2021

Meet the Executive Board

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Palmer Turnbull

Chair

Palmer is a senior Political Science and Statistics major. He previously served on the Elections Board as the Director of External Relations. As the Chair, he handles all matters election-related and leads a team of directors to facilitate the student government elections. In his free time, he likes to surf and play the drums.

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Anna Bulis

Vice-Chair

Anna is a first-year honors transfer student from Orange County, CA majoring in Political Science. She currently serves as the Transfer Student Representative to the On-Campus Housing Council and works closely with faculty and students to promote transfers' interests on the Hill. In the past, Anna has worked for representatives in USAC and served as a field intern to her local Congressman. As the Vice-Chair, Anna assists the Chair in facilitating elections and the oversight of directors and their teams. After UCLA, Anna wants to attend law school in Washington, DC. Her passions include student government, campaigns, and equal access to education. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching TV, and visiting her dog and cat at home. 

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Joann Shim

Chief of Staff and Director of Endorsements

Joann is a sophomore majoring in Public Affairs and International Development Studies. In the past, she has served as the Student Programs Assistant at the UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars and the Campaign and Project Management Intern at Flip the West. As the Chief of Staff and Director of Endorsements, she handles the endorsement hearing process and oversees the Elections Board's regulations. One fun fact about Joann is that her family has moved 12 times within her childhood. 

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Seher Alvi

Director of External Relations

Seher is a sophomore Global Studies and Statistics major, and minors in Arabic and Islamic Studies. She currently serves as an undergraduate Global Studies researcher and a member of the Global Development Lab. As the Director of External Relations, she is tasked with reaching out to students through the recruitment process and motivating students to vote. Seher can also speak five languages and owns a rabbit. 

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Martin Makaryan
Director of Investigations

Martin is a fourth-year transfer student studying Political Science and Global Studies. He is honored to serve as the Director of Investigations this year and to ensure, along with his peers at the Elections Board, the integrity and smooth administration of our student government elections. Whenever he is not reading about Russian politics or studying a new language, you can find him enjoying the sunset at one of our beautiful California beaches or enjoying a cup of coffee somewhere on our gorgeous campus.

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Tushar Roy
Director of Finance

Tushar is a third-year student from Pittsburgh, PA double majoring in Business Economics and Statistics. When not managing finances, Tushar loves to watch football, golf, and even play the piano. Tushar's future goals include working in consulting before pursuing higher education after graduation. Aside from the elections board, Tushar is also involved on campus with PAC and the Data Science Union at UCLA, both organizations that gave him valuable experience when it comes to being the Director of Finance. With his knowledge from both coursework and outside experience, Tushar brings invaluable experience to the Finance Director position and is committed to having a fair election process.

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Megha Gupta

Director of Marketing

Megha is a second-year student from Atlanta, Georgia majoring in Global Studies with a minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media. She is a self-taught graphic designer, working freelance with design and media arts for 4 years. She has a passion for all arts including paints, digital arts, photography, and fashion design. She has plans to hopefully earn a Master's Degree or attend Law School with an end goal of working with the arts and entertainment industry either in New York City or London, England. She is dedicated to increasing voter turnout and working with the elections board to market and promote a successful elections season for both the candidates and the student body.