After a week of online voting, the election results are in! Congratulations to the winners, and good work to everyone who ran in this year’s election. Additionally, The Mass Media would like to give a big thank you to the current USG President and Vice President, Macie Jones and Hadley Zibel, and Student Trustee, Jake Bates, as well as all of the current Senators for all their hard work and commitment over the course of this year.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Mike Dooley 263 votes 55.60 percent Winner of Election
Jill Vaughn 109 votes 23.04 percent
Gaelle Melhem 55 votes 11.63 percent
Rudy Eiland 46 votes 9.73 percent
Dooley ran on a platform of “Leading Together,” where he advocated for putting students first and for an open education resources initiative, as well as affirming his own public service experience. Dooley was endorsed by the Student Veteran’s Center and the Sport Leadership and Administration Student Association.
USG President/Vice President:
Dhruv Naik & Anjani Naidu 299 votes 67.95 percent
Winner of Election
Angie Klepach & Kaushar Barejiya 141 votes 32.04 percent
Naik and Naidu ran on a platform of “Improve, Invest, Involve.” This means improving health policies at the university; creating and working with more clubs and organizations on campus; investing more in the community, international students, and commuters; and utilizing the Boston Intercollegiate Government and administration to improve relationships on campus. They were endorsed by the Student Veteran’s Center, the Kurdish Student Association, the Desi Student Association, the Asian Student Center, the K-Pop Club, the Queer Student Center, the Pokémon Club, the Khmer Culture Association and the Art Club.
The following students were elected as Senators: Talia Hammond, Vansh Khokhani, Christelle Joseph, Michael Dooley, Isabella Villegas Leal, Isabel Raymond, Danielle McShea and Alex Bielow
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY
GSA Vice President:
Delaney Bowen 21 votes 63.63 percent Winner of Election
Choose not to vote 12 votes 36.36 percent
In a statement provided to the Office of Student Activities, Bowen stated: “As an alumni of [UMass Boston] and a current graduate researcher in Biology, being [Vice President] of the Assembly will allow me to promote student diversity in STEM. As founder of MedLife, I want to open conversations about career options and graduate studies to our student body. Leveraging [UMass Boston] resources for the post-[UMass Boston] chapter is my ultimate goal.”
Meaghan Anderson 14 votes 42.42 percent Winner of Election
Cam Marsinelli 11 votes 33.33 percent
Nakku Hilda 8 votes 24.24 percent
In a statement provided to the Office of Student Activities, Anderson stated: “I am a second-year master’s student in Exercise and Health Science program. I enjoy working with others and making people's lives easier. If elected, I intend to be transparent, adaptable and available for the needs of the Graduate Student Assembly and its constituents.”