Each year, a new Resident Student Association Executive Board is elected. Each Executive Board member serves as a liaison to a Hall Council. Each member also oversees Hall Council positions that work under the scope of their position. Below you can find short bios of each of our Executive Board members, as well as their contact information and office hours.
Danielle is a second-year student majoring in Political Science and International & Area Studies, and pursuing minors in History and French. She is originally from Maryland, but grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her favorite Pitt traditions are the illumination of the Cathedral Lights when we win a game and the Lantern Ceremony for the young women at Pitt. Danielle oversees Hall Council Presidents.
Anneliese Harp, Vice President of Administration
Anneliese is a second-year Pre-Pharmacy major with a minor in Chemistry and certificates in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine and Renaissance and Medieval Studies. She is from New Castle, Pennsylvania. Her favorite Pitt Tradition is Lantern Night. Outside of RSA, Anneliese is the Sophomore RxPrep Representative, RxPrep Representative of the Coalition of Pre-Health Students, and Secretary of Pitt’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association. She is also an ambassador of Blue and Gold Society. A fun fact about Anneliese is she can twirl three fire batons! Anneliese oversees Hall Council Vice Presidents and Secretaries.
VJ Taverna, Vice President of Finance
VJ is a freshman mechanical engineering major from Montgomery County. He really like DIY projects, unicycling, and other thrill seeking endeavors. He oversees Hall Council Treasurers.
Harshitha Ramanan, Vice President of Programming
Harshitha is a second year student who plans on pursuing a career in medicine and an intended Neuroscience major. She is from Pleasanton, Ca. Her favorite Hall Council Memory was putting together the valentines event, “Tea for Two”. Her position overseas the program chairs across RSA.
Nicole is a third-year student from Ann Arbor, Michigan, double majoring in Ecology & Evolution and Economics with a minor in Applied Statistics. She is involved in the Behavioral Economics Club, as the Vice President and a member of the Research Committee, and is a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority. Her favorite RSA memory is NAMO. A fun fact about Nicole is that she once caught her laptop on fire. Nicole oversees Hall Council Advocacy Chairs and Service Chairs
Tariq Shah, Vice President of Communications
Tariq is a third-year student majoring in History and Classics. He is originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. His favorite RSA memory was attending NAMO and the Late Night Breakfast during finals week 2019. A fun fact about Tariq is that he is trilingual. Tariq oversees Hall Council Public Relations Chairs.
Anjalika Chalamgari is a second-year student majoring in History and Philosophy of Science with minors in Neuroscience and Chemistry. She is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia. Her favorite RSA memory is hosting a Pie-Your-Hall Council event with her Hall Council. A fun fact about Anjalika is that she only sneezes in even numbers! Anjalika oversees Hall Council Recognition Chairs.
Justin Carter, RSA Advisor
DaVaughn serves as the Assistant Director for Residential Engagement & Leadership in Residence Life and supervises the Advisors for the National Residence Hall Honorary and The Resident Student Association. He loves to cook, entertain, and laugh. His favorite pastime is to go to the movies with friends, and he is always up for creating new flavor combinations.
|Position||Name||Virtual Office Hours|
|President||Danielle Obisie-Orlu||Dco15@pitt.edu||Monday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
|Vice President of Administration||Anneliese Harp||Anh167@pitt.edu||Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Vice President of Finance||VJ Taverna||
|Monday: 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM, 4:20 PM – 6:20 PM
Friday: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
|Vice President of Programming||Harshitha Ramanan||Har55@pitt.edu||Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM|
|Vice President of Community Outreach||Nicole Auerbach||Nra16@pitt.edu||Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM|
|Vice President of Communications||Tariq Shah||Tas244@pitt.edu||Monday/Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
|National Communications Coordinator||Anjalika Chalamgari||Anc235@pitt.edu||Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Advisors should be contacted via e-mail to schedule individual appointments.
Our office is located in the Litchfield Towers Lounge. We do NOT share office space with the Department of Residence Life, located in 935 WPU. We can also schedule meetings outside of our office hours. To do so, please contact us directly.
For general questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.