Representatives and Members

First Year Representatives

Harsh Malu

From: India/ Lake Zurich,IL

Major: Mechanical Engineering

What are your goals for USG?

“Be the voice of the students and lead the society by an example. I want to be the best at the things I do and learn from my mistakes to progress and grow as a better person altogether. Finally I’d quote Montaigne, “The great and glorious masterpiece of men is to live to the point.””

 

 Contact: hmmalu@mtu.edu

Trevor Murphy

Year: 1st year

From: Dewitt, Michigan

Major: Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics

What are your goals for USG? “Voice the opinions of the freshman student body and reflect that in the decisions that USG makes. ”

 Contact: tmurphy@mtu.edu

Stephanie Bois

Year: 1st year

From: Stockholm, Sweden

Major: Finance

Other Orgs: Delta Zeta Sorority, Finance Club

Other positions on USG: Member in Events Committee

What are your goals for USG? “To increase students’ awareness of USG in order to get feedback on how we best can improve students’ experience at MTU.”

 Contact: scbois@mtu.edu

Second Year Representatives

Matthew Thompson

From: Grand Rapids, MI

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Other Orgs: Math Learning Center Coach

Other Positions on USG: Political Affairs

What are your goals for USG?

“To create a government that accurately represents the undergraduates of Michigan Tech, hear and voice their concerns, create a better campus than when I started.”

Contact: majthomp@mtu.edu

 

Gregory Miodonski

From: Algonac MI

Major: Biological Sciences w/ Pre-Med concentration

Other Orgs: Full Throttle, MTU Sailing Team, PHAT

Other positions on USG: 2nd year rep, Political Affairs Committee Chair

What are your goals for USG? “Make MTU a better place for its students, help students navigate political processes”

 Contact: gjmiodon@mtu.edu

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Third Year Representatives

Brian Messman

From: Two Rivers, WI

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Other positions on USG: Events Committee Chair

What are your goals for USG?  “I want to get to know as many students as possible by having some new and exciting USG sponsored events.”

 

 Contact: bmessman@mtu.edu

Kyle Walker

From: Utica, MI

Major: Geological Engineering

Other Orgs: Phi Kappa Tau, Geology club, Geophysical Society at MTU, Mind trekkers, Smash club, Aquanauts

Other positions on USG: Events committee

What are your goals for USG? “To improve transparency and communication between the university and students.”

 Contact: ktwalker@mtu.edu

Nils Justen

From: Viersen, Germany

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Other Orgs: Formula SAE Team, Aquanaut Scuba Club

Other positions on USG: Third Year Representative and Student Affairs Committee Member.

What are your goals for USG?

“To make MTU a more accepting, and welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds, and to effectively represent and speak on behalf of the student body at Michigan Tech.”

 Contact: najusten@mtu.edu

Fourth Year Representatives

Cody Eppert

Cody Eppert

From: California 

Major: Finance

Other Orgs: Beta Sigma Theta, Rugby Club, Inter-Fraternity Council, Entrepreneurs Club

Other positions on USG: PR Committee Chair

What are your goals for USG?

“To better represent the demands of the student body and make the campus a more effective resource for the students of MTU”

 Contact: cjeppert@mtu.edu

Mariah Savolainen

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Major: Biology Major

Other Orgs: Women’s Hockey, Women’s Leadership Council, Wildlife Society

Other positions on USG: Public relations committee member

What are your goals for USG? “Make USG more approachable with issues and ideas.”

 Contact: savolain@mtu.edu

Kyle McGurk

From: Green Bay, WI

Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Other positions on USG: Student Affairs Committee Chair

What are your goals for USG? “Refine and streamline the student issue and outreach process.”

 Contact: kpmcgurk@gmail.com

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Jacob Cavins

Year: Fifth Year

From: Newport Mi

Major: Electrical Engineering

Other Orgs: MUB, Pavlis, MindTrekkers, Movement/Maker Coach in Maker Space

Other positions on USG: Parlimentarien, Student Storage Barn Manager

What are your goals for USG?

“Be a source of information and a contact point for other members of USG into subsequent student organizations.”

 Contact: jlcavins@mtu.edu

 

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College of Arts and Sciences Representatives

Daniel Henderson

Year: 3rd Year

From: Boise, Idaho

Major: Mathematics and Physics

Other Orgs: Finance Club President

Other positions on USG: Ways and Means Committee Elected Representative

What are your goals for USG?  “Foster a positive and constructive USG Body that acts as an unbiased advocate for the Students assembly as a whole.”

 Contact: dphender@mtu.edu

 

Ajay Vasu

 

Year: Third Year

From: Madurai, India

Major: Computer Science

Other Orgs: Michigan Tech Lode, Racquetball club

Other positions on USG: Student Affairs committee member

What are your goals for USG?

“I would like to resolve issues on campus by making the USG a useful resource for students. I also hope to encourage students from various cultures to get more involved in the Michigan Tech experience.”

 Contact: avasu@mtu.edu

 

Karina Aranda

 

From: Chicago, IL

Major: Applied Ecology & Environmental Science

Other positions on USG:  Public Relations Member

What are your goals for USG?  “I am here to work with students of Tech. I hope to collect as much student impute as possible to ensure they have an enjoyable experience.”

 Contact: karanda@mtu.edu

School of Business Representative

Jimmie Cannon

Year: Second Year

From: Detroit, Michigan

Major: Dual Major in Management of Information Systems and Accounting

Other Orgs: Football, Diversity Council, Quicken Loans Campus Ambassador

Other positions on USG: Diversity liaison

What are your goals for USG? “I ran for the USG in attempts of trying to become the Representative for the School of Business. I felt that because of my ability to communicate and network well, I would be the ideal candidate. I have spoken with most of the professors in the school of business, and have a strong connection within the school itself. While being on the USG, I hope to help change the diversity, and enrich the culture here at Michigan Tech, hoping to yield a sense of comfortability for every student on campus, rather it be a minority student, or a student of the majority.”

 Contact: jrcannon@mtu.edu

School of Forestry Representative

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School of Technology Representative

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At-Large Representatives

Alexis Erickson

Year: Second Year

From: Iron Mountain, Michigan

Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Other Orgs: Mind Trekkers, Cru

What are your goals for USG? “To find better ways to reach out to my constituents, listen to their problems, and convey these problems to the right people so they can be more efficiently resolved.”

 Contact: aeericks@mtu.edu

 

Maximilian Sexauer

Year: Second Year

From: La Crosse, WI

Major: Computer Network and System Administration

Other Orgs: Linux/Unix Users Group (LUG), Human Interface and Design Enterprise (HIDE)

Other positions on USG: Ways and Means committee member

What are your goals for USG? “To improve the efficiency of USG, and to garner student interest in our actions.”

 Contact: masexaue@mtu.edu

No Current Associate Members