Honors Student Government

Honors Student Government is a forum to plan social, cultural, and service activities; promote unity among Honors students, and foster a community of scholars within the Honors Program. All Honors students are encouraged to attend Honors Student Government meetings. Meetings are on the first Friday of each month throughout the school year. We hope to see you at an HSG meeting or event soon! Meet the student leaders who make up the HSG executive board below!

Zeeshan Muzammil, President

Hello, everyone! My name is Zeeshan Muzammil and I’m from Glen Ellyn, IL. I’m starting my sophomore year with a major in Health Sciences in the hopes of one day entering medical school. Here are some tidbits about me: when I get the opportunity, I enjoy playing and watching sports with my friends, as well as trying new restaurants with family. I enjoy traveling around the world and visiting historic sites.  As co-chair of the social committee, I intend to create a variety of activities for the entire Honors Program as we return to campus. I’ll make sure the activities are tailored to our Honors students’ interests and that everything is done in a fun and professional manner. I can’t wait to see all of you!

Email me: zmuzammi@depaul.edu

Ali Arsalanuddin, Vice President

Hello! My name is Mohammed Ali Arsalanuddin and I’m one of the Academic Representatives of HSG. I’m from Glendale Heights, which is a small Chicago suburb. I’m a junior and a Health Science major. In my free time, I love exploring the city and trying out different restaurants. I’m super pumped to be able to finally be on campus this year and excited to meet everyone is person. This year I plan on ensuring that your concerns and feedback are heard by the faculty at DePaul, preserving the integrity of the Honors Program. 

Email me: mohammedarsalanuddin@yahoo.com

Julia Matuszek, Honorable Mentions Content Editor

Hello! My name is Julia Matuszek and I’m the Executive Editor of Honorable Mentions for the 2022-2023 school year. This year I hope to get even more Honors students involved in Honorable Mentions and as a result produce a wider variety of content! This is my third year on HSG and I’m currently a senior double majoring in Film & Television with a concentration is Creative Producing and Public Relations & Advertising, with a minor in Screenwriting. Outside of HSG, I’m also in Delta Kappa Alpha which is a co-ed professional film fraternity where I am the PR chair. Outside of school, I love to read, hammock, and hang out with my dog, Coco! 

Ian McGrath, Social Committee Co-Chair

Hi! My name is Ian McGrath, and I am one of this year’s HSG social committee co-chairs. I am a Junior from Orland Park, Illinois. I’m a political science major and in my free time, I like playing golf, watching movies and TV, and listening to music. I’m super excited for this year and can’t wait to see what’s in store!

Natalia Saavedra, Social Committee Co-Chair

Hi! My name is Natalia Saavedra and I’m one of the HSG social committee co-chairs. I am currently a junior who is double majoring in criminology and psychology in the hopes that one day I’ll become a forensic psychologist. I’m a fan of Dunkin’ and I like to read in my spare time. I can’t wait to meet everyone and make some wonderful memories! 

Shayaan Bin-Kamran, Ambassador Co-Chair

Hey everyone! My name is Shayaan Bin-Kamran, and I am a third-year student from Schaumburg, Illinois. I am a Health Sciences major with a concentration in Bioscience. Some of my hobbies include watching/playing basketball, traveling (fun fact: I have traveled to 20 countries!), and watching Netflix. I look forward to this school year because I am excited to plan and host events (whether it be virtually or in-person) that show prospective students what the DPU Honors Program is all about.

Email me: sbinkamr@depaul.edu

Emily Hamilton, Ambassador Co-Chair

Hi everyone! My name is Emily Hamilton (she/her) and I am a senior here at DePaul studying anthropology and art. I am beginning the Sustainable Urban Development program through the 3+2 graduate program this fall! I am the Honors Program co-ambassador, helping to show prospective DePaul students what the honors program is all about! My favorite thing about being in the honors program has been the opportunity to meet like-minded students! In my free time, I love to crochet, practice my guitar, and bake! 

Joana Diaz, Service Committee Co-Chair

Hello!! I am from Joliet, IL, and am a junior studying a major in Biochemistry with minors in Spanish and Math. Some of my hobbies include running, reading, and going on hikes with my dog.  I am so excited for the upcoming year, as we will be taking part in many fun service activities and hopefully be able to form a community through service. Can’t wait to meet all of you soon and hope you will be inspired to get involved at DePaul and in the community. 

Email me: jdiaz113@depaul.edu

Gabriella Hoover, Service Committee Co-Chair

Hey y’all! My name is Gabriella Hoover and I am one of the co-chairs of the Service Committee this year. I’m a senior at DePaul majoring in Computer Science with plans to get a Master’s in Artificial Intelligence once I graduate. In my free time I love to bake, jam out to some ABBA, and go on walks along the lakefront trail. I’m looking forward to planning some fun and meaningful service events for our Honors Program community. 

Razeen Moffat, Academic Representative

Hello! My name is Razeen Moffat and I am one of the academic representatives for HSG. I am currently a junior majoring in Health Sciences on a pre-med track through the Pathways honors program. I am from Schaumburg IL, a suburb of Chicago. Outside of school I love to spend time with friends and family, play and watch sports, work with cars and travel. As an academic rep, I intend to create an environment where students can come together and discuss their struggles, seek help, and share how their classes have been going. The student government works side-by-side with the student body and the administration to ensure student experiences throughout the year are successful. I intend to help preserve the standard of an Honors education by voicing the concerns of the student body. I look forward to meeting you all in person! Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Email me: rmoffat@depaul.edu 

Alexia Suarez, Academic Representative

My name is Alexia Suarez and I am this year’s academic representative. I am majoring in Management with a concentration in Human Resources and minoring in Spanish Translation. I currently work as a peer mentor for a program called Future Forward. I am very excited to be a part of Honors Student Government this year.

Liz Bazzoli, Communications Director

Hi, there! My name is Liz Bazzoli. I’m currently a junior at DePaul’s Theatre School majoring in Dramaturgy and Criticism with a double major in Cinema and Media Studies. I’m the Communications Director, so I run the HSG social media (@hsgdpu, by the way) and help write this blog! One of my favorite things to do out of school is to go to the Art Institute. I look forward to seeing even more people at our events this year!

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