Undergraduate Student Government

at The Ohio State University

Senior Staff

Senior Staff 2023-2024

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff is tasked with ensuring that USG accomplishes its goals by facilitating communication, functionality, transparency, and fluidity throughout the organization. The Chief of Staff also oversees all functions of USG to guarantee that it is a productive organization that works effectively and intentionally for the student body.

Kyla Hurns

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Office hours: Wednesdays from 3-5pm

Senior Director of Operations

The Senior Director of Operations is responsible for the front-facing interactions of USG with the student body, developing community relations, and overseeing USG daily operations and logistics, as well as media and communications. SDO is the lead of Operations Committees and the bridge that connects Ops directors to Senior Staff. The role also encompasses risk management and developing organizational culture.

Becca Powers

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Office hours: Mondays 5:30-7pm

Chief Financial Officer 

The CFO’s role involves handling USG's share of the Student Activity Fee, a fee that every undergraduate student is required to pay, managing Coke Grant money that our organization receives, and overseeing the allocation of this money to outside student organizations, philanthropies, events, scholarships, and more. It is the CFO’s job to keep track of students' tuition dollars and ensure that this money is spent fairly and ethically.

Omar Al Kowatli

Pronouns: He/him/his

Office hours: Mondays from 12:45-2pm

Senior Director of Allocations

The Senior Director of Allocations acts as the chair of the Allocations Committee of General Assembly. In this role, the Senior Director of Allocations works with the CFO to provide oversight on USG's budget; while focusing primarily on working with the General Assembly's legislative coordinators to provide funding for student organizations.

Aryav Yadapadithaya

Pronouns: He/him/his

Office hours: TBD

Chair of the Undergraduate Caucus

The Chair of the Undergraduate Caucus leads the undergraduate delegation to University Senate where faculty, students, and administrators legislate on behalf of the Board of Trustees. The Chair's responsibilities include collaborating with the Vice Chairs and university-level senators to execute USG's policy goals and advocating for students through Ohio State's unique Shared Governance system.

Julius McIntyre

Pronouns: He/him/his

Office hours: Mondays from 1-2pm

Chair of the Black Caucus

The Chair of the Undergraduate Black Caucus aims to foster an inclusive and equitable on-campus environment through outreach and partnership to ensure the concerns, interests, and needs of the Black community are heard and addressed within the student government through advocacy of policy, events, workshops, and initiatives.

Kaira Mack

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Office hours: Tuesdays from 3-4pm

Senior Counselors to the Executives

The Senior Counselor to the Executives provides guidance and counsel to both the President and Vice President pertaining to policy issues and projects.

Emma Patterson, Administrative

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Office hours: Wednesdays from 2:30-5:30pm

Jean-Jacques St. Leroux, Research

Pronouns: He/him/his

Office hours: Fridays from 3-4pm

Jack Tumulty, Initiatives

Pronouns: He/him/his

Office hours: Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm

Tiffany Hsich, Initiatives 

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Office Hours: Fridays from 2-3pm

Senior Director of Engagement

The Senior Director of Engagement is responsible for cultivating programming for older members in the organization to critically engage with one another in areas such as social justice, leadership development, and engaging younger members.

Paul Huang

Pronouns: He/him/his

Office Hours: Thursdays from 3:50-5pm

Senior Director of Issues

The Senior Director of Issues is responsible for overseeing all issue committee events, initiaitves, and programs to further increase student engagement while advocating on behalf of students. The SDI connects and collaborates with Senior Staff as a liason for the issues committees, helping to ensure the efficiency and success of the organization.

Marina Denunzio

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Office Hours: Tuesdays from 1-2pm