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Mitchell Xanders

Senior Class President

Mitch is a senior from Austin, TX. He is an NSF scholar studying Computer Science with a concentration in Software Development and a minor in Sports Communication. Mitch serves as the Class of 2018 President, motivated to help the senior class come together for their final year at Marist and help prepare them for life after Marist. He has been a member of SGA since his sophomore year, when he served as the Representative for the School of Math and Computer Science on the Student Academic Council. He has since been elected to the Class of 2018 Vice President and President positions. In addition to Student Government, Mitch works for the Multimedia team in the Marist Athletics Department, and he serves as Vice President for the Zeta Psi Fraternity on campus.

Anna Marotta

Vice President

Anna is a junior from Albany, New York. She majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and she is a member of the Honors Program. Anna joined SGA in her junior year as class secretary, but she changed positions to Vice President in Spring 2017. Anna is also the President and Campus Correspondent for Marist’s Her Campus chapter. In Along with managing Her Campus Marist, Anna has interned with Girls Incorporated and Her Campus National. Anna has a great sense of marketing and leadership and loves being a part of Student Government. Her favorite book (and movie) is The Great Gatsby, and Anna really, really likes dogs.

Samantha Lauro


Sam is a senior from Lloyd Harbor, New York. She is double majoring in Business Administration (Marketing) and Studio Art (Graphic Design) with a pathway in Gender Studies. Sam has been involved with SGA since her sophomore year. As the Treasurer for the Class of 2018, she manages class funding and allocates for events. Outside of SGA, Sam is on the board for ENACTUS (an organization dedicated to sustainable/ethical business), and she is involved with the Honors Program, the BNY Mellon Fellowship, the Office of Advancement, and the Steel Plant at Marist College. She also creates marketing plans for local businesses, such as the Vassar-Warner Home. Next year, she will be an art director for The Circle's “Marist 100.” Finally, Sam aspires to work in Marketing with an emphasis on art direction and creative conception.

Danielle Lauro


Danny is a senior from Lloyd Harbor, New York. She is a double major in Digital Media and Studio Art with a minor in Business. Danny joined SGA in her sophomore year as the Vice President of the Class of 2018. After returning from studying abroad in Florence, she was elected as the Secretary of the Class of 2018 Board. As secretary of the class, Danny aids in planning class events keeping records of the Class of 2018 board. She is excited to work on the senior class events for the upcoming year and make her last year at Marist College the best it can be! Danny is a member of the Honors Program, and she has been a part of the mentorship program for two years. She works at the Marist College Art Gallery in the Steel Plant as a Student Assistant; she helps with the setup and breakdown of the shows in addition to working weekly hours at the front desk. She is a part of the creative team for North Road Communications, a student-run PR firm on campus. Most recently, Danny aided in the creative design of North Road Communications’ website. In 2018, she will work as the Co-Art Director for The Circle’s “For the Record”. She intends to pursue a career in Graphic Design and concentrate on branding companies.

Alyssa Casamento


Alyssa is a double major in Digital Media and Advertising. She is from North Haven, CT and, as much as it physically pains her to say, Alyssa is a senior and will be graduating in May of 2018. Alyssa is serving her second year on her class board in the Historian role. She is a huge social media junkie, and she is moderately known for her obnoxious Snapchat takeovers and geotags. She is hoping to be able to work with some of the underclassman historians this year with new and innovative social media strategies! In addition to SGA, she is heavily involved in the Office of Admissions at Marist. She has done the full climb, starting as a general ambassador freshman year, and moving up to a Tour Guide, Student Assistant and, most recently, a member of the Marist Admission’s Student Leadership Board. Fun fact: a video of her post-wisdom teeth removal has over 3,000 retweets on Twitter!