate Student Association is the primary officer responsible for enhancing the professional journey of all Smith students. It is responsible for creating and developing initiatives to better serve the Smith community professionally, and allowing students to successfully discover their career paths. The committee will serve as a liaison between the Office of Career Services, SUSA, Smith Administration, and the student body as a whole.

Nikita Kumar
Chair

Hometown: Basking Ridge, MD
Major(s): Information Systems, OMBA '22

Outside of SUSA, Nikita is currently a member of the QUEST Honors Program and the Logistics Director of Maryland Minza, a nonprofit dance competition at UMD. Dancing has been her main hobby, and being on this executive board has been a great way for her to stay connected to this passion. She has previously been involved in Consult Your Community (CYC) and Women in Business. Her experience in CYC and case competitions has exposed her to the field of consulting, which is what she is most interested in pursuing following graduation.

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 Adam Mirsky
Member

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Major(s): Finance ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Adam has interned at the American Asset Management Group, is a Content Board Member of the International Economic and Finance Society, and Fund Member of the TAMID Group at Maryland.

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 Lily Harrington
Member

Hometown: Lexington, MA
Major(s): Marketing, Management ‘22

Outside of SUSA, Lily is a Personal Trainer at RecWell, Brother of Alpha Phi Omega Community Service Fraternity, Mentor with College Mentors for Kids, and danced ballet for 16 years prior to college. She has worked as a Management Intern at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and as a Development Intern as NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts in Boston. Following graduation, Lily aims to work in the development and sales side of marketing and explore career paths in hospital administration and fundraising.

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 Marissa Lazink
Member

Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Major(s): Accounting, Finance ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Marissa is a Business Analyst for Consult Your Community. She has worked as an Intern at the North American Underwriters National Insurance Agency. She enjoys sports and dancing.

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Service

Provides Smith students with the opportunities to participate in community service events. Focuses on fostering a culture where service is not viewed as an obligation, but a way to help others and positively impact both our local and greater communities. Collaborates with non-profit and other service-based organizations to create lasting partnerships to organize events. Responsible for ensuring all clubs fulfill their service requirements.

 Ally Merwitz
Chair

Hometown: Clarkville, MD
Major(s): Finance, Statistics '22

Outside of SUSA, Ally is a member of the QUEST Honors Program, the Dean's Student Advisory Council, and part of Greek Life. She is passionate about giving back to others and helping the greater community. Throughout her term, it is Ally's mission to encourage others to develop a similar mindset and serve those who are under-resourced and in need of our help and guidance.

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 Sebastian Aliaga
Member

Hometown: Takoma Park, MD
Major(s): Business Undecided ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Sebastian is on the club soccer team and in the Global Communities Living-Learning Program. Following graduation, he aspires to work in the sports industry and do pro-bono projects in his free time.

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 Amanda Bae
Member

Hometown: Elkridge, MD
Major(s): Marketing, Finance ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Amanda is a member of the Korean Student Association. She enjoys tennis, yoga, gymnastics, baking, traveling, and volunteering.

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 Alexandra Fabula
Member

Hometown: Fallston, MD
Major(s): Accounting ‘23

Outside SUSA, Alexandra is a member of the Accounting and Business Association and is looking forward to becoming more involved. As of now, her passions lie in Accounting, but she hopes to use this as a stepping stone to law school. Outside of school, you can most likely find her exercising at Eppley, running around campus, or enjoying a smoothie at Playa Bowls.

 Karen Hao
Member

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Major(s): Accounting, Finance | Minor(s): Statistics ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Karen is a SURE fellow, a member of TerpTax, and a member of the Accounting and Business Association. She has worked at a non-profit specializing in financial education and was tasked with a project of improving the non-profit's workshop communications.  She enjoys spending time with friends, reading, playing piano, and community service. Karen wants to be someone who can make a lasting difference through her passion for serving others.

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 Abaan Kermani
Member

Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Major(s): Marketing ‘23

Abaan is extremely passionate about combining her passion for service with her passion for business because she believes one cannot exist without the other. In order to succeed, she thinks we must first learn to give back to our communities. She is a Business, Society, and Economy Scholar and a board member of Scholars in Action. In her free time, she loves figure skating, playing with her dog, and meeting new people.

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 Alexandra Resnick
Member

Hometown: Needham, MA
Major(s): Accounting ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Alexandra is part of Take Back the Night, a peer tutor and counselor at Camp Tevya, and involved in Jewish family services. In her free time, she loves to play tennis.

Strategy & Operations

Oversees the strategic position of SUSA as the amplifier of student voice within the Smith community. Manages curriculum enhancement meetings with administration with the purpose of creating positive student-driven change within Smith. Responsible for updating and amending the SUSA Constitution and maintaining organizational efficiency within SUSA through internal audits. Works closely with the Academics committee and the Professional Affairs committee to push student-facing initiatives. Works closely with the President to support all facets of SUSA.

 Ryan Tanzil
Chair

Hometown: Port Washington, NY
Major(s): Finance, Information Systems | Minor(s): Sustainability '21

Outside of SUSA, Ryan is the President of Terps Racing, a Smith Ambassador, the Vice President of Recreation for Maryland Club Golf, a member in the ECFO's Fellows Program, and works part-time as an account manager on the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) Finance team. He is a former member of the SUSA Administration committee managing the SUSA points system, Treasure of the club golf team, and an Environment, Technology, and Economy Scholar. While he is continuously exploring the various finance career paths, he will be working as a Finance Intern at Comcast NBCUniversal this upcoming Summer 2020 at their Philadelphia headquarters.

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 Nicholas Bailey
Member

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Major(s): OMBA ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Nicholas is the Co-Vice President of Membership Operations of the American Marketing Association and a Maryland Images tour guide. He enjoys running and watching “Breaking Bad.” Following graduation, Nicholas hopes to work in a data-orientated job that helps companies operate more efficiently.

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 Cameren Bruce
Member

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Major(s): Finance, OMBA ‘22

Outside of SUSA, Cameren is a Maryland Images tour guide and a Recwell fitness instructor. Following graduation, she hopes to do consulting or business strategy work.

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 Tanu Kulkarni
Member

Hometown: Westford, MA
Major(s): Finance, OMBA ‘22

Outside of SUSA, Tanu is involved in Sophomore Finance Fellows, the QUEST Honors Program, and Alpha Kappa Psi. Following graduation, she hopes to enter the consulting field and travel to every continent.

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Technology

Responsible for maintaining and updating the SUSA website. Carries out all other duties assigned by the President. Organizes technology-centered business events. Works closely with other SUSA committees, Smith clubs, Smith IT, and the Smith Office of Career Services on technology-related projects.

 Jules Parra
Chair

Hometown: North Potomac, MD
Major(s): Information Systems | Minor(s): Spanish '23

Outside of SUSA, Jules is a member of the QUEST Honors Program, Technica Tech Team organizer, Smith Ambassador, Science, Technology, and Society Scholar, and frequenter of the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium. She is an avid historical fiction reader, podcast listener, and world traveler. During the Winter 2020 term, Jules studied abroad at the University of Cuenca in Ecuador and plans to study abroad for a semester at IE Business Schoolin Segovia, Spain her junior year. She is interested in the intersection of modern international business and emerging technologies and looking to work on and lead meaningful technology projects that contribute to an efficient and positive global community. Following graduation, she aims to work as a product manager, consultant, or technology risk analyst.

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 Sankya Parvatrao
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Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ
Major(s): Computer Engineering ‘23

Outside of SUSA, Sankya is involved in Flexus (an living-learning community for women engineers), the club swim team, CHAARG, Maryland Masti dance competition, Engineers Without Borders, and Terpski. She loves traveling, baking, and spending time with friends. She is a fan of Playa Bowls, so you can always find her there! Sankya is looking forward to her position on the Technology Committee and hopes to gain a lot from the experience.

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 Arnav Shivansh 
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Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ
Major(s): Computer Science, Economics | Minor(s): Mathematics ‘22

Outside of SUSA, Arnav is a Science, Technology, and Society Scholar and is involved with the College Park Student Investment Group, International Economics and Finance Society, and Terrapin Hackers. He enjoys watching and playing sports such as basketball and football and going to the gym. Arnav is interested in working at the intersection of technology and business, and wants to be involved with innovative technologies that help solve the world’s problems in industries such as healthcare and finance.

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