Twenty-year-old Indian-American woman Sruthi Palaniappan has been elected as the president.
An Indian-American woman has been selected as president of the body of a powerful student of prestigious Harvard University.
Twenty-year-old Shruti Palaniappan, whose parents came to the US from Chennai in 1992, was elected as president of the Harvard University Undergraduate Council.
According to the Election Commission of the Undergraduate Council, his current partner Julia Hussa, 20, was elected as the vice president.
Palaniappan said that both of them had planned to work with the student body in the initial days to improve the communication of the Council. Shruti Palaniappan I think from the beginning, the way we communicate with the students, the structure of a better way is something we need to define tone and plan already
He told the university student newspaper Harvard Crimson, “I think we are going to work on this before landing on the ground even before we leave for the break.”
Palaniappan was the youngest representative in the Democratic National Convention in July 2016 in Philadelphia.
According to the report, Palaniappan and Hussa earned nearly 41.5 percent of the votes against their nearest rival, Nadine M Khuri and Ararn Agrawal, who got 26.6 percent of the votes.
He participated in the campaign to create a “Harvard home” slogan.
Both the long-time members of the Undergraduate Council are determined to take office from outgoing President Catherine L. Zhang and Vice President Nicolas de Boucher.
Palaniappan is currently headed by the Education Committee of the Council.