Legislative Branch Members

Ashley Cosgrave
Senate Chair

Hi Zips! My name is Ashley Cosgrave and I will be serving as Senate Chair. I am a 3rd year Biomedical Science major with a Spanish minor. This will be my second year in USG after joining as a Senator At-Large. My passion projects last year included improving the dining experience for all students on campus, expanding diversity and inclusivity efforts within the university, and on campus sustainability efforts. I hope to continue pursuing projects in these fields this year in addition to aiding senators with their personal projects. Outside of USG, I’m a Williams Honors College student and I had the pleasure of being an Oelschlager Summer Leadership Institute mentor. I enjoy staying updated with the news, taking care of my plants, and reading outside on campus. My duty is to be the voice of undergraduate students, so please reach out to me and speak your mind! 

Grace Dewitt
Vice Senate Chair
Open Position
Senate Assistant

If you are interested in this position, please see the "Get Involved" page or contact DLT. 

Isaac Machar
Senator At-Large
Max Pastoria
Senator At-Large
Gwen Bushen
Senator At-Large
Khatonia D. Ford
Senator At-Large
Renee Clippinger
Senator At-Large

Hey Zips! My name is Renee Clippinger, and I am a third-year student majoring in Psychology with minors in Business and Dance. I am super excited to hold the position of a Senator at Large in USG this year! You may have seen me this past summer as an Orientation Leader. On campus, I am involved as President of Psi Chi Honorary Society, Vice President of Terpsichore Dance Club, a UA Ambassador, a member of the Williams Honors College, and a member of Women in Psychology. I work as a First Year Forefront Mentor, and for Dr. Waehler as a Learning Assistant for Dynamics of Personality. I also assist a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology graduate program here at UA with her research surrounding resilience in female South Asian survivors of intimate partner violence. Outside of school, I enjoy making jewelry, collecting records, and hanging out with my fish, Goopy. I am passionate about elevating the student experience and advocating for the success of all students on campus.   

Alan Jayapandian
Senator At-Large
Natalie Gardner
Senator for the College of Business
My name is Natalie Gardner, and I am a second-year student here at the University of Akron. I am majoring in Accounting with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I am involved in multiple on-campus organizations such as the Williams Honors College, Sigma Lambda, Women in Business, Honors Advisory Council, College of Business Deans Team, College of Business Success Seminar Leader, and Vice President Delta Sigma Pi. Outside of school work, I like to swim, read, and spend time with my friends. I joined Undergraduate Student Government as the Senator for the College of Business in the Fall of 2022 because I wanted to be able to assist in any change that needs to occur on campus while also giving all students in the College of Business and every other major a chance to voice their opinions and concerns to a safe place. Go Zips! 
Wyatt Cole
Senator for the College of Health and Human Sciences
Phillip Martin
Senator for the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Cecilia Mainzer
Senator for the College of Engineering and Polymer Science
My name is Cecilia Mainzer and I am a fifth-year Chemical Engineering student. I joined USG in Fall 2019 as Associate Justice and continued to grow in the organization, becoming Executive Justice, then Chief Justice, and now, Senator for the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Outside of USG, I am President of Engineering Student Council (ESC), Social Media Coordinator of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Corresponding Secretary of Tau Beta Pi (TBP), and a UA Ambassador. During the semester, catch me studying in Whitby, listening to Six (the musical) soundtrack in the Goodyear Polymer building, or hammocking on Coleman Commons. Overall, I am passionate about advocating for students, extending the campus experience, and fostering a strong community. I cannot wait to connect with students and make new friends - this is going to be a great year, Zips! 
Carter Ridgeway
Senator for Off-Campus Living
Kylie Cameron
Senator At-Large

Hi Zips! I’m Kylie Cameron, a first year honors Computer Information Systems major on the Programming track. Outside of being a Senator At-Large for USG, I am a part of the Emerging Leaders Program, serveAkron, Engineers for a Sustainable World, and hope to get even more involved as my freshman year goes on! I can also be found running the social media for Zips Esports and the Student Union! 

Alison Winters
First-Year Senator
Mia Latimer
First-Year Senator