About Us

The Student Government Association, or SGA, represents the interests of the student body on campus. 

Sebastian Pham

Sebastian Pham

President

Hi Oles! My name is Sebastian Pham, and I am honored to serve you all as the SGA President! I use he/him/his pronouns, and I major in Quantitative Economics, class of 2023. I enjoy watching comedy, playing the piano, and working out during my free time. My role as the SGA President includes ensuring the operations and policies of the SGA and be of assistance to the SGA. As the liaison between the student body and the administration, I represent the student body and advocate for the student body's needs and concerns.

Jeremias Thiel

Jeremias Thiel

Vice President

I'm Jeremias Thiel (he/him) and I'm serving as Vice President of SGA. I enjoy discussion with thought, readings that I can’t break through in the first round and any and all discussions around politics, philosophy and how everything came to existence. My hobbies include playing basketball, writing when I have time and playing my guitar, ranging genres from progressive rock to some ballades from the 60s and 70s. A fun fact about me is that I am a published writer!

Nathaniel Mersy

Nathaniel Mersy

Chief Technology Officer

My name is Nathaniel (he/him) and I'm serving this year as SGA's Chief Technology Officer. I'm a math and computer science major and enjoy running, biking, rock climbing, and playing guitar.

Lukas Haugen

Lukas Haugen

Chief Financial Officer

My name is Lukas Haugen and I am the CFO of the St. Olaf Student Government Association. I am currently a Junior and am majoring in Quantitative Economics with a concentration in Finance or Management. Outside of school, I am a member of the St. Olaf Men's Hockey Team and enjoy wakesurfing, golfing, and traveling.

Giang Le

Giang Le

Marketing and Comm Director

Hiiiii, my name is Giang Le (she, her, hers) and I'm the Marketing & Communications Director this year. I'm a junior chemistry and physics major and I'm so excited for my new role in SGA as it seems not related to what I've been doing :) Besides classes, you will find me in Regents working in labs or in the OSA office hanging out. If you spot me around, make sure to come say hi and I'd love to hear any ideas from you about marketing or designing Instagram.

Sophia Pletcher

Sophia Pletcher

Executive Assistant

Hi, I'm Sophia and I am the Executive Assistant for this year! I'm a junior Math and Biology major with a concentration in Mathematical Biology. I love to kayak, hang out at coffee shops, and spend time in the Twin Cities. I'm super excited to be in SGA this year as we're starting to plan some really cool things for you all. You can always stop by to say hello to me in the OSA and ask some questions if you have any :)

Fenton Krupp

Fenton Krupp

BORSC Coordinator

I'm a junior computer science major and this is my second year serving as the chair of BORSC. I love building connections between students and board members and helping dissimilar groups of people recognize their shared common ground. When I'm not in the boardroom, I enjoy spending time outside camping and hiking. Last summer, I led high-adventure backpacking trips for middle schoolers up in Maine and New Hampshire. I'm looking forward to another year of advocacy and am always hear to listen to and work to solve your concerns.

Mbuyisile Tlhwaele

Mbuyisile Tlhwaele

DISC Coordinator

Mbuyisile Tlhwaele, I am the Diversity Initiatives Support Committee Coordinator. I am an Economics major, with a management emphasis/concentration. I enjoy trying new food experiences - sometimes, listening to music and I enjoy playing volleyball.

Noah Massanari

Noah Massanari

VN Coordinator

Yo! My name is Noah Massanari (he, him, his) and I am serving as the Volunteer Network Coordinator this year. I am a senior chemistry major and am also a captain of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. You will most likely find me in regents or in the natural lands!

Nazareth Salazar Toruño

Nazareth Salazar Toruño

SOC Coordinator

¡Hola! My name is Nazareth Salazar Toruño, but you can call me Naza. I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am a senior international student from Nicaragua, majoring in Sociology & Anthropology, Latin American Studies, and Spanish. This year I am serving as the Student Orgs Committee (SOC) Coordinator, and I am very excited to collaborate with some student leaders on campus. I enjoy traveling, watching sports, and meeting new people. I split my time between the Taylor Center, the Spanish department, and my new desk at OSA! Feel free to visit and ask questions about starting or joining a Student Organization on campus.

Sol  Potek

Sol Potek

PAC Coordinator

Hey! My name is Solomon Potek (feel free to call me Sol), I use he/him/his pronouns and I am the PAC coordinator here at St.Olaf. I’m a first-year Economics and Psychology major with a passion for politics and law. This is my first year as a member of PAC and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such a wonderful group of individuals. When I’m not engaging in a lively political debate I enjoy hiking, camping, and playing music. There is always space for new members here at PAC if you share a passion for politics and social justice please reach out and apply!