Olivia Gunther, Campaign Manager
Olivia is a junior in LSA studying Gender & Health and Political Science. She hails from Northville, MI (a quick half an hour drive away). As the campaign manager for momentUM, she is especially interested in ensuring that the University of Michigan is a safe place for survivors of sexual violence by engaging with students throughout their college careers. She is also passionate about local, state, and federal government relations and what connections on these three levels can do to empower the umich experience. With a year’s worth of experience in CSG already, Olivia is excited to move #ForeverForward!
Olabimpe Amokomowo, Deputy Campaign Manager
Olabimpe or Ola as she'd ask you to call her is a sophomore in LSA majoring in International Studies. She is from Severn, Maryland which is a suburb located outside of Baltimore (Go O's!) Currently she serves as the Deputy Campaign Manager and Party Chair for momentUM. Ola is incredibly passionate about easing the transition process for low-income and ethnically underrepresented students matriculating into the University of Michigan. She is also interested in making sure all of campus is accessible to students with disabilities during inclement weather conditions. This is Ola's first experience with CSG but she is extremely excited to work with momentUM to represent the interests of the student body!
Cydney Gardner-Brown, Deputy Campaign Manager
Cydney is currently a co-host of the Central Student Government podcast ‘Michigan Time’ and intern to CSG Vice President Nadine Jawad. She is a member of Collegiate Midnight Golf as well as a columnist for Michigan In Color. Cydney is an advocate for social justice and equity here on campus and wants to see that CSG supports and stands up for those whose voices are not currently heard on this campus. She is also very passionate about access to education and resources in urban communities and ultimately wants to make a career out of global health and service.
Gloriela Iguina-Colón, Deputy Campaign Manager
Gloriela Iguina-Colón is a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Public Policy with a focus in Environmental Justice and Health Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School. She is passionate about performing arts, community activism, and increasing food and healthcare accessibility in communities of color. She engages these passions through her leadership position as the Co-Chair of the Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP)- Undergraduate Chapter, was a Marsh Fellow with the Global Intercultural Experiences for Undergraduates (GIEU) program, and has become very engaged with social justice activism and causes on campus as a Program Assistant with the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR). This summer she was a congressional legislative intern with Congresswoman Grace Meng in Washington D.C. She was recently awarded the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award, which honors those who have distinguished themselves by building inclusive communities and equitable spaces, pursuing social justice by challenging oppressive norms and engaging with diverse communities to promote cross-cultural collaboration among other forms of resisting oppressive norms. After graduation, Gloriela hopes to aid grassroots environmental justice and food sovereignty efforts in her homeland, Puerto Rico.
Sohaib Imtiaz, Treasurer
Sohaib Imtiaz is a senior studying finance at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He is from Sterling Heights, Michigan and has been heavily involved in the Muslim community back home and at the University of Michigan. Excited to be involved in CSG for the first time in his academic career, he hopes to learn a lot about how change happens and how to make a difference on this campus. Sohaib is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion for all, and hopes to bring these values to the forefront.
A fun fact about him is that he will be moving to New York in July!
Lakelan Periman, Deputy Treasuer
Lake Periman is a first-year student from Orlando, Florida currently studying business while pursuing a minor in German. As the Deputy Treasurer of the momentUM campaign, his focus is on ensuring organized finances that follow all established guidelines. Personally, he's very passionate about issues of social (in)equality and housing affordability, and is excited to be working with this wonderful team to address these issues and the many others affecting his fellow Wolverines.
David Kamper, Chief Strategist
From Duluth, MN, David G. Kamper is excited to the chief strategist for the momentUM campaign! He majors in neuroscience and trombone performance along with a minor in linguistics at the University of Michigan. He is a researcher in the Computational Neurolinguistics Laboratory, where he focuses on the neurological basis for semantics and language processing in general. He is also the founder and director of Refugees to College, a United Nations-recognized not-for-profit organization of students and professionals focused on improving the access to higher education, and professional opportunities for refugees throughout the United States through one on one mentoring, opportunity search, networking, and advocacy. He also co-founded 314 Action at the University of Michigan/Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy, an organization of both undergraduate and graduate students that improves scientific understanding in Michigan, aid in science policy research for candidates, and make science more accessible to the public. He is a member of the University of Michigan Men's Water Polo team, and intends on obtaining a J.D. and a Ph.D. cognitive and computational neuroscience, where he hopes to focus on the intersection of criminal law and neuroscience in criminal justice reform. By incorporating neuroscience in criminal law, he intends on injecting more nuance into sentencing guidelines and improving our mental health litigation.
Imad Mourad, Strategist
Imad Mourad is a senior in the Ford School of Public Policy. He is currently a +Lab Fellow at the Center for Positive Organizations of the Ross Business School and serves as a Research Officer on behalf of the Office of Enrollment Management student advisory board. Additionally, Imad is a Junior Associate of Business Partnerships at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) of Southeast Michigan.
Jazmine Mercado, Senior Policy Advisor
Jazmine is from Chicago, IL. On the momentUM campaign, she is the Senior Policy Advisor. She is currently a junior studying Political Science and Sociology with a sub-plan in Law, Justice, and Social Change and hopes to attend law school upon graduation. On campus Jazmine is involved in many organizations that fit her passions. She is the president of a multicultural sorority: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. and the president of LEAD: Leaders of Education, Advocacy, and Diversity. Jazmine is also the Public Relations Chair for the First Generation student organization on campus and a research assistant for the National Center for Institutional Diversity. Through her work, she's passionate about getting students who have been historically underrepresented on campus a voice and a mechanism of empowerment so they are able to find their niches. In the future, she hopes to work closely with the Greek Life office in order to provide representation of all voices throughout all councils. She also hopes to continue to work on fostering a welcoming environment for historically underrepresented students as they make Michigan their home.
Andrew Mekhail, Communications Director
Drew Mekhail is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California serving as Communications Director. He transferred from the University of Rochester after his freshman year. Although currently undeclared, he recently applied to the Ford School of Public Policy. Drew last wrote as a columnist for the Michigan Daily with a focus on national affairs. He believes that bolstering educational and housing affordability are crucial to securing a prosperous future for all Michigan students.
Breanna DeCocker, Social Media Director
Breanna is currently a senior studying Materials Science and Engineering from Orland Park, IL. She has previous campaign and leadership experience as a senator and now President of Engineering Student Government. Her favorite campaign points include voter engagement and improving resources for sexual violence victims on campus. When she is not running around campus, Breanna likes to spend time with her puppy and eating french fries at Charley's.
Kortez Brinson, Special Advisor
Kortez is a student at the University of Michigan and is originally from Chicago. He majors in political science and statistics and seeks to pursue a career in Family Law. Additionally, Kortez works with the organization H.E.A.D.S. (Here Earning a Destiny through Honesty, Eagerness, and Determination of Self). In H.E.A.D.S., Kortez focuses on creating a community and space for multi-ethnic males on the University of Michigan Campus.
Kenji Yeoh, Junior Policy Advisor
Kenji Yeoh is a second-year biomedical engineering student at the University of Michigan, pursuing a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Biochemistry. Born in Manhattan, NY and raised in Queens, NY, he has served as an intern to Nadine Jawad during her years as UM Student Body Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor, conducting research on housing affordability and working on the Campus Affordability Guide. He currently serves as a junior policy advisor on the campaign team, researching how housing affordability affects the University of Michigan community and initiatives we can take to alleviate the affordable housing crisis at Michigan. He is also passionate about addressing wealth inequality and increasing civic engagement within low-turnout populations. While it may seem like Kenji is all work, he is a first Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has developed his own special recipe for ramen.
Lauren Suga, Junior Policy Advisor
Lauren Suga is a first-year student from Long Island, New York. She is planning on double majoring with Economics and International Studies (focus on political economy), and minoring in Spanish. Currently, she is involved with AIESEC Michigan, CSG as an intern to the Vice President, and Greek Life. She is joining A.J. and Charlie’s campaign to ensure that U of M can provide affordable opportunities to all those qualified. With A.J. and Charlie, educational equality is attainable, and wants to be a part of that change. On the campaign, Lauren is responsible for contacting student orgs and getting our platform recognition and support. She is very much looking forward to the election!
Riley Langefeld, Junior Policy Advisor
Riley Langefeld is a junior policy advisor on the campaign. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He is a first-year student in the College of LSA studying political science and economics. Riley is particularly passionate about effecting change in broad-based issues such as housing costs and textbook affordability, as he has done during his tenure at CSG. He is proud to be a member of the MomentUM campaign and looks forward to advocating for Michigan students in the future with AJ and Charlie.
Arwa Gayar, Junior Policy Advisor
Arwa is a sophomore studying Political Science and Sociology with a focus on Law, Justice, and Social Change. On campus, she is heavily involved in the Muslim and Arab community and is particularly passionate about advocating for the implementation of the Middle East/ North Africa box for all internal University forms and allowing equal access to funding for growing communities. She is excited to work the A.J. and Charlie to represent Michigan students and move #ForeverForward!
Sandra Dubaisi, Junior Policy Advisor
Sandra is a first-year student at the University of Michigan. Sandra has always been passionate about issues relating to campus climate and increasing representation among people of different races, ethnicities, gender, sexuality, and neurodiversity. She is also a proponent for housing affordability for students of lower socioeconomic status on campus, especially with the rise of apartment prices and lack of tenant support.