2016 - 2017 Cabinet


Chief of Staff


Name: Jin Sohn
Class Year: 2018
Major: International and Global Studies East Asian Studies (Minor in Education Studies)
Hometown: Holbrook, NY
Commons: Brainerd
Involvement on campus: Center for Community Engagement Service Cluster Board, Middlebury InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Asian Students In Action, Middlebury 180 Degrees Consulting, On Tap
Fun Fact: I am a twin!


Co-Deputy Chief of Staff


Name: James Callison
Class Year: 2017.5
Major: Political Science and Sociology/Anthropology
Hometown: Denver, CO
Commons: Atwater
Involvement: Middlebury Extraordinary Emerging Leader Award Recipient; Former President of Middlebury Debate Society; Former First Year Committee Member; Ultimate Frisbee; Ross Dining Hall Regular; Battell Beach Bum
Fun Fact: Martin "POTUS" Sheen once said I was the cutest baby he had ever seen.

Co-Deputy Chief of Staff


Name: Hiruy Ephrem
Class Year: 2017
Major: International Politics & Economics    
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Commons: Cook
Involvement: MiddConsulting, Umoja, International Students' Organization, DMC, Chromatic, Sound  Investment Jazz Ensemble.
Fun Fact: I speak five languages. 



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.

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: Kate Reinmuth
Class Year: 2017
Major: Political Science and Economics
Hometown: Olympia, WA
Commons: Brainerd
Involvement: Women's Soccer, College Choir, Health and Wellness, Political Science Student Advisory Committee, IM Squash
Fun Fact: I'm a twin!

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Co-Director of Athletic Affairs


Name: Annie Cowan
Class Year: 2018
Major: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a minor in Elementary Education with Licensure
Hometown: Brunswick, ME
Commons: Wonnacott
Involvement: JV Women's Soccer Team, Page One Literacy Project, STEM Innovation Project

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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: Michael Brady
Class Year: 2017
Major: History and Political Science
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Commons: Cook
Involvement: Otter Nonsense Players
Fun Fact: My psychic tells me I should drink less Evian. 



Co-Director of Social Affairs


Name: Alden Cowap
Class Year: 2017
Major: Economics
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Commons: Ross
Involvement: Chromatic, Sailing Team, former Res-Life
Fun Fact: The weirdest thing I've eaten is a tarantula. 

Director of Sexual and Relationship Respect


Name: Meiriely Amaral
Class Year: 2019
Major: Joint GSFS & Political Science
Hometown: Astoria, New York
Commons: Ross
Involvements: Alianza, SGA Constitution Committee, Club Volleyball.
Fun Fact: I'm super indecisive, I couldn't even choose a fun fact!