Trinity Washington University’s Student Government Council

The Student Government Council (SGC) is comprised of individual class presidents and vice presidents, Campus Activities Association (CAA) leaders, along with Commuter Student Council (CSC) leaders.

We work within the Office of Student Affairs and have monthly meetings to plan out and organize events for the semester.

All Student Affairs activities this semester will be held virtually, including SGC meetings. Our monthly meetings are mandatory for elected officers to attend. 

Supporting members of SGC are also encouraged to join us if they would like to share their input and ideas for the semester during our meetings.

Michelle Vasquez - SGC President

Michelle Vasquez is a Senior majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Business Administration & Data Analytics. Michelle is a first-generation student that was born and raised in Washington D.C. She has been actively involved in her Trinity DC community as a former member of the Butterfly Network and current member of the Business Club. Michelle is naturally concerned about immigrant rights, social justice, and serving people. Michelle looks forward to working as SGC leader to advocate for the student body. Fun fact, Michelle plays the piano at church!

Campus Activities Association Leaders

Campus Activities Association (CAA) is responsible for developing engaging and educational programs for the general student body at Trinity Washington University. 

We work along SGC and all clubs on campus to coordinate events and encourage student involvement.

Jacqueline Portillo - CAA President

Jacqueline Portillo, Jackie for short, is majoring in Business Administration with a double minor in Economics and Data Analytics. She was born in El Salvador and came to the United States when she was ten years old. Jackie enjoys being involved in the Trinity community and is the Vice President of the Butterfly Network, Trinity’s Dreamers club. She has received multiple scholarships acknowledging her varied talents and interests both academic and social. In her free time Jackie likes to read and listen to music.

Ammi Cabrera - CAA Vice President

Ammi is a junior majoring in English and minoring in religious studies.After graduation she hopes  to attend  law school to then become an immigration lawyer. She was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. However she grew up in Gainesville, Georgia. She is also a part of the soccer team as #21. Additionally she volunteers on the weekends at the Franciscan Monastery garden. She is also in the Honors Program. She hopes to be able to get to know the Trinity community by being in CAA. Finally she enjoys watching movies, napping, and reading books on my free time.

Commuter Student Council Leaders

Andrea Chavez - CSC President

Andrea Chavez is a Junior student majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Data Analytics on the pre-dental track. Andrea is a first-generation student born in El Salvador and raised in Maryland. She has been actively involved in her Trinity DC community as a member of Ladies F.I.R.S.T. and the Butterfly Network. Andrea is a commuter herself, and plans to advocate for commuter needs to better their college experience at Trinity. Andrea also enjoys playing the flute and walking her dog, Quetzal.

Karen Ramos - CAA Vice President

Karen Ramos is a Junior majoring in Biology with a minor in psychology on the pre-med track. She is a first-generation student born in El Salvador and raised in D.C. Karen is a licensed pharmacy technician through the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.  She loves to shop, travel, meet new people, and try new foods. Karen commutes every day to Trinity and her goals as VP are to advocate and create a wholesome environment for all commuting students at Trinity

Green Class (2022) Leaders

Sofia Ocampo-Morales - Green Class President

Sofia Ocampo-Morales is a Senior double majoring in International Affairs and History, and minoring in Data Analytics. She was born in Toronto, Canada but her family is originally from Costa Rica. After graduating from Trinity, Sofia plans to attend graduate school and eventually work in Diplomacy. In her time here at Trinity, she has been a member of the tennis team, Sigma Iota Rho honors society, and campus clubs. She loves exploring new places in DC, making memories with her fellow Trinity sisters, and learning from her great professors in her international affairs program.

Gold Class (2023) Leaders

Mercy Ogutu - Gold Class President

Mercy Ogutu is a Junior majoring in Political Science and International Affairs, with a Africana Studies minor. Mercy was born in Kisumu, Kenya and raised in Atlanta, Ga. On campus, plays Tennis, serves as the Co-President of the Black Student Alliance, and is Chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In the community she volunteers with Special Olympics DC, while  advocating for immigration rights, education policies, and mental health awareness.

Ingrid Tchouamo - Gold Class Vice President

Psychology with a pre-med track at Trinity Washington University. Originally from the francophone part of Cameroon, Ingrid has moved to the Washington area 4 years ago in pursuit of her career as a psychiatrist. On-campus, Ingrid is a Tennis Student-Athlete, served two terms as the Vice President of the Class of 2023, and has organized student-led events focused on academic, professional, and leadership development.  In her spare time, Ingrid volunteer at church, and enjoys trying new restaurants.

Red Class (2024) Leaders

Adilia Sequeira - Red Class President

Adilia Sequeira  is a sophomore on the pre-nursing track as a Conway Scholar.  She loves to travel she has been to Poland, Italy, Panama, and many more beautiful countries. Adilia is planning on visiting Ghana this December with her Trinity sister. She values expanding her knowledge on different backgrounds and cultures. As a first generation college student born in Nicaragua Adilia understands how important diversity is.

Marbella Navarrete - Red Class Vice President

Marbella Navarrete is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration and double minoring in Economics and Data Analytics. Marbella is a first generation student that was born in Honduras and came to the U.S. at the age of 10. Marbella is actively involved in her Trinity Dc community as a the facilitation officer for the Business & Economics club and the secretary for the Butterfly Network club. Marbella knows how to play the drums and she sings at her church.

Blue Class (2025) Leaders

Olivia O' Connor - Blue Class President

Olivia O’Connor is a Freshman majoring in Global Affairs and English with a minor in Political Science. Olivia is from West Virginia and moved to D.C. to attend school here at Trinity. Olivia has been involved in student government since middle school and can not wait to be even more involved in college! Olivia loves to travel and experience new things and meet new people. Olivia is very much passionate about mental health awareness and equal rights/ opportunities for all. Olivia also loves to cook/bake, dance, and loves binging Netflix shows!

Blanca Morales - Blue Class Vice President

Blanca Morales is a freshman majoring in Pre-Nursing. She is a first-generation Mexican Honduran- American student who is fluent in Spanish and a native Washingtonian. Blanca is a Conway Scholarship recipient and an Honors student. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her dogs and traveling. Her goals this semester is to advocate for the Blue Class of 2025 and make sure that as a community, we can embrace and strengthen our connections together.