The electoral fervor came to campus during September when RC students voted for leadership roles in their sections. Each RC section chose its President, Senator, Educational Rep, Community Values Rep, Student Association Rep, and 13 other positions that will be in charge of leading the pulse of the Section experience.
The electoral process was organized by the HBS Senate, which is the student body that creates and regulates campus legislation to facilitate representation. Similar to previous years, elections were organized in two rounds; President, Senator, Educational Rep, and Community Values Rep were voted in the first round and the rest in the second. All section officers needed at least 50% of votes to be elected. For candidates who didn’t reach the threshold, runoff elections were organized.
Women had high representation in the main leadership roles on campus. Although last year only one woman was elected president, RC sections have now six women presidents. Similarly, women took six positions as Community Values Rep. The Community Values Rep will have increased responsibilities such as addressing topics to create an inclusive environment to students from all economic and social backgrounds, and she will work closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Team of the Student Association.
When compared to previous years, some modifications were made. Among the changes, every section has now a Media Rep, the name of WSA Rep was changed to Women’s Rep, the name of Leadership and Values Rep was changed to Community Values Rep, and the SA Rep has increased responsibilities. The following table shows the full list of officers in the RC class.
|President||Serrena Iyer||Lindsey Brown||Nelly-Ange Kontchou||Alonso Lucero||Barbara Obregon|
|Senator||Ina Foalea||Eduardo Russian||Mike Helou||Matthew Killian||Drew Rothaus|
|Community Values Rep||Alison Shin||Lizzie Gaisman||Rebecca Scharfstein||Chris Cheng||Justin Major|
|Education Rep||Alexandra Landon||Maria Goodpaster||Jon Schechter||APEKSHA KOTHARI||Julie Ann Haldeman|
|Social Chair (1)||Monica Castaneda||Saskia Carleburr||Francisco Del Rio||Liz Ahern||Prab Chawla|
|Social Chair (2)||Josh Parker||Alison Rapaport||Fabian Frick||Samantha Kaminsky||Kelly O’Grady|
|Treasurer||Pieterjan Goedertier||William Engel||Adam Shpiro||Luke Hodges||Paige Sopcic|
|Women’s Rep||Michelle Lee||Rebecca Feickert||Lena Guerriero||Nishita Palkar||Diya Sikka|
|International Rep||Graham Fairbairn||Luiza de Vasconcellos||Wissam Abourizk||Selene Kim||Yoni Wehbe Yahchouchi|
|Admissions Rep (1)||Kristen Gendron||Jose Moreno||Tracy Williams||Karyn E. Smith||Regan Rau|
|Admissions Rep (2)||Tiana Williams||Josue Gil Deza||Zach Sarnoff||Monte Desai||Wilson Kyi|
|Service Rep||Joy Li||Erica Federman||Daniela Sovoia||Ruth Isenstadt||Sara Schewe|
|SA Rep||Kim Chisholm||MayC Huang||Brian Yeh||Anita Sapre||Madhur Agarwal|
|Career Rep||Tara Soni||Laura Barnes||David Chan||Karan Ahuja||Maciej Stanksi|
|Athletic Rep||Will Young||John Byce||Mitchell Smith||Nico Berardi||Kelly Valencia|
|Media Rep||Tatiana Cooke||Orianne Montaubin||Neil Tuli||Lady Learned||Camilla Kalvaria|
|Tech Rep||Tatiana Cooke||Hari Ganesh Sathyendran||Not filled||Victoria Chen||Peter Hong|
|President||Alexander Styk||Phil Caruso||Maria Fulwiler||Denzil Sikka||Andrew Levette|
|Senator||Kiernan Schmitt||Anant Vidur Puri||Jenn Volk||Stephen Temple||Sarah Philips|
|Community Values Rep||Sanchali Pal||Angelo Carino||Scott Buckley||Elise McDonald||Edith Shi|
|Education Rep||Nick Gattas||Anisa Moolani||Vasi Karkantzos||Irene Keskinen||Olga Kogan|
|Social Chair (1)||Raunaq Palejwala||Mizuho Kanai||Brandon Aust||Deviyani Misra-Godwin||Pierre Thys|
|Social Chair (2)||Amrita Vir||Phil Piro||Shannon O’Connell||Felipe Delgado||Caroline Schwarzman|
|Treasurer||Duane Teixeira||Paul Finnegan||Pierre Estey||Shray Gulati||Ellyn Creasey|
|Women’s Rep||Joanna Beasley||Kavya Relan||Hartley Stahel||Alison MacLeod||Meredith English|
|International Rep||Estelle Merle||Katharina Wilhelm||Shreya Saraf||Clarisse Neu||Juan Hidalgo|
|Admissions Rep (1)||George Hanscom||Kat Franklin||Brittany Williams||Amit Megiddo||Yunuen Lizcano|
|Admissions Rep (2)||Ariana Tiwari||Emily Scofield||Joycelyn Eby||Phoebe Peronto||Alyssa Puccinelli|
|Service Rep||Caroline Hanamirian||Drew Fink||Craig Maughan||Elizabeth Thomas||Sarah Yu|
|SA Rep||Afua Ahwoi||Jason Price||Caroline McDowell||Eric Chavez||Katherine Cheng|
|Career Rep||Sam Merkel||Lisa Wang||Gennifer Tsoi||Hunter Richard||Lindsay Barhold|
|Athletic Rep||Zack Jackson||Pat Delahunt||JK Delegas||Jose Sanchez||Jackie Bereiter|
|Media Rep||Aparna Bansal||Alex Rosenthal||Nathan Bruschi||Sophia Branes||Ben Arevalo|
|Tech Rep||Jessica Noglows||Max Egan||Pasha Nahass||Anita Mehrotra||Zach Herbert|
Rafael Rivera (HBS-HKS ’17) is an EC from Old Section C who loves dancing salsa, traveling, and talking about politics. Prior to HBS, Rafael worked for McKinsey & Company in the offices of Mexico City, Mumbai, and Dubai, and for the World Bank in Cambodia. He spent this summer at Goldman Sachs in New York. He’s the Head Senator of the HBS Senate and he plans to work in the public sector in Mexico some day in the far future.