HPU Student Government Association
2020 – 2021 Executive Council
The Carr Administration
President – Sam Carr
Hometown: High Point, NC
Past Education: Wesleyan Christian Academy
Major: Political Science
Class: Class of 2021
Interests/Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and politics!
Fun Fact: I’ve worked on numerous political campaigns!
Organization Affiliations: Student Justice Program (Hearing Chair), Assistant Resident Director (York/Point Place), Phillips School of Business Student Advisory Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
Speaker of the Senate – Emmy Beck-Aden
Hometown: Athens, OH
Past Education: Athens High School
Majors: Media Production and Entrepreneurship
Class: Class of 2022
Interests/Hobbies: Video editing, politics and training my dog!
Fun Fact: When I was eight, I rode a camel on the Great Wall of China!
Organization Affiliations: Assistant Resident Director (Belk/Blessing), Student Justice Program (Hearing Chair), School of Communication Student Advisory BoardHPU Vision (Director of News), Media Fellows Student Advisory Board, Honors Scholars Program, and SportsLink
Treasurer – Tyler Thomas
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Past Education: Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
Interests/Hobbies: College Football, Photography, Business
Fun Fact: Spoken to an audience of 13,000 people
Organization Affiliation: Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Black Cultural Awareness, Business Fellows, National Retail Federation Student Association, and Resident Assistant
Secretary – Lizzy Eisenhardt
Hometown: Landenberg, PA
Past Education: Avon Grove High School
Major: Sport Management
Interests/Hobbies: Sports, volunteer works, and exercising!
Fun Fact: I used to play football!
Organization Affiliation: Sport Management Association, Wish Makers (Treasurer), Women Leaders in Sport Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Club Field Hockey
Attorney General – Jessica Vedrani
Hometown: Salisbury, MA
Past Education: Triton Regional High School
Majors: Criminal Justice and Political Science
Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, singing, traveling, watching football, and spending time near the ocean.
Fun Fact: I sang during a performance on the main stage in Epcot at Disney World
Organization Affiliations: Panhellenic Council (VP of Philanthropy) , Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Chief Junior Marshal, Order of Omega, The National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Justice, University Ambassador, Research Rookies, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Club (Vice President), Odyssey Club, and Honors Scholar Program
Chief Justice –AJ Frezza
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Past Education: Trinity Preparatory School
Interests/Hobbies: Watching movies, going to the beach, and spending time with friends.
Fun Fact: I am the 8th Anthony in my family.
Organization Affiliations: Assistant Resident Director, Student Justice, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Mu Delta, and Philips School of Business Advisory Board.
Chief of Staff – Jacob Maggioncalda
Hometown: Matthews, VA
Past Education: Matthews High School
Interests/Hobbies: Playing soccer, listening to podcasts, and fishing
Fun Fact: I own my own business!
Organization Affiliations: Young Americans for Freedom (President), Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and Entrepreneurship Club
Academic Chair – Katy Parisi
Hometown: Danville, CA
Past Education: Venture School
Majors: Strategic Communication and Political Science
Interests/Hobbies: Writing, Going to the beach, and Health and wellness
Fun Fact: I graduated high school when I was 16.
Organization Affiliations: Alpha Gamma Delta and Phi Alpha Delta
Diversity Chair – Sydney Sullivan
Hometown: Queens, NY
Past Education: Saint Mary’s High School
Major: Criminal Justice
Minors: Non-Profit Leadership and Management on a Pre-Law track
Class: Class of 2021
Interests/Hobbies: Activism, Criminal Justice Reform, Cooking, Shopping, Learning new things, and Hanging out with my friends
Fun Fact: I have a puppy named Kairos!
Organization Affiliations: Board of Stewards, Career and Professional Development (Peer Career Advisor), Black Cultural Awareness (President), VOICE Advisory Board, NPHC (Treasurer), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated – Sigma Mu Chapter (Financial Secretary & Connections Chairman), and Student Justice Program
Publicity Chair – Joseph Maronski
Hometown: Miller Place, NY
Past Education: Miller Place High School
Major: Journalism with a Concentration in Broadcast
Class: Class of 2023
Interests/Hobbies: Singing, volunteering, cooking, and binging Netflix Shows
Fun Fact: I was supposed to be in “High School Musical: The Musical The Series”!
Organization Affiliations: Media Fellows Student Board (Social Media Committee Co-Chair), HPU Vision (Director of Social Media), Chamber Singers (Director of Social Media), Toccatatones (Assistant Director of Social Media), Society of Professional Journalists, First Year Navigator, and Office of Institutional Advancement (Engagement Office Assistant)
Service Chair – Forum Patel
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tn
Past Education: Panther Creek High School
Major: Exercise Science with a Concentration in Biomechanics on a Pre-Physical Therapy Track
Class: Class of 2021
Interest/Hobbies: Painting, bike riding, and Anime.
Fun Fact: I can fluently speak three languages!
Organization Affiliations:Honors Scholar Program, Congdon School of Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellow, Alpha Phi Omega (Service Vice President), VOICE Student Advisory Board, Habitat for Humanity, Academic Affairs Supplemental Instructor and Tutor for Math
Student Services Chair – Kennedy Jackson
Hometown: Mitchellville, MD
Past Education: Charles Herbert Flowers High School
Majors: Biology with a concentration in Organismal/Evolutionary Science and Minor in Spanish
Interests/Hobbies: writing, singing, dancing, and rollerskating.
Fun Fact: I have a pet turtle
Organization Affiliations: Alpha Phi Omega (Secretary), Black Cultural Awareness (Vice President), National Pan-Hellenic Council (Secretary), Order of the Lighted Lamp, Student Justice Program, VOICE Student Advisory Board, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Second Vice President)
Technology Chair – Alex Wirth
Hometown: Miami, FL
Past Education: Gulliver Preparatory
Major: Computer Science
Interests/Hobbies: Coding, cross-country, and fencing.
Fun Fact: I used to play competitive Melee.
Organization Affiliations: Model United Nations, Odyssey, Computer Science Society, Tabletop RPG
Joshua Rich, Director of Student Conduct
Hometown: Macomb, NY
Past Education: BA from State University of New York at Potsdam, Ed.M. from the University of Buffalo
Interest/Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, photography, random trivia, and visiting historical landmarks.
Fun Fact: I am a first-gen. college student who grew up on a small farm in a town with more cows than people, moved to NYC, and have met Pope Francis.