The Undergraduate Finance Board is composed of 12 elected students: the Chair, the Vice Chair, Student Activities Chair, UCS-UFB Liaison, and 8 at-large representatives. Each representative is responsible for supporting and representing approximately 20 student groups. Questions on budgets, policies, or anything related to UFB should be directed to your student group's assigned representative.
Not sure who your representative is? Check out our current board members below to find out! If they don't respond to your emails, please reach out to Lisa or Julian!
Lisa Schold - UFB Chair
Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a senior from Vermont studying Economics and Environmental Studies! I have been a part of UFB since my sophomore year and am excited to bring transparency and to strengthen UFB's relationship with the student body. Outside of UFB meetings, you can find me giving tours, in the library, or eating my way through Providence!
UFB Chair is not directly responsible for supporting groups. Instead, the chair oversees the board, works closely with SAO, and provides assistance to representatives of groups. Please reach out if you have any questions that your representative is unable to answer!
Julian De Georgia - UFB Vice Chair
I am a junior from Cleveland, Ohio studying Applied Mathematics - Economics. I joined UFB my freshman year and have been on the board ever since! Like Lisa, I care a lot about UFB and feel that there is a lot that we can do to increase our transparency and operations. Outside of UFB, I play jazz piano, love to travel, and am interested in consulting.
GROUPS: Special Events Committee, Lecture Board, Brown, Ivy Council, Brown Concert Agency, Class Coordinating Board 2018, Class Coordinating Board 2019, Class Coordinating Board 2020, Class Coordinating Board 2021, Undergraduate Council of Students
Hi, my name is Daryl Polk! I am a senior double concentrating in Music and Economics and I am from Tenafly, NJ. Outside of classes, I spend my time on campus as a member of Shades of Brown, working on the DIAP committee for the Music Department, and handling communications as a student assistant for the Department of Africana Studies. I have been a member of UFB since my junior year and cannot wait for what this year has in store.
GROUPS: The Brotherhood, Catalyst Journal, Dominican Students at Brown, emPOWER, The Intergalactic Community of A Cappella at Brown University, The Mixed Asian/Pacific Islander Students' Heritage Club (MASH), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, Musical Forum, Production Workshop, Shades of Brown, SOMOS Latino Literary Magazine, Brown Students for Justice in Palestine, The Alef Beats, American Civil Liberties Union, Brown Hellenic Students Association, Black Student Union
Hi, my name is Nimo Ismail! I am an Economics Concentrator from Columbus, Ohio. I will be a sophomore this year, Class of 2021! My involvement on campus includes the Bonner Community Fellowship, the Undergraduate Finance Board, and the Brown Debating Union. When I am not doing academics or extracurriculars, I am exploring Providence, hanging out with friends or enjoying food.
GROUPS: A Better World by Design, African Students' Association, Black in Business at Brown, Amnesty International, Brown Band, BRYTE (Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring & Enrichment), Chattertocks, Critical Review, Brown Debating Union, Formula Racing, Brown: Society of Automotive Engineers, The League of United Black Women, Brown Madrigal Singers, Brown Muslim Students' Association, Brown Noise, Quest Scholars at Brown, Quiz Bowl, Reel Features, Brown Taiwan Society
Hi, my name is Phillip Champagne and I’m a Sophmore from South Florida studying Political Science and Development studies. I was born and raised in South Florida with a family very active in the Haitian community down there. You can catch me on campus DJ-ing at 360 radio or studying and laughing in the ratty.
GROUPS: Black Christian Ministries, Design for America, Brown University Film Forum, Greek Council, Intercollegiate Finance Journal, Mezcla, Brown Model United Nations, Brown University Motion Pictures, National Society of Black Engineers, Brown Outing Club, Pre-Law Society, The Round Magazine, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Students of Caribbean Ancestry, Brown United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Chapter, WORD! Performance Poetry Group
Hi, I’m Fatoumata! I’m a freshman from New York City, and I’m thinking about concentrating in International Relations and Computer Science-Economics. In my free time, I love watching French rom-coms, cooking, and hanging out on rooftops. You can always find me (not studying) at the Sci-Li or on line for wings at Bajas!
GROUPS: Brown Anime Society, Brown University Arab Society, Brown Biotechnology Investment Group, Black Pre-Law Association, Darkroom Photography Club, Brown Derbies, First Generation College Students at Brown, Brown Ground Breakin', Brown Journal of World Affairs, Brown Kpop Dance Association, Latin American Students Organization, Brown’s Organization of Multiracial and Biracial Students, Out of Bounds, Pre-Medical Chapter of the American Medical Student Association, Queer Alliance, United World Colleges Club (The UWC Club), The Yoga and Mindfulness Club
Hi, my name is Peter Kopecky Deegan and I’m a sophomore from Iowa concentrating on myself. I’m enthusiastic about Ratty soft serve, Metcalf roof climbing, and ultimate frisbee. Catch me en route to a meeting I was supposed to be at five minutes ago.
GROUPS: Brown Aerial Arts Society, Brown Animal Rights Coalition, Attitude Dance Company, Brown Ballroom Dance Club, Catholic Pastoral Council, Gendo Taiko, Hong Kong Student's Association, Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition, Jabberwocks of Brown University, Brown Music Co-op, Brown Opera Productions, Petey Greene Program At Brown University, The Poler Bears, Republican Club of Brown University, Resumed Undergraduate Student Asssociation, The Triple Helix Science Journal, What's on Tap?, Strait Talk
Hi, my name is Ved Narayan and I am a sophomore studying Applied Math and Economics. I am from Scottsdale, Arizona, and I love engaging in meaningful conversations with my peers! When its not freezing outside, I love spending time outdoors and exploring Rhody. Catch me at the OMAC playing pick up basketball, or reading a book at my favorite places on campus (Econ + Philosophy buildings).
GROUPS: Badmaash, Collegiate Consulting Group, Brown Democrats, Entrepreneurship Program, Feminists at Brown, Filipino Alliance, Fusion Dance Company, imPulse Dance Company, Brown Investment Group, Korean American Students Association, Brown Noser, Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Council, Shakespeare on the Green, South Asian Students Association, Brown Stand Up Comics, Brown Student and Community Radio, VISIONS
Hi! My name is Gianna DeVincenzo, and I am a first year student from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Outside of UFB, I love to hang out with friends and try all the different food that Thayer Street has to offer! I am super excited to be working with so many diverse and fascinating student groups this semester, and cannot wait to meet the interesting people that each group has to offer.
GROUPS: Brown University Chess Club, Brown Ballroom Dance Team, Brown Campaign for Burma, Folk Musicians of Brown, Hansori, Iranian Student Association, Japanese Cultural Association, Brown University Lion Dance, Native Americans at Brown, Out of Hand Juggling Club, Pakistani Students Association at Brown, Brown University Student Birding Club, Sustainable Food Initiative, Brown University Swing Club, Vietnamese Student's Association, Students for Samaritans
Hi, I am a junior from Boston concentrating in Biology and Economics, and I am the Student Activities Chair for UCS, where I oversee club creation and re-categorization. I am heavily involved in Alzheimer’s research and the nonprofit/special needs community, and I enjoy food documentaries (“Ugly Delicious” on Netflix is great) and painting, and you can always catch me at the OMAC playing basketball.
GROUPS: Habeshawi Initiative, Active Minds, Alzheimer’s Activists, Best Buddies at Brown, Brain Bee, Generation Citizen, GlobeMed, Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere, Eye-to-Eye, Partners in Health Engage, Project Sunshine, Rhode Island Urban Debate League, Team HBV, Project LETS, Camp Kesem, BruNotes, Carefree Clinic, Trading Club
Hi, I’m Kathryn! I am a senior concentrating in Health & Human Biology and Economics and I am from Rhode Island (go Rhody!). At Brown, I am involved with Connect for Health, Meiklejohn Peer Advising, UCS, the Student Activities Committee and UFB. In my spare time, I like to swim and watch bad Netflix documentaries.
GROUPS: Alumnae Hall Advisory Board, Athletes in Action, Bridges International, Brown China Care Brown Christian Fellowship, Clerestory Journal of the Arts, Brown Esports Team, Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan, Ivy Film Festival, Mariachi de Brown, Mock Trial, PLME Undergraduate Senate, Society of Women Engineers, Student Labor Alliance, Table Tennis Club, TEDxBrownU Club, Vagabond Magazine, Women in Business
Hello! I'm Jeewon Shin, a sophomore concentrating in Applied math and Economics. I was born in Minnesota, grew up in Hong Kong and currently reside in Seoul. At Brown, I am involved with Buxton International House, Ivy Film Festival, Women in Business, and UFB! In my spare time, I love making a good cup of tea and watching art films.
GROUPS: Brown University Animal Assisted Therapy, Body and Sole, Chinese Students Association, College Hill Independent, Brown University Comedy Conference, Disney A Cappella, fashion@brown, Korean Adoptee Mentoring Program, Korean International Students Association, Reformed University Fellowship, Brown Salsa Club, Smart Woman Securities, Socially Responsible Investment Fund, Brown Space Engineering, Tink Knit at Brown, Write It Brown Noveling Club, The Brown Meditation Community, Brown University Merlions
Hi! My name is Alesandro Walker. I grew up in Brooklyn and currently live in NJ. I’m a Junior concentrating in Political Science and Africana Studies. When I’m not busy being a UFB representative, I’m working as VP of the Black Student Union to benefit the black community at Brown and the Brown community at large. You can also find me watching Netflix in the Rock.
GROUPS: Skorts Sketch Comedy, South East Asian Studies Initiative, SoBear Activities Club, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Brown China Summit, Food Recovery Network, Environmental Justice, Green Events Consulting Group, SCRAP, Sunrise RI, Climate Action League, Bikes at Brown, Sustainable Food Initiative