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2020-2021 Student Leaders

Organizational Studies prides itself on its community atmosphere. As part of our commitment to our community, we create opportunities for our students to advance their knowledge, apply their learning, and advance their leadership within the program. 

OS Peer Mentors: 

Two OS seniors assist incoming juniors in the development of their Pathways statement, help create social programming for the OS student body, and assist in recruiting new students to the program. 

Simran Jagirdar and Anita Michaud are the 2020-2021 OS Peer Mentors! 

Have questions about OS - Make an advising appointment here to meet with Simran or Anita

Learn more about Simran and Anita!

Simran enjoys reading and watching tv in her spare time; her favorite author is Fredrik Backman and she believes everyone should be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


Anita is a budding foodie and enjoys learning how to cook delicious vegetarian/vegan dishes to share with friends and family.

OS Event Planning Committee Leads:

This team works in the brainstorming, conceptualization, and coordination of social events to reinforce the OS community. Service projects to study nights to social events - they are your go-to for community building events throughout the year.

Reach out to the 2020-2021 leads, Natalie Cadotte and Rachel Klein, if you have any questions or ideas!

Learn more about Natalie and Rachel!

When she isn’t talking about study abroad, Natalie loves to dance (in formal ballet settings and very informal boogie settings), play board games, and watch movies that make her cry.


Rachel can't wait for Fall because she is obsessed with all things pumpkin. In her free time, Rachel can be found rewatching TV shows she's already seen about a million times.

OS Social Media Lead:

The OS Social lead actively participates in the development of and carrying out the social media strategy of OS through our Facebook and Instagram pages. They bring ideas and creative energy to the social media platforms.

2020-2021 lead is Melanie Stamelman. Let her know if you have a fun idea or would like to be featured!

Learn more about Melanie!

Mel has experience in content strategy, user experience design, and journalism. Her favorite activities are exercising, cooking, and snuggling her puppy, Willis.

OS Recruitment Coordinators:  

These OS students reach out to U-M faculty teaching OS pre-req courses, student organizations, and residential staff to organize recruitment events. As part of the OS Leadership team, you will see them at events like Festi-Fall, OS Info Night, and around the offices.

2020-2021 leads are Jean Cutter and Melanie Stamelman. Connect with them if you have interest in volunteering at an event!

Learn more about Jean and Melanie!

Jean loves walking around the Arb, it's a perfect outdoor activity during COVID times!


Mel has experience in content strategy, user experience design, and journalism. Her favorite activities are exercising, cooking, and snuggling her puppy, Willis.

OS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee:  

The DEI Committee works with the recruitment team to diversify the applicant pool, assists the event planning team to create inclusive events for the entire OS community, and helps develop a more inclusive curriculum through engagement with OS faculty.

2020-2021 leads are Lorna Brown and Maria Ulayyet. Connect with them to join ODI or attend a DEI event!

Learn more about Lorna and Maria!

Lorna loves to analyze tv shows and films and is currently reading all of the Toni Morrison books. She also loves baking and eating desserts :)


Maria loves to travel and has been to over 20 countries. A couple of her favorite destinations are Brazil and Thailand and she hopes to visit Cuba and Tanzania soon.



Check out our past OS events!

Study Night in Weiser Hall

Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Opportunity

OS & WiL Hockey Game at Yost