Zina Jawadi is a member of the Class of 2018 at Stanford University. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a student with prelingual bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, Zina is passionate about hearing loss and disability causes. On campus, she is the former co-president of Power2ACT, Stanford’s student organization for people with disabilities and their allies. Zina has been active with various hearing loss advocacy initiatives, including creating, based on expert interviews and research, a video on techniques for teaching mainstreamed students with hearing loss. Zina is also the president of the Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association, a nonprofit organization serving Californians with hearing loss.
Rebecca Bromley-Dulfano, Mental Heath & Wellness Lead
Rebecca Bromley-Dulfano (she/her) is a part of the Class of 2018 and studies Biology. She was an RA in Norcliffe, and works on campus with the Bridge Peer Counseling Center, and Mental Health and Wellness Coalition. She is a Calvin & Hobbes (turning xkcd) fanatic, and strongly dislikes the idea that caring for one's mental health is simply taking bubble baths on the night before 23-units worth of work is due (don't get her wrong, that stuff is important too), but she hopes to carefully weave a little deeper this year into increasing well-being on campus. Both she and her co-lead look to a community centered approach, and they would love it if you reach out with any thoughts, questions, or might be interested in joining in!
Celia Chen, Community Centers Lead
Celia is a member of Class of 2020 from Hangzhou, China. On campus, she served as a frosh intern for Women's Community Center, covers news for Stanford Daily, and manages Chapter Relations for Forum of China-US Exchange at Stanford (FACES). In her spare time, you may find her experimenting with her guitar and jamming with friends, improving her cooking and photography skills, or exploring the Bay Area and beyond. Inspired by the friendships she made at Stanford, she can't wait to serve this community that she cares deeply about.
Bryce Tuttle, Disability Lead
Bryce Tuttle is a Political Science and member of the Class of 2020. Diagnosed with dyslexia in third grade, he has been invested in disability issues since elementary school. In that vein, this year Bryce is the president of Power2ACT. Outside of disability advocacy, he is also a member of Stanford in Government and has a passion for politics. Bryce looks forward to strengthening the disability community this year as Disability co-lead, after serving as a disability community committee member last year.
Hope Yi, Mental Heath & Wellness Lead
Hope G. Yi (they/them) hails from the New Jersey part of New York and like to ruminate about the psychology of cinematography. As Wellness & Mental Health co-lead, Hope believes a balanced approach to mental health is indispensable with respect to all intersecting identities and looks forward to being challenged to think about how we can reframe perspectives on health in a way that is validating and normalizing without being pathologizing or deindividualizing. Feel free to shoot them an email, text, Facebook message, and/or heartfelt, handwritten letter, and they will be sure to get back to you promptly, along with an [in]appropriate, carefully hand-picked gif!
Carson Smith, Community Centers Lead
Carson Smith is a member of the class of 2019 and studies Political Science and Native American Studies. She can often be found at the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), where she has staffed over the past year as a Social Justice Liaison and currently works. Carson also spent her sophomore year as a Senator of the Undergraduate Senate, where she chaired the Student Life committee. Over the past two years, she has been a core member of the Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) and will act as a programming officer for the group in this upcoming academic year. Ultimately, her experiences have allowed her to connect with multiple community centers on campus, which has truly emphasized the importance of these communities on student life and wellness.
Regan Pecjak, Storyteller
I'm a member of the class of 2018 from San Diego, and this is my first involvement with the ASSU. I write for the Daily, occasionally run, and read a lot. Both for class, I study English, and for fun, where my favorite authors are Fitzgerald and Dostoevsky. I'm looking forward to helping showcase the work the ASSU executive team does this year.
Vicki Niu, Vice President
Hi! I'm Vicki (she/her), a senior majoring in computer science. I care deeply about leveraging institutions of power to create social impact, whether through CS+Social Good or in pushing change at Stanford as Exec. I like sitting, watching trashy movies, and the song Yeah! by Usher.
Rachel Green, Sexual Assault & Title IX Co-Lead
Rachel Green is a second-year law student, and this is her second year in this role in the Executive Cabinet of the ASSU. She seeks to advocate for students in this topic and is eager to hear their concerns with and recommendations for improvement. Besides law school and working to prevent and better respond to sexual and gendered violence, she enjoys hiking and weightlifting.
Divine Edem, Storyteller
Divine Edem is a senior majoring in political science and is excited to help shape the ASSU Executive Team through her role as co-storyteller. On campus, she has been involved in MINT Magazine, Stanford Alumni Association, Stanford in Government, and the Political Science Department. When she's not in class, she loves catching up on her favorite Shondaland shows, find new artists to listen to on Spotify, or trying cool restaurants around Palo Alto with friends.
Matthew Cohen, Chief of Staff
Matthew Cohen ‘18 is majoring in political science and earth systems. After serving two terms on the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, Matthew became the Exec Chief of Staff. He also currently serves as Chair of the SSE Board of Directors. Matthew is passionate about environmental sustainability and enjoys reading, running, and playing golf in his spare time.
Samuel Feineh, Academics Lead
Samuel Feineh, Class of 2019, is from Sacramento, California, and is majoring in Political Science with a focus in International Relations and Justice & Law. Sam currently serves as the Co-Academic Lead on the ASSU Executive Cabinet. Sam's work is multi-faceted. He and his co-lead are finding ways to ease the stress of academics on students, as well as expanding university resources to spearhead an initiative entitled Diversity in the Field. Building on his work on the Executive Cabinet last year, Sam is implementing a discipline-based requirement that aims to promote engagement with and understanding of diversity within an individual’s intended field of interest. He's working with specific departments to better equip students heading into the workforce how to thrive in diverse environments. In his free time, he's probably binge-watching old TV shows or attempting to freestyle over some beats. He hopes to attend law school and have a life-long career in public service.