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Represent. Serve. Inform.

Within SGA, the Executive Council, Executive Staff, and Committee Chairs make up the Leadership Team. Members appointed to other leadership positions make up our SGA Staff.

Executive Leadership Team
Jessani Collier, President

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Jessani is a third-year pre-law political science major with minors in economics and environmental studies. Originally raised in Northwest D.C. and Takoma Park, Maryland, her family relocated to Broadway, VA in 2017. She's incredibly passionate about advocating for the intersectionality of equity, environmental justice, and racial justice. In her free time, you can catch her running to COBRAH, moshing at house shows, or watching abstract documentaries and films with her friends. 

Erin Snell, Vice President

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Erin Snell is a senior from Centreville, Virginia majoring in Psychology with minors of Pre- Occupational Therapy and Gerontology. Before this, she served on 2022 Class Council for two years and was Junior Class President last school year. She also works in her favorite building on campus, the Student Success Center.
Noah Pope, Treasurer


Noah is a junior Economics and Mathematics major from Harrisonburg, VA.

Charlie Jones, Speaker

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Charlie Jones is a Public Policy and Administration and Economics double major from Wytheville, Virginia.

Leadership Team
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Shawdee Bakhtiari, Executive Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Shawdee Bakhtiari is a junior from Midlothian Virginia. She is a political science major with a minor in philosophy.

Marina George, Parliamentarian

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I am a senior from Arlington, Virginia majoring in Political Science and Psychology and minoring in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. I currently work for JMU Civic and am a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. I am also a Peer Educator of Student Defenders, as well as the Vice President of the Honors Leadership Council. I also work as a Program Advisor for the Office of Residence Life. 

Danny Gaffin, Academic Affairs Chair

Pronouns: He/Him/His

My name is Danny Gaffin and I am a Sophomore Political Science Major, with a minor in Honors and Public Policy and Administration. I am from Montgomery County, PA.

Melody Haak, Communications Director

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Melody Haak is a junior from Round Hill, Virginia in Loudoun County. She is a SMAD Major with a concentration in Interactive Design and is minoring in Educational Media. Her guilty pleasure is reality TV and will take any opportunity she can to talk about Survivor.

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Micah Moss-Jackson, Community Engagement Chair

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Micah is a Health Sciences Major with a Pre-med Minor. Her hometown is Glen Allen, Virginia, and her favorite place to be on campus is UREC. 

Ginger Barbour, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Chair

Ginger Barbour is a senior from Richmond, Virginia double majoring in Theatre and Health Science. She currently works in the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts as an assistant in STAD’s Costume Shop. Prior to becoming Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair, Ginger served the student body on this committee for two years as an At-Large Senator collaborating with many other organizations on campus.

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Charles Conner, Legislative Affairs Chair

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hello! I am the Legislative Affairs Chair which helps represent the student body on the local, state, and federal level. I am a Political Science and History major, with minors in AAAD Studies and Honors. Fun fact my favorite study spot on campus is 2nd floor Wilson. 

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Haley Szramoski, Membership Chair

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Haley Szramoski is a junior from Alexandria, Virginia majoring in Public Policy and Administration and minoring in History. In addition to serving as Membership Chair, she serves as the Assistant Philanthropy Chair of Phi Mu, as well as being a general member of Student Ambassadors.
Grace Bailey, University Services Chair

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Grace is a senior from Mechanicsville, Virginia double majoring in Intelligence Analysis and Independent Scholars with minors in Computer Science, Global Religions and Global Issues, and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is concurrently serving as the President of the Outdoor Adventure Club and is a member of the Alpha Omega Epsilon professional sorority. In her free time she likes to try new foods in Harrisonburg and go on hiking trips. 

Appointed Staff
Tara Snowden, Elections Commissioner

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My name is Tara Snowden and I am a Sophomore Political Science Major.  I am the Elections Commissioner for the 2021-2022 school year and serve on the Rules and Elections Committee.

Nick Herrarte-Smith, Program Grant Liaison

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Nick is a Junior Biology Major in the Pre-Med program.  Nick is the Program Grant Liaison for the 2021-2022 school year and serves on the Finance Committee with Noah Pope.

Ann Diaz-Exposito, Finance Liaison

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I'm the Finance Liaison working alongside Executive Treasurer Noah Pope this year. I am an Economics and Quantitative Finance double major from Harrisonburg, VA.

Drew Seidel, Sergeant-at-Arms

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Drew is a first-year Political Science and Public Policy & Administration double major currently serving as the Sergeant-at-Arms.  Drew works with Marina George in the Student Senate and the Rules and Elections Committee.

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