Executive Board

2019-2020 SYC Executive Board


Emma Sisk


Hi! My name is Emma Sisk and I am a rising Second Year in the CLAS. My hometown is good ole Lynchburg, VA, which is around an hour and a half away from Charlottesville. I am currently on the pre-med track and planning to double major in Biology and Biostatistics. I am beyond excited to serve as the 2019-2020 Second Year Council President. Being a member of FYC introduced me to the endless potential that Class Councils hold to continue making this University both “great and good.”

After serving on Council for a year, I wanted to step into a bigger role and take on the challenge of serving the Second Year Class. My team and I have countless ideas brimming and I believe this is going to be a fantastic year!

I would love to get to know as many of you as possible, so please reach out to me at any time. In addition, if you have concerns or ideas, please let me know! Email: eds9dt@virginia.edu

Vice President

Jayla Hart

Hi everyone! My name is Jayla Hart. I’m from sunny Las Vegas, Nevada and currently am a student in the College interested in studying Psychology and Foreign Affairs! Since coming to Grounds I’ve met so many amazing people and, through Class Council, I’ve had the great opportunity to serve all these individuals and make UVA and Charlottesville feel more like home. It is my hope that as Second Year Council Vice President, I will continue to foster strong relationships with my fellow peers and collaborate with others to strengthen our community. Whether it’s through email or over a meal on the Corner, I’m always excited to discuss new ideas or plan an event! Never hesitate to reach out to me or say hi if you see me around Grounds!

Publicity Chair

Caitlin Kreinheder

Hi class of 2022! My name is Caitlin Kreinheder and I am from Chesapeake, Virginia. While here at UVA I am majoring in Architecture with a Pre-Professional Concentration and planning to double minor in Studio Art and Entrepreneurship. On First Year Council I developed an incredibly large love for the work that council does, the people on it, and the experience that I had. I hope to translate this to SYC by pursuing more radical ideas and developing even more resources for our class. I am excited to step into the role of publicity chair as it combines of my love of design (specifically graphic design) and my love for council into one amazing experience. I hope to develop and lead this year with confidence and grow our class community stronger and stronger everyday. As always… GO HOOS!


Sambriddi Pandey

Hello my name is Sambriddi Pandey, and I serve as Treasurer for SYC and am also a member of the Diversity Committee! At UVA I am currently involved in Virginia Venture Fund (VVF), serve as Treasurer for Hoos First and also volunteer with Madison House’s CASH program. As a volunteer for CASH, I help file taxes for individuals in need within the greater Charlottesville community, something that I am incredibly passionate about. Aside from volunteering and my involvement in organizations beyond SYC, I enjoy following current events, exploring Washington DC’s endless history and binge-watching VICE documentaries while procrastinating. I am so excited to see what this year has in store for our class, and I cannot wait to see what we accomplish together.


Chesley Strickler

Hey, Class of 2022! I’m Chesley Strickler and I am from Lexington, VA! I plan on spending most of my time in Charlottesville studying biology with the hopes of attending dental school in the future. I am so excited to be serving as the secretary for Second Year Council and hope to use this position to promote a connectedness not only among our council but also in our class! Here’s to a great year – Go Hoos!

Social Committee Chair

Zach Steele

Academic and Career Development Committee Chair

Jessica Wang

My name is Jess, and I’m from Andover, Massachusetts. I hope to major in Computer Science and minor in Global Culture and Commerce. I am super excited to be chairing the Academic and Career Development committee this year! Second year is an important time for students, from choosing majors to beginning to think about future career paths. One of the main goals of the Academic and Career Development committee is to ensure students will have access to the resources they need for their academic journeys. I’ve found that there are so many incredibly helpful resources at UVA, and I want to make sure students are taking advantage of them.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Ankit Agrawal

My name is Ankit Agrawal, and I am the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair! I’m from Ashburn, Virginia and I’m planning to double major in Computer Science in the College and Commerce in McIntire. The reason I am excited to lead the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is because I’ve been able to find a community on Grounds that celebrates each other’s backgrounds, and I hope to spread that appreciation of the diversity and unique perspectives that make up our class throughout the UVA community!

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Vice Chair

Manan Shah


My name is Manan Shah, and I’m from Lynchburg, Virginia. I’m planning on studying public policy & leadership at UVA’s Frank Batten School. I chose to be on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee because I wish to unite the Class of 2022 by embracing our different backgrounds. At UVA, there is an apparent social gap between students of different races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and economic statuses. However, if each of us are willing to share with each other our individual experiences, viewpoints, and cultures, we can ultimately bridge this gap. We can recognize that we are more alike than we are different—that we are unified by our uniqueness. This is our mission on the SYC Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and I hope you will join us in bringing it to life.

Dinner Series Committee Chair

Samantha Santana

Hello Class of 2022 my name is Samantha Santana from Houston, Texas. I am planning on studying Global Security & Justice Major during my time here at UVA. I believe that there’s so many amazing people in not only our UVA community but in C’ville. I’m excited to be Dinner Series Chair in order to give some of those people a platform, with hope that those listening will be inspired.

Wellness Committee Chair

Ryan Alcorn

Hello everyone! My name is Ryan Alcorn and I am from Reston, Virginia. While at UVA I plan to study International Relations, hopefully Batten for Public Policy. Wellness is important to me because physical, mental, and emotional health can often take a backseat to grades in a competitive environment such as UVA. Throughout my first year, I met numerous students who were passionate about helping others, but sometimes forgot to look after themselves. I’m leading the Wellness Committee to give students opportunities to de-stress, have fun, and gain easy access to the right resources throughout the year. We’ve got big plans!

Community Outreach Committee Chair

Emma Keller

Hi! My name’s Emma, I’m from Hampton, Virginia and I’m planning on double majoring in English and Youth & Social Innovation. Class Council has become a home away from home for me and I cannot picture what my UVA experience would be without it. This year, as Chair of the Community Outreach Committee, I want to host events that make Charlottesville community members feel welcome on Grounds and get resources to students about activities they can participate in off-Grounds. As a class council, we want to foster a stronger sense of community amongst the Class of 2022 and between students and Charlottesville residents. I am beyond excited to take part in this mission and do what I can to bridge the gap between UVA and Charlottesville.