The legislative authority of the Vanderbilt Student Government is housed in the Undergraduate Senate. Composed of 27 voting Senators from every undergraduate school and class, the Undergraduate Senate serves to express the voice of the student body on issues of University, state, and national importance. Senators are elected to a one-year term beginning in September of every school year and serving through May of that year. The Senate meets bi-weekly, with the calendar being published at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. Meetings are free and open to the public.

The Senate elects their own membership in the form of a Speaker of the Senate at the end of the Spring, and a Deputy Speaker of the Senate in the Fall. Currently, the Senate is chaired by Speaker Kate Petosa, who previously served as Peabody College Senator.

SENATE RECORD

To view all Senate Resolutions, visit vsghub.org/senate/resolutions

 

 

To access the Senate Voting Record, visit vandy.link/vsg/senaterecord

VSG SENATORS

CLASS YEAR SENATORS

FIRST YEAR SENATORS

FIRST YEAR SENATOR

Angela Yan

ANGELA YAN

Year: First Year

Majors: Economics and Public Policy

Fun Fact: “I love to eat tomatoes like apples!”

FIRST YEAR SENATOR

Macy Su

MACY SU

Year: First Year

Majors: HOD, Computer Science, and Business

Fun Fact: “I don’t like anything chocolate flavored (like chocolate cake or ice cream) although I love chocolate itself!”

FIRST YEAR SENATOR

Jenny Liu

Jenny Liu

Year: First Year

Majors: Neuroscience and Economics

Fun Fact: “I can make a perfect beef Wellington!”

FIRST YEAR SENATOR

Katey Parham

Katey Parham

Year: First Year

Majors: Public Policy and Indigenous Studies

Fun Fact: “I have danced for 15 years!”

FIRST YEAR SENATOR

Kenny Hill

Kenny Hill

Year: First Year

Majors:

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SECOND YEAR SENATORS

SECOND YEAR SENATOR

Joseph Humphries

Joseph Humphries

Year: Second Year

Majors: Physics and Philosophy

Fun Fact: “I have a scar on my right hand from punching a trash bag full of broken glass when I was 4 because I was pretending to be a ninja.”

SECOND YEAR SENATOR

Virali Patel

Virali Patel

Year: Second Year

Majors: Political Science and Sociology

Fun Fact: “I have an unhealthy obsession with chocolate. :’)”

SECOND YEAR SENATOR

Livvy Whitmore

Livvy Whitemore

Year: Second Year

Majors: Political Science and HOD

Fun Fact: “I was an American Girl Doll model.”

SECOND YEAR SENATOR

Rahan Arasteh

Rahan Arasteh

Year: Second Year

Majors: Political Science, HOD

Fun Fact: “I am an ordained priest of the Dudeist church in California (which means I can legally officiate weddings…).”

SECOND YEAR SENATOR

Shery Girgis

Shery Girgis

Year: Second Year

Majors: Psychology and Sociology

Fun Fact: “I don’t know how to swim.”

THIRD YEAR SENATORS

THIRD YEAR SENATOR

Emily Hugan

Emily Hugan

Year: Third Year

Majors: “Computer Science”

Fun Fact: “I’ve lived through three hurricanes.”

THIRD YEAR SENATOR

Zev Sernik

Zev Sernik

Year: Third Year

Majors: Economics and History, Public Policy Studies

Fun Fact: “I am a big fan of Kanye’s music, but not his political aspirations.”

THIRD YEAR SENATOR

Joshua Kayiwa

Joshua Kayiwa

Year: Third Year

Majors: Philosophy and Public Policy

Minors: Spanish

Fun Fact: “I have unusual talent for successfully finding four-leaf clovers. In fact I have found a five-leaf clover in the past(and have pictures of it)!”

THIRD YEAR SENATOR

Mustafa Najeed

Mustafa Najeed

Year: Third Year

Majors:

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THIRD YEAR SENATOR

Tyger Quarles

Tyger Quarles

Year: Third Year

Majors:

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FOURTH YEAR SENATORS

FOURTH YEAR SENATOR

Aaron Hunt

Aaron Hunt

Year: Fourth Year

Majors:

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FOURTH YEAR SENATOR

Syed Rahman

Syed Rahman

Year: Fourth Year

Majors:

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FOURTH YEAR SENATOR

Chris Marcus

Chris Marcus

Year: Fourth Year

Majors:

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FOURTH YEAR SENATOR

Ellie Ward

Ellie Ward

Year: Fourth Year

Majors:

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FOURTH YEAR SENATOR

Olivia Sinrich

Olivia Sinrich

Year: Fourth Year

Majors: Human and Organizational Development, and History

Fun Fact: “I’m double jointed in my knees.”

ACADEMIC SENATORS

ARTS & SCIENCE SENATOR

Bryce Collings

Bryce Collings

Year: Second Year

Majors:

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BLAIR SENATOR

Ian Jenson

Ian Jenson

Year: Second Year

Majors: Violin Performance, Political Science, and Law History & Society

Fun Fact: “I do photography in my spare time!”

ARTS & SCIENCE SENATOR

Matt Geleta

Matt Geleta

Year: Second Year

Majors: Economics and Political Science

Fun Fact: “I have a ferret named Goober!”

PEABODY SENATOR

Monica Baldwin

Monica Baldwin

Year: Second Year

Majors: HOD, Spanish

Fun Fact: Once I won $5 playing Tetris!”

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SENATOR

Carlissa Arrow

Carlissa Arrow

Year: Fourth Year

Majors: Mechanical Engineering and Public Policy Studies

Fun Fact: “I am scuba certified.”

REMOTE LEARNING SENATORS

REMOTE LEARNING SENATOR

Kayla Prowell

Kayla Prowell

Year: Second Year

Majors: Anthropology and Pre-Med

Fun Fact: “I’m fluent in French and speak a bit of Navajo. I can braid my own hair. I am a coffee and tea enthusiast.”

REMOTE LEARNING SENATOR

Yihan Li

Yihan Li

Year: Second Year

Majors: Economics, Mathematics

Fun Fact: “I have never read or watched any Harry Potter series in my life.”