Student Government Association

Meet the Executive Cabinet

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      Bryce Stiemert

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      SGA President

    • About me

      Bryce is a junior at Southwestern studying psychology and political science. After serving as a freshman athletic representative his first year and on the executive cabinet throughout his second year, Bryce will use his experience to ensure SGA continues its tradition of excellence. Outside of SGA, Bryce is a member of the men’s golf team and is the president of the Compost Club. In his free time, Bryce enjoys eating at the local restaurants in Georgetown with friends, running and reading.

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      Kathryn Altman

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      Vice-President

    • About me

      Kathryn is a senior at Southwestern studying mathematic and economics. After studying in London in the fall, Kathryn was elected to her vice-president position in the spring special election. Kathryn has served on SGA since freshman year and is one of the Five Points of Pirate Pride which is the highest honor a graduating senior can receive. 

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      Andie Abell

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      Events Chair

    • About me

      Andie is a sophomore studying political science. 

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      Katya Piekarski

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      Communications Chair

    • About me

      Katya is a Senior at Southwestern and is double majoring in Economics and Business. Katya has served as Freshman Representative, Communications chair, SGA president, and Communications chair again for her senior year. Southwestern has become a second home for Katya these past three years and she is eager to serve the campus. Outside of student government Katya is a member of the university’s Financial Analyst program, Swim team, and is Delta Delta Delta’s Financial chair.

    • NAME

      Kylie Allemeier

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      Historian

    • About me

      Kylie is a sophomore at Southwestern University and is majoring in biology with a double minor in business and animal science. Last year Kylie served as the freshman athletic representative and is excited for the upcoming year serving as the Historian. Kylie is also a member of the swim team. In her free time Kylie enjoys kayaking, hiking, and reading.

    • NAME

      Kaelyn Connelly

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      Organizations Chair

    • About me

      Kaelyn is a junior at Southwestern University and double majoring in Business and Political Science. Kaelyn’s positions of leadership in SGA include Sophomore Representative and currently Organization chair. Other involvement through campus include being the President of the Pre-Law society and the incoming President of the Business Club. In her free time, Kaelyn enjoys baking, going to concerts, and spending time with her dog, Hank.

    • NAME

      Gerald Jones

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      Parlimentarian

    • About me

      Gerald is a Second Year at Southwestern University and is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Data Science. Last year, Gerald served as Freshman Representative in the General Assembly, and was a member of the external Campus Improvements & Space Utilization Committee; as well as, the internal Finance and Diversity Committees. As the SGA parliamentarian, Gerald chairs the Elections Committee, proposes amendments to the constitution, can draft legislation for the General Assembly, and can help with procedures during meetings. Other involvement he has on campus includes being the President of SU Golden Pirates, President of the College Republicans, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of The Megaphone, a Research Assistant in the Political Science Department to Dr. Sydnor, and membership and participation in the Catholic Student Association, Pre-Law Society, SU Tabletop, Tuesday Night Worship, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pep Band, Jazz, and Wind Ensemble. In his free time, Gerald enjoys playing the Trumpet at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, participating in virtual mock government, playing Dungeons and Dragons and video games, reading and writing, following current events, learning more about parliamentary procedures, and spending time with friends and family.

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      Natasha Ndele

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      Diversity Chair

    • About me

      Natasha is a senior at Southwestern majoring in biology on the pre-medical pathway. In the fall last year, Natasha worked along side Katya Piekarski to develop the Diversity Chair position and was voted in as the first Diversity Chair of SGA in the spring semester. As the Diversity chair, Natasha chairs the Diversity internal committee and sits on several DEIB committees on campus. She was also a member of the Food Advisory Committee. Outside of SGA, Natasha is the president of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta), the biology honours society at SU, vice president of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity (APO) and is an active member of the Black Student Union (BSU) and the CDSJ. Natasha also works as an Admissions Ambassador in the Amdissions building and manages the SU Makerspaces in the library.

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      Fernado Cruz Rivera

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      Finance Chair

    • About me

      Fernando is a sophomore at Southwestern and is majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Data Science. Last year, Fernando served as a Freshman representative in the General Assembly, and was a member of the Diversity Enrichment Committee as well as the internal Finance Committee. As the SGA Finance chair, Fernando heads the internal Finance Committee and chairs Fiscal/Monetary based committees. On top of SGA, Fernando is Treasurer for HALO, Historian for SUHU, Assistant Treasurer and Scholarship chair for Kappa Sigma, and a member of SU Democrats and SU Classics Club. Fernando enjoys keeping up with current events, watching long-form video essays on Youtube, perusing thrift and antique stores, working out, writing movie reviews, and playing video games with his younger siblings. Fernando’s family have two dogs, a cat, and two axolotls.

    • NAME

      Brit Katz, PhD

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      Vice President of Student Life; SGA Advisor

    • About me

      Dr. Katz begins his 42nd consecutive year of service to college students as Southwestern University’s Vice-President and Dean of Student Life. In addition to providing strategic leadership for Student Life departments and staff, he is honored to provide advisement to the Student Government Association. He enjoys film, family, friends and creating student life at Southwestern!