Grand Marshal (GM)
I believe that each and every student has an inherent right to representation. In my role in as the chief representative of the Student Body, I work hard to represent the student body as effectively as possible.
Previously, for the 47th Student Senate, I served as the chairman of the Student Senate’s Student Life Committee. The committee ensures that students have the resources for the best possible, well-rounded RPI experience, and also advocates for and protects student rights. Some projects that took place during my term as chairman include a set of recommendations for residence hall improvements based on student feedback, an access proposal for multiple points of entry in residence halls, and recommendations for the upcoming renovations to the student handbook.
For the 46th Student Senate, I served as the chairman of the Web Technologies Group, where I worked to expand upon the technological services offered to benefit RPI students. Some of these services are Shuttle Tracking, RPI Petitions, and Concerto. I am also working to educate and empower voters with the development of the new elections website. This new and improved service gives students the opportunity to learn more about each candidate’s activities and platform.
Outside of Student Government, I have participated in RPI TV, where I have previously served as business manager and facilities and equipment manager, and RPI Ambulance, where I am training to serve on night crews. I’m also a resident director for the Quadrangle and a former resident assistant for Barton Hall, where I have had the opportunity to instill in my residents the same love for RPI that drives me every day. Through these outside involvements, I have experienced many aspects of campus, all of which have provided valuable ideas and insights that I have been proud to incorporate into my representation of the students.
I grew up in South Florida, and I am a proud first-generation American. Some of my favorite hobbies include jogging, playing video games, playing tennis, and watching RPI Hockey; go Red, go White!
I have been a student at RPI since 2010, receiving my bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology in 2013. I am continuing my education at RPI as part of the BS/PhD program in Biochemistry and Biophysics with expected graduation in spring 2017. Over my years here I became a brother of the Delta Phi Fraternity and have been involved in student government. From 2011-2013 I was a member of the Union Judicial Board serving as its chairman in 2012. This is my first year on the Student Senate and I hope to make a positive impact on Student Government through the Rules and Elections committee.
In my past two years on Senate, I’ve worked on the Mall Shuttle, Research Directory, On-campus Pharmacy, and Syllabus Site projects, among others. I’m looking forward to serving my third term representing the Class of 2018.
Mary Clare Crochiere
Hello! My name is Nancy and this is my second year as a Class of 2019 Senator. I have worked on projects such as the refillable water bottle stations being installed across campus and am excited to begin other personal projects this year. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact me and I would be happy to talk them out with you!
I decided to be on Senate because I wanted to make an impact on RPI. RPI should be a memorable experience which is why I want to make a difference for both the students and their future.
Senators for the Class of 2021 will be elected in Fall 2017.
Greek & Independent
Hi I’m Jennie, I’m really bad at talking about myself. I know way more about parliamentary procedure than any human being ever needs to know.
Tianyi (Edward) Qiao
I joined the Student Senate because I wanted to make an impact on RPI and it’s community, as I hope to improve RPI and make it as great as can be. I am doing this so that years after I graduate, I can come back to RPI and see what I have done having a positive impact on the campus, but also to see my ideas improve upon to allow RPI to become even better.
In my free time (ha ha what is that, even?) I like to sleep. I also like to see how many emails I can ignore from our GM before he notices. Obviously, this one turned out well.
I joined Senate to make a difference in the RPI community. I have participated in a number of high-profile projects with large impacts on campus. One of the projects I’m most passionate about is long-term meal plan recommendations that HSAC (the Hospitality Services Advisory Committee) is working on.
Hello! I’m a sophomore from Pennsylvania. I play the saxophone and enjoy mountain biking. When I’m not working on a WebTech project, you can usually find me photographing events around campus for The Poly.