meet our interns
StudenT General Counsel Intern
Isabella Volkers (she/her) is a freshman in LSA interested in pursuing public health, pre-law studies, and Spanish during her time at the University of Michigan. Isabella has been involved in student government since the third grade and values students’ opinions and views on how to improve their school environment. She is excited to continue her career in student government as CSG’s Student General Counsel intern. Isabella is looking forward to assisting the Executive in ensuring that CSG and the student body are operating in accordance to the Constitution and Compiled Code while also advocating for sexual assault awareness and health and wellness initiatives.
Intern For SPA for University consciousness
Jonathan Holland (he/him) is a Freshman from Farmington Hills, MI in the LSA Honors program with an undecided major. Jonathan is eager to promote and progress more equitable policies for students across all colleges at the University of Michigan. During his first year as an intern, he has assisted in projects relating to sustainable divestment pursuant to CSG's 2017 #UMDivest Resolution, expanding access to food insecurity resources through the Maize and Blue Cupboard, and creating student representation in the U-M Board of Regents. He hopes to continue implementing these policy goals and more during his time with CSG. Above all, he plans to continue acting as a liaison to ensure student voices are heard and represented in the policymaking process on campus. Outside of CSG, Jonathan enjoys spending time running and discussing pop culture. Feel free to contact him with any concerns, suggestions, or policy goals you have at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Chief of Staff intern
Terra Lafreniere (she/her/hers) is a freshman enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, pursuing a degree in Data Science. As the intern to the Chief of Staff, Terra hopes to develop leadership skills and gain more experience within student government. She is from Macomb, MI and enjoys reading and playing tennis. She is also a member of Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars.
Intern for Government Relations Coordinator
Eesha Acharya (she/hers) is a Freshman in the LSA honors program, hoping to pursue a degree in economics and public health. She is currently the intern for the Government Relations Coordinator and is working on creating better outlets for students to become more involved in the democratic process through the planning of Civic engagement week and a Democracy for Dinner healthcare series. Eesha also works to advocate for policies in the Ann Arbor city council that best reflect and represent the study body of the University of Michigan. Please feel free to reach out to Eesha at email@example.com if you have any questions or ideas to better engage the student body.
Intern for Sexual Assault Policy
Gwen Tatara (she/her) is a freshman from Dexter, Michigan planning on majoring in Political Science and Public Policy. This is her first semester working with CSG, where she is an intern for the Senior Policy Advisor for Sexual Assault. Besides student government, Gwen is involved in Michigan's Pre-Law Society, Student Ambassadors, and the First Year Community Engagement Cohort. She is extremely passionate about social justice, particularly reproductive rights, healthcare reform, and voting rights, and hopes to explore these interests and improve the campus community during her time with CSG.
Environmental Justice DPA Intern
Juliette Quenioux (she/her) is a Freshman from Farmington Hills, MI in the LSA Honors program, with an intended Data Science major, and hoping to minor in Business at Ross. Student government has long been close to Juliette's heart, and she is passionate about student leadership and the impact students can make on their school's culture.
Juliette is excited to progress policies that promote environmental justice for students at the University of Michigan, and to work on University of Michigan's efforts towards sustainability. Feel free to contact her to chat at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Intern for CPO
Bipasha Ray is a freshman from Andover, MA hoping to major in Biology, Health, and Society on a pre-med track. Bipasha is thrilled to serve as an intern to the Chief Programming Officer and work alongside DJ to help spearhead events and programs that serve the student body and amplify student voices. She is passionate about promoting equity and inclusion as well as health and wellness for all students at U of M. Outside of CSG, Bipasha is a huge Swiftie and loves traveling to and exploring new places!
Intern for Vice President
Andrew van Baal (he/him) is a freshman from Grand Rapids, Michigan intending to pursue a double major in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Business. Andrew is currently serving as intern to CSG Vice President Carla Voigt. Andrew has previous experience in student leadership, involving 4 years of student council in high school and serving on his high school's Board of Education as a student representative, and is involved in various other organizations on campus such as FlipBlue and Students for Whitmer. Andrew is looking forward to working alongside Carla on various initiatives and has already enjoyed working on projects such as free counter compost bins and menstrual cups for students to promote campus sustainability, and late night ride reimbursements to ensure campus safety. In his free time, Andrew enjoys running through beautiful Ann Arbor, being a barista at Sweetwaters, and spending time with his friends. Andrew is looking forward to continuing to be an advocate for the U-M student body alongside the Executive Team and plans to continue to serve in Central Student Government in the years to come!