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Your Guide To UPUA Election Day 2023

UPUA elections are almost here.

Starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, Penn State students can go online to vote for their next student government leaders and representatives. Voting will close at 9 p.m.

For the third consecutive year, the executive ticket is uncontested. All other candidates on the ballot will be vying for places as at-large representatives or as representatives of their individual colleges.

Students can visit vote.psu.edu to learn more about this year’s UPUA elections, including information on the voting process and the candidates. Keep reading for a brief breakdown of the ballot ahead of tomorrow’s election.

Executive Ticket

Nora O’Toole & Giselle Concepcion

The O’Toole and Concepcion ticket is the sole executive ticket in this year’s election. In the 17th assembly, O’Toole served as speaker of the assembly and Concepcion served as the chair of the governmental affairs committee.

Should they be elected, UPUA would have its first simultaneous pair of women serving as president and vice president. Additionally, Concepcion would be the first woman of color to hold such a leadership position.

Topics highlighted in the pair’s platform include issues that face countless Penn Staters, including sustainability, supporting mental health, and sexual violence prevention and awareness.

At-Large Candidates

Click on any of the names listed below to learn more about individual at-large representative candidates.

Micah Chandler

Doreen Chiang

Christopher Clark

Sam Conway

Fabiana Corcino

Rasha Elwakil

Zach Fromowitz

Maxwell Gibbard

Christian Gil

Izzy Graham

Owen Haddad

Andrew Jackson

Kayla Johnson

Simran Kakar

Daniel Kunselman

Madison Lavender

Emanuel Lepiz

TC Lewis

Cory Lindey

Ansh Matta

Joshua Meert

Jack Meyer

Sahil Pardasani

Ava Phillips

Fletcher Port

Vik Raj

Jacob Schlosser

Mitchell Scordo

Ryan Setzenfand

Siddharth Shah

Zion Sykes

Jon Zavialov

Academic College Representatives

Candidates vying to represent their academic college also provided biographies, which can be read through the links below.

Bellisario College of Communications

Tera Sackey

Georgia Peters

Eberly College of Science

Luc Schrauf

College of Education

Litzy Sandoval

College of Engineering

Rik Bhattacharyya

College of Arts and Architecture

Tori Monroe

College of the Liberal Arts

Shane Conrad

Joshua Ross

College of Agricultural Sciences

Cheyenne Bastian-Brown

Smeal College of Business

Sophia Carpinteyro

Sid Astrachan

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Matt Roy

Schreyer Honors College

Chris Goodrich

Division of Undergraduate Studies

Carley LaRosa

Gavin Dupey

The College of Informational Sciences and Technology, College of Nursing, and College of Health and Human Development do not have any registered candidates.

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