Stephan Lally

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Stephan Lally, third year student at Ramapo College of New Jersey, is serving his second term as President of the Student Government Association (SGA). Through his work with the SGA, Stephan has advocated for the concerns of students affected by food, housing, and financial insecurity. This advocacy has led to the creation of a campus food pantry and an emergency student relief fund. Stephan also works on these issues on a statewide level, interning with New Jersey state legislators, testifying before legislative committees, and serving as a member of the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority, which works to develop funding polices to make college more accessible and affordable.

Dr. Peter Mercer
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Personal Statement

I am a third-year Political Science major with a minor in Public Policy at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and am serving in my second term as the SGA President at Ramapo. As a student leader on campus, I have been very concerned with issues of food insecurity, homelessness, and college affordability, both on campus and statewide levels, and played an integral role in the development of the campus food pantry and emergency relief fund for students. I am serving a term on the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, which runs and manages all of New Jersey's financial aid programs. I have testified recently in front of the New Jersey State Legislature to encourage the passage of the "Hunger Free Campus Act" (A4702). Additionally, I have served as a policy intern in the Joint Legislative Offices of Senator Vitale, Speaker Coughlin, and Assemblywoman Lopez in the 19th Legislative District, and as a student aide in the Ramapo College Office of Governmental Relations.

Stephan Lally
Political Science: Class of 2020
written 2019

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