Meet the 2015 SGA spring election candidates

By Collegian News Staff

SGA_Logo (1)

Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates

Barrett/Barbosa ‘ready on day one’
SGA Speaker Sïonan Barrett and Secretary of Public Relations and Recruitment Chantal Lima Barbosa are running for president and vice president of the student body, vowing to be ready to make change on day one.

Kelly/Gay campaign to focus on transparency, accessibility and sexual assault training
President and vice presidential candidates Charlotte Kelly and Sammi Gay hope to show that all students have the capability to become a student leader.

Outsider candidates Rocco Giordano and Dhananjay (Danny) Mirlay Srinivas intent on shoring up student-administration relationship, getting more voices heard
Giordano/Mirlay Srinivas ticket believes experience working with and for students has prepared them to take over SGA leadership.

Student Trustee Candidates

Student trustee candidate Kabir Thatte looks to create his own path as a UMass legacy student within SGA
Chairman sees trustee position as an opportunity to work with graduate students and address diversity issues on campus.

Emily O’Neil hopes to increase diversity and improve Title IX training as student trustee
Current chair of the Diversity and Student Engagement Committee wants to be a true representative of both the undergraduate and graduate student body.

Gabriel Schmitt hopes to improve UMass health services as student trustee
With experience on the SGA Senate, health council and house council, Schmitt believes he knows UMass well enough to act as student trustee.

An outsider to the SGA, student trustee candidate Nicholas Vigneau says he brings a fresh perspective
Increasing campus diversity, improving the student disciplinary process and boosting student involvement are central components of Vigneau’s campaign.