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The Executive Board’s Senior Advisors are policy and advocacy specialists who provide guidance to Student Government initiatives and events. Senior Advisors work alongside the Student Body President to ensure that the Executive Board Offices and Cabinet Departments have adequate support in the implementation of the Everett Administration’s policy goals.

The group’s priorities include:

  1. To create, or at least lay a foundation for, On Campus Affinity Group Spaces for marginalized students. Senior Advisors hope to have spaces in the union with designated student and professional staff to serve as a basepoint for all students, clubs, and organizations to cultivate community.
  2. Lobby university administration for the development of an Asian American Studies program. Senior Advisors will work alongside the Department of Academic Affairs and Professional Development to gauge student interest in the creation of an Asian American Studies program. Furthermore, Senior Advisors will assist in the development of a broad coalition of student organizations to collaborate on lobbying efforts.
  3. Re-establish Mental Health Coalition as an independent agency outside of student government with self-sufficient structure. Senior Advisors will work closely with our Cabinet to provide a space of collaboration across all student organizations in mental health based resources, programs, and events through this coalition.

Meetings for the Senior Advisors to the Student Body President are held during different times every week; if you want to join, please reach out to the Senior Advisors via email below.

Pallavi Maladkar (she/her)

Senior Advisor to the Student Body President ||

Pallavi is a senior double majoring in Economics and Political Science with a minor in data science. She is involved on campus as a dancer and prior captain of UNC Chalkaa, a prior Senator and Chair of the Oversight and Advocacy Committee in the Undergraduate Senate, and is participating in the Economics Honors Thesis program.

Sneha Pasupula (she/her)

Senior Advisor to the Student Body President ||

Sneha is a senior double majoring in public policy and political science with a minor in music. She has been involved with student government since her freshman year, previously serving as an Undergraduate Senator and working with the Department of Civic Engagement and Outreach Services.


William Taft Stevens (he/him)

Senior Advisor to the Student Body President ||

Taft is a senior double majoring in biology and psychology as a pre-med student. He has been involved with USG for three years, serving last year as the Co-Director for the Department of Student Wellness and Safety. His passion is working in campus mental health, serving on the JED Campus Task Force, Campus Health Advisory Board, and putting on events including the Mental Health Roundtable and Wellness Fair. He also is an involved member in the UNC-CH chapter of AED, a pre-health honors society and being an executive member of the Bandana Project Chapter.

Van Adamson-Thompson (he/him)

Senior Advisor to the Student Body President ||

Van is a senior majoring in economics. Outside of Student Government, He is a coordinator for the SMART Mentoring Program and programming lead for Echo-reverb, a youth entrepreneurship club in Durham.