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The SGA Cabinet refers pertinent issues to the Senate for legislation, and to the administration for policy resolution.

The Cabinet also works to ensure the financially stability of the SGA and allocates money to support events, groups, and individuals who are benefiting the Smith College community. Cabinet members are elected in campus-wide and class-wide elections in the spring and fall.


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2016-17 Roster

SGA President

Janis Luke '17

Janis Luke

Home: Ocala, FL

Major: Government

Major: Dance

House: Sessions

One of my goals: I hope to become well acclimated in my role as SGA President so that the needs and concerns of every student, whether on campus or abroad, may be met.

Fun Fact: I wear polka dots almost everyday!

Office Hours:
Tuesdays - 7 to 8 p.m.

SGA Vice President

Katie Chong '18

Katie Chong

Home: Los Angeles, CA

Major: Anthropology

Major: Spainish

House: Talbot

One of my goals: To make Senate as accessible as possible for all Smithies, so that Senate can be a governing body that supports its students.

Fun Fact: Regardless of the weather (snow or sun) I always drink ice water.

Office Hours:
Fridays - 1 to 3 p.m.

Vice President of Finance

Rebecca Alger '18

Rebecca Alger

Home: Palo Alto, California

Major: Government

Minor: Economics

House: Emerson

One of my goals: I am looking forward to improving transparency in the ORC and Finance committee and encouraging greater discourse within the student body.

Fun Fact: I am 68% Grandma!

Office Hours:
Mondays - 4 to 5 p.m.

SGA Secretary

Carrie Lee Lancaster '19


Home: York, South Carolina

Major: Government

Major: Spanish

Minor: Certificate in Reproductive Justice

House: Comstock

One of my goals: I would like to make SGA's intentions and tasks more visible to the student body.

Fun Fact: I can ride a unicycle.

Office Hours:

House Presidents' Association Chair

Xiomara Cooke AC '17

Xiomara Cooke

Home: Brooklyn, NY

Major: Spanish

Minor: Studio Art

House: 54 Green St.

One of my goals: Help the house community give back to the Northampton Community.

Fun Fact: I am engaged to be married next summer and I have two amazing sons.

Office Hours:
Tuesdays - 5 to 6 p.m.
Thursdays - 5 to 6 p.m.

Chair of the Social Justice and Equity Committee

Nybria Acklin '18


Home: Philadelphia, PA

Major: Sociology

Minor: Economices

House: Gardiner

One of my goals: I want to help show that SJE reps on campus are there to help Smith students feel safe on campus. I want to be a resource for Smith students.

Fun Fact: I have been step-dancing since I was in the 7th grade.

Office Hours:
Mondays - 7 to 8 p.m.

Ada Class President

Katie Wing AC

Katie Wing

Home: Lewiston, Maine

Major: Philosophy

House: Conway House

One of my goals: I hope to continue conversations surrounding the areas of need within our community and promote forward movement.

Fun Fact: I love Michael Jackston...a lot.

Office Hours:
Wednesdays - 3 to 4 p.m.

Ada Class President

Maria Wood AC '17

Maria Wood

Home: Chestertown, Maryland

Major: American Studies

Minor: 5 College Certificate in Ethnomusicology

House: Off Campus

One of my goals: I hope to foster Ada's involvement throughout Smith. To help all Adas find the resources they need to both make the most of their time here and to contribute their vast and unique talents to the Smith community.

Fun Fact: I know a song for any possible situation, from not wanting to put on your pants to being stuck in traffic or to gong to the library.

Office Hours:
Wednesdays - 3 to 4 p.m.

Senior Class President

Badriyyah AlSabah '17


Home: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Major: Psychology

Minor: Religion

House: Comstock

One of my goals: I hope to increase communication with the Senior class and be on top of my work and my position as Class President!

Fun Fact: I have been to every continent except Antarctica!

Office Hours:
Tuesdays - 4 to 5 p.m.

Junior Class President

Beverly Lipsey '18

Beverly Lipsey

Home: Arlington, Massachusetts

Major: Psychology

Minor: Spanish

House: Tyler

One of my goals: I intend to foster a sense of comraderie among the juniors (on and off campus) and other class years, through collaborative campus events.

Fun Fact: I applied Early Decision to Smith!

Office Hours:

Sophomore Class President

Michaella Mentu '19

Michaella Mentu

Home: Bronx, New York

Major: Government

Major: Africana Studies

House: Wilder

One of my goals: To consistently create more stress-free zones for the Class of 2019!

Fun Fact: I have a hybrid British and New York American accent!

Office Hours:
Fridays 1 -2 p.m.

First Year Class President

Camille Bacon '20


Home: Chicago, IL

Major: Undecided

House: Scales

One of my goals: I hope to help first-years acclimate to life at Smith and foster a tight-knit first year community.

Fun Fact:I've lived on three continents!

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