Body Members

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Executive Board

Cheyenne Scott



From: Charlevoix, MI

Dual Major: Biomedical Engineering & Social Sciences(Concentration in Law, Policy, and Society)

Committees: WAM, Political Affairs (Ex Officio)

Liaison Positions: Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience, Tech Forward Initiative on Health and Quality of Life

Other Orgs: Biomedical Engineering Mentoring Program, Law Club, Mind Trekkers

Quote: “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live” - Johnny Depp


Kaitlyn Black

Vice President

Pronouns: She/her/hers

From: Menominee, MI

Major: Sustainability Science and Society

Committee: Personnel(Chair), Public Relations(Ex-Officio)

Other Orgs: Delta Zeta, Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega 

Quote: "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."



Emily Ruf


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Pronouns: She/her

From: Jenison, MI

Committee: WAM(Chair), Events (Ex-Officio)

Major: Mathematics

Other Orgs: Fencing

Quote: "Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who refuses to leave you when you are impoverished and stretches its resources to give a hearty sustenance and cheer? Who warms you in the winter and cools you in the summer? Yet who also is capable of doing honor to your richest table and impressing your most demanding guests? Soup does its loyal best, no matter what undignified conditions are imposed upon it. You don't catch steak hanging around when you're poor and sick, do you?" — Judith Martin


Isobel Bowker


Pronouns: She/her/hers

From: Traverse City, MI

Committee: Student Affairs(Vice Chair)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Other Orgs: Pep Band and Keweenaw Socialists

Quote: "Ardently do today what must be done." -Buddha


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First-Year Representatives



From: Bayside, NY

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Committee: Public Relations (Chair)

Liaison Positions: Graduate Student Government

Other Orgs: WHSA, IRHC, Photography Club, The Lode

Quote: "Nuts" -General Anthony MacAuliffe


Second-Year Representatives

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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

From: East Grand Rapids, MI

Major: Geological Engineering

Committee: Student Affairs

Liason: Title IX Awareness Committee

Other Orgs: Blue Key Honor Society

Quote: “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live”


Third-Year Representatives

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From: Davisburg, MI

Major: Computer Science

Committee: Public Relations(Chair), Personnel

Quote: "Living well is the best revenge" -Dorothy Parker


Fourth-Year Representatives

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Griffin Abbott

Pronouns: He/Him/His

From: Kalamazoo, MI

Major: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering

Committee: Political Affairs

Other Orgs: Swing Club at MTU, Keweenaw Socialists @ MTU, Broomball Committee, Airsoft Association at MTU

Quote: "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." -Douglas Adams


At Large Representatives

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Davi Sprague

Pronouns: They/Them

From: Hancock, MI

Committee: Student Affairs(Chair), Personnel

Liaison: Senate

Other Orgs: Keweenaw Socialists, Keweenaw Accessibility Advocacy, Keweenaw Pride, Keweenaw Rocket Range

Major: Scientific and Technical Communication (STC)

Quote: "We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That's a clear prescription for disaster." - Carl Sagan


College of Engineering


Mason Krause

Pronouns: He/Him/His

From: Escanaba, MI

Committee: Student Affairs, Personnel (Alternate)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Quotes: "Roses are grey, violets are grey; lets go chase cars" -Poem by Dog

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Isaac Asimov


College of Sciences and Arts

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Ian Boulis

From: Millington, MI

Dual Major: Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics

Committee: Student Affairs (Chair)
Liaison Positions: H-Stem, Houghton City Council

Other Orgs: Beta Sigma Theta Fraternity (Vice President)

Quote: "Light a man a fire, keep him warm for a night. Light a man on fire, keep him warm for a lifetime."


College of Business

Ambarish Rao

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Pronouns: He/him/his

From: Irvine, CA

Major: Management Information Systems 

Other Orgs: Varsity Tennis, Cancer Biology Research, Nurse Aide

Quote: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” -Muhammad Ali


College of Computing

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Mariah Mellendorf

Pronouns: She/Her

From: Cass City, MI

Major: Cybersecurity

Committee: Public Relations(Vice Chair)

Other Orgs: Huskies Pep Band, Keeweenaw Socialists

Quote: "Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don't do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg


College of Forest Resources & Environmental Science


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Associate Members

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Zachary Olson

Fall-Break, Bra Show Model


Residential Representatives


Ethan Betzoldt

Pronouns: He/him/his