OUR CORE TEAM


sUJAY ShETTY

president          

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Sujay is a junior studying Informatics with a Life Science concentration. He is originally from Lawrence, New Jersey, and is always down to tell you how real pizza and bagels should taste. He first got involved in student government as a freshman, representing Mosher-Jordan to the Residence Halls Association (RHA) and serving on the DREAMS Multicultural Council. In RHA, Sujay chaired the RHA Rates Special Committee and served as the President. During his tenure, Sujay championed affordability and access in Michigan Housing, while also refusing to compromise the improvement of the residential living experience. His Junior year, Sujay served as the Chief of Staff to the President, Anushka Sarkar. Reflected in his ongoing student government work, Sujay is particularly passionate about college access and affordability, and holding institutions accountable to the students they serve. He has been on the front lines of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work during his his two years on Housing Resstaff and serving as an AmeriCorps Summer Associate with Houston-based nonprofit CollegeCommunityCareer, where he was able to be a lead a mobile application project which harnessed the power of technology to drive equity for access to higher education. Sujay hopes to use his community leadership experience towards advancing the aMplify party platform to create a Michigan that everyone can call hoMe.


Matthew williams

Vice president

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Matthew is a first-year law student at the University of Michigan and a proud graduate of the Ross School of Business and the College of Literature, Science, & Arts with degrees in Business Administration and Economics. Matthew hails from Lathrup Village, Michigan. Matthew has championed student interests as academic coach for the Ross School of Business, promoted diversity and inclusion as a LEAD Scholar and Michigan Community Scholars Program Alumni, conducted and presented research on educational outcomes and community building as a research assistant, and served his community as a Michigan Research Community Resident Advisor.  In the law school sphere, Matthew is a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the Black Law Students Association. As an alumnus and current graduate student at the university, Matthew is eager to champion the needs of all students and looks forward to continuing to serve this campus.

 


Dylan Rushton

Executive Director 

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Dylan is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Biochemistry and comes from Novi, MI. Currently, he is RHA President, working on a number of policies and programs to better the residential experience. These include a plan to provide free menstrual products to residents, legislation pertaining to the representation of ME/NA students, and reducing the cost of attending the University through negotiation of Housing and Dining rates. In CSG, Dylan serves as a University Council member, a body which represents every School and College. He is also a member of the Student Fee Advisory Committee, working to give student feedback in new costs associated with tuition. Previously, he was involved in MoJo Hall Council, the Bicentennial Student Advisory Committee, as well as other groups which advised the Dean of Students and Executive Officers. Outside of student government, Dylan works in the ECMO lab in the Medical School. Dylan hopes to help aMplify the voices of North Campus with our inclusive platform.

 


Lily Barash

Personal Policy Advisor 

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Lily is a is a sophomore from West Bloomfield, MI studying political science and the environment. She is more than excited to be part of a CSG campaign for the first time, furthering her passions for change and the betterment of the campus community. On campus, Lily is a member of the events committee for Active Minds and serves on the student advisory board for the University of Michigan Depression Center. Additionally, Lily is a leader in a Hillel organization as well as a participant of interfaith dialogue. Lily is passionate about mental health awareness and education on campus, diversity and inclusion, and tuition affordability. She is thrilled to be a part of the aMplify team, working hard to heighten the voices of students on campus. Outside of class, Lily can be found in the Ref room at Hatcher probably on her fifth coffee of the day or in the CCRB. She looks forward to meeting people and advocating for change throughout this campaign.


Riley Gideon

Marketing Director 

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Riley is currently a sophomore in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts studying Cognitive Science. Despite coming from Ohio, she is a huge fan of the Wolverines and wants nothing to do with that team down in Columbus. Riley is currently serving as a Peer Educator for Sexual Assault and Violence Empowerment. She worked as Philanthropy chair of her sorority to raise money for their national philanthropic organization Prevent Child Abuse America. Additionally, Riley did marketing and product development for Deborah Lippmann and served as a brand ambassador for multiple companies including Youth Marketing Connection and LOJO Bands helping with social media and advertisement. Riley is extremely excited to help with a campaign that truly wants to aMplify the voices of the student body here at Michigan.

 


Jiten Parbhoo

Finance Director, Senior Policy Strategist

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Jiten, a native of Greenville, SC, is a junior studying Economics in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is the founder & President of the Impact Investing Group which focuses on using traditional finance as a tool for social change, particularly within education, clean water, health, energy, and the affordable housing sector. He is also Vice President of Market Research within Michigan Advertising and Marketing Club. Jiten was previously part of the LSA Student Government service as the vice chair of the Budget Allocation Committee, part of the E-Board of Michigan Economics Society, part of DREAMS Multicultural Council, part of the Michigan Research Community, and, during his freshman year, a founder of a social oriented startup that received funding from investors. This summer he plans to work on a sustainable organic farm in New Zealand for four weeks before interning as a summer analyst at Bank of America in New York. He is excited about aMplifying the voice of those traditionally forgotten by student government.


Michelle fan

Director of Community Relations

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Michelle is a sophomore in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business hailing from Chicago, IL. On campus, she is heavily involved with the Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) community as a board member for Chinese Student Association and Uncover: A/PIA. Outside of the A/PIA community, Michelle is a Peer Mentor for the Michigan Research Community and is involved with Model United Nations at the University of Michigan, and Capital Consulting Group. As a member of the Ross Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, she works with teachers and administration to bring awareness to the importance of the DEI initiative and works to create a tangible change to the climate in the Ross School of Business. Through CSG, Michelle wants to aMplify underrepresented, marginalized voices throughout campus to create a more welcoming, inclusive community at the University of Michigan.


Seif-Eldeen Saqallah

Legal Counsel

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Seif, born in Jordan and a Michigan resident, is a double Wolverine. Currently attending the University of Michigan Law School, he graduated from LSA in 2017 with a BA in International Studies, Judaic Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and a minor in Law, Justice, and Social change. Outside of Academia, Seif, among other things, is involved in MuJew, a Muslims and Jews interfaith dialogue group, which seeks to forge connections, diminish stereotypes, and build beneficial bridges of faith, understanding, and empowerment. He is also part of the International Law Society, the Jewish Law Students Association, and the Muslim Law Students Association.

As part of aMplify, Seif, acting as student legal counsel, desires to make sure that aMplify abides by the CSG and election code, fairly interprets the code and its procedures, and wishes to aid aMplify in implementing its inclusive platform.

 


Alice Liu

Student Life Policy Lead

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Alice is currently a freshman in the Ross School of Business interested in studying business and computer science. She is passionate about activism and engagement in the Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) community, currently serving as a freshman representative on board for Chinese Student Association (CSA). Additionally, she is a part of the  United Asian American Organizations (UAAO) Advocacy Committee as a liaison between A/PIA organizations and university administration. She is also an undergraduate research assistant at the Institute of Social Research’s Center for Political Studies and is a member of the Michigan Research Community. Additionally, she photographs for a multitude of events on campus. She aspires to make Michigan more a inclusive and equitable place through aMplifying the importance of academic, physical, social, and personal wellbeing of all students at Michigan.


Clayton price

Community Engagement Manager

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Clayton is a sophomore in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts studying Economics and getting a Minor in Science and Energy Policy. Originally from Minnesota, Clayton has also lived in Connecticut, Kansas, and Australia. Moving this much has helped make him adaptable to situations and has increased his world view. As a freshman, Clayton was co-chair of the marketing committee in the Residence Halls Association and a member of the special rates committee. Currently, Clayton is the Chief Investment Officer for Michigan Stocks and Bonds Organization and is an Econ 101 MWrite program writing fellow. He is focused on working to aMplify all voices and ideas at Michigan to ensure the best outcomes in policy decisions.

 


Benjamin Schuster

General Policy Strategist

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Benjamin is currently a freshman in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts interested in studying business and public policy. He is from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, but his love for Michigan is undeniable. This year, he has been involved in Central Student Government and has worked on policy regarding bias incidents, college affordability, and voter registration. He is passionate about social justice, addressing the achievement gap, and being involved in his community. He is also on the advisory board for B1G Voting and his learning community, the Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP). Beyond CSG, he is a research assistant for the Project on Compassion, a building manager at the Ginsberg Center, a Finance Officer for optiMize, and a Peer Advisor for MCSP. He is excited about aMplifying the voice of his peers at Michigan and making a difference on campus through important student policy and advocacy.


Ireoluwa "ire" ayoola

General Policy Strategist

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From Grand Rapids, Michigan, and as a freshman in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Ire is studying political science and psychology with an interest in law. Focusing on campus inclusion and dorm life, on the Central Student Government, Ire has been involved in issues related to campus diversity and college affordability. On hall council and as part of the Residence Halls Association, Ire has been engaged in residential living. Outside of student government, Ire works as a building manager at the Trotter Multicultural Center and is an IM sports enthusiast. As a lover of art, he is interested in, and loves talking about, graphic design, music, books, and movies. Looking towards the future, Ire hopes to have a real impact on campus policy and change, addressing issues of inequality and acceptance, and building a better Michigan experience.


Rachel Westrick

General Operations Manager

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Rachel is a freshman from Grand Rapids, MI who is studying Computer Science with a minor in Law, Justice, and Social Change. On campus, she is involved with She’s the First and is a team member for Design for America, which is currently tackling homelessness in the Washtenaw community. She also is a member of the Michigan Research Community and currently does research on the rights of indigenous peoples in East Africa. She is passionate about social justice and educational equality, and in the future she hopes to use technology to promote equality and positive social change. With CSG, Rachel is excited to aMplify underrepresented voices on campus and create a more welcoming, diverse community on campus with policy and advocacy.

 

 

 

 

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