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The Richards Administration’s Senior Advisors to the Student Body President work closely with the student body president to ensure that platform goals are being achieved and pursue projects that better the Carolina community.

Chaz Crosby (she/her)

Senior Advisor to the Student Body President ||

Chaz is a senior from Raleigh, NC majoring in Psychology and minoring in chemistry on the pre-medicine track. Chaz has been in student government for over two years and previously served as the Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach co-chair. Chaz has also served on the Commission of Campus Equality and Student Equity as well as the Faculty Committee on Community and Diversity. Chaz is a research assistant in the UNC Penn Lab.

Isha Padhye (she/her)

Senior Advisor to the Student Body President ||

Isha is a senior from Charlotte, NC majoring in Public Policy with minors in Statistics and Analytics and Spanish. On-campus, she is involved with the Parr Center for Ethics as a Senior Fellow and is one of the co-chairs for APPLES Fall Alternative Breaks. She has been involved in the Executive Branch for the past three years and has worked in the Mental Health Committee.

Collyn Smith (he/they)

Senior Advisor to the Student Body President


Collyn is a senior from Barbecue, NC majoring in Public Policy with minors in Education and Social & Economic Justice. Outside of student government, he is involved on campus with the UNC Marching Tar Heels and New Student & Family Programs.

From the moment Collyn joined student government, he has taken a bold student-centered approach to advocacy. Having previously served as an Undergraduate Senator, the Joint Governance Council Member-At-Large, Commissioner on the Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity, and chair of the Affordability Committee, his work has been committed to bettering the experiences of marginalized students. Through the role of Vice President Collyn hopes to continue working on projects that create a more inclusive and accessible for low-income, first-generation, and rural students while ensuring he carries out the other various duties of the office of Vice President.

Ananya Tadikonda (she/her)

Senior Advisor to the Student Body President ||

Ananya is a junior studying Health Policy and Management and Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Social and Economic Justice. She previously served as the co-chair of the Student Safety and Wellness Committee, and on the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor, Campus Health Advisory Board, and Public Health Education Working Group. Outside of Student Government, Ananya is involved in the Community Empowerment Fund, the American Mock World Health Organization, and research at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.