Hey everyone! I’m Yashesh, an MASc student in Engineering (MME), and I’m running to represent you as a GSA-UW Board of Director. Outside school, I enjoy leadership and volunteering roles. I am a core member of the UWFM team, and a volunteer for The Voice of Stray Dogs and Michigan FC (NPOs). During my undergraduate studies, I was the president of an international student chapter and a marketing coordinator for cultural events.
Being an international student can be challenging, and I’ve been through most of it. Also, I started as an MEng student before accepting my current MASc position, therefore, experiencing both sides of the master’s programs.
As your representative, I intend to leverage my experience and network to ensure your needs are addressed during our decision-making process: decisions that directly impact student life. I also hope to promote a sense of belongingness among graduate students by taking initiatives to create a stronger community.