“[Executive Officers] must be an undergraduate student elected by a majority of the voting student body and meet the qualifications set forth in the Student Government Statutes.”
— Wake Forest Student Government Constitution
Jordan Monaghan is a senior Politics and International Affairs major with minors in French Language and International Studies. A native North Carolinian from Charlotte, Jordan is an avid Carolina Panthers fan and will insist that there’s nothing better than the Blue Ridge Mountains in the fall.
Jordan has been involved with Student Government since his first few weeks at Wake Forest, eagerly running for and winning a position within his dorm during the fall of 2013. He spent his first year in Student Government as a Senator on the Appropriations and Charter Committee, an experience that allowed him to engage with a variety of Wake Forest cultures and understand the need for the reformation of the chartering process for student organizations. During the two following years as a Co-Chair of the Appropriations and Charter Committee, Jordan played a major role in overhauling the outdated procedures lasting six to eight months to one of roughly three weeks length. Jordan’s involvement and dedication to the Wake Forest community is apparent beyond his commitment to Student Government. In the past, he has served as a PREPARE Facilitator, a Student Adviser, and the Social Chair for Chi Psi Fraternity.
The bond that we share as Demon Deacons is something that Jordan holds in the highest regard. This year, Jordan will strive to ensure that each student knows they have a place in our community and that their input is valuable. Through a variety of different initiatives focused on accentuating our common identity as Demon Deacons, he will increase the inclusivity and acceptance of Student Government and the student body as a whole. In providing connections to fellow Demon Deacons as well as the Winston-Salem community, Jordan will encourage collaboration and innovation amongst our peers and neighbors. Finally, by expanding the conversation surrounding mental health and healthy lifestyles for college students, he will enhance the well-being of our community to an unprecedented higher level.
Jordan spends most of his intellectual freedom as a political junkie and has worked the past two summers in Washington, DC for the Human Rights Campaign, Rep. George K. Butterfield (NC-01), and the U.S. Department of State. When not in the SG office, Jordan can be found binge watching a new Netflix Original Series, procrastinating in the Gov Docs room of ZSR, or eating Pit pizza (his favorite on- campus food).
Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Hakeem is a first-generation college senior, majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Biology. While an avid research-orientated student, Hakeem is eclectic when it comes to his activities at Wake Forest University. He began his journey in the forest as a Spirit of the Old Gold and Black member, where he shortly became a Varsity Cheerleader.
Hakeem serves as a leader across campus. He serves as Vice President and Philanthropy Chair for Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, acted as Wake ‘N Shake Morale Exec co-chair, and constructed the ZieSta Room via CHARGE emerging leadership program.
Finding a passion in dealing with all aspects of student organizations and life, Hakeem was elected as senator in his Junior year. Serving on the Campus Life committee instilled the eagerness to run for an executive position for Student Government.
As Speaker of the House, Hakeem believes that Student Government has an essential role in making Wake Forest University a home. He is eager to advance diversity and inclusion within the campus. Academic reform, social reform, and communal outreach are key issues Hakeem will focus on in order to make Wake Forest a better place.
Kathryn Webster is a senior in the School of Business. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business & Enterprise Management, with a concentration in Data Analytics and a minor in Statistics. Kathryn Was born in South Florida and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. On campus, she serves as Chair of Volunteer Service Corps, as a President’s Aide, on the Campus Life Advisory Committee, and as a Student Ambassador for the School of Business. Her hobbies enjoy traveling, reading, community engagement, and making change for underrepresented groups. Outside of Wake Forest University, Kathryn serves as the President of the national Association of Blind Students, promoting positive blindness philosophy, equal access to education, and breaking down the public’s misconceptions of blindness. Kathryn and her Seeing Eye dog Enzo travel the nation to bring about beneficial experiences and develop leadership skills.
As Treasurer, Kathryn aims to equally support chartered organizations, break down the financial barriers of entrance to become a part of the best student group: Student Government, and promote ethical behavior as a leader on campus. As her platforms promotes, Kathryn pushes for accessibility, equality, collaboration, and transparency. She wants all students to be able to participate in any group desired, while not causing an economic burden. Kathryn is open to change and feedback. Her office hours are Tuesdays from 6-7pm and Fridays from 11-12pm in Benson 304! Go Deacs!
Danny Reeves is a sophomore from Hershey, Pennsylvania; and considers himself a huge Demon Deacon fan. He is currently undeclared, but hopes to major in Political Science and Communications.
In his free time, Danny enjoys hanging out with family and friends, exploring Winston-Salem, and discussing politics. Danny has dreamed of attending Wake Forest for many years, and now that he is here, he’s committed to making it the best experience for everyone that steps foot on this campus. This passionate second year loves to talk about campus climate and engage with students on how to improve our institution.
Last year, Danny was a Senator on the Campus Life Committee during his freshman year. While he was on Campus Life, he worked on improving safety for on campus parties and tackling mental health during our Student Government Mental Health Week.
As Secretary, Danny’s platform is focused on improving the environment of Student Government for its Senators, reaching out to organizations on and off campus, and improving student experiences at sporting events. Fun Fact: Danny once had 13 teeth pulled in one day!!
Office Hours- Monday Through Thursday:11-12pm or by appointment.
My name is Thomas Martino, and I am from Hillsborough, New Jersey. I am a senior Finance major and the Chief of Staff of Student Government, the head coach of the Women’s Club Basketball team, and a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.
In my free time I love playing basketball, discussing politics, and watching Netflix. I am a huge House of Card’s fan and love Will Ferrell movies. My favorite spot on campus is the pit. I am an avid Brooklyn Nets fan, and I am excited to be living in New York and working in finance following my senior year.