Executive Board

President: Sara Bashir
Hometown: Troy, MI
College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering, Computer Science

Sara is an active student on campus, as she is a member of Women in Math (WIM), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Muslim Student Association (MSA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Nuclear Society (ANS). She also does Eyebrow/Upper Lip Threading (hit her up for appointments!). Additionally, she enjoys sleeping and eating.

Secretary: Gabi Mechaber
Hometown: Miami, FL
Stamps School of Art & Design
Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship

As Secretary, Gabi is in charge of keeping meeting records and overseeing Society-wide communications, especially the Society’s biweekly newsletter, The Foghorn, as well as managing the Shipman Website. On campus Gabi is a graphic designer for SHEI Magazine, the creative director of MPowered Entrepreneurship, and a member of Sigma Eta Pi, an entrepreneurship fraternity. In her limited free time she enjoys reading and endlessly watching youtube videos.

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Treasurer: Emily Coffield
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Graduation Year: 2021
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Actuarial Mathematics, Economics

As Treasurer, Emily manages the Society’s funds and finances our social activities. Emily is Majoring in Actuarial Mathematics and Economics. In her free time she’s involved in the Women in Math club on campus, as well as the group Student Actuaries at Michigan.

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Educational Development Chair: Stuart Coles
Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
Graduation Year: 2022
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Data Science and Music Double Major

As Educational Development Chair, Stuart is responsible for hosting and planning society events that promote learning, for example our monthly documentary nights! On campus, Stuart is a part of WCBN, the campus radio station, and the Michigan Electronic Music Collective, which is an electronic music group that hosts events and educates members on the art and technique of dance music. He is an avid pianist and loves to solve problems. He competes with Janani Ghandi for the loudest laugh in the Shipman Society. He also likes birds.

Student Relations Co-Chair: Erin Evans
Class of 2022
Hometown: Dexter, MI
School of Kinesiology
Movement Science, Community Action and Social Change Minor

As Student Relations Chair, Erin helps to plan our annual Shipman Weekend, where prospective students come to learn about our society and the University. On campus, Erin is involved in Michigan Students Active Against ALS, Student Food Co., Kinesiology Diversity & Inclusion Network, and she volunteers in a laboratory that conducts research on RNA proteins in ALS stem cells. Outside of class, she is often found stealing food from the dining hall, watering her plants, or trying to escape the campus squirrels.

Student Relations Co-Chair: Janani Gandhi
Class of 2022
Hometown: Wayland, MA
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

As Student Relations Chair, Janani helps to plan our annual Shipman Weekend, where prospective students come to learn about our society and the University. On campus, Janani is involved with the Roosevelt Institute and Kappa Omega Alpha, a professional pre-law and public policy fraternity. She enjoys knitting, stalking other people’s Spotifys, and talking about how much she loves New England.

Social Chair: Sofia Perri
Class of 2023
Hometown: San Diego, SA
School of Kinesiology
Sport Management

As Social Chair, Sofia is responsible for organizing Shipman’s social activities, from movie nights to Society dinners and even off campus adventures. Sofia is involved in Phi Epsilon Kappa, a professional kinesiology fraternity, Sport Business Association, Michigan Women Empowerment in Sport and Entertainment (MWESE). My favorite part about going to Michigan is exploring Ann Arbor and taking classes that are actually interesting to me.


Community Service Chair: Larry Jia
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Class of 2021
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Political Science

As Community Service Chair, Larry runs the Shipman Society’s volunteer efforts, from service around Ann Arbor to the yearly Alternative Spring Break service trip. Larry is part of the Opportunities to Educate Children student org and volunteers at Mott Children’s Hospital and also works at Bivouac part-time. His favorite coffee spot is Comet Coffee in Nickel’s Arcade.