Corbin Makar

Hi there! My name’s Corbin and I serve as a board member for Pitt’s Student Government Board. I also serve as the liaison for the Wellness Committee and serve as chair for both the LGBTQIA+ Task Force and the Dining Task Force! I transferred to Pitt last year, so if you’re also a fellow transfer student, reach out with any questions and say hello!

Year: Junior
Prounouns: he/they
School: Dietrich
Major: Communication Rhetoric
Fun Fact: I won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy in high school.
On campus I can be found hammocking outside of the Carnegie Library!
Favorite Class taken: PORT 1458 Cultures of the Portuguese Speaking World
favorite tv shows: Ratched, Truth Be Told, Wandavision
Favorite Movie: Mean Girls and Auntie Mame
Favorite Book: House Fires – Connor Franta
Favorite Quote: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -Dr. Seuss

Sophia Shapiro

Hey everyone!! My name is Sophia Shapiro, I am an SGB board member as well as the liaison to the community and government relations committee. I am a Junior Urban Studies major with minors in Legal Studies, Education and Public Service. Outside of SGB I serve as the President of Chabad on Campus, and am the Communications Director of Pitt College Dems. If you need anything, feel free to reach out! It’s an honor to serve as your board member.

Year: Junior
Pronouns: She/her
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich
Major: Urban Studies
On campus I can be found: at the Pete
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Remaking Cities with Dr. Glass
Favorite TV show(s): Selling Sunset, Suits, The West Wing
Favorite book(s): Goodnight Moon

Ryan Young

Hello! My name is Ryan Young, and I’m thrilled to serve as the Vice President for Governance this year. Around campus, I’ve also served as the Lead Resident Assistant of Sutherland Hall, the President of the Frederick Honors Student Council, the Head Delegate of Pitt’s Model United Nations, and a Board Member of TEDx @ Pitt. In my free time, I enjoy the occasional showtune and everything starring Natasha Lyonne or Winona Ryder. Always feel free to reach out!

Year: Junior
Pronouns: He/they
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich
Intended Major: Physics and Astronomy & Math
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Tolkien & Counterculture
Favorite TV show(s): Russian Doll
Favorite movie(s): The Handmaiden
Favorite quote: “I know none of this will matter in the long run; but I know a sound is still a sound around no one”

Isabel Lam

Hi everyone! My name is Isabel Lam (she/her) and I will be serving as your Vice President of Operations this year! I’m from Scranton, PA and I’m a junior majoring in Political Science and Economics with a Chinese minor. Before serving as your VPO, I was previously Chair of the Facilities, Transportation, and Technology Committee, and a member of the First-Year Council. In my free time, you can find me playing tennis, watching our sports games, or watching the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. I also love to try restaurants in Pittsburgh, so please give me recommendations! If you ever see me around, please say hello! I love meeting new people and I’d love to chat with you.

Year (sophomore, junior, etc.): Junior
Pronouns: she/her
Pitt Email:
School (Dietrich, Swanson, etc.): Dietrich
Major(s): Political Science and Economics
Fun fact: My family’s restaurant is on an episode of the Office!
Favorite spot on campus: Schenley Plaza <3
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Game of Thrones Political Theory
Favorite TV show(s): Sherlock, Friends, Scandal
Favorite movie(s): La La Land, Avengers, Inception
Favorite quote: “Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right station” -The Lunchbox

Bhuvitha Chagantipati

Hello! My name is Bhuvitha and I am the Vice President of Initiatives for Student Government Board! Last year I served as the Diversity & Inclusion Chair, and I look forward to another great year! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas xD

Year: Senior
Pronouns: She/They
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich
Majors: Music and Biology
Fun fact: I’ve gotten a concussion from getting hit by a gong🤕
On campus I can be found: Hammocking around Schenley Park/Panther Hollow
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Organic Chemistry, Quantum Mechanics, Biophysical Chemistry
Favorite TV show(s): why watch tv when you’re in SGB
Favorite movie(s): 12 Angry Men, No Way Home
Favorite book(s): When Breath Becomes Air, Harry Potter

Daniel Temmallo

Hey y’all! My name is Daniel, and I’m a junior (already??) majoring in political science and public and professional writing. Heralding from suburban Boston, I fell in love with the city of Pittsburgh, and am absolutely stoked to get the opportunities to help out our community here at Pitt. I’m a government and football nerd, so ask me about either and I’ll gladly get into a thirty minute discussion. I love rap music, burgers, photography, and am actually attempting to keep myself on a schedule this year. Feel free to come say hi while I’m on shift at Atarashi, sitting in the SGB office, or if you see me anywhere on campus. Have a great year, and as always, H2P!

Year (sophomore, junior, etc.): Junior
Pronouns: He/Him
Pitt Email:
School (Dietrich, Swanson, etc.): Dietrich
Major(s): Political Science, Public and Professional Writing
Fun fact: I love road trips, and am always planning a new one!
On campus I can be found… (favorite spot on campus): Posvar Hall, 2nd Floor
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Religion in American Politics
Favorite TV show(s): Dark, Breaking Bad, Avatar the Last Airbender
Favorite movie(s): Hell or High Water, Hereditary, The Lighthouse
Favorite book(s): A Furious Sky by Eric Jay Dolan, A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Favorite quote: “It’s not the SIZE of the dog in the fight, but the size of the FIGHT in the dog.” – Archie Griffin, Cincinnati Bengals