The Senior Class Gift Team

This team of dedicated fourth years is committed to elevating the student experience today and for classes to come by educating the student population on the importance of philanthropy as a means to make sustainable change in the UChicago community. Learn more about SCG and what we do or join our well-curated team!

 

Senior Class Gift Leadership

Sofia Barnett (She/Her)

Sofia Barnett (She/Her)

Political Science & Education

“I helped carry the Olympic Torch for Rio 2016.”

Alesia Michel (She/Her)

Alesia Michel (She/Her)

External Chair

Sociology

“I performed on the kid’s TV show, Wonderama.”

Katherine Beavis (She/Her)

Katherine Beavis (She/Her)

Annual Gifts Chair - Internal Committee

Classics and Art History & Health and Society

“I’ve studied abroad six times (Beijing, Rome, Paris, Israel, Florence, and London).”

Nya Scott (She/Her)

Nya Scott (She/Her)

Student Interest Advocacy Co-Chair

Economics & English

I know the alphabet in sign language.”

Jonathan Kim (He/Him)

Jonathan Kim (He/Him)

Stewardship Committee Co-Chair

Classics & Digital Studies

I ran the Chicago Marathon last year!

Noadia Steinmetz-Silber (She/Her)

Noadia Steinmetz-Silber (She/Her)

Student Interest Advocacy and SAC Liaison

Philosophy & Economics

I’m learning Yiddish.”

Jenny Liu (She/Her)

Jenny Liu (She/Her)

Student Interest Advocacy Co-Chair

Economics & Philosophy (with Allied Field in Art History)

“I‘m working on a flower farm Fall Quarter.”

Chiara Theophile (She/Her)

Chiara Theophile (She/Her)

Internal Committee Chair

Gender and Sexuality Studies & Psychology

I can build an amazing bonfire in less than 5 minutes.”

External Committee

This subcommittee is the voice of SCG to the student body and ensures uses various channels to communicate the message and mission of SCG: making a difference in student lives through giving to the areas that our UChicago students benefit from each day.

Nick Aoki (He/Him)

Nick Aoki (He/Him)

Linguistics & Digital Studies

“I have been a member of the Korean Drumming club on campus since my first year!”

Sara Hockett (She/Her)

Sara Hockett (She/Her)

Psychology & Linguistics

“I have every country, capital, and flag of the world memorized.”

Sheryl Chin (She/Her)

Sheryl Chin (She/Her)

Data Science

“I’ve changed my appearance drastically over quarantine multiple times.”

Anna Lu (She/Her)

Anna Lu (She/Her)

Creative Writing & Psychology

“I memorized my library card number as a child because I was bored. Now I’m stuck with that string of numbers in my memory forever. I haven’t been to that library system in over a decade.”

Matthew Herskowitz (He/Him)

Matthew Herskowitz (He/Him)

Political Science

“I studied abroad in Paris this past year. It changed me.”

Dina Zaher (She/Her)

Dina Zaher (She/Her)

Public Policy & Human Rights

“I tried to climb a pyramid once and didn’t get very far before getting yelled at.”

Internal Committee

Internal Committee is the glue that holds SCG together. It ensures each event and initiative is up to our standard of excellence and creates opportunities for members to connect and communicate with each other.

Noelani Bernal (She/Her)

Noelani Bernal (She/Her)

Global Studies & Romance Languages and Literatures

“Can probably quote the entirety of Lilo & Stitch.”

Jack Falk (He/Him)

Jack Falk (He/Him)

Economics & Spanish

“I can whistle any song! Christmas songs are preferred though.”

Remy Neuhaus (He/Him)

Remy Neuhaus (He/Him)

Political Science & Economics

“I have a twin brother that looks nothing like me.”

Alex Levi (He/Him)

Alex Levi (He/Him)

Mathematics

“I’m left handed but can only snap with my right hand.”

Abby Weber (She/Her)

Abby Weber (She/Her)

Biology & Health and Society (with certificate from Dougan Scholars Program)

“I am the proud owner of a sourdough starter that I created during quarantine.”

Christian Metivier (He/Him)

Christian Metivier (He/Him)

Economics & Chemistry

“I’m an expert air drummer.”

Student Interest Advocacy Committee

SIA keeps SCG accountable to its mission of promoting and educating the campus community about student engagement and philanthropy by keeping a finger on the pulse of student interests UChicago undergraduates and creating engaging events in partnership with other student organizations.

Nathan Buffington (He/Him)

Nathan Buffington (He/Him)

Economics

“I placed top 20 in the Georgia State Geography Bee.”

Jack Ross (He/Him)

Jack Ross (He/Him)

Business Economics

“I have walked a marathon.”

Christopher Hemm (He/Him)

Christopher Hemm (He/Him)

Data Science & Philosophy

“I’ve been in multiple golf cart crashes.”

Tess Teodoro (She/Her)

Tess Teodoro (She/Her)

Molecular Engineering (Chemical & Soft Materials)

“I have jumped out of a driving car for free frozen yogurt.”

Jaeda Roberts (She/Her)

Jaeda Roberts (She/Her)

Environmental Science

“I have a second degree black belt in taekwondo.”

Itzel Velázquez (She/Her)

Itzel Velázquez (She/Her)

Neuroscience & Psychology

“I can’t wink or whistle.”

Stewardship Committee

Stewardship Committee thanks donors for participating in senior class giving by hosting engaging events, sending personal messages and creating other innovative ways to inform donors of the impacts of their dollar.

Elena Barrera-Waters (She/Her)

Elena Barrera-Waters (She/Her)

Comparative Human Development

“I got bottom-tier Tik Tok famous once. Only once.”

Aaron Casella (He/Him)

Aaron Casella (He/Him)

Political Science & Economics

“I’m Terrified of heights.”

Reiji Mennitt (He/Him)

Reiji Mennitt (He/Him)

Mathematics

“I’ve performed at Carnegie Hall twice.”

Ryan Cutter (He/Him)

Ryan Cutter (He/Him)

Environmental Science

“I solved a Rubik’s cube for the first time this September 2020.”

Andrew Pon (He/Him)

Andrew Pon (He/Him)

Philosophy

“I have a 7-year-old brother.”

Mandy La (She/Her)

Mandy La (She/Her)

Mathematics & Computer Science

“I can juggle (poorly).”

Nicole Tang (She/Her)

Nicole Tang (She/Her)

Economics & Architecture

“Studied abroad in Scotland for a year.”

Justin Lee (He/Him)

Justin Lee (He/Him)

Economics & Theater

“I once went to watch a movie alone and finished three refills of large popcorn.”

Staff Advisors

From UChicago Alumni, the SCG staff advisors offer advice and administrative support to SCG members.

Alanna Diggs (She/Her)

Alanna Diggs (She/Her)

Assistant Director of Student Advancement | UChicago Alumni

“I once ran half marathon with only 5 minutes notice. Aside from a stress fracture, it turned out great!”

Caleb Sturrup (He/Him)

Caleb Sturrup (He/Him)

Associate Director of Student Advancement | UChicago Alumni

“I was a junior in college before I got my first cell phone.”