Meet our Cabinet
2019 - 2020
My name is Jason Ferrante and this year, I’m extremely grateful to have been elected as the President of Allegheny Student Government. As we enter a new year, new and old challenges present themselves to our student body. As your student government representative, I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish last year, and I’m ready to continue to push for change that you want, this year through my work on the executive board of ASG. The upcoming year has many challenges ahead, from the rising cost of an Allegheny education to meeting our 2020 sustainability goals. Our team is ready to tackle these issues head on for the benefit of the students.
My job is not only to be the President of ASG, but to be a representative for every student on our campus. My job is to always keep your best interest in mind, and it will be my promise that I will always stand with the student body.
My second goal is to make ASG and Allegheny College as transparent as possible, which I will do by always making sure to keep open communication with the student body.
If there are any concerns that arise throughout the year, please feel free to contact me or any of your class representatives and we will work hard to ensure they are heard, acted upon, and resolved to the best of our ability.
Best of luck this year!
Hello Everyone! My name is Elyse Cinquino and I am the Class of 2020's President. In the past I have served as ASG’s Director of Communications and Press, Press Secretary, Secretary of Student Voting and have been involved with ASG since my first-year at Allegheny.
I’m from Buffalo, New York and am an International Studies and Spanish Major with a Minor in Political Science. Aside from ASG, I’m also a Gator Gator Guide and a member of Alpha Delta Pi.
I intend to use my position to make sure you know what resources you have, how they can be used and who you need to talk to in order to use the resources available. Please email me at with any questions or concerns! Go Gators!
My name is Jared McHale I am a member of the class of 2020 and I am majoring in mathematics with minors in psychology and education studies. For the past two years I have been a member of the Curriculum Committee and the College Committee Council where I worked with other students, faculty, staff, and administration. My involvement with these committees showed me just how much of a voice students can have on this campus, yet from experience I know it is not always the easiest thing to do. Serving as the Chief of Staff I hope to support the students on the College Committee Council so that they help our school improve, while also improving their own sense of efficacy.
Hello everyone! My name is Brandon Zabo and I am a sophomore here at Allegheny. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, and I plan on majoring in Political Science and minoring in French. Last year, I was a Class of 2022 Senator within ASG, and during that year, I was able to serve on the Rules Committee within the organization, where we helped to sustain and create student-led clubs on campus. Now serving as Attorney General for ASG during the 2019-2020 school year, I will now lead this same committee that I became invested in last year. Overall, I hope to facilitate the maintenance of all existing clubs and activities at Allegheny, while also encouraging the creation of many new ones throughout the year. No matter your interest, I hope to be a resource in establishing it within the Allegheny community. I am very organized, motivated, and diligent, and hope that everyone on campus feels able and excited to work with ASG!
Howdy! My name is Trevor Day. I grew up in rural upstate New York. I am an Economics Major and Communication Arts Minor.
Around campus, I am a Resident Advisor in Caflisch, a member of Men's Gator Rugby, a brother of Phi Kappa Psi, and a Center for Business and Economics Fellow.
As Treasurer I plan on dedicating myself to make sure the financial process is easy for all clubs. I look forward to working with ASG and all of the clubs throughout the year.
Hi everyone! My name is Kelsey Evans and this year I will be serving as a Co-Director of Student Affairs. I am a senior majoring in political science and psychology. Currently, I am the Chief External Affairs Officer for Kappa Alpha Theta, the Vice President of Community Development for the Panhellenic Council, and a Peer Educator for the Title IX office. Previously, I’ve served on the Campus Life and Community Standards Committee that develops and drafts policy that appears in the student, faculty, and staff handbooks. In my role as Co-Director of Student Affairs, I hope to complete projects this year that are important to students and helps meet the needs of all students from diverse backgrounds.
My name is Gena Pena. I am from El Paso, TX and I am going into my second year at Allegheny. My intended majors are Biology with a double minor in Spanish and Global Health Studies. In addition to ASG, I am a Career Peer Advisor in the Office of Career Education, I am a NaviGator and a member of MAPS. As the Co-director of Student Affairs, I hope to improve the overall student experience on campus through creative planning, successful and thorough execution of events, and by building and strengthening campus partnerships. Most importantly I hope to improve the overall student experience on campus by listening to you! I want to always have a pulse on what’s important, what’s relevant, and what makes you excited about being a Gator.
My name is David and I hail from Erie, Pennsylvania, which is a town 45 min north of campus on the lake! I am a junior majoring in Global Health Studies with a Biology minor on a Pre-Med track. This is my second year serving on ASG as the Director of Communications and Press, and my third year in ASG, serving as Class President during my freshman year. You can usually find me in the Campus Center or in the library doing work for the various organizations I am on the executive boards for. On-campus, other than ASG, I am the Recording and Communication Secretary of Delta Tau Delta, the Social Media Intern for the Allegheny College Office of Admissions, the Brother of Hermes of Alpha Chi Omega, and an active member of the Allegheny Ski & Snowboard Club.
As well as serving as Class President, my freshman year I served as the Press Secretary, as well as the Secretary of Student Voting, and I am so excited to continue my work from last year! This year, I would really like to focus on the continuous process of rebranding our organization on campus. The largest step towards this has been the total redesign of our website last year! I will also be continuing the work on our social media platforms as well as our Bi-Weekly Emails. Also, I am on hand to help with club advertising! I'm ready to get to work this year, and hope to see you around!
Bio coming soon!
My name is Cathlin Lord (though I usually go by Cat) and I am from northern New Hampshire. I’m a senior majoring in environmental science and minoring in global health studies and computer science. Being an ES major, most of my time is spent in Carr Hall, where I am usually working for Professor Shaffer in the Geographic Information System (GIS) lab. I am also a member of Students for Environmental Action (SEA) and co-president of Relay for Life.
As the incoming Director of Sustainability, I hope to reduce our collective waste and to manage the waste we create appropriately. From limiting food waste to having a
better understanding of what can or can’t be recycled. My main objective is to aid in the creation of a community that is comfortable for all members while being environmentally aware of our impact on Meadville and the earth.
Director of OrganizationalDevelopment
Hi, my name is Hannah Schaffer and I am the Director of Organizational Development. This is my second year serving as this position, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to grow and improve. I am a senior majoring in Community and Justice Studies, with a double minor in Journalism and Political Science. In addition to ASG, I am also a member of the women’s tennis team, News Editor for The Campus, Chief Learning Officer for Kappa Alpha Theta, an Allegheny Volunteer Service Leader for Big Brothers Big Sisters and a fellow for the Center for Political Participation.
As Director of Organizational Development, I am hoping to continue to grow the position and improve the organization of ASG, as well as communication between ASG and the rest of the campus. I am also looking forward to working with first-year students and helping them get involved with ASG. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Hi everyone! My name is Owen Jacobsen. I'm from Portland, Maine, but I've lived in Meadville for a number of years. I'm a freshman at Allegheny and plan on majoring in Political Science. Around campus, I am a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team and am involved with multiple political clubs and efforts around campus.
As Director of Community Relations, I plan on strengthening the Meadville-Allegheny relationship through mutual integration efforts. Ultimately I will listen to voices on campus and in the Meadville community to make decisions that work for the benefit of our entire community.