The Student Senate Cabinet

The members of the Student Senate Cabinet each lead their respective committees to ensure that Senators engage in and accomplish meaningful work to benefit the student body and the University community as a whole. The President acts as the voice of the Student Body while working with the administration, faculty, and staff at Grand Valley State University.

Faith Kidd, President
Faith Kidd, Student Senate President Major: Political Science Minor: International Business Hometown: Bear Lake, MI Fun Fact: I have one sibling, and she is 16! Career Aspirations and Next Steps after Graduation: LSAT, then a JD/PhD Program The reason I joined Student Senate: I have been involved in Student Government since I was a freshman in high school and I have always enjoyed doing meaningful work to improve the student experience. I enjoy advocating for the needs of others and making meaningful change.

Justin J. Frappier, Executive Vice President Majors: Business Administration and Political Science Hometown: Hartland, MI Fun Fact: I was struck by lightning in middle school Career Aspirations and Next Steps after Graduation: After graduation I intend to enter the job market working in Business Management or Human Resources. After a few years of gathering work experience I plan to pursue a master's in business administration. The reason I joined Student Senate: I joined Student Senate my freshman year because I wanted to be more involved and better understand how the university worked.
Justin Frappier, Executive Vice President

Mallory Everly, Vice President for Senate Resources
Mallory Everly, Vice President for Senate Resources Majors: Political Science and Multimedia Journalism | Minor: Legal Studies Hometown: Monroe, MI Fun Fact: I can say the alphabet backwards! Career Aspirations and Next Steps after Graduation: After I graduate from GVSU, I'm hoping to attend law school! I'm unsure as to what kind of law that I would like to practice, but becoming a lawyer is my ultimate goal! The reason I joined Student Senate: I joined Student Senate because I was a member of my high school's Student Council and was able to learn various skills that will benefit me personally and professionally for the rest of my life. When I heard about the opportunity to join student government at Grand Valley, I saw that as an opportunity to continue that learning, as well as work to provide other members of the GVSU community with those same opportunities.

Ben Biermacher, Vice President for Allocations Major: Public and Nonprofit Administration Minor: Accounting Hometown: East Grand Rapids, MI Fun Fact: I have a 16 year old Weiner dog named Emmy Career Aspirations and Next Steps after Graduation: Working in local government, eventually getting my Masters in Public Administration. The reason I joined Student Senate: To help students reclaim their voice on campus following Covid
Ben Biermacher, Vice President for Allocations

Emily Bucon, Vice President for Public Relations
Emily Bucon, Vice President for Public Relations Major: Biomedical Sciences Minor: Chemistry Hometown: Woodhaven, MI Fun Fact: I have two favorite colors, yellow and purple! Career Aspirations and Next Steps after Graduation: I plan to attend Medical School after completing my undergraduate degree here at Grand Valley and I want to purse a career in obstetrics. The reason I joined Student Senate: I joined Student Senate because I'm passionate about the work we can do as a legislative body to engage in efforts to influence policies which have the power to effect the experiences of and opportunities available to students at GVSU.

Lina Haas, Vice President for Educational Affairs
Lina Haas, Vice President for Educational Affairs Majors: Global Studies and Social Impact/Marketing | Minor: Spanish Hometown: Pleasant Ridge, MI Fun Fact: I love pickles! Career Aspirations and Next Steps after Graduation: I would like to attend graduate school with a political science focus. I ultimately want to work for the government, a business corporation, or a non-profit in a field surrounding trade, immigration, human rights, and sustainability. The reason I joined Student Senate: I joined Student Senate to have the opportunity to represent and advocate for GV students and leave GV better than I found it. I also wanted to create relationships with my peers who share similar life goals and learn about how to be a better leader.

Larbi Al Moutaa, Vice President of Diversity Affairs Major: Biomedical Engineering Minor: Mathematics Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK and Casablanca, Morocco Fun Fact: I speak 5 languages Career Aspirations and Next Steps after Graduation: Entrepreneurship/engineering  The reason I joined Student Senate: Project accomplishment + PCEC representation
Larbi Al Moutaa, Vice President for Diversity Affairs

Zack Schmidt, Vice President for External Relations
Zachary Schmidt, Vice President for External Relations Major: Criminal Justice and Political Science Hometown: Hartland, MI Fun Fact: I am a Lion fans Career Aspirations and Next Steps after Graduation: Law School The reason I joined Student Senate: I joined to represent students and the student voice to the GVSU administration.


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