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Justin Etzine

I believe that each and every student has an inherent right to representation. In my service as President of the Union, and previously as Grand Marshal, I worked 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 protests 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 proposals 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 also worked to educate and empower voters with the development of the new elections website. This new and improved service gave students the opportunity to learn more about each candidate’s activities and platform.

Outside of Student Government, I participated in RPI TV, where I previously served as business manager and facilities and equipment manager, and RPI Ambulance, where I trained as a volunteer. I was also a resident director for the Quadrangle and a resident assistant for Barton Hall, where I had the opportunity to instill in my residents the same love for RPI that drives me everyday. Through these outside involvements, I experienced many aspects of campus, all of which have provided valuable ideas and insights that I am proud to have incorporated into my representation of 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!