RPC College Representatives serve as channels of communication between the residential colleges and RPC. They represent and communicate to the Council the ideas and opinions of their respective colleges. Additionally, college reps actively promote all RPC events to the residential colleges and Rice community as a whole.
Baker Representative: David Pichardo
David is a sophomore at Baker College, who’s planning to major in Electrical and Computer Engineering. This is his first year working at RPC as an RPC Rep for Baker, after enjoying such events as Rondelet, Esparanza, and the various, necessary study breaks that RPC has had to offer!
In his free time, you’ll catch David out in the Flag Football field, reading philosophy, or trying out new cooking recipes.
Brown Representative: Amanda Hernandez
Amanda is a sophomore at Brown College majoring in Neuroscience. She is involved as the 2018 Rice Homecoming Committee Chair and as a Brown College Night Co-Chair. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at Workshop Houston, trying new restaurants with friends, and drinking unhealthy amounts of coffee at Chaus. Her favorite RPC events are Esperanza and Beer Bike because they bring everyone on campus together to forget about the stress of school for a while and have fun.
Duncan Representative: Isabella Osuna
Isabella Osuna is a Junior from Duncan College majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. In her free time she drinks way too much caffeine but is always convinced to go on a new adventure.
Hanszen Representative: Elina Chen
Elina Chen is a sophomore from Hanszen College and the college representative of Hanszen this year. This is her second year at RPC. Previously, she was a member of the publicity department. As an architecture student, Elina loves art, photography, and museum hunting. She also works at the Digital Media Commons of Fondren Library. Ask her if you want any help on design/media edit. Her favorite RPC event is no doubt Beer Bike, the most exciting event all year round!
Jones Representative: Ishaan Rischie
Ishaan is a sophomore from Jones College (JIBA!). He is currently majoring Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as minoring in Medical Humanities, and he is also involved in cancer research at the Baylor College of Medicine. In his free time, you’ll probably see him hanging out with his friends, enjoying the amazing food options all around Houston, or making an absolute fool of himself in your local Target or HEB. His favorite RPC event is Beer Bike because no other event has the ability to unify Rice students (current and old) in our unique, quirky culture of fun. Aside from Beer Bike, he also likes Screw-Yer-Roommate since it’s such a fun way to expand your social circles and meet new people that you might never have known otherwise.
Lovett Representative: Johnny Wang
Martel Representative: Charis Tang
McMurtry Representative: Samantha Cheng
Samantha is a sophomore at McMurtry College majoring in Cognitive Sciences. She loves bullet-journaling, cooking, baking, and exploring the best restaurants across Houston. She also runs a food blog to keep up with her adventures – check her out @samxfoodie! Her favorite RPC events are the gingerbread competition, Rondelet, and Beer Bike.
Sid Richardson Representative: Carrigan Hudgins
Wiess Representative: Anilu Chavez
Anilu Chavez is a junior at Wiess studying Neuroscience and minoring in CAAM. This year will be Anilu’s second year as an RPC College Representative for Wiess. She has enjoyed becoming part of the RPC family and is very excited to serve the Wiess community by informing them of all things RPC. Anilu loves to dance and she will be one of the co-company presidents for the Rice Dance Theater this upcoming year so you will often see her at the rec. Her other favorite pass times are exploring the Houston food scene, going home to visit her parents and chihuahua, and simply having fun nights with her friends.
Will Rice Representative: Divya Jain
Divya is a freshman (Class of 2022) at Will Rice College who is planning on double majoring in Political Science and something in the biosciences. Outside of RPC, she’s on the mock trial team and Will Rice powderpuff. You can typically find her grinding in Will Rice parlor or Lilie, enjoying a London Fog at coffeehouse, or asleep in her bed. Her favorite RPC events are Esperanza because she loves elaborate event planning and Nite Bites because who doesn’t love free food?