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2016 - 2017 Cabinet


Chief of Staff


Name: Ish Alam

Hometown: Holtsville, NY

Major: Political Science

Other Activities: Model UN, ResLife



Co-Deputy Chief of Staff


Name: Annie Cowan
Hometown: Brunswick, Maine
Major/Minor: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry/ Elementary Education
Other Activities: JV Women's Soccer, PageOne Literacy Program




Director of Membership

  • Name: William Weightman
  • Class Year: 2017

  • Major: International Politics and Economics

  • Hometown: St. Paul, MN

  • Commons: Ross

  • Involvement on campus: Chinese House, Political Science Research Assistant, former Student Financial Services Office Assistant Fun Fact:  I unintentionally attended a seven-year-old Uyghur boy's birthday party and performed magic tricks for the him and his friends while traveling in Xinjiang.



Name: Kevin Benscheidt
Class Year: 2017.5
Major: Economics and Theatre
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Commons: Cook
Involvement: Water Polo, Hep Zoo Shows, Oratory Now
Fun Fact:  In his hometown, Kevin is hailed as an amateur limbo champion.




Director of Student Organizations


Name: Nick Delehanty
Class Year: 2017
Major: History
Hometown: Albany, New York
Commons: Ross
Involvement: The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, The Crampus
Fun Fact: Once I wrote for an online "newspaper" and was paid with a longboard.

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Co-Director of Academic Affairs


Name: Sedge Lucas
Class year: 2019
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Kobe, Japan
Commons: Wonnacott
Involvement on Campus: Student Educational Affairs Committee, Brother to Brother, Reslife, Neuroscience Research, Club Volleyball
Fun Fact: I've pet wild dolphins in Australia.


Co-Director of Academic Affairs


Name: Dan Klemonski
Class Year: 2019
Major: History
Hometown: East Hampton, CT
Commons: Brainerd
Involvement on Campus: Tour Guide, Dance and Theater tech, Ultimate Frisbee
Fun Fact: I started taking care of my first plant last semester and it hasn't died yet.

Co-Director of Publicity


Name: Yiyi Jin
Class Year: 2019
Major: Mathematics / Economics
Hometown: Beijing, China
Commons: Cook
Involvement: Figure Skating Club, Chinese Society, Translingual Magazine, Language Table Waitress, French House
Fun Fact: I once raised seven turtles at home and they all died.

Director of Institutional Affairs


Name: Taylor Banaszewski
Class Year: 2017
Major: Economics Major/Sociology Minor
Hometown: Round Lake Beach, IL
Commons: Brainerd
Fun Fact: I spent the summer in Austin, Texas and it was the furthest South I've ever been. It was hot.

Co-Director of Institutional Diversity


Name: Geovany Martinez
Class Year: 2019
Major: Economics (Minor in Philosophy and Mathematics)  
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Commons: Brainerd
Involvement: DMC (Event Coordinator), Office Assistant (Anderson Freeman Resource Center), and Alianza   
Fun Fact: I've worked in a pizzeria for about three years and consider myself a pizza making pro.  

Co-Director of Institutional Diversity


Name: Brianna Arroyo
Class Year: 2017
Major: Economics (Double Minor in Theatre & Sociology)
Hometown: New York City, NY
Commons: Brainerd
Involvement: Evolution Dance Crew, AFC, Alianza, WOC, MiddView
Fun Fact: I hate bugs.

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Co-Director of Athletic Affairs


Name: Maddie Morgan

Hometown: Atherton, CA
Major/Minor: Molecular Biology/Sociology
Other Activities: Community Friends, Pre-Med Society, Varsity Soccer
Fun Facts: Maddie is captain of the varsity woman's soccer team and works on research in Dr. Spatafora's biology lab!



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Director of Environmental Affairs (Spring)


Name: Jenny Ortega
Class Year: 2018
Major: Environmental Chemistry with a GSFS minor
Hometown: Chicago
Commons: Wonnacott
Involvement on Campus: CCSRE Fellow at the AFC, FYC for Wonnacott, Environmental Council Member
Fun fact: I watched all 144 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2 weeks. 

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Co-Director of External Affairs


Name: Jack Petrillo
Class Year: 2018
Major: Mathematics, Computer Science
Hometown: Chappaqua, New York
Commons: Wonnacott
Involvement: MiddCAM, Environmental Council
Fun Fact: I can’t burp.

Co-Director of External Affairs


Name: Amirah Fauzi
Class Year: 2018
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Athens, Ohio
Commons: Wonnacott
Involvement: Tedx, Charter House, and Student Accessibility Office. 
Fun Fact: Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.

Director of Transportation


Name: Maddy Sanchez
Class Year: 2017
Major: Japanese
Hometown: Middlebury
Commons: Brainerd
Involvement: Swing Club
Fun Fact: I do not own a single pair of sweat pants. I've been told that I am missing out...

Director of Technology


Name: Aayam Poudel
Class Year: 2018
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Commons: Brainerd
Involvement: Tour guide, I work at the Center for Careers and Internships, I am a member of Tavern, Middlebury Debate Society
Fun Fact: I took a gap year.


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Director of Student Health and Wellness


Name: Megan Mahoney

Class: 2019
Commons: Cook
Major: Political Science, Global Health Minor
Involvement on Campus: Varsity Field Hockey, Community Friends
Hometown: Charlotte, NC


Co-Director of Social Affairs


Name: Frank Gavilanez

Hometown: Queens, NY
Major/Minor: International and Global Studies (Latin America)/ Portuguese
Fun Fact: Frank is a member of Middlebury Discount Comedy, Distinguished Men of Color, and MiddLaw



Co-Director of Social Affairs


Name: Adiza Mohammed
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Major: International Politics & Economics
Activities: UMOJA, MSA

Co-Director of Sexual and Relationship Respect


Name: Emma Schoblocher!
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Major: Film
Other Activities: Midd Foods, Queer & Alliances