Baker College's student run government

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ELiza Martin


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Eliza Martin is the President of Baker College. As President, Eliza oversees Baker Cabinet and represents Baker in the Student Association. She’s here to connect Bakerites to resources across campus. At Rice, she studies History, Political Science, and Politics, Law and Social Thought. Eliza enjoys reading, listening to live music, and participating in coffee culture around Houston (but not drinking coffee). 


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Rebecca Francis

Chief Justice

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Rebecca Francis is a junior Bakerite and the 2018-2019 Chief Justice. A computational and applied math and political science double major, Rebecca enjoys running, reading, and napping in her rare free time. Hit her up for all things #peace #love and #justice related!!!


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David Senter

Internal Vice President

David Senter is the Internal Vice President of Baker and oversees Spirit Events and Merch, Sports, BEEEEER BIIIIKE, and the Room Assignment Chairs. His favorite things include white cheddar popcorn, Baker College, Lana Del Rey, peppers, and French pop music.

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Claire Jahnke


Hey Baker! Claire Jahnke a rising Sophomore and is one of the Baker Co-Treasurers.  She help plan the budget, keep track of our spending, and make sure we have enough funding for all that we want to do.


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Veeral Shah

Senior Rep

I was born and raised in New York. I am majoring in Mathematical Economic Analysis. I like running and playing frisbee. I am also a big fan of beer.


Grace Chialiva

Freshman Rep

Grace Chialiva is a member of the Class of 2022 and is Baker's Freshman Representative. Grace is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is slowly acclimating to Texas weather. Grace loves spending time with friends, her horse Gino, rock climbing, and searching for memes. Contact her if you have any questions!

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Denise Robson and Monika Karki

BGHS and

Monika and Denise are both seniors with a passion for desserts, face masks, and long walks to the BRC. They hope to bring edible happiness and profound classiness to Baker!

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Saniya Gayake

Honor Council Rep

Saniya here! And I'm your Baker Honor Council rep this year. I'm a freshman and I'm studying Anthropology.

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Allison Yelvington

Food Service Rep

Allison Yelvington is a sophomore studying Sociology and Environmental Studies. She’s passionate about sustainability and also really into listening to podcasts, eating good vegetarian food, and hanging out around Houston. Contact her with your environmental or servery concerns— Keep  Baker Green & Well Fed!

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Katherine Simmers

External Vice President

Katherine Simmers is a rising junior studying Political Science and Social Policy Analysis. In her time at Baker, she has served as a Permanent Improvements Committee Head, Rice Health Advisor, O-Week Advisor, Academic Fellow and Mentor, Women's Beer Bike Co-Captain, and RA Search Committee Co-Chair. She enjoys long naps on the beach, leaving long messages on company complaint hotlines, Louisiana food, and sending emails. As EVP, Katherine oversees the Staff Appreciation, Permanent Improvements, Community Service, Environmental, and Alumni Committees, as well as the Baker calendar and space reservations.


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Alyssa Graham


Alyssa is a junior on her 2nd year of being Co-Treasurer for Baker Cabinet. Her responsibilities include creating a budget, managing Baker spending, and allotting funds to the creative ideas of Bakerites. Along with Treasurer, she has been an O-week Baker Advisor and the Co-Captain of the Women’s Beer Bike Team. Majoring in ChBE with a focus in sustainability and a language certificate in Spanish, you can probably find her at Baker crying, recycling, or talking about how studying abroad in Spain “changed” her (sometimes all three at the same time). She is also a singer in the Rice female a cappella group, The Low Keys, where she is able to relieve some ChBE-related stress through Shakira and Beyoncé.

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Uma Ramesh

Junior Rep

Uma is the Baker College Junior Class Representative! She is in charge of representing her class to Cabinet, as well as maintaining the ~aesthetics~ of Baker commons. She has previously served as an Associate Justice on Baker Court. When she’s not at Baker, you can find her directing Basmati Beats, Rice’s South Asian fusion a cappella group. You might also find her saving your life as part of the Rice Emergency Medical Services team. Stop by and say hi whenever you see her around!

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Brooke English

Off Campus (OC) Rep

Hey y'all! My name is Brooke English and I'm the Off-Campus Representative for Baker Cabinet! I'm in charge of organizing resources for off-campus students like storage lockers and sleeping bags for Beer Bike. I also represent the off-campus student body as a voting member in Cabinet.




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Socials,, and

Rene, Spoorthi, and Kaede are three beautiful, driven, fun people who have decided to combine their powers for the greater good as Baker's Socials Heads. Baker's social events are part of what makes it the BEST college family, so feel free to contact them with any suggestions and ideas for Publics, College Nights, and more!

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Varsha Varghese

U-Court Rep

Hey y'all! I'm your friendly neighborhood U-Court Rep! I'm always around Baker so please come talk to me if you have any questions about U-Court or the processes.


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Emma Hanan

Academic Vice President

Emma Hanan is a member of the Class of 2020 and serves as Academic Vice President for the 2018-2019 year. As AVP, Emma manages the Academic Mentors, Baker Shake, and the Associates Committee. Outside of Cabinet, Emma enjoys studying history, watching movies, and planning themed parties.


Kate Landry


Kate is the Baker College Secretary. She is in charge of Pre-Cab and Cabinet minutes, Beyond Baker newsletters, Baker historians, and getting information out to the college. As such, a couple of her passions include organization, as demonstrated through her three planners, online calendar, and copy How to Organize (Just About) Everything on her night stand, and celebrity gossip. Previously, Kate has represented Baker in the Student Association as a New Student Representative and sat on the Baker Associates committee. She is planning to major in Economics and Social Policy Analysis with a minor in Business. Kate also loves Baker and is happy to answer any and all questions people have and help keep the college informed at all times.

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Adam Cardenas

Sophomore Rep

Hi! My name is Adam Cardenas, and I'm the Baker Sophomore Class Representative. In my free time, I like to jog at the Rec, moisturize my skin, do cool things with friends, eat cocon


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Eli Mensing

Student Association (SA) Senator

Eli is Baker’s SA Senator for the year which means he reports on all the goings on in the SA and represents Baker’s opinions in Senate. In his free time, he enjoys beating his friends in Smash Bros., drinking copious amounts of orange juice, and mining Facebook and Twitter for political data.

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RAiha Abbas

Rice Program Council (RPC) Rep

As RPC representative, I always know where to go for events with some free food and BOBA! More importantly, I keep Baker up to date with all of the events and activities organized by the Rice Program Council like Esperanza, Screw-yer-Roommate, and Rondelet. I'm also here to listen to all of the ideas and opinions Bakerites have about RPC events, so I can communicate their ideas to the RPC.