The Cabinet is the executive body of the Grinnell College Student Government Association (SGA). The Cabinet is responsible for chairing the various SGA Committees, passing budgets and setting goals for the SGA.
SGA Cabinet 2020-2021
President Lana Katai
Vice President of Academic Affairs Fernando Villatoro
Vice President of Student Affairs Hazel Murray
Administrative Coordinator Declan Jones
Treasurer Oscar Buchanan
Assistant Treasurer Jade McMahon
All-Campus Events Chair Xonzy Gaddis
Services Coordinator Felipe Monteforte Ferreira
Diversity & Outreach Coordinator C’Erra Houston
Concerts Chair Phinn Lloyd
Senators are elected each semester to represent their designated constituencies at Campus Council. Constituencies are divided into six dorm clusters and an off-campus college-owned and non-college owned housing cluster – Canada, Clangrala, Smounker, Loosehead, Jamaland, East Campus, and Off-Campus. Senators are students’ direct means of representation to Campus Council. Senators report Campus Council activities to their constituency and solicit constituents’ opinions in turn representing those opinions at Campus Council. Senators are also responsible for writing, debating, and enacting SGA legislation, approving budgets and sitting on two committees. Students interested in running for senator need to turn in a brief statement of intent to Election Board in order to be on the ballot for the elections. Students not on the ballot can still run as write-in candidates. In order to run for Senator, a student must meet the following criteria: be enrolled in Grinnell for at least one semester, be in good academic standing, and not be a member of student staff.
Fall 2019 Senators
Full bios and office hours on the Senators can be seen over at our Senators page.
Canada: Carlos Piedrasanta, Quinn Renaud, Ashton Aveling
Clangrala: Ray Goedeker
Smounker: Justin Richard, Andy Kenley
LaKerRoJe: Annie Li, Dean Burrell, Raven McClendon
Loosehead: Elena Copell, C’Erra Houston, Fernando Rodriguez
Jamaland: Harper Smith, Steven Saada
OCCO/OCNCO: Felipe Monteforte Ferreira, Errol Blackstone, Sophie Doddimeade
The Class Ambassador Program was developed to foster a sense of affinity among their class year and towards Grinnell College.Two individuals from each class year are selected to serve as the class ambassadors for their respective year. Class ambassadors are selected through an open application process facilitated by the three key drivers of the program (Student Government Association, Student Alumni Council, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations). Individuals serve a one-year term and may reapply for additional terms if they so choose. First Year Class Ambassadors are chosen second semester through an application process.
2018-2019 Class Ambassadors!
Please welcome your class ambassadors!
Class of 2020: [seniorca] Carson Peters and Yoli Martin
Class of 2021: [thirdyearca] Rachel Hinkley and Peony Teo
Class of 2022: [secondyearca] Madeline McCabe and Camila Hassler
Class of 2023: [firstyearca] Josie Noland and Shubhi Devrani
We also have the full descriptions of the Class Ambassadors.
President of the Senate Tess Kerkhof
Hello, I’m Tess!
I’m a third year from Iowa, I’m majoring in Studio Art and Economics. I’m excited to be tuned into the senate happenings as the President, and facilitate meaningful policy on our campus. I also work heavily in residence like and service on campus, and would love to talk about these things with you!
Technology Advisor Vidush Goswami
Vidush Goswami ’21 is a junior majoring in Computer Science and Political Science. He grew up in New Delhi, India, and now lives in Rotorua, New Zealand. He also serves as the Social Coordinator for the International Student Organization, and the Secretary of the South Asian Student Organization. In his free time, he enjoys singing, and pretending he knows how to dance.