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Results of student elections

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This past week, students at the University of Massachusetts Boston were able to vote in elections for offices in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), referendum questions, and offices in the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA). The results can be found below, winners in bold. The number next to each name corresponds to the number of votes they received. Results provided by Charles Henriques, Assistant Director of Student Activities.
Student Trustee:
Nolan O’Brien 559
Pranjal Kukreja 125
Ericka Gonzalez 123
Vishwajith Reddy Samala 37
Tausir Khan 32
Referendum Question 1 (Action):
MASSPIRG is a statewide, student-directed, non-partisan, organization which does research, advocacy, education, and service, on environmental, consumer, energy, and hunger relief issues. MASSPIRG chapters across the state pool resources and hire a staff of professionals to work with students on issues that concern us as citizens. MASSPIRG started at UMass Boston in 1973, when students first voted to form and fund a chapter. Do you support the continued existence of the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass Boston funded through a $9 per student per semester waivable fee?
Yes 647
No 229
Referendum Question 2 (Action):
“Education Abroad/Study Abroad Fee” An Education Abroad/Study Abroad Fee of only $5.00 per semester will be implemented to support both undergraduate and graduate students who pursue international education opportunities. ALL fees (100%) generated from this fund will be used to provide scholarships (ranging from $1,000 to $1,500) for UMass Boston undergraduate and graduate students participating in international education programs (either for short-term, semester-long, or year-long international experiences). NONE of these fees will be used for either staffing, administrative, or campus infrastructure purposes. These scholarships will be administered by the Office of International & Transnational Affairs for a campus-wide initiative to increase and support internationalization of our educational programs. Do you support this non-waivable fee?
Yes 436
No 440
USG President/Vice President:
Ignacio Chaparro/Jennifer Mai    511 64.6%
Benjamin Whelihan/Philip Gustafson  280 35.39%
Undergraduate Student Senate:
Ignacio Chaparro 227 12.15%
Mark Torres 215 11.51%
Jennifer Mai 189 10.12%
Yen Phan 103 5.51%
Christian Serpas-Granados 87 4.65%
Asma Hashmi 70 3.74%
Alyssa Benalfew 66 3.53%
Aryane Reagan 64 3.42%
Kristin Carey 62 3.32%
Phillip Gustafson 60 3.21%
Benjamin Whelihan 57 3.05%
Obama Ivanovo 53 2.83%
Melisa Palomba 51 2.73%
Pranjal Kukreja 50 2.67%
Cecilia G Sosa-Patterson 49 2.62%
Ranner Faugas 42 2.24%
Ciro Castaldi 40 2.14%
Efrain Magallan 40 2.14%
Paul Kim 39 2.08%
Evans Asumadu 38 2.03%
Nabila Jabbar 34 1.82%
Netsanet Tsegai 33 1.76%
Matthew Lopez 33 1.76%
Saidou Sallah 33 1.76%
WIlliam Binder 31 1.66%
Kate Makokha 31 1.66%
Liana Chikwekwe 29 1.55%
Leonard Leteure 24 1.28%
Shadia Kasozi 17 0.91%
GSA President:
Joey Nguyen 65 76.47%
Write In 20 23.52%
GSA Vice President:
Laurie Scannell 71 83.52%
Write In 14 16.47%
GSA Treasurer:
Luna Lin 37 43.52%
Gautam Prakash 23 27.05%
Vishwajith Reddy Samala 21 24.7%
Pranav Pratap Singh 4 4.7%
GSA Secretary:
Nieshia Whittingham 28 32.94%
Kimberly Galluzzo 21 24.7%
Sean Guynes 19  22.35%
Elanor Turdubaeva 17 20%