Cabinet of 2023-2024

Grace De Oro, President

Program: Ph.D. in The School of Public Policy

Hometown: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Previous Degree(s): B.A. in Environmental Policy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland ’17; Masters of Public Policy from UMBC ’19; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the Nonprofit Sector from UMBC ‘2023.

Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelo

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Jessica Burstrem, Vice-President

Program: Language, Literacy & Culture (LLC)

Hometown: Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA

Previous Degree(s): B.A., English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, 2003; M.A., English, & Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Florida, 2006.

Favorite Quote: “Survival pending Revolution is our immediate task and to do this we must meet the needs of the people.”

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Charlie Waters, Treasurer



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Akash Vartak, Secretary

Program: Ph.D. in Computer Science

Hometown: Pune, India

Previous Degree(s): B.E. in Computer Engineering, from PICT ’17; M.S. in Computer Science, from UMBC ‘2021.

Favorite Quote: “Talk is cheap. Show me the code.” – Linus Torvalds

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Past Cabinets/Executive Councils:

2022-2023 Executive Council

2021-2022 Executive Council

2020-2021 Spring Executive Council

2020-2021 Fall Executive Council

2018-2019 Executive Board

2017-2018 Executive Board

2016-2017 Executive Board

2015-2016 Executive Board

2014-2015 Executive Board

2013-2014 Executive Board