Carnegie Mellon University
President's Cabinet

President's Cabinet

Lesther Martinez

Chief of Staff

Lesther Martinez

Lesther Martinez is our Chief of Staff and a 5th year architecture major who loves to meet new people. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Omega, Desk Services Manager for Housing Services, A-team buggy pusher for CIA, and AIAS and NOMAS member, yet you can still find him making time for anyone. Find him lifting weights at the gym, zipping by on his bike, or grabbing lunch with a friend. Please stop this man if you see him to say hi!

Lesther can be reached at: lxm@andrew.cmu.edu

Swetha Tulluri

Public Relations Secretary

Swetha Tulluri

Swetha is very excited to be your Press Relations Secretary for the 2017-2018 Cabinet. She is currently a second year architecture student in the B.Arch Program. Outside of architecture, she enjoys photography and traveling around the world! In CMU, she is a member of AIAS, the (American Institute for Architecture Students), and in Greek Life

Swetha can be reached at: stulluri@andrew.cmu.edu

Katherine Diaz

Writer

Katherine Diaz

Katherine is the Writer for the Cabinet for 2017-2018. Aside from working alongside the other Cabinet members, Katherine is heavily involved in Alpha Chi Omega, a social sorority, and Alpha Phi Omega, the national co-ed service fraternity. During her free time, she enjoys exploring the various restaurants in Pittsburgh and drinking bubble tea! Passionate about the environment and serving underprivileged communities, Katherine hopes to attend graduate school and work for a non-profit organization.

Katherine can be reached at: kdiaz@andrew.cmu.edu

Michael James

Mental Health and Wellness

Michael James

Michael studies Drama and Human-Computer Interaction and is returning to CMU as a Fifth Year Scholar. He explores the power of storytelling, design, and technology to influence institutions, society, and culture. While at CMU, he has participated in Treblemakers, Spring Carnival Committee, and IMPAQT. Michael leads the Carnegie Leadership Consultants, a group of students who create opportunities for their peers to grow as leaders. As Mental Health & Wellness Chair, Michael will collaborate with the community, fellow Cabinet members, and university leaders to support students beyond the classroom.

Michael can be reached at: mrjames@cmu.edu

Simran Jobanputra

Collaboration Chair

Simran Jobanputra

Simran Jobanputra splits her time between dancing for Sahara and DS, representing Student Affairs as a Highland Ambassador, and organizing events and case competitions for the Undergraduate Marketing Organization. During her free time, she enjoys attending concerts, reading new books, and learning about new trends. She is excited to be a Collaboration Chair for the 2017-2018 school year!

Simran can be reached at: sjobanpu@andrew.cmu.edu

Christie Chang

Collaboration Chair 

Christie Chang

Christie is very excited to be your Chief Officer of Collaboration for Entrepreneurship/Hackathons during the 2017-2018 academic year, part of the initiative to increase the interdisciplinary collaboration. She is currently a junior studying Information Systems with minors in Human-Computer Interaction and Engineering Studies. She found her home at CMU through the communities she joined, including A Cappella, Greek life, and the Orientation Staff. During her free time, she loves to paint, explore restaurants, and cook!

Christie can be reached at: cchang2@andrew.cmu.edu

Kameron Bradley

Diversity Chair

Kameron Bradley

Kameron Bradley is a senior studying Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. He currently serves as the treasurer for SPIRIT and as a co-conference planning chair for CMU’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. He also participates in the Matters of Diversity and Inclusion committee with fellow students and members of the administration, convening over a series of roundtables to advise university leadership on specific initiatives that are geared towards to diversity and inclusion. In his personal time, he likes to stay active, so he can often be found at the gym or on the basketball court. If he is not there or in class, he is most likely somewhere else doing his favorite hobby of all: eating! Kameron is looking forward to serving you as the Diversity Chair on the President’s Cabinet this year.

Kameron can be reached at: kwbradley@cmu.edu

Tiffany Lu

Fiscal Transformation

Tiffany Lu

Tiffany Lu is a rising sophomore studying finance in the Tepper School of Business. Last year, she was a student senator and served as the assistant to the Student Body Vice President of Finance on the finance committee, where she learned a great deal about fiscal policy within the university. She hopes to use what she has learned from this experience to bring about fiscal transparency to campus and is delighted to serve as the Fiscal Transformation Chair on the President’s Cabinet. Tiffany’s hobbies include playing the piano and dancing, both of which she has done since she was 6 years old!

Tiffany can be reached at: tclu@andrew.cmu.edu

Greg Volynsky

Freshman Representative

Greg Volynsky

Greg is the Freshman Representative on the Cabinet for the 2017-2018 school year. He enjoys reading a good book and impassioned discussions. He follows politics and likes to converse and argue with the purpose of testing his understanding of the world and share it with others. He believes the diversity of his experiences and interests exemplifies a small part of the interdisciplinary approach CMU pioneers. In college, he is seeking to gain a more profound understanding of how societies and groups function on all levels.

Greg can be reached at: gvolynsk@andrew.cmu.edu

Nikki Ambalo

Constitutional Advisor

Nikki Ambalo

Nikki is a fifth year Mechanical Engineering Major from the Hague, Netherlands.
Aside from her involvement in the International Student Union as an Exchange Student Buddy, she served four years as a member of the Executive Committee (ExComm) of the Undergraduate Student Senate, which she joined as a freshman. Last year she served as the Chair of Student Senate, and her time leading Senate and sitting on the Executive Committee of Student Government only further expanded her understanding of StuGov as a whole. She hopes to use all of her past experiences to digest the technical bylaws into publically available, easy to understand requirements of each member of StuGov to empower students to keep their student leaders accountable. Aside from her StuGov involvement, she loves travelling and is an aspiring chef who spends her time “majoring in cooking with a minor in MechE.”

Nikki can be reached at: nmwakata@andrew.cmu.edu

Renhao Hu

Applications Engineer

Renhao Hu

enhao is an Accelerated Master's student at Heinz College, studying Information Systems Management. He is very happy to join the 2017-2018 Cabinet and hopes to make a strong impact on the CMU community. Outside of student government, Renhao is active in Greek Life, serving as the Inter-fraternity Council's VP of Recruitment and a delegate for AGCSB, and in the Highland Ambassadors program.

Renhao can be reached at: renhaoh@andrew.cmu.edu

Marat Valiev

Chief Technical Officer

Marat Valiev

Marat is a PhD student in Societal Computing. His research is about Open Source Software sustainability and ecosystems. Before entering the Social Computing program, he completed his Master's degree in Software Engineering at CMU. Marat's prior experience includes 5 years in Motorola Mobile Devices, three years in an executive position in a technical startup in Beijing, and two years of government service.

Marat can be reached at: marat@cmu.edu