Student Government Association, 2016-2017


Leah Corio

Vice President
Class: Junior
Major: International Trade and Marketing
Minor: International Politics, Spanish
Hometown: Mount Airy, MD
Involvement on Campus: Resident Assistant, Fashion Revolution
Leah Corio is a junior at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), studying International Trade and Marketing with minors in International Politics and Spanish. Leah currently serves on the FIT Student Government Association (SGA) as Vice President, after serving her sophomore year as SGA Historian. As Vice President, Leah oversees Student Council and Faculty Senate Committee. She also serves on campus as a Resident Assistant and Fashion Revolution member. Leah has a strong passion for student advocacy, campus security, and sustainability. She has previously served on FIT’s Constitution Committee, where she helped to rewrite and revise the FIT Student Government Association Constitution; Communication Committee; and Communications Council. As a part of Fashion Revolution, Leah advocates for complete transparency and ethical practices within a brand’s supply chain. She is passionate about bringing sustainable and ethical practices to FIT’s community and the apparel industry.

Reiana Onglengco

Executive Secretary
Class: Sophomore
Major: Fashion Business Management
Minor: International Trade and Marketing
Hometown: Ojai, CA
Reiana Onglengco is a first semester transfer student at FIT. She transferred from Santa Barbara City College this spring to major in Fashion Business Management. Reiana is a Californian who would like to expand her love for people into a more meaningful way by getting involved in the coordination and management of the student association. She has the communication and organizational skills to make her compatible with the Executive Secretary position she is running for. She is excited to see the improvements that student association produces.

Tara Levy

Director of Communications

Class: Junior
Major: Advertising and Marketing Communications
Hometown: Hartsdale, NY
Involvement on Campus: Marketing team member at the Style Shop
Tara Levy is a second semester Advertising and Marketing Communications student at FIT. She recently transferred from a journalism background, but decided FIT was the better option. Tara is from Westchester, NY, and has lived there the majority of her life. She has a passion for fashion, music, ice skating and, of course, food.

In addition to her position with the SGA, Tara is part of the marketing team for the Style shop here on campus. She has deep interests in the growth of social media and the digital age. Eager to create a unified campus, Tara strives to help give a voice to the 10,000 students at FIT.

William Rossi

Director of Sustainability
Class: Junior
Major: International Trade and Marketing
Minor: Ethics and Sustainability, International Politics
Hometown: Lindenhurst, NY
Involvement on Campus: President’s Sustainability Council, Presidential Scholars Program
William is currently a junior studying International Trade and Marketing. He is passionate about the environment and works to challenge the impact of climate change with small- and large-scale actions. William strongly supports student innovations, ideas, and concepts that bring enrichment to our community and our campus. He is committed to changing the face of fashion with ethical and sustainable practices. His goal this year is to explore the complex issues facing our future and begin combating them, while building a campus culture that invokes and supports change. Be good & do good; for you, for the Earth, and for the future.

Joanna Mingo

Director of Programming
Class: Sophomore
Major: Fashion Business Management
Minor: English, French
Hometown: East Islip, NY

Involvement on Campus:  Blush Magazine, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


Joanna is an outgoing, enthusiastic girl born and raised in New York. She is beyond ecstatic to be attending her dream school in the city that she grew up visiting, and strives to go into product development out of college. Joanna loves literature, travelling, and music of all genres. She loves to laugh and always tries her hardest to put a smile on everyone’s face, especially when being MC at an event. The only thing she enjoys more than ice cream and $1 pizza is taking naps with her cat, Cake. Joanna embraces working with others and taking charge to lead a unified team; now, she is determined to lead programs, help make the FIT experience the best it can be for the student body, and be everyone’s go-to-girl for a hug.

Susanna Mazzoleni

Coordinator of Alumni Engagement
Class: Junior
Major: Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing
Minor: History of Art, Asian Studies, Mathematics
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA / Northern Italy
Susanna Mazzoleni is currently a 5th semester FBM major transferring into Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing next fall. She is originally from north Italy, but spent half of her life living near Philadelphia, and for the last 5 years New York City has been her home. Susanna is running to be Coordinator of Alumni Engagement in the Student Association in order to strengthen our global alumni network and bring more opportunities to the entire population.

Etienne Côté

Director of Finance
Class: Junior
Major: Advertising and Marketing Communications
Minor: Mathematics, Economics
Hometown: Québec City, Québec
Involvement on Campus: N/A
Etienne is an advertising and marketing communications major and minoring in Economics and mathematics (now you know why he’s the director of finance 😛 ) He loves to meet new people and is rather shy at first but quickly warms up to his peers!Etienne’s social media of choice is Facebook and an interesting fact about him is that he’s travelled to 20 countries so far and wants to travel to every country during his lifetime!

Jennifer Castro

Coordinator of Commuter Affairs

Class: Senior
Major: Fashion Business Management
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ / Tela, Honduras
Involvement on Campus: Leadership Ambassador, Academic Tutor
Jennifer is a senior (YAY!) in the FBM program with a double specialization in buying and product development. She’s been a Student Ambassador, a tutor, and was on the executive board for Phi Theta Kappa; so you’ve probably seen her around. She is a firm believer that sleep can be overrated, and that you have to make the most of the time at FIT.
She was born in a tiny beach town Honduras, but has lived in Jersey City, New Jersey for most of her life. She loves the hustle, and bustle of the city, and is anything but a suburban girl. Jennifer takes a bus, and train to get to school every day so she knows first-hand what it’s like to be a commuter. Jennifer’s goal as the coordinator of commuter affairs is to make commuter students feel like they are at home on campus.

Tarishi  Gupta

Coordinator of Digital and Social Media
Class: Sophomore
Major: Photography and Related Media
Minor: Film and Television Studies
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Involvement on Campus: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, SVCS
Tarishi Gupta is a hardworking, friendly and optimistic student! Hailing from New Delhi, India, Tarishi is an international student who considers herself a global citizen owing to her years of visits across multiple cities. Her interest in creative arts right from her childhood is evident in her photographs, and her academic achievements; being a part of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society of the school, she has constantly been on the Dean’s list since the beginning. Apart from capturing moments, Tarishi’s true strength lies in her being able to weave a story around it for which she has chosen social media as a canvas. She intends to take this story telling further to film and television media, as a bigger platform. Tarishi considers her camera her best friend, and the studio her happy place! She wants to make her Sophomore year fun by being a part of the Student Government Association and making a difference!

Natalie Ho

Hall of Art Curator
Class: Sophomore
Major: Fashion Business Management
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Involvement on Campus: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Natalie is an outgoing, free-spirited, and friendly person. She loves being active both on and off campus. During her free time, she loves to go to art galleries and explore the unknowns of NYC. NYC is her endless playground and home. One day she hopes to make a big impact on campus and help others discover the beauty of the world.

Molly Dunbar

Manager of the Center
Class: Sophomore
Major: Fashion Business Management
Minor: International Politics
Hometown: Lancaster, NY
Involvement on Campus: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Molly is a fun loving girl from just outside of Buffalo, NY and has made NYC her home away from home. She is a student in the Fashion Business Management program with a minor in International Politics. This will be her first year on SGA and is excited to bring her unique ideas to the table. She is looking forward to the upcoming year.
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Karina Grossman

Coordinator of Off-Campus Events
Position: Coordinator of Off-Campus Events Class: Senior Major: Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design Minor: History of Art Hometown: Richboro, PA Involvement on Campus: N/A Karina is a (super excited) senior from the suburban town of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She is overjoyed to run all of your ticket sales this year and help you explore the wonderful city of New York! When she’s not hanging out with her friends and family, she is busy with all things creative. Karina is ready to begin the final year of her journey at her dream school with her goals set high. She cannot wait to see all that this crazy year has to hold. Karina loves to meet new people (so please say hello!) and is super grateful for this amazing opportunity to serve her fellow tigers!

Emma Baj

Secretary/Treasurer
Class: Sophomore
Major: Communication Design
Minor: History of Art
Hometown: Churchville, PA
Involvement on Campus: N/A
Emma is a Communication Design major from Churchville, Pennsylvania. She has always wanted to attend FIT for as long as she could remember. She loves the fast-paced environment of NYC and enjoys exploring everything it has to offer. Through being in the student association, she hopes to make the FIT community grow closer and help students get as much enjoyment out of each semester as they can.

Kathleen O’Brien

Coordinator of Graphic Design
Class: Sophomore
Major: Communication Design
Hometown: Stony Brook, NY
Involvement on Campus: FIT Cross Country team
Kathleen is excited for her first year as a member of the FIT Student Government Association as the Coordinator of Graphic Design. She is passionate about working hard and experiencing everything that FIT and New York City can offer

Stephanie Hunsucker

Director of Student Advocacy
Class: Senior
Major: International Trade and Marketing
Minor: Economics, Ethics and Sustainability, Mathematics, Sociology

Hometown: Miller Place, NY

Involvement on Campus: N/A

Susanna Mazolleni

Coordinator of Alumni Engagement
Class: Junior
Major: Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing
Minor: Asian Studies, Chinese, Mathematics, Art History

Hometown: North Italy

Involvement on Campus:Collegiate DeCA, Delta Alpha Pi

Susanna is a junior in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing program. Originally hailing from North Italy by way of Philadelphia, she now calls the big apple home. As Coordinator of Alumni Engagement in the Student Association, she aims to strengthen our global alumni network and to bring more opportunities to the student body.

She loves trying different cuisines, learning about different cultures, is amazing at trivia. Her favorite food group is coffee (espresso, black) and she loves wry British humor.