Tisch Undergraduate Student Council

Hello from TUSC!

The Tisch Undergraduate Student Council, or TUSC, respresents Tisch students to the administration, faculty, and NYU's Student Government Assembly (SGA). TUSC is comprised of an Executive Board of elected officers, appointed New Student Representatives, and an appointed Auxiliary Committee. 

TUSC approves, oversees, and allocates funding to official Tisch clubs. TUSC programming includes Relaxation Days, the T48 Film Festival, Town Halls, community and charity events, and social events such as speed dating and pizza parties, as well as representing Tisch at the All-University Games and Orientation. TUSC also administers an annual grant funding program.

As a student advocacy group, we want to hear from you! Reach out to TUSC at email address!

2020 - 2021 TUSC Board

Bobbie Boettinger, President

Bobbie is a senior majoring in Performance Studies with a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology.  She is a New Jersey native who loves her bagels and pizza.  Last year she served as the Alternate Senator for TUSC.  Outside of TUSC, she is involved with the Diversity Arts Festival.  You can always find her working on her music and singing constantly.  She is excited to serve you as this year's TUSC President!

Danielle Gould, Vice President

Danielle is honored to serve as the vice president of TUSC. She is a sophomore majoring in Film & Television with expected minors in Producing and Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. Originally from Southern California, she is a self-identified valley girl. Outside of TUSC, she is involved in Delta Kappa Alpha and the leadership initiative. In her free time you can find her reading anything by Agatha Christie, trying to play Billy Joel songs on the piano, or eating cheese pizza.

Alicia Alim Oh, Secretary

Alicia is a junior studying Drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and minoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. She had primary training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She is originally from Montville, New Jersey and is excited to be a Secretary for TUSC! Alicia is passionate for the Tisch student body’s growth in creativity and collaboration. She is also excited for the inclusive student body within Tisch that is constantly growing. She loves exploring New York City and finding new opportunities to be inspired. In her spare time, she loves to work out, go thrifting, and watch Disney movies!

Ines Bu, Treasurer

Ines is a junior double majoring in Photography & Imaging and Art History, with a minor in Web Programming and Applications. She is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and is thrilled to be serving as the Treasurer for TUSC. Outside of TUSC, she also serves on the board of the Luxury and Retail Association, and enjoys graphic design, reading Sherlock Holmes, or seeking out the best dessert spots around New York. She is looking forward to bringing positive change to the Tisch community this year!

Maya Lopez, Alternate Senator

Maya Cherie Ocean Malamba Lopez is a first year in the Clive Davis Insitute of Recorded Music. Maya enjoys writing music, playing the piano, bass guitar, and guitar, and performing in bands. Maya’s original pieces have been featured in shows at the Goodman Theatre and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Maya has also participated in the first songwriting workshop at the Lyric Opera Chicago, and programs at Interlochen Arts Camp. In addition to serving on the Tisch Student Council, Maya is also a member of the Clive Live event planning committee and The Collective music group. Outside of the arts, Maya has served as an intern for the Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY), where she focused on issues concerning the juvenile justice system in Illinois. A sample of Maya Cl’s musical works can be found on SoundCloud.

Kendi Njera King, Co-Diversity Officer

Kendi is a first year Film & Television major from Brooklyn, NY. She is thrilled to be a part of TUSC and hopes to bring about needed change while being a voice for the diverse Tisch community. In her free time, she enjoys wandering around the city, drinking too much coffee, and rereading the Harry Potter series.

Michelle Leidecker, Publicity Director

Michelle is a sophomore at the Clive Davis Institute of Recording Music as an executive entrepreneur.  In addition to TUSC, Michelle has worked with Jumpstart "Children First" and with Clive Live, an in-house concert series. In her spare time, Michelle plays the cello, constantly checks her email, and goes on lots of bubble tea runs. Michelle is very honored to serve as Publicity Director for such a wonderful organization such as TUSC. Please reach out to her with any questions, comments, or concerns relating to the Tisch community. 

Elyza Veta, Club Liaison

Elyza is currently a junior, double majoring in Film & Television and Politics. She hails from the mountainous region of Colorado where she enjoys skiing and white water rafting. Outside of TUSC, she is an passionate film editor, involved in Delta Kappa Alpha, the Bronfman Center, and a co-executive producer of "The Reel House of Vermont." Elyza is so excited to be a part of TUSC as the new club liaison!

Shiv Pai, New Student Representative

Shiv is super psyched to be serving as one of the new student representatives. He is a freshman currently studying drama at the Meisner Studio, and is intending on double majoring in political science. He is originally from Westchester, NY, and yes, he refuses to associate as being from upstate New York. Besides TUSC, Shiv enjoys finding cool places to eat, thrifting, and randomly taking the subway for no reason. He is a Nutella fanatic who also loves HBO and fighting for a fairer and more inclusive industry for all artists.