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Student Assembly

Student Assembly Leadership

The Student Assembly relies on strong leadership and dedicated members in order to fulfill its mission of representing, preserving, and promoting the interests of all students at the Bloomberg School.

Leaderships of the Student Assembly comprises:

  • Executive Members
  • Departmental Representatives
  • Members-at-Large
  • Committees

Get Involved in Student Assembly

All students at the Bloomberg School are encouraged to participate in the Student Assembly. Students can:

  • Run for a position in the spring, summer, or fall elections
  • Ask your department about becoming a departmental representative
  • Participate in a Student Assembly committee
  • Attend a Town Hall or general Student Assembly meeting to voice your opinions, concerns, or questions
  • Start or join a student group

Contact any of the Executive Board or committee members below for more information. 

Current Leadership

The members of the 2023-2024 Student Assembly Executive Board include:

President: Noor Alesawy

President-Elect: Ashok Kanaparthi

Vice President for Finance and Appropriations: Ahmed Elbordiny, 

Co-Vice Presidents for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Kanagavalli Mathivathanan and Cynthia Chisom Edeh

Co-Vice Presidents for Community Engagement: Autumn Tagney & Darpa Anireddy

Co-Vice Presidents for Elections: Francisco Carrillo & Goodness Adeoya

Co-Vice Presidents for Professional Development and Academic Affairs: Joy Acha & Mazin Mahmoud

Co-Vice Presidents for Health and Well-being: Chijindu Nwakama & Omodunni Oloko

Co-Vice Presidents for Strategic Planning and Communications: YJ Na & Biruk Teshome

Vice President for Student Groups: Simon Obi

Co-Vice Presidents for Inter-Campus Affairs: Amy Mullan and Yuhan Xiao

Co-Vice Presidents for Departmental and Academic Affairs: Ali Aahil Noorali & Savitha Satish


The Student Assembly's Interdepartmental Council for 2023-2024:

Chair Interdepartmental Council, Vice President Departmental and Academic Affairs: Ali Aahil Noorali

Chair Interdepartmental Council, Vice President Departmental and Academic Affairs: Savitha Satish

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Coco Liu

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Sarina Mao

Biostatistics: Yuhan Xiao

Environmental Health and Engineering: Iman Habib

Epidemiology: Darpa Anireddy

International Health: Nicolle Carlo

MPH Part-time: Nehali Vishwanath (remote)

Population, Family and Reproductive Health: Adrija (Neela) Chakrabarty

Population, Family and Reproductive Health: Elena Kern

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology: Soumia Bekka

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology: Stefano Garcia Castillo

MPH Representative: Goodness Adekoya

MPH Representative: Francisco Herrera

MPH/MBA Representative: Aishu Nag

Health Behavior and Society: Sophia Jung

Health Policy and Management: Yiqing Kuang

Mental Health: Amanda Kim

Mental Health: Alice Min Jung Hahn

Doctoral Student Council Representative: Noor Qaragholi

Online Programs of Applied Learning: TianTian Feng

President (ex-officio): Noor Alesawy

President-Elect (ex-officio): Ashok Kumar Kanaparthi

The Student Assembly’s members-at-large for 2023-2024 include:

  • Aditya Awasare
  • Akua Amoa
  • Edwina Awuku-Aboagye
  • Kerrie Barker
  • Nana Boakye Agyeman BadupPrempeh
  • Abraham Carboo
  • Donna Castelblanco
  • Syed Harroon Tora
  • Amarachi Ijeoma
  • Sophia Jung
  • Emaini Kelley
  • Akosua Konadu Nyame-Kusi
  • Samarth Krishna
  • Ridhima Luthra
  • Jessica Mambula
  • Marie Odile Ndayishimye Uwineza
  • Alessio Pignatelli
  • Noor Qaragholi
  • Nathnael Woldenhana

Student Assembly Standing Committees

Diversity, Equity, and Community Affairs Committee

  • Promote opportunities for students to get involved in community service and the community
  • Review community service grant applications for student groups interested in a community service project
  • Work to improve relations with the East Baltimore community with collaboration with various organizations, such as SOURCE, SPARC, and the administration
  • Organize events aimed at promoting community at the local, national, and international level, such as Baltimore Week and the advocacy panel series
  • Work with IDARE committee to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and oversee the implementation of the Strategic Plan

Finance & Appropriations Committee

  • Review funding applications for student events from recognized student groups and approve funds as appropriate
  • Oversee and manage the Student Assembly budget
  • Liaise between finance department and student groups for approved reimbursements

Professional Development and Academic Honors Committee

  • Coordinate the year-end faculty, staff, AMTRA, TA, and student recognition for excellence awards
  • Organize the Student Assembly auction, which raises funds for the Student Conference fund
  • Administer the Student Conference fund application and selection process
  • Organize networking opportunities with the Deans and alumni
  • Work with the Career Services Office to organize events to support the professional lives of Bloomberg School students

Health & Well-being Committee

  • Organize Town Hall meetings, a forum for dialogue between students and the administration
  • Conduct the end-of-year Quality of Life survey, which helps identify priorities for improvement
  • Work on issues that pertain to the overall quality of life of students

Community Engagement Committee

  • Plan and organize social and cultural events for all students at the School
  • Past events have included the spring formal, happy hours, welcome and end-of-the-year parties, cultural events, and talent shows.

Elections Committee 

  • Coordinate and execute the fall and spring Student Assembly elections.

 Student Assembly Ad-Hoc Committees

 Doctoral Student Council (DSC)

  • An ad hoc committee of the Student Assembly
  • Has representatives from all 10 Departments of the Bloomberg School and the school-wide DrPH program
  • Advocates for doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, ScD), with special attention to:
    • Transparency of academic requirements
    • TA compensation and working conditions
    • Student benefits
    • Funding and tuition
  • Provides a platform for sharing best practices across departments

Students may reach out to DSC representatives from their departments for help addressing issues that affect doctoral students. Elections for new DSC representatives are held in each department in April-May of each academic year.