Nirali Devgan is a senior studying Economics and Computer Science originally from Austin, TX but now living in the Bay Area. Outside of the presidency, she is a Head Tour Guide for the Office of Admissions, plays club basketball, and loves to soak in the sun at the SCC tables or nap on Marston Quad. Goals for ASPC this year include bridging communication gaps on between various resources and voices on campus, reallocating spending to better serve students and their best interests, as well as create a long term strategic vision for ASPC to straddle more than just each academic year, but into the longer term, so that projects can pack more impact and intent moving forward.
Adeena is a junior who is studying CS, Econ, and a bit of Math. Though born in Portland, Oregon, Adeena grew up in Shanghai for 15 years and enjoys trying out new foods in their spare time. On-campus, they are currently involved in ISMP, CJLPP, DISCOVR, and the 5Cs womxn's rugby club — as well as the CS Department and the Communications Office. As the VP of Finance, Adeena plans on continuing to reallocate ASPC's spending to provide increased direct support to students, and in particular work more closely with class presidents to create greater class/school spirit in this unprecedented year. Adeena also hopes to create overall financial sustainability for ASPC, in addition to pursuing initiatives like developing a more equitable job selection process for Pomona students. Adeena is always open to new ideas and suggestions, so feel free to reach out to them anytime!
Gerardo is a senior majoring in Latin American Studies and minoring in Politics. He calls Hialeah home and is a Posse Scholar in the Miami cohort. Other than ASPC, he is a part of the Career Development Office, Draper Center, and FLI Scholars. You'll find Gerardo skating throughout campus on his long board or playing some basketball on Walker Beach. As the VP of Student Affairs, he hopes to be able to advocate for all students by creating a bridge that will connect both the student body and members of administration. More now than ever, Gerardo recognizes the importance of communication between both students and administration and hopes to make such conversations more accessible. Gerardo wants students to feel comfortable reaching out to him and knowing that he will always be there to listen!
Patrick Liu is a senior majoring in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (Politics focus) and minoring in Mathematics and Statistics. He calls the Greater Seattle Area home. As the VP of Academic Affairs, Patrick chairs the ASPC Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) and represents students' academic interests on a wide array of faculty committees. This year, he has three broad goals: to help restore the in-person learning experience to the fullest extent by surveying and supporting students and faculty's academic needs; to address challenges students face in balancing a rigorous liberal arts education with their career development; and to pick up the torch on unfinished AAC projects, such as shadow grading and textbook affordability. Outside ASPC, Patrick serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the 5C philosophy journal Tabula Rasa, a staff writer for the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy, a Politics Department Teaching Assistant, and a choreographer for Groove Nation Dance Crew. He is passionate about the creative arts, particularly dance and film.
Vaishnav "Vaish" is from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and is a senior majoring in Public Policy Analysis. He is a campus SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) rep as well as a representative of the SCIAC and Northwest Conferences at the National SAAC level. His goals as Commissioner of Athletics is to encourage high school spirit through attendance at sporting events, continue initiatives around advocating for student-athlete mental health, and create a healthy atmosphere for athletes regardless of their identities.
Khadi Diallo is a first-year serving on ASPC as the Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion. She’s a local, growing up in Ontario, California. Khadi intends on working closely with affinity groups to create a space in which all voices are heard. Her ultimate goal is to create an atmosphere of transparency between the student body and ASPC. Creating a more equitable environment for all is her priority! Khadi is open to hearing from all students, whether it’s a concern or a question about her future projects!
Linda is from Seattle, WA and intends to major in Politics. Outside of ASPC, she interns for the Benton Museum of Art, works as a Tour Guide for the Admissions Office, staffs 5C Ski & Board Club, and is a mentor for First Generation Low Income students. As Commissioner of Facilities & Environment, Linda strives to make campus safe, accessible, and sustainable through increasing campus lighting, implementing more recycling and compost bins, and overall decrease excess waste. She hopes to engage with other students to identify barriers that prevent students from accessing sustainable solutions and practices, and welcomes anyone to email her with concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Timothy hails from the Potomac River watershed and is studying Politics. You'll probably see him around campus on wheels, but feel free to wave him down for anything! He frequents the SCC, ITS, and 5C Board Games Club. The lad also enjoys a good soup. As ASPC North Campus rep, he is working so that you can make the most of your dining experience at Pomona, be it at Frank, Frary, or the Coop. Please reach out if you have any suggestions or questions about meal options, service, and events!
Ava is a member of the class of 2024.5 hailing from New York City. She recently took a gap semester, during which she studied Environmental Policy in Costa Rica. She's interested in studying Public Policy Analysis, with a concentration in Biology, and Economics. In her free time, Ava enjoys spending time with friends at Pendleton Pool and exploring Claremont. Through her role as South Campus Representative on ASPC, Ava aims to strengthen the sense of community for those living on South Campus and advocate for fellow students. She's also interested in learning more about ASPC's policies and working to improve them for students.
Andreah is a 4th year Biology major from Miami, Florida. She came to Pomona as a Posse Scholar and has been apart of ASPC since her first year, now holding the position of Senior Class President. This year her goals are to make the senior class' last year at Pomona memorable. She wants to plan tons of social events and make sure that the seniors get a chance to walk in person for commencement. Andreah is super passionate about making sure everyone feels included and loved on campus, while having a great time alongside her peers.
Deanna is a Junior studying Economics and Politics from Shoreline, Washington but she will tell everyone she's from Seattle. In her time at Pomona, she has been involved in the Economics Department as a mentor and researcher, the Admissions Department as an intern and tour guide, and the Politics Department as a research assistant. In her time where she's not in meetings or class, you can usually find Deanna in the SCC living room doing work or listening to the same five songs. This is her first year on ASPC but she is incredibly excited to help connect the new Class of 2023 and the old Class of 2023. As Junior Class President, Deanna also wants to make mental health resources at Pomona much more transparent, help Juniors start thinking about their post-grad plans, and allow Juniors to make up for the time they lost by throwing safe, but equally fun parties for the Junior class!
Devlin is from Bethesda, Maryland, where he was involved in local student government and educational politics, and is looking to study interdisciplinary applications of the humanities at Pomona. He also works with QQMP, the Judicial Council, and is excited to become more involved on campus. Some of his goals are to create formative events and projects with the First-Year Committee and serve his peers equitably and thoughtfully on the committees of the Senate. He greatly looks forward to collaborating with the campus community and his wonderful first-year class.
Ryan Collins (he/him)
Board of Trustees Rep for Student Affairs Committee
Ka'amed is a Sophomore intending to double major in Computer Science and International Relations. He grew up in Senegal and Australia and is coming to Pomona via St Louis, Missouri. On campus, Ka'amed is involved in organizations like the Black Student Union, African Student Association, and the Pomona Events Committee. His hobbies are swimming, running, cooking, watching movies and tv shows, and hanging out with friends...Through his position, Ka'amed aims to be an avid listener and honest voice for the student body. He also hopes to gain significant knowledge about college processes and the student government. Please feel free to reach out to him about anything, he'd be glad to help.
Vera Berger (she/they)
Board of Trustee Rep for Education Quality Committee
Vera is a third-year from New Mexico studying Mathematics and Astronomy. As your BOT EQC representative, Vera gathers input from the student body on academic experiences so they can amplify your voices and make recommendations to the Board accordingly. On campus, Vera is involved in JBoard, AWM, and QQMP, and previously served in ASPC as the Commissioner of Facilities and Environment. Please reach out with any questions or if you’d like to collaborate!