Erikah Cudjoe

Hey everyone! My name is Erikah, and I am currently a senior pursuing Business Information Systems and Legal Studies on a pre-law track. Outside of SGB, I’m involved as a Pathfinder, Global Ambassador, Programming Chair for the Honors College Student Council, Fundraising Chair for the African Students Organization, and a Research Fellow for the Elsie Hillman Honors Scholars Program.

In my free time, I love traveling (my favorite destinations so far have been Barcelona, Spain, and Mykonos, Greece), listening to music, painting, and spending time with friends and family. As the Chair of the D&I Committee, I look forward to working with my committee and the rest of SGB to build a more culturally-aware and inclusive atmosphere here at Pitt. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or even if you’d just like to chat!

Year (sophomore, junior, etc.): Senior
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Pitt Email:
School (Dietrich, Swanson, etc.): Pitt College of Business Administration
Major(s): Business Information Systems Major/Legal Studies Minor/ Pre-Law
Fun fact: I spent the Fall of my junior year studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland!
On campus, I can be found…: Cathy Floor 35 (best view on campus hands-down!!)
Favorite class taken at Pitt: MUSIC 1326: African-American Music in the U.S.
Favorite TV show(s): Hunter x Hunter
Favorite movie(s): Inception, The Incredibles, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Favorite book(s): The Alchemist
Favorite quote(s): “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the second-best time is right now.”
“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.”-Jerry Jampolsky

Grace Bohl

I’m a sophomore in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences majoring in neuroscience and minoring in economics and chemistry. I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio (Go Bengals!). Outside of SGB, I work in a developmental neuroscience lab. I’m also involved in Behavioral Economics Club and Recreational Climbing Club. A fun fact about me is that my birthday is the same day as national pierogi day. On campus I can be found in the 9th floor study lounge in the WPU. My favorite TV show is West Wing, my favorite movie is The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and my favorite book is the Great Gatsby. My favorite quote is “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated” by Maya Angelou

Pronouns: She/her

Leonie Finke

Hello hello! I am Leonie Finke, a senior Neuroscience major and caffeine-fanatic. I am interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of Medicine, Law, and International Relations, and am therefore busy as a bumblebee. Please reach out with any questions you have on our governing documents and/or issues/initiatives on campus! I am available via email and during office hours, but you can also find me in Hillman 24/7/365 🙂

Year: senior
Pronouns: she/her
Pitt email:
School: Dietrich (Honors college)
Major: Neuroscience
Fun fact: I design my own stickers!
On campus I can be found in Hillman (Always. No, seriously, always)
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Honors Global History of Anarchy with Dr. Leslie Hammond
Favorite TV Show: Fleabag
Favorite movie: Arrival
Favorite Book: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Favorite quote: “There is no such thing as a free lunch”

Jaydep Halder

Hi! My name is Jaydep and I am the Facilities, Transportation, and Technology Chair of Pitt’s Student Government Board. Representing the voices of students and faculty is an issue I am extremely passionate about, so I am super excited to have this position for the 2022-2023 academic year. I became involved with SGB as a freshman by joining the First Year Council, the FT&T Committee, and the CGR Committee. This year, I want to play an even larger role and cannot wait to see all that SGB can accomplish. Other clubs I am involved in include AMSA, SOOS, and Friends of MSF at Pitt. I also conduct microbiology research in the School of Public Health and serve as a volunteer at UPMC Shadyside hospital. If you have any facilities-, technology-, or transportation-related concerns, or simply want to chat, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: he/him/his
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich
Major(s): Microbiology & Sociology
Fun Fact: I have traveled to 11 different countries.
On Campus I can be Found: Posvar Hall
Favorite Class Taken at Pitt: Globalization and Health
Favorite TV Show(s): Avatar (The Last Airbender)
Favorite Movie(s): The Dark Knight; Casino Royale
Favorite Book(s): Ulysses; The Road
Favorite Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Catherine Fitzpatrick

Hi everyone! My name is Katie Fitzpatrick, and I’m very excited to serve as the Community and Governmental Relations Chair this year. I’m a Sophomore at Pitt, majoring in Political Science and Psychology. This will be my second year in SGB, where last year, I served on the First Year Council, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community and Governmental Relations Committees. Outside of SGB, I’m involved with Women in Law: Pitt, TRIO SSS, and volunteer with Shriners Hospital for Children and Setting Scoliosis Straight. I’m always around campus and happy to answer any questions, so please reach out whenever or stop by my office hours!

Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Political Science and Psychology
Fun fact: I fostered a cat who was in the Kitty Halftime Show!
On campus I can be found: On the 2nd floor Posvar or walking around Schenley Park
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Psychopathology with William Woods
Favorite TV show(s): Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl, Criminal Minds
Favorite movie(s): Little Women, Devil Wears Prada
Favorite book(s): The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Glass Castle
Favorite quote: “You may encounter many defeats, but never let yourself be defeated” – Maya Angelou

Sarah Siddiqui

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Siddiqui, and I’m the Chair of the Wellness Committee on SGB. I’m currently majoring in Sociology with a certificate in Global Health. I am also in the Guaranteed Admissions Program for Medical School, so I’ll be at Pitt for 8 years! Alongside SGB, I serve as the In-Home Tutoring Coordinator and an ESL tutor for refugees through Pitt FORGE, a member of the Student Civic Engagement Council, and the Vice President of PERIOD@Pitt. I love meeting new people, so please feel free to reach out or stop by my office hours to chat!

Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Sociology (major), Chemistry (minor), Global Health (certificate)
Fun fact: I love traveling, and I’ve flown about 150,000 miles so far!
On campus I can be found: Posvar Hall
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Social Movements
Favorite TV show(s): The Office (I’m from Scranton!) and The Crown
Favorite movie(s): The Martian
Favorite book(s): A Hope More Powerful than the Sea
Favorite quote: “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

Ciara Markoski

Year: Senior
Pronouns: she/her
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich, CGS
Major(s): Political Science, History
Minor(s): German studies, Public Service
Fun Fact(s): I’ve been in marching band since 7th grade and I have a tattoo of my cat!
On campus I can be found in Hillman Library.
Favorite class taken at Pitt was HIST 1779 – Jerusalem: History & Imagination
Favorite TV show: Gilmore Girls
Favorite movie(s): Love, Simon and Little Women
Favorite book(s): Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The Mortal Instruments series
Instead of favorite quote my favorite music artists are The Beatles, Taylor Swift, and Bleachers.

Carson Hawk

My name is Carson Hawk, I’m a Junior here at Pitt, and this year I’m very excited to be serving as Pitt’s Allocations Chair. I’m a Political Science major and Econ minor, and this will be my third year on the committee. This academic year has seen and will continue to see some large-scale changes in the Allocations process, and I’m honored to be overseeing this transitory period. I’m looking forward to making the funding process as accessible as possible this year, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at all — the committee is here to help all students across campus access the Activities Fund in an efficient and equitable manner.

Year: Junior
Pronouns: He/him
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich
Major: Political Science
On campus I can be found: In the Allocations office on the 8th floor of the WPU
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Comparative Politics: Parties and Elections with Professor Spoon
Favorite TV show(s): The Rehearsal, Better Call Saul
Favorite movie(s): The Grand Budapest Hotel, 12 Angry Men, Another Round
Favorite book(s): A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Favorite quote: “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant” – P.T. Barnum