Name: Cynthia Guo (You pronounce that as Goo-woow, Gu-oh)
College & Major & Graduating Year: McMurty 2016, Visual Arts and Art History
Why did you become a Director? Because I'm sort of in love with art and graphic design.
What is your goal for the year? To learn and grow as a designer, and to work with the team to develop bangin' marketing campaigns.
Favorite Food: That's like asking me to pick favorite friends…I can't. So many to choose from!
Rice Activity: Working with Talon and TechLabs! YAY!
Name: Nathan Liu
College & Major & Graduating Year: Wiess, Bioengineering, 2014
Why did you become a Director? As a committee chair last year, I felt the
SA accomplished plenty, but had trouble communicating its achievements and
connecting with the rest of the student body. This has developed into a
desire to see the SA become the integral part of Rice culture that it should
have always been.
What is your goal for the year? I want to increase college-wide awareness
and support of the SA, especially working to reduce redundancy with
college governments, spread knowledge of SA committees and their accomplishments,
and explore unique venues to market SA initiatives, electronic and by word-of-mouth.
Favorite Food: Milkshakes
Rice Activity: Beeeeeerrrr Bikkkkeee!
Director of Technology
Name: Abdul Hadi Tabani
College & Major & Graduating Year: Wiess '15, Computer Science and Mathematical Economic Analysis
Why did you become a Director? I have a new passion: to give back to Rice. This was the most creative and impactful way for me to get involved and to put my computer science knowledge to work. Helping a society as prominent as the SA to make a bigger and better impact on the culture and life around Rice would be very fulfilling.
What is your goal for the year? To have a cool, dynamic website that is enriched with the SA character. I also would like to help people within the SA make a difference.
Favorite Food: Chicken Biryani (Pakistani Food)
Name: Kay Rodriguez
College & Major & Graduating Year: Martel, Cognitive Sciences,
Why did you become a Director? I truly enjoy working with media, especially
What is your goal for the year? I hope to play a critical role in the SA's
portion of the Centennial Celebration, improve and publicize the Rice in a
Box program, and of course photographically document and display the SA's
many accomplishments, meetings, and guest speakers from week-to-week.
Favorite Food: Ice cream! I like all kinds, but my
favorite flavors have been avocado, coconut, ube, ginger, and malunggay!
Activity: I really enjoy when
Rice offers cool partner dance lessons that are open to the general public.
Two-step, salsa, swing...I love them all and it's one of my favorite ways of
meeting people around campus.
Name: Sharon Zhao
College & Major & Graduating Year: Martel, Visual and Dramatic
Why did you become a Director? I <3 photography <3 Rice
What is your goal for the year? I’ll keep good track of what’s going on in
SA, both major events and student activities, along with both positive
and negative comments, in order to make a record of these events and to
evaluate their effectiveness. I’ll also make the record innovative and
attractive, so that I can better show others the awesomeness of Student
Favorite Food: watermelon
Name: Brian Baran
College & Major & Graduating Year: Duncan 2015; Philosophy, Sociology, Business minor
Why did you become a Director? The SA has recently faced significant procedural struggles, many of which result in large part from our complex and often-confusing governing documents. I wanted to serve as Parliamentarian to help the SA follow good procedure and fix bad procedure.
What is your goal for the year? My primary goal for the year is to reform the constitution and bylaws to eliminate contradictions, increase clarity and organization, and improve upon ineffective or overly cumbersome procedures.
Favorite Food: Steak
Activity: BEEEEEEEEER BIIIIIIIIIIIIKE!!!