MJ Lerma

Hiya! My name is MJ Lerma, and I am honored to serve as Webmaster this year! I am a second-year Resident Assistant in Sutherland Hall and President of the most socially attractive club on campus (the National Residence Hall Honorary). I love service, recognition, and Broadway.

Year: Junior
Pronouns: She/ her
Pitt Email: MYL9@pitt.edu
School: Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Intended Major: Biological Sciences
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Russian Fairytales
Favorite TV show(s): Fleabag, Nathan for You
Favorite movie(s): West Side Story (2021)
Favorite musical(s): Into the Woods
Favorite quote: “Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.”

Ben Asciutto

Hi! I’m Ben Asciutto. This is my first year on SGB and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this great team. My mission is to spread the amazing initiatives that SGB has to offer to all students and student organizations. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or ideas!

Year: Senior
Pronouns: he/him
Email: benasciutto@pitt.edu
School: Dietrich School, Honors College
Major/minor/certificate: Film & Business Honors Dual-Major; Italian Minor
Fun fact: Dual citizen of Italy and the US
On campus I can be found: Top of Cathy
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Digital Cinematography, Introduction to World Music
Favorite TV show(s): The Sopranos
Favorite movie(s): Jaws
Favorite book(s): The Operator
Favorite quote: “Don’t be afraid to take chances”

Alex von Briel

Alex von Briel is a junior studying English Literature with minors in Political Science, German, and Italian. She plans on attending law school after her undergrad. When she’s not reading or writing for an English class, you can find Alex relaxing at Schenley Plaza with her friends, while bumping Hippo Campus on her speaker or taking photos on her DSLR. She started portrait photography in 2018 and now shoots all types and styles of photography on her Nikon D5600.
Check out her work on Instagram: @avb.photography!

Year: Junior
Pronouns: She/Her
E-mail: amv96@pitt.edu
School: Dietrich School of Arts and Science
Major: English Literature
Minors: Political Science, German, Italian
Fun fact: I can read between 700-1,000 words per minute with an 75-80% comprehension rate.
Favorite spot on campus: Schenley Plaza
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Italian 0101, 0102, and 0103
Favorite TV show(s): Criminal Minds, The Office, Blue Exorcist
Favorite movie(s): The Godfather, V for Vendetta, American Psycho
Favorite book(s): American Psycho, Steppenwolf, Demian, Catcher in the Rye, A Clockwork Orange, Lolita
Favorite quote: “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.” Hermann Hesse, Demian

Seo-Yeon Lee

Hi! I am a Sophomore hoping to get into the EM program at Pitt. I am originally from Illinois, so I’m still learning and exploring what Pittsburgh has to offer. I am involved in Resident Student Association and Honors College Student Council on top of Student Government Board. If you see me on campus, feel free to come say hello!

Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: She/her
Pitt Email: sel123@pitt.edu
School: Dietrich
Intended Major: Emergency Medicine
Fun fact: I have flexible nose.
On campus I can be found near a cafe.
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Honors Chemistry with Dr. Wagner
Favorite TV show(s): Stranger Things
Favorite movie(s): Marvel, Harry Potter
Favorite book(s): To Kill a Mockingbird, Bridge of Clay
Favorite quote: “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” – winnie the pooh

Liam Horan

Liam Horan is a sophomore pursuing a major in Political Science, a minor in Economics & French, and a certificate in European Union Studies. Aside from SGB, he is Vice-President of the National Security Students Organization, a policy writer for the Pitt Political Review, and a member of the club water polo team. He is passionate about foreign policy, national security, and the geopolitics of Europe. In his free time, Liam likes to keep up to date on the news, watch hockey, and drink boba.

Year (sophomore, junior, etc.): Sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh
Pronouns: he/him
Pitt Email: liamhoran@pitt.edu
School (Dietrich, Swanson, etc.): Dietrich
Major(s): Political Science
On campus I can be found… (favorite spot on campus): Frick Fine Arts Library
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Politics of the European Union
Favorite TV show(s): The West Wing
Favorite movie(s): Jason Bourne: Bourne Identity
Favorite book(s): Harry Potter, All the Light You Cannot See
Favorite quote: For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it. – Amanda Gorman

Jhanvi Dasaka

Hi! I’m Jhanvi and I’m exciting to be working in the Office of the President this year as Asst. Communications Director. I’ve loved being with SGB since my time in First Year Council as a freshman, and as a member of the Allocations Committee this past year. At Pitt, I’m also involved with Blue and Gold Society and Chi Omega Sorority. If you’re looking to collaborate with SGB or have any questions, feel free to reach out 🙂

Year – Junior
Pronouns – she/her/hers
Pitt Email – jad329@pitt.edu
School – Dietrich
Major(s) – Philosophy and Neuroscience
Fun fact – I went skydiving last summer!
On campus I can be found… in Cathy!
Favorite class taken at Pitt – Biomedical Ethics
Favorite TV show(s) – Jane the Virgin
Favorite movie(s) – Parent Trap, all 7 Harry Potters
Favorite book(s) – Love and Other Words, When Breath Becomes Air

Dominic Victoria

Hey everyone! My name is Dominic Victoria and I’m a junior at Pitt serving as the Chief of Staff this year. I’m a Politics-Philosophy major and avid Pittsburgh fanatic. As a lifelong resident, I truly could not imagine a place I’d rather spend my time as a college student. On campus, I’m also involved with the ACLU Club and Planned Parenthood Generation Action. Other than that, I’m a huge music nerd and always looking for new stuff. I’d love to answer any questions about campus life, the work SGB does, or Pittsburgh in general, so please reach out whenever you’d like or stop by my office hours for a bit!

Year: Junior
Pronouns: He/Him
Email: dov8@pitt.edu
School: Dietrich
Major/minor/certificate: Politics-Philosophy
Fun fact: My mom was born in Brazil!
On campus I can be found: Looking for frogs at Panther Hollow Lake
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Theories of Justice with Dr. Lotz
Favorite TV show(s): Twin Peaks, Atlanta
Favorite movie(s): Spirited Away, Sorry to Bother You, Shrek 2
Favorite book(s): Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson
Favorite quote: “This snowflake’s an avalanche.” – Joe Talbot