Panhellenic Executive Board
The Panhellenic Executive Board is made up of eight women from different chapters within the Panhellenic community. In partnership with two representatives from every chapter, they form the Panhellenic Council, which serves as the governing body for Carnegie Mellon's community. Officers of the Panhellenic Executive Board work closely with the leadership of individual chapters to improve Greek Life. Some of their responsibilities include running weekly Council meetings, hosting Formal Membership Recruitment, and organizing the continued education of sorority women on our campus. Additionally, they coordinate events internally with all Panhellenic sororities or externally with the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), as well as other organizations on campus.
For this upcoming recruitment, the Executive Board will train and direct the Recruitment Counselors, and also put together the Pre-Recruitment and Recruitment schedules from Orientation through Bid Night. These women are disaffiliated just like the Recruitment Counselors, which allows them to be completely unbiased and help you find your future sisters!
President - Tara Jawahar
Major: Statistics and Machine Learning
Fun Fact: I decided to go vegan my freshman year O-week and still am!
Favorite Quote: "Give 100%. 110% is impossible. Only idiots recommend that." - Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation
Favorite Greek Life Memory: Big/Little reveal; finding out who my big was and also seeing my family line grow has been wonderful!
VP of Community Standards - Cristina Pullen
Major: Professional Writing
Fun Fact: I'm on the CMU golf team! Roll Tarts.
Favorite Quote: “Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.” - Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite Greek Life Memory: Scheming around my little during big/little week.
VP of Recruitment - Milinda Bhopatkar
Fun Fact: I’ve been to 19 countries in my life!
Favorite Quote: "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." - Michael Scott, The Office
Favorite Greek Life Memory: A sleepover that my pledge class had at the house, it’s when I really started to bond with my sisters.
VP of Recruitment Programming - Shanley Lenart
Major: Chemical Engineering
Fun Fact: I actually don’t know how to ride a bike!
Favorite Quote: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” - Steve Jobs
Favorite Greek Life Memory: Being a recruitment counselor last year on bid night. It was so much fun to jump off the stage as I returned back with my sisters.
VP of Membership Development - Geneva Oke
Major: Cognitive Science and Technical Writing
Fun Fact: I'm a certified cycling instructor!
Favorite Quote: "Intelligence, guided by kindness, is the highest wisdom..." - Robert Ingersoll
Favorite Greek Life Memory: Planning and executing bid night for my chapter!
VP of Community Programming - Alexis Soto
Major: Computer Science
Fun Fact: I’ve eaten the world’s hottest pepper!
Favorite Quote: "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear; The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.” – The Princess Diaries (2001)
Favorite Greek Life Memory: Following the shooting, my sorority donated all of the proceeds of that week's Milk and Cookies to Tree of Life. We had a record number of orders, and our kitchen wasn't big enough to handle the demand, so we reached out to other chapters and they gladly provided us supplies and access to their kitchen! It was just so awesome to see the Panhellenic community being so supportive and coming together for a good cause, in the assistance provided and the huge number of orders. My heart was so warm that night, and it inspired me to run for Panhel!
VP of Operations - Katie Shi
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Fun Fact: I can recite 100 digits of pi from memory!
Favorite Quote: "Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder." - George Washington, Hamilton
Favorite Greek Life Memory: Going out with our entire family line after getting my little.
VP of Public Relations - Eva Schenker
Major: Business Administration - Marketing Concentration
Fun Fact: I share a birthday with Danny DeVito!
Favorite Quote: “I love deadlines. I like the wooshing sound they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams
Favorite Greek Life Memory: Sipping hot cocoa, eating cheese sticks, and talking about life with my grand-big at 3AM!