Oberlin ExCo

Past ExCo Members

Gone but never forgotten…


Anna (she/her/hers) was a religion major and graduated in Spring of 2015. She likes knitting and crocheting, dancing, and cats. She worked as our Presto person/liaison to the registrar and social media coordinator. Anna is currently at grad school for library science and misses the committee dearly.



Sara (she/her/hers) graduated Oberlin Fall of 2015. She was a neuro-turned-bio major, with an interest in sailing, glassblowing, throwing things, science and adventures. She had a strong dislike of sitting still, food that looks good but isn’t, and when someone’s looking for a song and keeps only playing the first second of a ton of songs. She requests that you never do that. As far as ExCo went, Sara enjoyed consulting on classes that didn’t fit our curriculum format, classes that were just starting, or basically anything else. Sara was also responsible for much of our policy, and you can track her down if you have any problems with it.



Emily (she/her/hers) graduated from Oberlin in Spring 2016, and was a Computer Science major originally hailing from Franklin, Tennessee. Emily joined the committee in Fall of 2013, and worked on improving the efficiency and organization of the ExCo system, specifically focussing on how to make the application process, teaching process, and website smoother. Outside of ExCo, she tutored in the computer science labs, was a tutee in the pottery co-op, took secondary lessons on marimba, and taught herself 3D animation. All remaining free time was sacrificed in equal parts to Netflix marathons, League of Legends, and Pinterest recipes. Emily is currently working toward grad school, and in the meantime continues to be boss at League of Legends.



Tanya (she/hers or they/them) is a senior from Bangkok Thailand majoring in CAST, with triple minors in Politics, GSFS, and English. She has recently returned from studying abroad in London. On ExCo Committee, Tanya worked as Presto liaison, community outreach, institutional memory, and aesthetic curator. If you’re interested in ExCo’s history, past ExCos, and bringing ExCos into your community, swing by London and lodge complaints there. Outside of ExCo, Tanya enjoys crocheting scrap blankets and friendship scarves, queering heteronormative coloring books, making gourmet bagels, and collecting blazers and hideous sweaters. Tanya aspires to someday own two cats named Gin and Tonic and is kinda a dirty hippie.



Melissa (she/her/hers) is a third year Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies double major with a French minor. She studies French, Japanese, and Korean. Melissa is interested in ExCo policy and is our hard-working, ever-brilliant Presto liaison. In her free time, Melissa likes writing, baking cupcakes, playing Dragon Age, arguing about what constitutes literary canon, and running sound boards. She is abroad in South Korea for the Spring 2017 semester, but hopes to return to the ExCo Committee for her fourth year at Oberlin.