Baker College's Student Run Government
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James Alex Warner is the President of Baker College. As President, James oversees Baker Cabinet and represents the college’s interests in regular meetings with the Student Association, Rice Administration and other Presidents. He is here to keep Bakerites informed on resources and initiatives around campus. At Rice, he studies Statistics with a focus on Data Science. James loves singing in the shower, dancing at campus showcases and verbally sparring with dissidents in Baker Commons.
Varsha Varghese is the Baker CJ. She's also a Social Policy major from Houston! In her free time, she loves to nap, Netflix, adventure, and hang with her friends. Varsha is here for you, pretty much always around, and loves to chat people up, so feel free to hit her up for anything!
Internal Vice President
Adam Cardenas is a rising junior studying chemistry and planning to become a dermatologist! As IVP, Adam manages Spirit Committee Events/Merchandise, Beer Bike Committee, Room Assignment Chairs, Pods Czars, and Sports Committee! In his free time, he likes to brush his teeth, moisturize, run at the recreation center, wear his shrimp pillow, and drink fruit smoothies. He also loves new friendships! Please be his friend!
Hey Baker! Claire Jahnke a rising Junior and is one of Baker’s 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.
David Senter is in the class of 2020 and serves as one of Baker's Senior Reps. He is in charge of planning senior events such as Senior Toast and polling the class of 2020 on issues at Cabinet. His favorite things include white cheddar popcorn, Baker College, Lana Del Rey, peppers, and French pop music.
Hey Class of 2023 this could be you!!
Colin King and Hannah Cho
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Colin and Hannah are two freshman who are looking to revitalize Baker’s culture with both old traditions and new events. They hope to bring joy to all Bakerites via avacados, kombucha, and new restaurants. But especially the avacados.
Lucy is one of your Baker Socials and a member of the class of 2022! She is in charge of all the party planning fun and helps make Baker Christmas reign superior as a public. She also plans Pub Nights and College Nights to promote the spirit of Baker!
Honor Council Rep
Hey Guys!! I'm serving as your Baker Honor Council Rep this year! I'm a Kinesiology major and a sport enthusiast. Please approach me with any questions you might have about the Honor Council or anything in general!
Food Service Rep
Emma is the Baker Food Representative. She communicates between the kitchen staff and Baker about all things edible—from helping plan Baker Feasts to Baker Bakes competitions! She also makes sure all Bakerites feel accommodates for their dietary needs in the servery and works to keep the servery environmentally friendly and clean. She is a pre-med double majoring in Cognitive Science and Philosophy. In her free time, she likes to run, dance, read, and watch Grey’s Anatomy.
External Vice President
Valentina Camacho is a CHBE rising junior and Baker's External Vice-President for 2019-20. In 2018-19 she served as one of the Spirit Committee Co-Chairs and helped plan many SUPER Spirit Fridays and Baker Week! If she were to start a cult, it would be for Baker breakfast's overnight oats.
Antoni is a rising sophomore and a Co-Treasurer on Baker Cabinet studying Economics, Political Science, and Business. As a treasurer, his job is to help organize the budget, manage spending, and allocate money in order to support Baker committees and help fund all of Baker’s diverse ideas. Some of his favorite things include baklava, traveling, Tottenham Hotspur, Bulgaria, the beach, billiards, EDM, and musicals.
Hey, I’m Jesse – I’m one of the senior reps at Baker. If you can’t catch me in commons maybe I’m doing some physics… idk? My greatest accomplishment is being the bench coach for a college softball championship team; I’m good for nothing else, really – except representing the seniors.
Hey friends! My name is Saniya Gayake, a current junior at Baker and also the Junior Class Rep. I am originally from Plano, Texas, I am studying Anthropology and Biochemistry.
Hey y'all! My name is Emily, and I'm one of your three lovely Socials Chairs. As a Socials Chair I hope to bring in my experience as Beer Bike coord to plan to make Baker Christmas more grand and magical than before. I am open to new ideas and would love to hear feedback from my fellow Bakerites. Besides my responsibilities as Socials Chair, I also enjoy eating, napping, and going off on tangents about my hometown, Memphis (#Choose901).
Hey Baker! My name is David Pichardo and I am honored to be Baker's RPC Rep. I love attending activities on campus and am passionate about making sure that Rice students, especially freshmen, have as much information about the events and opportunities occurring around campus as possible. I'm looking forward to working with all of you and representing Baker to the best of my ability!
Bryan Najera Demoraes
Academic Vice President
Bryan Najera Demoraes is a rising junior studying Political Science and Latin American Studies from the Houston area. As Academic Vice President, he oversees the Associates Committee, Diversity Committee, Academic Mentors and Fellows, Peer Academic Advisors, Orientation Week Coordinators, and Baker Shakespeare. He has served the College as Co-Producer of BakerShake, Parliamentarian, O-Week Advisor, and member of the Resident Associate Search Committee. Highlights of his Rice experience include studying abroad in Spain, connecting with the Hispanic/Latinx student association (HACER), and performing in a musical by the Rice Theatre Department.
Christine is the Baker College Secretary. She is in charge of Pre-Cab and Cabinet minutes, Beyond Baker newsletters, the Baker Website, and getting information out to the college. She is majoring in History and Managerial Studies. In her free time, Christine likes to do yoga, drink chai tea lattes, complain about boys, color code, and online shop.
Grace Chialiva is a member of the Class of 2022 and is Baker's Sophomore Representative. Grace represents the Sophomore class and plans events throughout the year. Grace loves spending time with friends, her horse Gino, and rock climbing. Contact her if you have any questions or want to say hi
Student association (SA) Senator
Indya is the SA Senator and relays information from Senate to Bakerites. In Senate, Indya represents Baker’s opinions and votes on campus-wide issues. At Rice, she is majoring in Political Science & Psychology, and minoring in Politics, Law, and Social Thought and Sociology. Indya loves drinking unhealthy amounts of coffee and her favorite day of the week is Taco Thursday when she makes nachos. In her free time, she loves listening to music, reading, and sleeping through class.
Bernie Castro Chalate
My name is Bernardo “Bernie” Castro Chalate. I am Mexican by birth, and Mechanical Engineer by major. I have been an O-Week Advisor, Diversity Facilitator, Associates Committee Chair, and am planning on teaching a COLL class in the spring around drag! I live to love and love to live with a wide-range of interests ranging from STEM to the humanities and I have a big heart!
Rice Program Council (RPC) Rep
Hey! I’m Justin Coleman and Baker’s Univeristy Court Representative this year! I’m an electrical engineering major and love to study(haha), eat good food, watch Netflix, hang out and a million other things. I also serve as a Rice Health Advisor and a Peer Academic Advisor so feel free to reach out to me for any of your needs!