Following last week’s student government elections, Nursing School junior Danielle Zamarelli won the Student Government Association (SGA) vice-presidential run-off elections by a margin of approximately 9.50 percent against College sophomore and current SGA Representative-at-Large Bart Qian Tuesday night.
Zamarelli received approximately 54.75 percent of 2,011 student votes, while Qian garnered about 45.25 percent of the votes.
“While I was very nervous about the results of the election, it was exciting to know that if elected, I would have the opportunity to more directly address student concerns,” Zamarelli commented. “I am very excited to work towards utilizing and expanding the opportunities for change and development within the internal and external structure of SGA.”
College junior, College Council President and SGA President-Elect Ashish Gandhi commented that he felt “incredibly excited about working with [Zamarelli] over the course of the next year.”
He added that since her election, he and Zamarelli have already begun to discuss initiatives for the upcoming school year.
“Her experience in various corners of the Emory community bring a great new perspective to the SGA,” Gandhi remarked. “Her personality and leadership traits only continue to make her an incredible asset to the organization.”
Gandhi added that, since becoming elected, he has begun the process of selecting students to serve on next year’s SGA executive board.
He sent out an application for the open positions to the student body on Wednesday evening, he said.
Students who are interested in serving on the executive board must turn in their applications by April 16 in order to be taken under consideration for the positions.
According to Gandhi, these executive board positions consist of chief of staff, attorney general, vice president of finance, vice president of communications as well as assistant vice president of alumni relations.
In the Residence Hall Association (RHA) run-off elections, College freshman Andrew Mezher won the position of vice president of advocacy, defeating College freshman Amanda Codling. College freshman Ariella Iancu defeated College freshman Shikha Khinvasara to win the position of RHA treasurer.
— Contact Stephanie Fang.