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Rutgers - New Brunswick

ABOUT US

The RUSA Allocations Board is an affiliated committee of RUSA that operates separately from RUSA and is responsible for the allocation of funds to registered Rutgers University Student Organizations as well as various registered events on an as needed basis.

The goal of the Allocations Board is to promote and support diversity of programming made available to all Rutgers University Students through the fair and efficient use of the student activity fee.  RUSA Allocations provides over a million dollars worth of program funding to over 400 different organizations at Rutgers University New Brunswick campus.  

We are dedicated to serving all student organizations the best way possible.

2019-2020 ALLOCATIONS BOARD
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Class: Senior

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Cognitive Science

Professional Goals: Start my own company doing software development and data science, inspire others to create amazing things with technology.

Extracurricular Involvement: USACS, HackRU, involved in the Honors College, and TA/research assistant in the Computer Science department.

Hobbies/Interests: Playing basketball, reading about history, fantasy football, and woodworking.

Bucket List: Present a startup on Shark Tank.

Fun Fact: I recently learned how to do a cartwheel!

Chair

Brian Brown

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Class: Senior

Major: Supply Chain Management

Minor: German

Professional Goals: One day I would love to work in an operations role for a skin care or beauty company.

Extracurricular Involvement: In addition to Allocations, I’m a part of FBLA, volunteer at the New Brunswick Library, and am a student manager at Kilmer’s Market.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, hiking, and attending concerts.

Bucket List: To become trilingual.

Fun Fact: I love rollercoasters.

Vice Chair

Carrie Bellscheidt

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Class: Junior

Major: Computer Science and Cognitive Science

Professional Goals: Use tech to induce positive social change. 

Extracurricular Involvement: USACS, HackRU, Women in Computer Science, Rutgers Mobile App Development, Omega Phi Alpha Sorority.

Hobbies/Interests: Promoting women in STEM, watching some truly garbage movies, playing the piano, listening to music.

Bucket List: Space excites me. My dream is to go to space.

Fun Fact: I skipped a grade in elementary school.

Secretary

Madhu Sivaraj

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Class: Junior

Majors: Economics and Business Analytics

Minors: German, Finance, Real Estate

Professional Goals: Establish a career in private equity, act as a civil servant.

Extracurricular Involvement: Rutgers Venture Capital, RUSA, Enactus, Visiting Nurses Volunteering, Rutgers Real Estate, RU for Warren

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Running, Music (playing piano & sax)

Bucket List: Donating 90% of my wealth to charity in old age.

Fun Fact: I'm a published author for a children's book.  Check it out at Piscataway library.

RUSA Treasurer

Nicholas LaBelle

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Class: Junior

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Math and Cognitive Science

Professional Goals: To work as an AI Engineer.

Extracurricular Involvement:  Research Assistant at Psychology Building; Akhil Autism Foundation.

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, piano, gym.

Bucket List: Skydiving while listening to Frank Ocean.

Fun Fact: My family owns a farm in India. We grow some fantastic mangoes.

Allocations Treasurer

Sameet Hegde

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Class: Senior

Major: Finance and Supply Chain Management

Professional Goals: After college, I plan on working in business, specifically in corporate finance or the supply chain department of a company that has a positive impact on society and potentially a non-profit organization.

Extracurricular Involvement: Auditor for the RUSA Allocations Board, President of the Women’s Center Coalition, Member of the Rutgers University Supply Chain Association, Douglass Residential College Student.

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing in my room for hours, painting, rewatching One Tree Hill for the millionth time, and being a mental health advocate.

Bucket List: Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris!

Fun Fact: I watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music all year!

Auditor

Hinita Patel

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Class: Junior

Major: Environmental and Business Economics

Professional Goals: Project Manager / Portfolio Manager

Extracurricular Involvement: RUSA Allocations, COSINE club, América Needs You Fellow, ALPFA, Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, SEBS EOF, and La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc.

Hobbies/Interests: Running, Eating, traveling and hanging with friends.

Bucket List: Travel every country in South America and Europe.

Fun Fact: I was born in a small city in Colombia called Popayán.

At-Large

Luis Gasca

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Class: Sophomore

Major: Finance and Political Science

Professional Goals: Investment Banker/ Law School.

Extracurricular Involvement: RUSA Allocations, Libor, Rutgers Democrats.

Hobbies/Interests: Running, Eating, Watching The Office.

Bucket List: Run the NYC marathon and run for some form of office.

Fun Fact: I run a food Instagram account.

At-Large

Sanjana Bommakanti

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Class: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science and Economics

Professional Goals: Design software and work on the advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Extracurricular Involvement: RUSA, USACS.

Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, reading, cars, running, music, space.

Bucket List: Scuba dive in the blue hole, visit Antarctica, go to space.

Fun Fact: I am a former break dancer.

At-Large

Evan Feldman

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Class: Senior

Major: Economics

Minor: Africana Studies

Professional Goals: Start my own company.

Extracurricular Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Hobbies/Interests: Running, working out, going to the bars, going to football games, baking.

Bucket List: Skydiving, bungee jumping, travel to every continent.

Fun Fact: I ran the Philadelphia Marathon in 2016 and I love dogs.

At-Large

Amira Sparks

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Class: Junior

Major: Business Analytics and Computer Science

Professional Goals: Strategy Consultant

Extracurricular Involvement: Taiwanese American Student Association (Vice President), Rutgers Weightlifting (President), OIT Lab Consultant.

Hobbies/Interests: Tetris, Geography, Swimming, Olympic Weightlifting, 9-Ball Pool

Bucket List: Visit Taiwan.

Fun Fact: I can wiggle my eyes.

At-Large

Berton Wang