CU Live: Talent Showcase - April 3, 2019

Members of the Events Council Leadership Team, 2018-2019

University Life Events Council Leadership Team 2019-2020

The University Life Events Council Leadership team works with our office to produce engaging events. They form the core group of student event planners who also work with school representatives from every Columbia school. 

Chair of Programming: Josef Hofman (CC)                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Josef is a senior at Columbia College studying philosophy and computer science. He's from New Orleans and enjoys language learning, plants, french press coffee-making, hiking, room design, and semi-healthy cooking. Josef's favorite spot on campus is Brownie's Cafe.

Chair of Marketing: Lauren Wilkins (CC) 

Lauren is a second-year student at Columbia College studying psychology. Her hometown is Trabuco Canyon, California. She enjoys dance, photography, bullet journaling, marketing, and volunteer work. Her favorite spot on campus is the lawn outside the Math building in the springtime.

Chair of Administration: Jennifer Xu (Dental)

Jennifer is a Bay Area native and was a former competitive swimmer for 11 years. She moved to NYC and received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. She is currently a second-year student at the College of Dental Medicine. As co-chair of administration, she aims to ensure the happiness and inclusiveness of current and future students on the undergraduate and graduate campuses.

Chair of Outreach: Emily Eget (CC)

Emily is a second-year at Columbia College studying sociology. Her homtown is Charlotte, NC. A few of her favorite things are road tripping with friends, scoping cute places around the city, window shopping around New York, and volunteering with kids. In the springtime, the South Lawns are her favorite spot on campus.

Chairs of Membership: Nan Tang (SPS) & Miah Miller (CC)

Nan is a graduate student in the School of Professional Studies majoring in applied analytics. She's from Zhuhai, China and enjoys hiking, spoiling dogs, cooking, and exploring new places. Nan's favorite spot on campus is Lerner Hall.





Miah is a second-year student at Columbia College studying financial economics. His hometown is Jackson, Ohio. He loves consuming news about politics, entertainment, and technology. When Miah has the time, he loves to waste hours playing The Sims! Out of his dorm room, he enjoys hopping from coffeeshop to coffeeshop while trying to find the perfect iced latte and going (mostly window) shopping at malls and in different neighborhoods in New York. You can find Miah at his favorite spot on campus, Joe Coffee in the NW Corner Building.



Chairs of Major Events: Divya Gandla (SEAS) & Alec Mazzoni (SPS)

Divya is a third-year student in the FU Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, majoring in biomedical engineering. Her hometown is Germantown, MD. Divya enjoys playing tennis, taking photos, and making bad puns. On weekends, she loves exploring and photo-journaling the New York City ice cream scene with friends. During her time at Columbia, she hopes to really immerse herself into the arts and culture of the city by going to as many Broadway musicals, museums, and comedy shows as she can!




Alec is a graduate student at the School of Professional Studies studying applied analytics. He was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Alec enjoys all things sports, is a coffee enthusiast, tech aficionado and he's pretty good at FIFA. A little fun fact about Alec, he's very close to visiting every country in South & Central America!

Chairs of Wellness: Danielle Mikaelian (CC) & Juan Zhong (GSAS)

Danielle is a third-year student at Columbia College and is planning to attend law school. She's passionate about making an impact, whether it be through editing a sentence, writing about university news, accepting a leadership role on campus, or advocating for new Columbia traditions. You can find Danielle writing for Bwog and the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review, as well as event planning with RHLO and CCSC.






Juan is a graduate student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She's studying east Asian languages and cultures. Juan earned her BA in TCSOL and English at the Bejing Foreign Studies University. From the Anyuan district in the city of Pingxiang, China, a snapshot of her favorite things include: eating, cooking, painting, calligraphy, photography, traveling, music, reading, philosophy, language, basketball, running, shadowboxing, volunteer service... almost everything! Juan's favorite spot on campus is Nous Espresso in Philosophy Hall.

Chairs of Films: Andi Dixon (Journalism) & Carlos Penuelas (GS)

Andi Dixon is a Ph.D Candidate in Communications at Columbia University, where she studies technology in organizational settings. She is currently writing a dissertation that examines the police-worn body cameras. Her previous work experience includes public media production and reporting for This American Life and Georgia Public Broadcasting.





Carlos is an international student from Mexico. He's in the School of General Studies, majoring in Financial Economics and will be graduating in 2021. He has lived in Mexico, Montreal, Los Angeles, and now New York City. His hobbies include watching films, hiking, traveling and exploring the city.

Chairs of Inclusion: Jaimee Prass (GS) & Yehudis Gottesfeld (SEAS)

Jaimee is in the School of General Studies majoring in Political Science. She's a New York native and enjoys reading, writing, and creating.






Yehudis is a graduate student at SEAS and is studying Earth and Environmental Engineering. Yehduis is a New York native and you can find her in the laboratory experimenting. She enjoys reading books, swimming, cycling, hiking, cooking/baking, watching sports, and learning new things.


Chairs of Service: Alicia Tavarez (CC) & Carleigh Schley (Mailman of Public Health) 

Alicia is a second-year at Columbia College. She's from Oak Creek, Wisconson. A few of Alica's favorite things include reading, going to museums in the city, hanging out with friends, and working with children. Her favorite spot on campus are the lawns outside of Butler when it's nice out.





Carleigh is a graduate student at Mailman School of Public Health, studying Sociomedical Sciences. She's from Westchester, NY and studied at the University of Miami earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. Carleigh loves listening to music and being around people. She'd like to go to medical school and work in a hospital primarily serving uninsured/other vulnerable populations or work in community health. She's passionate about connecting people with their local communities and she's looking forward to being able to provide that for Columbia students. Lastly, Carleigh is passionate about pertinent public health issues, no surprise there!

Chairs of Social: Charlotte Wonnell (SW) & Anthony Adessa (SEAS)

Charlotte is a graduate student at the School of Social Work. She earned her BA from the University of Vermont in Anthropology and Psychology. Her home town is in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. Charlotte loves going to the movies, nose diving into a great book, and going for runs. She recently moved to NYC and loves exploring the different neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and exceptional museums. Lastly, she's passionate about working with people from underserved populations. Charlotte's favorite spot on campus is Alfred Lerner Hall.




Anthony is a second-year at Columbia College studying Computer Science. He's from San Diego, California. Anthony enjoys backpacking, bodysurfing, coding, and building culinary skills. His favorite spot on campus is the "sky lounge" platform suspended high up over the atrium in Lerner.

School Liaisons of 2019-2020

The School Liaisons work with the Chair of Outreach and attend the first general membership meeting of each month. During this meeting they gather information to promote upcoming events at their schools and provide feedback on programs and initiatives. There are still positions available for the upcoming academic year. Apply today!

Sofia Osario (Undergraduate SEAS)

Sasha Kimiatek (SPS)

Ruoqi Zhou (GS)

Victoria Tswamuno (SW)

Marisha Kashyap (Mailman of Public Health) 

Ayushee Nigam (Graduate SEAS)


Open School Liaison Positions:

College of Physicians and Surgeons; Columbia College; Columbia Law School; Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Institute of Human Nutrition; School of Journalism; School of International and Public Affairs; School of Nursing.

  • The deadline to apply for a School Liaison position is September 26th, 2019.  

  • Sign up to be a committee member anytime throughout the year!