Student Leadership

Eboard:

Sara Wright
Eboard President
slw3301@rit.edu
Hometown: Niagara Falls, New York
Year & Major: 5th Year – Biomedical Engineering

"I had a lot of fun serving as the external VP last fall semester, and this year I am returning to serve as President for my final year in undergrad. I look forward to meeting old and new friends throughout the year, and don't be afraid to say hi! When I'm not stressing over BME courses or what to do post-graduation, you can find me in the Newman choir as the organist, or on the ambo reading, or being a Eucharistic minister... if it's with Newman I'm pretty easy to find! I also cosplay to local conventions like Tora-Con, and am the designated Quidditch team mom. If you ever need someone to talk to, I am always open to listen; and will be sure to have cookies and hugs ready if needed!"

Ellie McCullagh
Eboard Vice President of Internal Affairs (Fall)
exm5435@rit.edu
Hometown: Rochester, Minnesota
Year & Major: 3rd Year – Psychology

"I joined Newman my second year by participating in Alpha, being a Eucharistic minister, lector, and singing in the choir. I'm honored to be serving on the E-Board and excited to see what this year brings."

Marcela Lopez
Vice President of Internal Affairs (Spring)
mjl1615@rit.edu
Hometown: Kenilworth, NJ
Year & Major: 5th year – Mechanical Engineering Technology

“I have been part of the Newman community since my freshman year, and wanted to become even more involved this year so I joined the E-Board! I spend my time on campus working with the Academic Support Center, serving as a Student Ambassador for my college, and even dancing and cooking new recipes. Here’s a fun fact: My family has a pastry shop in NJ and I help decorate cakes there!”

Shimon Johnson
Vice President of External Affairs
sj2378@rit.edu
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Year & Major: 2nd Year MS-Software Engineering

"This is my second year here at Newman, and I absolutely love it here!  I’m actively involved in making things more fun for all of us here at Newman.  I love singing and you’d see me in the last row every Sunday singing with the wonderful Newman choir.  Come stop by and say hi!"

Matt Castranova
Secretary
mjc4137@rit.edu
Hometown: Oyster Bay, New York
Year & Major: 4th year - New Media Interactive Development, minor in Business Administration

"I'm really excited to be a part of the Newman Eboard for the first time!  I have been heavily involved with the Newman Community as a Liturgical Minister for Mass, as well as a Tiger Stripes volunteer, and a musical performer at Agape Latte events. Outside of Newman, I work as a Web Developer for Student Government and I am president of the RIT Ukulele Club and the former president of the RIT Jam Club.  Don't be afraid to say hi if you see me!"

Music Ministry:

Krysia Browka
kbrowka1997@gmail.com
Hometown: Verona, NY
Year & Major: 5th Year - Chemical Engineering

“I am a 5th year chemical engineering student, but I have really enjoyed my time here with the Newman Center. In my free time, I also enjoy playing in the concert band, being the conductor of the RIT Pep Band and playing on an intramural volleyball team. My home church is the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Castle Rock, CO, where I also play the flute and sing in the choir.”

Ben Smith
Hometown: Allison Park, PA
bxs6849@rit.edu
Year & Major: 5th year Software Engineering

“In high school, I was part of the marching band along with being a gymnast for 10 years. Currently, I am one of the leaders for Alpha, play clarinet for the pep band, and play intramural volleyball. When I have some free time, I like to hangout with all my friends, whether that is playing video games, board games, or just talking.”

Danielle Smith
drs4281@rit.edu
Hometown: Webster, NY
Year and Major: 4th Year - Human Centered Computing

"I got involved with the Newman Catholic Community starting my first year by joining the choir which I never thought would happen. I was a band kid all through school and never sang in a group before. But I'm super glad that I did join because the choir is like another family to me and I'm glad that I get to step in and help direct this semester. You can usually find me especially on the weekends playing Trumpet in the RIT Pep Band and hanging out with the friends that I have made from that group."

Tiger Stripes Service and Outreach:

Maggie Blaisdell
mcb1695@rit.edu
Hometown: Johnstown, PA
Year & Major: 2nd Year - Graphic Design

"I am very excited to be part of Newman for a second year!  I love to draw, paint, and design; if you have a creative project, I am your girl."

Ellie McCullagh
exm5435@rit.edu
Hometown: Rochester, Minnesota
Year & Major: 3rd Year – Psychology

"I joined Newman my second year by participating in Alpha, being a Eucharistic minister, lector, and singing in the choir. I'm honored to be serving on the E-Board and excited to see what this year brings."

Mondi Mulya (Spring)
mm2852@rit.edu
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Year and Major: 4th Year - Computer Science

"Hello! I'm a transfer student coming from Jakarta, Indonesia. I've been part of Newman Community since my first semester here at RIT through RCIA and now Tiger Stripes. In my spare time, I love to explore new things, hangout with friends, and find good spots to eat. If you see me by any chance, don't hesitate to say hi!"

Other Committee Chairs:

Alpha - Ellie McCullagh

Retreats - Ally Pritts

Retreats - Meghan Barker

Liturgy - Bao Ha

Agape Latte - Greg Koszkul

Agape Latte - Matt Castranova