Meet the 2013-2014 Committee of Financial Affairs!
Andrew Aggabao is a Senior Government and Politics Major and Asian American Studies Minor. He hopes that his experience as a student group leader in the Filipino Cultural Association will provide crucial perspective in fairly and equitably allocating the Student Activities Fee to all SGA-recognized student groups. He believes that supporting all of the diverse types of groups and programming brings this campus to life and provides for meaningful experiences for the entire University of Maryland community. Andrew has worked at the Asian American Studies Program, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and is currently a fellow in the Diversifying Security Studies Fellows Program at the National Consortium for the Studying of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
Brian Nowak is a Junior pursuing a degree in both Finance and Information Systems in the R.H. Smith School of Business. He was born in Marlton, NJ, roughly 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia, and as such is an avid Philly sports fan. For the past two summers he interned in Philadelphia with Towers Watson, a global professional services firm. On campus, he is a leading member of his fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi. He has also been involved with various other clubs and organizations at UMD, such as Club Dodgeball and the Business Golf Club, to name a few.
Patrick Ronk is a Sophomore Government and Politics major from Bridgewater, New Jersey. He is a member of the College Park Scholars Public Leadership program and is looking to join the School of Public Policy in the future. Moving into his second year in the SGA, Patrick is looking forward to advocating and assisting student groups in any ways he can. Patrick mainly spends his free time hiking, online shopping, watching Breaking Bad, going to every Terps football and basketball game, or yelling at the television during New York Giants games. If you have any questions, feedback, or just want to talk about your feelings, feel free to e-mail him or stop by the SGA Office.
Olufunke Adenji is a junior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Asian American Studies. Her interests are society along with the sub-components that deal with race, gender, status, educational obtainment, and how socioeconomic class is recognized in the United States and globally. She had fun traveling to Ogbomosho, Nigeria to establish an Information Technology school that teaches people that have never seen a computer before how to use a one along with learning how to use the internet. Her hobby is a position as a stage manager for drama productions within a faith-based organization and filming and editing videos. Currently, she works with the IT department of the Stamp Student Union.
Ryan Crowder is an intended Finance major and Chinese minor. He is from Bethesda, MD, and was a member of the rowing team in high school. Additionally, he took Chinese from 9th-12th grade, and is eager to pursue the language throughout his remaining years of instruction in College. He is a brother of the Coed Professional Business Fraternity, Phi Chi Theta, and serves as the Scholarship Chair by linking fellow brothers to the myriad of opportunities within and outside of the Smith school.He is also an ambassador for the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and his role is to inform and recruit the best and brightest students to attend Maryland.
Sarah Gordon is a senior Biology major minoring in Public Leadership. She is the Administrator of Help Center, UMD's student run peer counseling and crisis intervention hotline, as well as a Peer Mentor in the Education Abroad office and a TA for the Public Leadership Scholars program. She studied abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa for a semester and is planning on pursuing a Master's in Public Policy in Health Policy following graduation in the spring.
Ankur Naik is an intended Accounting and Marketing double major. Gorgeous Prince George's born and raised, he grew up with the University of Maryland in his backyard, and against all odds,he has come to love this school as if he wanted to come here all along. He is an active member on the Maryland Club Swim Team as well as various other student organizations. Other than that, he enjoys watching hilarious vines and face-timing his super sassy baby sister.
James Reeves is a senior pursuing a degree in Accounting and a minor in Chinese. He was born and raised on a farm in Street, Maryland, but has travelled out of the country twice, once to Uganda and once to China. He worked with community members in Uganda to enhance the daily lives of women and personally taught English to about 60 middle school- aged children while in China. In addition to his service abroad,he is serving his second year as president of PandemoniUM A Cappella. He currently works at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and worked for Fannie Mae this past summer.
Kathy Zhang is a freshman undecided-business major and a Chinese Culture and History volunteer. She works with elementary school children and helps raise funds to further enrich their studies in Chinese. She is currently the Vice President of the Green Squad of Ellicott Hall for RHA, involved in High Risers, and a co-secretary of the Finance Committee. She enjoys playing volleyball, exploring, and creative writing.
Justin is a Sophomore Finance major from Darien, CT. He is part of the administrative team on the Finance Committee. He is also part of the Finance, Banking, and Investing Society as well as a UM-Shuttle bus driver. As a transfer student form Michigan State, Justin is looking forward to contribute as much as he can to the campus. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, reading his WSJ, and finding eateries in DC. After College, he hopes to receive an offer to be an analyst in sales and trading.
Katherine Swanson is a freshman Government & Politics major and CIVICUS Living & Learning Community Associate, born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. After interning for State Senator Wendy Davis this summer, she recently started an internship with a Political Action Committee called EMILY's List that endorses and supports pro-choice, Democratic women around the country running for public office. She loves it! She's been enjoying her time on campus as the Political Director of UMD College Democrats, by being a member of the SGA Finance Committee, and by participating in many of the community service projects CIVICUS has to offer! She has loved her first semester at UMD so far and can't wait to see what comes next.