JLF is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Urban Studies from America's Finest City: San Diego, California. He currently serves as President of the ASSU, after serving as Frosh Council President and two terms on the Undergraduate Senate. In his free time, he's usually playing the saxophone or watching Scandal. He hopes to go to law school, and eventually pursue a career in public service.
Brandon Hill | ASSU Vice President
Brandon is a senior from the tropical state of Minnesota, and majors in political science and African & African American Studies. Brandon currently serves as the ASSU Vice President, and previously served as both a Frosh Council member and one of the Sophomore Class Presidents. Brandon has interned for the White House and Google, but has his most fun throwing puns at his homies and pressing keys on the piano. He will be building an ed tech startup with friends after graduation and aspires to a career at the intersection of entrepreneurship and public service.
Miles Brinkley | Black Community Liaison
Bio coming soon!
Austin Chustz | Webmaster
Austin Chustz is a Computer Science major in the Class of 2016 originally from Cleveland, Ohio but currently residing in Reston, Virginia. In his free time, Austin enjoys drumming as well as listening to and sharing music. Austin is a member of Sigma Nu, Senior Class Cabinet, Inter-Fraternity Council, and Stanford Student Enterprises. Austin was also an RCC in Burbank and spent the last summer doing Web development at Apple.
Chris Connolly | Community Liaison
Chris Connolly is a Masters candidate in Biology from Chicago, Illinois. Chis has taken advantage of many of Stanford’s opportunities to explore his interests in biology including being a Biology tutor for the Bio Core through Stanford’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and participating in the Notation in Science Communication program offered through Stanford’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric.
In the previous academic year, Chris acted as President for Power2ACT: Stanford’s group for disabled students and their allies. This year Chris looks forward to working with the ASSU as an advocate for the disabled community on campus. When not studying or working, Chris engages in physical therapy for his spinal cord injury, and enjoys watching mystery and thriller movies. Following the completion of his Masters degree, Chris plans to enroll in medical school.
Jorge Cueto | First-Gen / Low-Income Community Liaison
Bio coming soon!
Zoe Goldblum | Jewish Community Liaison
Zoe Goldblum is a sophomore from Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to serving on the ASSU Executive Cabinet, she serves on the board for the Jewish Students Association. Zoe is also currently the Vice President for the Northwest Region on the national student board for J Street U. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and dancing.
Kate Hassey | Social Impact Community Liaison
Kate is a senior studying Public Policy with a concentration in education policy. She is specifically interested in the experiences of marginalized youth within education, and the role of various sectors in closing educational achievement gaps. From studying education policy, she has found that housing policy is a critical issue facing today’s youth, determining access to stable living conditions and educational quality. Kate has spent her summers working for organizations from a community-based nonprofit in South Africa to a think tank in Washington D.C. She hails from the great state of Ohio, and in her free time she is an avid explorer, baker, photographer, and listener of bluegrass music.
Tanvi Jarayaman | Sexual Assault Issue Leader
Bio coming soon!
Katie Kirsch | Marketing and Design Consultant
My name is Katie Kirsch, and I’m a Bay Area local and senior at Stanford studying Product Design Engineering. This year I am working with the Issue Leaders and Community Liaisons to help with planning, marketing, and branding their events so that they can be as successful as possible!
Hannah Long | Sexual Assault Issue Leader
Hi hello! I’m Hannah, a senior and Polisci major living in Xanadu aka the sand dune. I think we’re in a really powerful time in which people are starting to take sexual assault very seriously, so Tanvi and I are excited to be in positions where we can hopefully make some meaningful change! Outside of school/ASSU, I spend my time looking @ dog pics on the internet, eating pizza, and doing film photography.
Chiamaka Ogwuegbu | Sustainability Issue Leader
Chiamaka is a young lad from Hyattsville, MD. He is an an Earth Systems major, and is currently unsure of what he’s going to do for the rest of his life. Chiamaka’s passion for sustainability comes from his desire to uplift underprivileged communities, as well as a general interest in the future of mankind. He enjoys chocolate chip cookies and good conversation.
Natasha Patel | Chief of Staff
Natasha Patel is a Philosophy major with an honors in the School of Education. She currently serves as a Chief of Staff to the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Executive and as a mentor/tutor for the East Palo Alto Stanford Academy. Her current hobbies and work are dedicated to pushing progress within the Stanford community.
Reagan Ross | Mental Health Issue Leader
Bio coming soon!
Chasity Salvador | Native Community Liaison
Chasity Lolita Salvador is a junior pursuing a double major in Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. She lives at Muwekma (otherwise known as the House of the People). She's proud to part of one of the first community liaison teams within ASSU executive cabinet, as she find it essential to have complete and cohesive communication between ASSU and the students that they represent and work tremendously for. As the native community liaison, She has the desire to raise the general voice and bring visibility to Stanford's campus of the native students. This position has the opportunity to involve the larger student body with the events Stanford American Indian Organization hosts. She plans to work within both platforms to bring them together. She has two lovely sisters, one super star brother, and she loves her mesa (her home) more than anything. She likes dancing, summer, pineapple, writing poetry, and feeding her family's horses.
Joshua Seawell | Social Scene Issue Leader
Josh spent last year as an intern for the Senate Advocacy Committee and a member of the Black Student Union. In his free time, Josh follows politics and music. This year, he is excited to work with Greek Life to improve diversity and safety.
Anja Young | Varsity Athletics Community Liaison
Bio coming soon!
Robert Young | Sustainability Issue Leader
I’m a sophomore from Washington, DC, and am one of the Sustainability Issue Leaders! I study in the energy and environment track of electrical engineering, hoping to apply technologies like battery storage, the smart grid, and the internet of things to solve environmental problems. I have always been passionate about sustainability, and see climate change as the biggest challenge of our generation. This year I’m particularly looking forward to bringing more communities into the conversation on sustainability and environmental justice issues, and am also excited to support students across campus through our Stanford Sustainability Database and events calendar. When not working on sustainability, you can find me dancing bhangra or relaxing in my hammock in Castaño.
Bright Zhou | Asian-American Community Liaison
Bright is a Senior from the Bay Area majoring in Archaeology and co-terming in Biology. He is an RA in Branner and is particularly interested in the intersections of Asian American cultural heritage, history, and healing. He serves as the co-chair for the Undergraduate Chinese American Association's Activism and Community Service committee. In his free time, Bright plays viola in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and jams with anyone who will listen.