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Senior Class Presidents

The Senior Class Presidents, advised by the Stanford Alumni Association, represent the voice of the Senior Class and are responsible for creating class affinity and cohesion. They plan class programs and encourage school spirit through their hard work, commitment and creativity.

Meet the presidents

A.J. Aldana

A.J. grew up in Temecula, California, and is studying product design at Stanford, which has enabled him to bridge his passions for communication and creativity. This year, aside from spending too much time in the, A.J. is the RA of Casa Italiana and is on the executive board of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He’s also been the RA in Cedro, recruited for Stanford Sierra Camp, helped execute Dance Marathon, and spent the past three summers at Sierra Camp working with kids and teens and teaching people how to wakeboard and waterski. A.J. is stoked to spend his final year at Stanford growing, thriving and celebrating with the class of 2020.

Jackson Eilers

Jackson was raised in beautiful St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and is majoring in mathematical and computational science and minoring in creative writing. He is a TA for the CS106 program, president of Sigma Nu and a freshman RA in Arroyo. He’s passionate about education, environmentalism and politics, and hopes to find a career at the intersection of these fields. He enjoys rock climbing, cross-country skiing and running, and plans to take up fishing once his knees give out. Over the summer, Jackson did coral research in Palau and worked for a startup in the Netherlands. He’s excited for the memories he’ll make this year with the Class of 2020!

Maeve Fitzgerald Givens

Maeve grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland, and is majoring in environmental systems engineering and minoring in modern languages. On campus, she’s a tour guide, an events coordinator, a mentor for high school girls in STEM and an RA in Phi Sig. Professionally, she has worked on green building policy, renewable energy, and the advancement of racial and economic justice. She’s been involved in research on environmental action, social justice and policy, and hopes to advance equity-driven environmental action and climate change adaptation. In her free time, she loves to bake and get outside. Maeve can't wait to help make senior year the best year for the Class of 2020.

Leila Mengesha

Leila is from Seattle, Washington, and is majoring in urban studies and double minoring in African and African American studies and Earth systems. The daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, Leila loves exploring the intersections of history, policy, inequality and environmental justice. She is a student staff member in Mars and a Camp Kesem counselor, and she recently undertook her honors thesis research in South Africa. With a passion for making inclusive and accessible spaces—whether through transportation equity, the built environment, or event planning—Leila is excited to create opportunities for the Class of 2020 to come together for their final year.

Class Cabinet
Grace Achepohl
Izzy Angus
Sasha Dierauf
Krishna Gorrepati
Dhruv Medarametla
Kayley Miller
Harry Schwartz
Cole Winstanley
Kelsie Wysong
Kenta Yaegashi