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FIT SGA 2023-2024

Meet the Team

AMANDA - PRESIDENT.HEIC

President

Amanda Knight

She/Her

I will use my position to be the bridge between the faculty and the students to voice concerns. I will grow the visibility of SGA throughout campus. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00pm

NIC - CHIEF OF STAFF.HEIC

Chief of Staff

Nic Alexis

He/Him

I plan to bring all of the leadership skills I've learned from on campus and off to help SGA be better than ever.

OFFICE HOURS

Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

KIARA - DIRECTOR_FINANCE.HEIC

Director of Finance

Kiara Subardjo

She/Her

I wanted to create an efficient and proactive working environment that focuses on inclusion, access, support, community involvement, and prioritizing student well-being by providing as much support as we can through our committee. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BAISHNAVI - CAMPUS AFFAIRS.HEIC

Secretary of Campus Affairs

Baishnavi Mishra

She/Her

As the Secretary of Campus Affairs, I would meticulously document committee meetings, maintain organised records, and efficiently communicate updates to ensure smooth operations. I'll actively engage my committee members,  channeling their feedback to improve campus affairs, and assist in event planning and coordination promoting and enriched campus experience for all.

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Secretary for Student Affairs

Abby Caimano

She/They

In my position as Secretary for Student Affairs, I hope to be an advocate for the needs of students outside of the classroom, to ensure that all FIT students have the support they need during their time here. As chair of the Student Affairs Committee, I will work with my members to expand our Material Swap initiative, as well as working on new goals for the semester. 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

ADITI - COMM DESIGN.HEIC

Senator for Communication Design

Aditi Joshi

She/Her

Bridge gaps, Elevate student concerns, Promote cohesion and Engage with peers. 

OFFICE HOURS

Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am

ALEXA - FBM.HEIC

Senator for Fashion Business Management

Alexa Scottie

She/Her

I will contribute to my position by speaking for the needs of the FBM students and actively listen to all of the problems that they are facing in order to find solutions. 

OFFICE HOURS

Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ARRY - HOME PRODUCTS DEVELOPMEN.HEIC

Senator for Home Products Environment

Ary Gordon

She/Her

I aim  on exposing more students to my major, and possibly inspiring some to apply. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ELIZABETH - PACKAGING DESIGN.HEIC

Senator for Packaging Design

Elizabeth Yu

She/Her

I want to bring more awareness and ressources to my major, as PK design is very small and unknown!

I also want to help students who aren't as active on campus find more opportunities to engage with their school and meet new people as connections are so important in any industry! 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

JENNY - COMMUTER STUDENTS.HEIC

Senator for Commuter Students

Jenny Lin

She/Her

I am committed to my committee, Career and Internship. Our goal is to make the job bank more diverse; there need to be more jobs other than fashion related positions. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:00 pm

KELLY - SPATIAL EXPERIENCE.HEIC

Senator for Spatial Experience Design

Kelly Lo

She/Her

I will take into account concerns of fellow students in Spatial Experience, as well as work on a way in which SED students can gain prior knowledge on 3D software.

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LAKSHYA - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.HEIC

Senator for International Students 

Lakshya Lodha

He/Him

I will give our community of international students' varied needs and concerns top priority as their senator in the SGA. I'll try to improve programs for cultural exchange, facilitate candid conversations to resolve any difficulties they encounter, and support inclusivity and support services specific to their particular experiences. With the help of my fellow SGA members, I want to make that FIT's international students are recognized, appreciated, and given the tools they need to succeed in both their academic and personal endeavors. 

OFFICE HOURS

Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SEBASTIAN - FINE ARTS.HEIC

Senator for Fine Arts 

Sebastian Rice

He/They

I'm honoured to be a part of SGA this year! I plan to give Fine Arts students the resources they need to successfully complete their degrees, increase financial transparency in FA courses, and to encourage open, productive communication between faculty and students. I have a lot of experience navigating the quirks of the program, and I hope that I can be a resource for any and all student's questions. 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 9:30 am - 11:30 am

SONYA - GRAPHIC DESIGN.HEIC

Senator for Graphic Design

Sonya Bakst

She/Her

I hope to improve channels of communication between students and administrators in my major.

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TABITHA - CFM.HEIC

Senator for Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing

Tabitha Gessling

She/Her

Taking any questions and concerns from current CFM students and resolving them. Also, trying to curate more networking/alumni events for CFM students to explore career paths post grad. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday & Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

RUKI - VICE PRESIDENT.HEIC

Vice President

Ruki El

She/Her

I plan to establish good relationships with the advisor, executive board, and entirety of the Student Senate. Additionally, I plan to advocate for approved and excused mental health days for all students, and improve student dissatisfaction with Career and Internship Services. 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TASHA - DIRECTOR OF COMM.HEIC

Director of Communications

Tasha Bwalya

She/Her

I'll always be accessible to talk with the FIT community. Hit me up anytime and anywhere.

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SAM - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.HEIC

Secretary for Academic Affairs

Sam Barnes

She/Her

I am excited to finish the work started by my predecessors and start new initiatives that will better academics for both students and faculty. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Secretary of Diversity & Inclusion

Mackenzie Harding

She/Her

I will contribute by connecting & supporting cultural clubs on-campus. I plan to advocate for students' needs academically & non-academically. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

IZZY - SUSTAINABILITY.HEIC

Secretary of Sustainability

Izzy Fitzsimmons

She/Her

I plan on being a friend to all members on SGA! I would like to be as helpful as I can to my fellow members and be productive in this new position!

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ALANA - ILLUSTRATION.HEIC

Senator for Illustration

Alana Moy

She/Her

I will be listening to all my peers and what is working for them and what's not. I'll be very hands on and outspoken for whatever comes to me and needs addressing. 

OFFICE HOURS

Wednesday 3:00 pm - 5:00pm

ANIKA - FOOTWEAR _ ACCESSORIES DESIGN.HEIC

Senator for Footwear and Accessories Design

Anika Blau

She/Her

I will contribute to my SGA position by bridging the students and faculty of my major and creating an environment where honest conversations can be had. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

CLAIRE - AHMP.HEIC

Senator for Art History and Museum Professions

Claire Quigley

She/Her

I hope to work with students within my major to succeed in their coursework, make connections with one another and keep our program as enriching as it can be. While serving on the Sustainability committee for SGA, my committee members and I are working on several exciting initiatives to improve sustainability efforts on campus. 

OFFICE HOURS

Wednesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Senator for Textile Development & Marketing

Haylie Payne

They/Them

I will work with the TDM chair department to communicate student and faculty questions, comments and concerns. I hope to advocate for students and facilitate opportunities to connect with peers and alumni. I will also be continuing to work on the Sustainability Committee to further develop textile recycling efforts as well as create more opportunities for students to interact with the Natural Dye Garden. 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 4:00 pm - 6:00pm

KAILIE - HEALTH AND WELLNESS.HEIC

Senator for Health & Wellness 

Kailie Ryan

She/Her

I am excited to be a member of the campus affairs committee and contribute to that team as need be as well as starting initiatives to make fitness and wellness classes more accessible to FIT students.

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

KIRA - FASHION DESIGN.HEIC

Senator for Fashion Design

Kira Cunningham

She/Her

I will contribute by addressing fashion students needs in terms of equipment, work load, and mental health. 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

LONNIE - CLUBS_ORGS.HEIC

Senator for Clubs and Organizations

Lonnie Brown

They/Them

I will contribute by ensuring that clubs and organisations are using their resources to the fullest and preparing new clubs for success. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SHANNON - AMC.HEIC

Senator for Advertising & Marketing Communications 

Shannon Higgins

She/Her

For my AMC peers, I'm looking to be an open ear and encourage them to speak up about our major.

I want to bring our concerns directly to our chair Loretta Volpe and determine what can be added to the current restructuring of the AMC AAS program.

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SOPHIA - RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS.HEIC

Senator for Residential Students

Sophia Hull

She/Her

Stop by A370 during office hours and let's chat!

OFFICE HOURS

Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

YASMIN - FABRIC STYLING.HEIC

Senator for Fabric Styling

Yasmine Marcus

She/Her

By continuing to communicate, advocate and collaborate with students on campus I hope to see through changes that will make FIT everyone's dream school. 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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