Representative Council

SGA Representative Council consists of a variety of representatives for specific interests plus the President and Vice President of each Barnard class. Rep Council meets every week on Monday at 8:00 PM in the 2nd Floor Dining Room of the Diana Student Center. All are invited, most welcome, and encouraged to attend. Additionally, please feel free to contact a Representative directly with any concerns or questions - email addresses are listed below. 

Please don't hesistate to meet with your Representative Council during their office hours, all of which are held in the SLC Room (inside Liz's Place). 


SGA President

Sara Heiny |

Office Hour: Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm, Student Leadership Collective

Sara is the 2016-17 President of SGA and a senior who is majoring in English and minoring in History. Before taking on the role of president, Sara was actively involved in designing and implementing Barnard's new curriculum. The Foundations, and is excited to see it play out for the incoming classes. Outside of her studies, Sara is also a passionate member of the performing arts community and can often be found playing cello in musical theater productions on campus.







Vice President for Policy

Maya Edwards |

Office Hour: Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm, Student Leadership Collective

Maya is a senior majoring in Psychology. On campus she serves as fellow RA, One-to-One tutor, Co-president of the Barnard Psychology Society and is serving as VP Policy for SGA this year. She is extremely excited about her last year at Barnard and cannot wait to see the changes that will be made on campus over the course of the year. 








Vice President for Campus Life

Angela Beam |

Office Hour: Wednesday 9:00-10:00pm, Social Justice Lounge

Angela is a junior majoring in Political Science with a concentration in American Government and Politics. Previously, she has served as representative for College Relations, President of the Seven Sisters Coordinating Board, and a member of the Committee on Arts and Culture and Committee on Intercollegiate Relations. In addition to SGA, Angela is an illustrator and cartoonist for Columbia Daily Spectato, a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a Barnard Babysitter and an Orientation Leader for the New Student Orientation Program. She is currently interning for Capalino and Company, a lobbying firm, and enjoys politics, running in Riverside Park, exploring food in NYC and wandering around art museums.






Vice President for Finance

Evelyn McCorkle|

Office Hour: Monday and Thursday, 9:00-10:00am, Student Leadership Collective

 Evie is a junior majoring in Economics and Political Science. She has worked in data analytics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic institute, in operations at Nomad Financial and is currently a research assistant at Barnard. Evie loved being able to work with Barnard and Columbia student groups during her SGA committee work last year and is looking forward to working more closely with Barnard and Columbia undergraduate communities in the year to come. 


Vice President for Communications

Margot Langstaff |

Office Hour: Friday 9:00-10:00am, Student Leadership Collective

Margot is a senior Urban Studies major concentrating in Sociology. She will be continuing in her role as VP for Communication for the upcoming year and is excited to get to work with a new Executive Board to continue being a voice for the Barnard students and building an even stronger community. Outside of class and her work with SGA, Margot works with Columbia Athletics and loves to swim, run in the park and cook any chance she gets. 

University Senator

Sarah Katz | 

Office Hour: TBA
Sarah is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Art History. She began her work as Senator during Spring of 2016 and is thrilled to be continuing her job throughout this year. Sarah's job as senator focuses on Barnard's role in the Columbia community and ensuring that Barnard's voice is heard in the larger university-wide discussions. In her free time Sarah enjoys interior decorating, singing and eating sushi.








Senior Representative to the Board of Trustees

Sarah Kim |

Office Hour: Thursday 11:45-12:45pm, Student Leadership Collective

Sarah is the Senior Rep to the Board of Trustees and this is her third year as a member of Rep Council. Last year she served as the Junior Rep to the Board of Trustees and the year before that served as the First Year Class VP. Outside of Rep Council, she serves on the Presidential Taskforce on Diversity and Inclusion, the University Senate Subcommittee for Students with Disabilities, is the Financial VP for Gamma Phi Beta and the treasurer for the Vday Production. She is also a freelance writer and avid gym-goer. She aspires to work at the UN one day while writing and publishing a memoir on the side.

Junior Representative to the Board of Trustees

Jessica Reich |

Office Hour: Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm, Student Leadership Collective

Jessica is a junior majoring in Political Economy. In addition to SGA, she works as a Speaking Fellow, serves on the Presidential Task Force for Diversity and Inclusion, is the Social Vice President of Yavneh and is a member of the TAMID Group. Jessica's interests include Zumba, fashion and travel. Most importantly, Jessica is excited to see where the next two years at Barnard and on SGA take her. 







Representative for Sustainable Initiatives


Representative for Inclusion and Equity

Hannah Seymour |

Office Hour: Wednesday 8:30-9:30am, Student Leadership Collective

Hannah is the current Rep for Inclusion and Equity. She is a senior from Pasadena, California and is majoring in Astrophysics. She hopes to complete a PhD and be the first person on Mars. In her spare time she enjoys knitting. 








Representative for Food and Dining Services

Miriam Lichtenberg |

Office Hour: Sunday 3:00-4:00pm, Location TBD

Miriam cannot believe she is already a sophomore at Barnard! She is so excited to be the first Rep for Food and Dining Services. This position is perfect for her, considering how much she loves to eat. She has yet to declare a major and is, in the meantime, focusing on unafraid.

Representative for Arts and Culture

Emily Shoyer |

Office Hour: Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm, Student Leadership Collective

Emily is a senior majoring in Art History and minoring in English. She has served on the Committee on Arts and Culture since her first semester at Barnard and was the Rep for Arts and Culture for the 2014/15 year. She is a mural enthusiast (check out the murals on the 3rd floor of Diana and in Hewitt Dining Hall) and is concentrating on art in response to genocide. Outside of her studies, Emily interns at the Whitney Museum of American Art and interviews for Barnard Admissions.

Representative for Academic Affairs

Hannah Brody |

Office Hour: TBA

Hannah is a senior Urban Studies major with a specialization in Education. She is also part of the Double Degree prgram between Barnard and the Jewish Theological Seminary where she is studying Talmud. Outside of class, Hannah enjoys bicycling, swimming in the ocean and reading about the latest findings in social psychology. Hannah is very excited to be part of building a supportive and empowering academic culture at Barnard. 

Representative for Campus Affairs

Kira Dennis |
Office Hour: TBA

Kira is a sophomore majoring in History and Political Science. She is so excited to be your Representative for Campus Affairs and to work closely with the Barnard administration to make sure students' needs are met. When Kira isn't in the library, she can be found in the nearest dance studio or at Pinkberry. She is so excited to represent all of you, the Barnard community, because your happiness is a campus affair!









Representative for Information and Technology



Representative for Seven Sisters Relations

Aashna Singh |

Office Hour: TBA

Aashna is the Rep for Seven Sisters Relations. This is her second year being involved with SGA. In addition, she is also a member of the Sophomore Class Council. She's excited to get involved with SGA, especially the chance to deepen the relationships with the other Seven Sister colleges. Her goals for the year are to build on the really great relationships Barnard already has with the sister schools and continue to strengthen the alumni network here in New York. 







Representative for Student Health Services

Rachel Miga |

Office Hour: Thursday 1:00-2:00pm, Student Leadership Collective

Rachel is a sophomore majoring in Economics and Social History. Before transferring to Barnard in January 2016, Rachael was a student senator on the Health and Human Services Committee at her previous university. Outside of SGA, Rachael is active in the theater community at Barnumbia. She rarely leaves the bubble of Morningside Heights, but when she does she is downtown working for New York City Council. Rachael could not be more excited to work with this year's students and faculty to make Barnard as happy and healthy as it can be!

Senior Class President


Office Hour: Sunday 8:30-9:30pm, 616 Lounge

prianka is a senior majoring in Economics with a minor in Physics. She has been involved with SGA since her first year at Barnard and is so excited to work with her class council to make the last year an unforgettable one for the class of 2017!









Senior Class Vice President

Emma Sukenik |

Office Hour: Sunday 8:30-9:30pm, 616 Lounge

Emma is a senior majoring in Urban Studies concentrating in Pscychology. She is excited to join the SGA community and looks forward to being able to serve her class. Emma loves to travel and spent a year abroad before attending Barnard. 

Junior Class President

Katie Russell |

Office Hour: TBA

Katie is a junior from Los Angeles majoring in Psychology and minoring in English. She previously served as the Vice President of the Sophomore class. Outside of SGA, Katie is a Barnard Bartender, Culinarian writer, and Orientation Leader. She enjoys cooking, punning and sporting her Barnard DaD hat.

Junior Class Vice President

Ambika Mookerjee |

Office Hour: Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm, Student Leadership Collective

Ambika is an Economics major from Princeton, NJ. Besides being VP, she is on the dance team Columbia Taal and a research assistant in the Economics department. This is her first year on Rep Council and she is excited to get to work closely not just with the SGA family and administration, but the whole student body.








Sophomore Class President

Emma Barnett |

Office Hour: Monday 7:00-8:00, Student Leadership Collective

Emma is a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology. She is excited to be serving as President for the class of 2019 for a second year. Emma's focus is to work on policy issues, create a volunteer program for Barnard students to engage with the larger New York community, help facilitate the bridge between administration and students, and plan many more exciting events! Besides SGA, Emma works at NY1 and is a member of the Columbia University Orchestra.


Sophomore Class Vice President

Nicola Kirkpatrick |

Office Hour: Monday 7:00-8:00, Student Leadership Collective

Nicola is a sophomore majoring in political Science with a Computer Science minor. Serving as the class of 2019 Vice President for a second year, Nicola hopes to approach contentious campus policy issues from the get-go. She looks forward to working with administrators, faculty members and fellow students to find strategies for community change and improvement.









First Year Class President

Rose Reiken | rar2192


First Year Class Vice President

Gabi Garcia|

Office Hour: Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm, Student Leadership Collective

Hi everyone, my name is Gabi and I’m your first year VP! I am from Miami, Florida. I am considering majoring in Political Science with perhaps a minor in Latin American Studies. I am involved with Columbia Democrats, Athena Pre-Law Society, and Mujeres. I love going on runs, shopping (usually looking at things through the window and sighing), and watching anything on Netflix. I am so excited to work with you all this school year!