meet our interns
The CSG Internship program is a way for first-year students to engage with the Central Student Government executive team. Interns help an executive team member to carry out their duties and implement policies. In addition, the intern cohort works collaboratively and engages in professional development programming. If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student interested in getting involved in CSG, consider applying! The application to apply will be linked here in August 2020.
Rose Reilly is a Freshman in LSA. She is currently undecided about her major but is pursuing a pre-law track. She is excited to intern for Miriam, the Chief of Staff. As a part of CSG, she looks forward to working on issues that she is passionate about such as civic engagement, affordability, and DEI. Outside of CSG, Rose is exploring involvement in BlueMUN, Turn Up Turn Out, and volunteering for the Center for Success of Detroit. In her free time, Rose loves cooking, hanging out with her dog, and making art.
Sasha Rozenshteyn (she/her/hers) is a freshman from Westchester, New York and plans to study in the School of Public Health with a focus in Community and Global Health and a minor in Business. One of Sasha’s interest’s lies in how external factors present barriers for health equity, and hopes to promote sustainable healthcare access for all. She is beyond excited to help out Miriam with Chief of Staff duties this year, and is looking forward to working with the Executive board as they create solutions for budget-friendly housing and nutritious food options. Sasha is passionate about creating a zero-waste campus by helping inform and educate about composting to make sustainable eating a community engagement. Outside of CSG, Sasha is involved in research through UROP and is a member of the Public Health Association. In her free time, Sasha enjoys hiking with friends, watching sunsets, and learning new languages.
Meera Herle is a first-year student from Buffalo, NY. She is considering studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and Creative Writing. Meera is interning for CSG president Amanda Kaplan, and she is thrilled to be a part of the executive team in such a unique year. She hopes to advocate for the concerns of her fellow students regarding such issues as the COVID-19 pandemic response, student civic engagement in an election year, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and campus climate and culture. Meera is committed to serving Amanda and this CSG administration to affect positive, tangible change.
Caitlin Fagel (she/her/hers) is a sophomore majoring in biopsychology, cognition, & neuroscience and gender & health in LSA. She just transferred this year from Columbia University and already loves the University of Michigan. She is from Vernon Hills, IL which is about an hour outside of Chicago. She is excited to work with the CPO this year and help bring exciting events to campus during a challenging time. She is looking forward to helping students feel connected to the university, even if it is online. In addition to CSG, Caitlin works as a transfer student ambassador with the university’s office of student recruitment. She is also involved with Greek life, Hillel, Chaarg, and public health association. A few of Caitlin’s interests include calligraphy, music, body positivity, and public health. Caitlin hopes to pursue graduate school and a career in public health policy after UM.
Rachel Schafer (she/her/hers) is a first year Master of Public Policy student in the Ford School from Royal Oak, Michigan. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Rachel received her Bachelor's degree in Social Relations & Policy from Michigan State University. Her background is in the education and nonprofit sectors, and her primary interests include education, economics, and poverty alleviation at the local and state level. Rachel is thrilled to be joining the CSG team as an intern for Drishaan, the Deputy Policy Advisor on Academic Affairs. She believes in the value of student voice to mobilize change at the university and hopes to learn strategies to improve students’ academic outcomes during her time in this role. Outside of CSG, Rachel is a tutor for the program America Reads through the Ginsberg Center and a fellow at Brilliant Detroit as part of the Business + Impact Board Fellowship Program through the Ross School Business.
Leah (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Bay City, MI. She is excited to work on various projects to improve student life. She is also a reporter for The Michigan Daily and a member of the Club Softball Team.
Jarek Schmanski is first-year student from Rochester, MI. While currently undecided, he plans on studying Political Science, History, and International Studies at LSA. Jarek will be happily serving as intern to Deputy Policy Advisor Grace Haubert in the Sustainability Commission this year. He looks forward to tackling the issues posed by the global climate crisis and ensuring environmental sustainability while working alongside students at UM to advocate and initiate tangible solutions. In addition to CSG, Jarek is involved in Outgoing Global Volunteer with AIESEC and research through UROP. Jarek enjoys running, chess, and listening to music in his free time.
Brooklynne Bates is a freshman from Novi, Michigan who is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. She is beyond excited to help Saveri with her Vice President duties this year, and she is looking forward to working with the Executive Board as they work to expand the race and ethnicity course requirements at the University of Michigan. Outside of CSG, she works to implement change for Detroit students as an advocate for racial equity and student empowerment. She aspires to create a positive social impact by creating children’s books that empower black children. In her free time, she enjoys listening to musicals, baking Kentucky Derby pies, and learning Spanish.