“[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
Office Hours are Monday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Benson 304
Pilar Agudelo is a Senior from Portland, Oregon. She majors in Politics and International Affairs with a minor in Psychology. During her three years in Student Government Pilar has served as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee; two years as the co-chair. She is a manager for the Wake Forest Volleyball team, was a Resident Advisor, and an Office of Wellbeing Health Promotion Assistant. Since her freshman year, Pilar has centered her work around transparency and accountability. Every single student voice has the right to be heard and administrative actions deserve answers. She’s worked to expand the outreach of the organization she is part of as well as engaged administrators in countless conversations around putting students from across campus and different identities at the forefront of their work. In response to the prevalent issue of sexual assault on campus, Pilar worked to create and then chair the Sexual Assault Prevention, Support, and Accountability (SAPSA) Committee. Her work with sexual health, however, started in high school as a peer-to-peer sex educator. At Wake she has also worked on addressing sexual health through various initiatives, like the start of Safer Sex Express and Sex Week in the fall of 2021. Her passion for activism around sexual assault prevention stems from experiences witnessing the failures to accurately and positively educate individuals on sexual health with impactful and inclusive lesson plans. Pilar continues to advocate for intersectional lenses across issues of sexual misconduct and a variety of initiatives both within student government and outside of it. In her free time, Pilar likes to go snowboarding, eat out or get coffee with her friends, and cheer on Wake sports (with an obvious bias for Volleyball).
Speaker of the House
Office Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 PM -2:00 PM or by appointment.
Meet Jackson! He is a junior from Raleigh, N.C. double majoring in Politics & International Affairs and Communications. A passionate advocate for his peers, Jackson has been involved with student government since his freshman year, first getting elected as a Senator and later serving as the COVID-19 Liaison, Co-Chair of the Campus Life Committee, and Co-Chair of the Sexual Assault Prevention, Support, and Accountability (SAPSA) Committee. He has also served on various University committees on topics such as Capital Projects and Construction, Title IX, and Campus Life. Outside of Student Government, he serves as a President’s Aide and is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. Other interests include cheering on the Deacs, reading the news, spending time with friends and family, and running on the Reynolda Trail. This year, Jackson hopes to pursue various reforms within Student Government, including the implementation of new town hall-style meetings, strengthening avenues of communication through collaboration with community partners like the Old Gold & Black, and pursuing meaningful relationships with university leaders (including students, faculty, and administrators) by inviting and encouraging them to to attend senate and committee meetings. Finally, he will work to continue the work being done pertaining to the campus climate survey which would allow university leaders to obtain a better understanding of the experiences of students on campus on a wide variety of pressing issues. Jackson is committed to creating a campus that centers, supports, and empowers students regardless of background or identity and always takes a stand against inequities.
Office Hours are 2:00-3:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays
Tim is a junior from Summit, NJ, majoring in Finance with a minor in Philosophy. Since coming to Wake, he has remained passionate about amplifying student voices and helping people understand the resources available to them. Serving first as a Senator and later as Speaker Pro Tempore, he’s used his position to listen to students and bring their concerns to the forefront. Tim has also spent the past year serving on both the Student Budget Advisory Committee (SBAC) and the Student Activity Fee Fund (SAF) where he has gained an in-depth understanding of the various funding avenues available to students. In these roles, Tim has seen first-hand some of the challenges that students encounter when looking for funds. Therefore, as Treasurer, Tim looks forward to the opportunity to connect with students and better understand what they need when working with SBAC. Combining this with his prior experience, he will look to increase awareness of the funding process and work to make it as streamlined as possible going forward. Tim also looks forward to assessing and updating the funding guidelines where necessary and strengthening the relationship between SBAC and existing organizations, even if they are not actively looking for funds. Outside of Student Government, Tim is a member of the Pre-Wall Street Career Track and serves on the Student Advising Leadership Council. In his free time, he enjoys watching New York Giants football, playing a round of golf, and spending time with friends.
Office Hours are 10:00- 11:00 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment
Meet Jess! A senior from Telford, Pennsylvania Jess is double majoring in Communications and Political Science with a minor in Journalism. She’s used her communication expertise since her sophomore year serving two years as a Public Relations co-chair, helping Student Government increase their presence and accessibility on campus. In this position, Jess has held key roles in creation of Academic Resources Awareness Week, the preparation of Mental Health Week each year, and the revamp of the organization’s social media platforms, while also providing strategic counsel in times of crisis on campus. As Secretary, Jess seeks to continue her work from the public relations committee to further the organization’s ability to effectively reach all members of the student body by serving as a liaison between different student groups and their representatives. She also hopes to work closely with Wake Administration to streamline communication processes to keep students in the know about what’s happening on campus, thus building a greater sense of transparency and community. Internally, Jess plans to introduce more organizational changes to ensure the organization is running smoothly and each member feels supported and motivated to pursue their interests and advocate on the behalf of students. During her time at Wake, she has been involved with Tri Delta sorority, student advising, Peer Leaders, and the Old Gold & Black. She also fills her days working part-time for a public relations agency, working out, and spending time with friends.
Chief of Staff
Office Hours are by appointment only
Braden is a Senior from Nashville, TN, double-majoring in mathematics and economics He has been involved in Student Government for the entirety of his time at Wake Forest, serving as a Senator from Johnson Hall his freshman year and as Academic Committee Co-Chair and Speaker Pro Tempore his sophomore year, and Speaker of the House his junior year. In his time in Student Government, he has worked to promote transparency between administrators and the student body by forging partnerships with administrators, so students can be increasingly involved in decisions-making processes. This is a concept he plans to promote and expand this year. He also remains committed to ensuring Wake Forest is an inclusive, home-like environment for all. His priorities this year also include enhancing the academic experience on campus and the research prowess of Wake Forest. Aside from Student Government, Braden is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, has served on the Faculty Committee for Online Education, has been involved with Deacs Decide and the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, and undergraduate research. On campus, he enjoys going to football and basketball games and spending time with friends.