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Body Members

Get to know USG's E-Board, class and college representatives!

Executive Board

Mason Krause


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Pronouns: He/Him/His

From: Escanaba, MI

Committee: Student Affairs - Ex Officio,

Ways and Means

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Quotes: “The most exciting phrase to hear

in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but, ‘That’s Funny…’ “ -Isaac Asimov


Mariah Mellendorf

Vice President

Pronouns: She/They

From: Cass City, MI

Committee: Public Relations - Ex Officio,

Ways and Means, Personnel - Chair

Major: Dual Majors in Cybersecurity and Sustainability Science & Society

Other Orgs: Huskies Pep Band, Women's Golf Club, Theta Chi Epsilon Sorority (Panhel Rep), Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography Honor Society, Order of Omega

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



Emily Ruf


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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

From: Jenison, MI

Committee: Events - Ex Officio, 

Ways and Means - Chair, Personnel

Major: Mathematical Sciences

(Discrete Concentration) and Statistics

Other Orgs: Husky Amateur Lego Organization, Fencing Club

Quotes: “There is a fine line between a numerator and a denominator; only a fraction will understand." - Unknown


Isobel Bowker


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

From: Traverse City, MI

Committee: Political Affairs - Ex Officio,

Ways and Means

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Other Orgs: Pep Band

Quote: “There are two ways you can get through pain. You can let it destroy you, or you can use it as fuel to drive you: to dream bigger, work harder.” - Taylor Swift


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Class Representatives

First-Year Representatives

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Owen Gorter

Pronouns: He/Him

From: Kalamazoo, MI

Committee: Political Affairs

Major: Mechatronics

Other Orgs: Volleyball Club, Maple Syrup Club

Quote: "Success should never be taken for granted." ~ William Boswell


Second-Year Representatives

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Daniel Branagan

Pronouns: He/Him

From: Idaho Falls, ID

Committee: Student Affairs

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Other Orgs: His House, Materials United

Quote: "After crossing a river, you should get far away from it."

- Sun Tzu


Third-Year Representatives

Sam Griswold 2023


Sam Griswold

Pronouns: He/Him/His

From: Holly, MI

Committee: Political Affairs

Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Other Orgs: Beta Sigma Theta, Mitches Misfits, Automotive Enth

Quote: “Alright, alright, alright” - Mathew McConaughey


Fourth-Year Representatives

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Rish Rao

Pronouns: He/Him/His

From: Irvine, CA

Committee: Public Relations

Major: Management Information Systems

and Pre-Medicine

Other Orgs: Varsity Tennis, H-STEM Enterprise

Quote: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best."

- My Grandmother


At Large Representatives

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Ben Conlin

Pronouns: He/Him/His

From: Colorado Springs, CO

Committee: Judiciary - Chair,

Political Affairs - Vice Chair, Personnel - Vice Chair

Major: Software Engineering

Other Orgs: Men's Track and Field

Quote: "What we know matters, but who we are matters more." - Brené Brown


College Representatives

College of Engineering

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Max Distelrath

Pronouns: He/Him/His

From: Livonia, MI

Committee: Student Affairs - Chair, Personnel

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Quote: "Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.

It is the courage to continue that counts."

-Winston Churchill


College of
Sciences and Arts

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Cole Pierucki

Pronouns: He/Him/His

From: Oconto, WI

Committee: Events - Chair,

Judiciary - Vice Chair, Personnel

Major: Mathematics

Quote: "Every man I meet is my superior in some way,

and in that I learn from him." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


College of Business

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Madison Mattila

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

From: Houghton, MI

Committee: Public Relations - Vice Chair

Major: Accounting (Concentration in Data Analytics) and Management Information Systems

Other Orgs: Kappa Sigma Iota (Accounting Club), Women's Golf Club, SASE

Quote: "Opportunities don't happen, you create them."


College of Computing

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Haylee Goodall

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

From: Vicksburg, MI

Committee: Events

Major: Mechatronics

Other Orgs: AISES

Quote: "Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes." - Maggie Kuhn


College of Forest Resources & Environmental Science



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Residential Representatives

Residential Representative

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Carter Rettig

Pronouns: He / Him

From: Rockford, MI

Committee: Student Affairs

Major: Electrical Engineering

Other Orgs: McNair Hall Association, Log Rolling Club

Quote: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

~ Walt Disney


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