The President’s Council is a representative body of students that serves in an advisory role to the President of the college, and as ambassadors for the college. Members of the President’s Council will have the unique opportunity to make valuable connections with fellow students, faculty, staff, administrators, and distinguished visitors at Colorado College. The Council will meet with the President and/or various college and community leaders at least once per block.
The members of the President's Council for the 2016-2017 academic year are:
Mayss Al Alami ‘17
Mayss Al Alami is an international student from Palestine, who also has lived in Jordan and Dubai. She is an economics major at Colorado College, and studied abroad at the University of Oxford in spring 2016. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Al Alami serves on the Board of Trustees of the College as a Student Trustee, as well as the Co-Chair of the Honor Council and an International Student Orientation Mentor. She has also previously served for two years on the Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA), first as a First-Year Student representative and most recently as Vice President for Student Concerns. Al Alami also serves on the college’s Student Conduct Committee, President's Council, Economics Students Advisory Board, and as an Executive Officer for Students for Justice in Palestine.
David Andrews ‘18
David Andrews is a junior at Colorado College and hails from Louisville, Colorado. He is a Poetry major and is constantly trying to figure out how to write effortlessly. On campus, you can find David tutoring at the Writing Center, at the Catalyst House working as the paper's Editor-in-Chief, or in the SOCC Studio broadcasting his weekly music program. In 2015-16, David's show garnered viewers from the Front Range and abroad. Outside of school, David enjoys intermural sports such as soccer and innter tube water polo; skiing, hiking, and leading ORC trips. David's most recent adventure took him to Nepal, Thailand, and Malaysia, where he trekked in the Himalayas, spent time with his older brother and role model (one and the same), and learned to scuba dive.
Hanna Bautz ‘17
Hanna is a senior English major and Spanish minor from Kansas City. After a fulfilling semester abroad in Spain, Hanna looks forward to diving into her senior year and developing her independent thesis. On campus, she is a Writing Center tutor, a co-leader of the Enseña Spanish education program, a Study-Abroad Ambassador, a Mortar Board Executive, a member of Delta Gamma, and a 2017 Class Committee Representative. In her free time, Hanna enjoys running and hiking, traveling, and cooking paella.
Isabella Bussian ‘18
Isabella is a junior hailing from Durango, Colorado majoring in Geology. She is a member of the Colorado College cycling team, Colorado College Nordic Ski Team, and works at the Worner Desk. She enjoys the outdoors and is a strong advocate for environmental longevity, having done some work with environmental non-profits during her summers. In her free time, Isabella enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, eating and reading.
Shiying Cheng ‘18
Shiying is an international student from Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Shiying is a junior majoring in Political Science and Computer Science, with minors in Journalism and History. She is interested in data journalism and international relations. This summer, Shiying studied abroad at University of Cambridge, England, where she took classes in international law and film journalism. On campus, Shiying serves a Resident Advisor at the Asian/Italian House, a Staff Writer for The Catalyst Newspaper, and a Peer Consultant at the Writing Center. She is also the co-chair the BreakOut Center for Community Service and the MOSAIC (an international student organization) this year. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, playing piano and harp, and reading. She is thrilled to make CC a better place by serving on President’s Council.
Scott Choi ‘17
Scott is a senior Biochemistry major from Brea, California, born in Seoul, Korea. He currently enjoys being a Mentor for the 2020 class of international students, and is an active member of the Accessibility Resources Student Leadership Council and the Asian Student Union. In addition to being an enthusiastic member, Scott has cherished serving the Korean American Student Association as co-chair and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) as Treasurer. Outside of lab, you can find Scott playing basketball, cooking, and soaking in nature.
Perry Fitz ‘17
Perry is a senior Mathematical Economics major from Boston, Massachusetts. On campus, Perry is the captain of the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and a member of the Honor Council. He just finished co-leading his first NSO trip. This past summer he was learning to code in Boston and is excited to be back on campus. In his spare time, Perry enjoys skiing, hiking, and playing spikeball.
Liz Forester ‘17
Liz is a senior Environmental Policy major and a Journalism minor from Wilton, Connecticut. She hopes to be a professional journalist after college and has furthered that goal through her position as Editor in Chief of The Catalyst, the independent newspaper at Colorado College. Through The Catalyst, Liz seeks to bridge the gap between Colorado College and the Colorado Springs community. Outside of class, Liz enjoys writing, backpacking, skiing and cooking.
Patrick Glastonbury ‘17
Patrick is a senior History-Philosophy major from Punta Gorda, Florida. On campus, he works at the Writing Center as a peer tutor and contributes to the Catalyst as a staff writer. Patrick is also a member of Colorado College's inaugural chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, and has worked with Seeds Community Cafe as a grant writer. In his free time, Patrick enjoys biking, hiking, and skiing.
Jhana Gottlieb ‘17
Jhana Gottlieb is an International Political Economy major and Chinese minor from Boulder, Colorado. She is passionate about conflict resolution, and plans to pursue international mediation post-graduation. Her most recent adventure took her to Colombia for a 2-month research project on China-Colombia relations. On campus, Jhana is a co-director of the International Political Economy Student Advisory Committee, a peer tutor at the CC writing center, and a student assistant in the Political Science Department. In her free time, she loves to travel and ballroom dance, as well as explore Colorado’s exquisite natural world through backpacking, skiing, and rock climbing.
Connor Haney ‘17
Connor is a senior Political Science Major and Urban Studies minor from Seattle, Washington. Apart from school, Connor is also a varsity athlete playing for the Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse Team. Connor's interests include intramural sports and fly fishing. This past summer he was a Scheduling and Advance Intern at the Clinton Foundation in New York City.
Clare Holtzman ‘17
Clare Holtzman is a senior Poetry major from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She spent much of her youth in Northern Kenya. She is minoring in Russian, Music, and Nonviolence. She co-founded the Class Salon at Colorado College, which focuses on economic equity and socio-economic class dynamics on Colorado College's campus. Clare is interested in working in international relations, particularly in relation to Russian foreign policy. Most recently she was a Senate Foreign Policy and Press intern in Washington, DC. In her spare time she hikes, writes poetry, and plays viola.
Patrick Jurney ‘17
Patrick is an Environmental Science major and Southwest Studies minor. He is from Saint Paul, Minnesota, but spent a majority of his childhood growing up on an island in the Caribbean, Dominica. He works for Colorado Springs Food Rescue as their event coordinator and also at the Sacred Grounds space in Shove Chapel. He is also on the Class Committee of 2017. He enjoys being able to venture out to greater Colorado as he is an active leader for the Outdoor Recreation Committee.
Annika Kastetter ‘17
Annika Kastetter is a senior Political Science major and Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies minor. In addition to being a President's Council representative, Annika serves as Student Body President, and works in the Office of Admissions as an Admission Fellow as well as in Residential Life and Campus Activities as an RA. Annika enjoys playing soccer and participating in a women's sketch comedy club on campus.
Tommy Keene ‘17
Tommy is a senior Economics major at Colorado College, hailing from Dallas, Texas. In addition to being on the President's Council, he is also the President of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), on the Men’s Baseball Team, and a former Portfolio Manager for the Investment Club. Tommy’s hobbies include intramural sports, snowboarding, finance, and listening to music.
Sarah Lawton ‘19
Sarah is a sophomore from Durango, Colorado planning to major in Economics and minor in Environmental Studies. Outside of the classroom, Sarah is a member of the varsity Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams. When she’s not on the court or in the pool, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and cooking. When the weather is nice, Sarah loves skiing, rafting, and paddle boarding.
Maya Littlejohn ‘19
Maya is a Sophomore from Brooklyn, New York. She is going to major in either Race, Ethnic, and Migration Studies or craft an Independently Designed Major. In addition to being a President’s Council representative, Maya is one of the Co-Presidents of the Black Student Union and volunteers with Pike’s Peak Restorative Justice Council. For the past two years she has worked with a New York based nonprofit called Artistic Noise, which helps incarcerated youth through art therapy.
Parker McVey ‘18
Parker is a junior Economics major from Golden, Colorado. He's currently studying abroad at the London School of Economics, but when he's on campus he's an active member of the Investment Club, the Honor Council, and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Off campus, Parker enjoys running, biking, skiing, golfing, and spending time with friends and family. He is passionate about finance, energy, and philanthropy.
Nomfundo Mncina ‘19
Nomfundo Mncina is an international student from the beautiful Kingdom of Swaziland. She is an aspiring International Political Economy major and French minor. As a United World College graduate she is dedicated to cross-cultural learning, understanding, and community service. She spent the summer travelling in Senegal learning French, Wolof, and West African history. On campus Nomfundo is an active member of MOSAIC and the Black Student Union. On a Saturday afternoon you can find her reading, hanging out with her friends and probably binge watching Game of Thrones.
Henry Molner ‘17
Henry Molner is a senior at Colorado College from Westchester, New York and a History major. In addition to President’s Council, Henry is also involved in Greek Life as a member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), as well as a four-year member of the Club Baseball Team. He has also choreographed two pieces for Dance Workshop, one of which raised money for the American Cancer Society. Henry has worked the past two summers in NYC, at the Robin Hood Foundation and Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner.
Tia Phillip ‘18
Originally from Limon, Colorado, Tia is a junior at Colorado College, majoring in English on the film track and minoring in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies. On campus, you can find her working at Tutt Library, assisting as an intern for The Butler Center, mentoring sophomore students as a peer leader for the S.A.I.L. Program, or filming around campus as a curator for her student group AMUN (Artists & Makers of Undying Nobility). In her free time, Tia enjoys watching movies, playing with her dogs, and spending time with her family.
Jane Radecki ‘17
Jane is a senior U.S. History and Political Science major along with an English minor from Ann Arbor Michigan. Outside of the classroom, she is captain of the women’s varsity swim team, and a member of the Accessibilities Resource Council. She is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, where she serves on the Executive Recruitment Board as well as being the executive officer for the Panhellenic Council. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, teammates, and Theta sisters, watching movies, and eating ice cream.
Jared Russell ‘18
Jared Russell is a junior at Colorado College hailing from Pueblo, Colorado. Jared is a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. He is also pursuing a minor in Music. In addition to being a President’s Council representative, Jared is a competitor and the Officer of Tournaments and Travel for the Mock Trial team, the Officer of Education and Outreach for the Honor Council, the Co-Founder of the Roosevelt Institute, the Parliamentarian for CCSGA, and a Writing Center tutor. This past summer, Jared was an intern at the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation, helping to raise money for local healthcare projects. He also worked in a legal immigration office, assisting people in obtaining citizenship. Upon graduating from CC, Jared plans on attending law school.
Samantha Saccomanno ‘17
Samantha is a senior Political Science major and Feminist and Gender Studies minor. After graduation, she hopes to focus on women’s health through law and legislation. Samantha is a Student Manager at the Worner Desk and an active member of Dance Workshop. Additionally, Samantha serves on the Blue Key and Mortar Board Honor Society. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys to box and do acrobatics.
Wynter Scott ‘18
Wynter is a Political Science and Sociology double major from Memphis, TN. She is passionate about international relations and hopes to one day work in the Department of State to improve America's foreign policy. She is a volunteer at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission and works at the Colorado College Worner Desk. When she is not working, she participates with the Black Student Union, the CC Mock Trial Team, and the CC Speech and Debate Team.
Margaret Sport ‘17
Margaret is a senior from Mountainside, NJ and is working on an Independently Designed Major in Bioethics and a minor in Music. She is a volunteer EMT, was Chair of the Glass House, is an avid skier and outdoorswoman, and loves to play the piano. Last summer, she spent time working with the United Nations’ Global Bioethics Initiative and looks forward to studying abroad in Spain and then working on clinical trials in degenerative neurological disorders this upcoming summer at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. She is passionate about the ethics of science and treatment of disease, especially relating to stem cells.
Caitlin Taber ‘17
Caitlin is a Film and New Media major. In addition to the President's Council, she is Director of Productions for CC Film Union, a member of the Innovation Institute Student Council, as well as an avid CC hockey fan. During her summers, Caitlin helps out with the various camps for young kids that CC hosts and works at the ITS: Help Desk. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys being creative, dancing, learning French and traveling.
Katelin Teigen ‘18
Katelin is a junior Neuroscience major and Biochemistry and Psychoanalysis minor from Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Apart from President’s Council, her other campus engagements include serving as Marshal of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Publicity Director of Theatre Workshop, working as a student manager at DIALogue, and being an active member of the ORC. In her free time, Katelin enjoys hiking, wake boarding, snow skiing, practicing yoga, and playing the ukulele.
Joe Walton ‘18
Joe is a junior mathematical economics major from the little town of Laughlintown, PA. This is Joe's second year serving on the President's Council. He is also the Treasurer of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity (FIJI), and served a year in CCSGA. Outside of his extracurricular activities, you can find him fishing, hunting, skiing, offroading, or cheering for Pittsburgh sports teams.
Trey Watmore ‘18
Trey Watmore is a junior Romance Language major and Biochemistry minor from Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to President’s Council, Trey stays busy between being president of Health Professions Club, captain of the varsity Men’s Swim Team, and lifeguarding at the Schlessman Natatorium. He also enjoys volunteering at hospitals and helping out at a local program that utilizes equestrian therapy to rehabilitate children with developmental disorders. In his free time he is most likely eating some form of pasta.
Emma Wilson ’18
Emma is a junior Spanish and Comparative Literature double major and Human Biology and Kinesiology minor from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Along with President's Council, Emma is a member of Women's Educational Society, Kappa Kappa Gamma, a Writing Center Tutor, and plays Women's Club Soccer. For fall semester, Emma will be studying Spanish and human rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina and will return in the spring to continue with her majors and minor. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, drawing, traveling, and attempting to cook.
Brandon Wolfe ‘18
Brandon Wolfe is a Biochemistry major from Colorado Springs, CO. Brandon is a transfer student and has quickly found a home in the CC community. Outside of the classroom and research lab, he is a Junior Representative in Student Government, the Vice President of The National Society of Leadership and Success, and an officer of the Cool Science club. In his free time, he is an avid dog lover that enjoys going anywhere a dog is present as well as finding the best places to eat around town.
Jenna Wu ‘17
Jenna is an Organismal Biology and Ecology (OBE) major from New York City seeking to pursue sustainable design after college. OBE has given her opportunities to explore various global ecologies via blocks abroad in Patagonia and Tanzania. Her major also gives her a unique perspective into sustainable and eco-friendly design, especially throughout her Scandinavian Design courses at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. On campus, Jenna is involved with the figure skating team and the all-female a cappella group, “Ellement.” She also greatly enjoys working for the school as an FYE Mentor and an Events Office Intern. Outside of class, she loves finding new recipes to cook with friends!
Michael Wu ‘17
Michael is a senior International Political Economy major along with Education and Music minors. As an international student from Shanghai, China, Michael works as the co-chair of Chinese Student Association (CSA) to promote Chinese culture at CC. In addition to his work on the President's Council, Michael is also a Student Government Finance Representative, an NSO and ISO leader, as well as a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He is currently working as an Admission Fellow, helping to shape the future student body of CC. In his spare time, Michael plays piano and Erhu (a Chinese two-string instrument) at Packard. During breaks, Michael enjoys snowboarding and exploring the colorful Colorado.