Club Officers

To contact us with any questions or concerns, you can email us at our personal Vassar email addresses or at our official email account, runvassar@gmail.com.

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Fall 2015

President: Ronald Yu ’16

Hi, I’m a senior biochemistry major.  I’m from Princeton Junction, New Jersey, where I ran XC and track throughout high school.  Being on a team of committed runners has taught me to embrace difficulties and to challenge myself.  I enjoy being part of runvassar because it is a supportive environment for all runners, whether one is training to compete, to stay in shape, or just for the love of running.  In my opinion, running is not about how fast you are compared to others, but about reaching your own goals.  Hope to see you at the runs!

President: Charles Bando-Hess ’16

I’m a senior majoring in biochemistry. I live in Vermont, where I attend to my cats’ fancies and make maple syrup. I began running for the sake of running in sixth grade after my little brother began training and I found myself eating his dust, making it necessary for me to train too to restore the natural order. All right, so maybe it wasn’t for the sake of running. I went on to join the cross-country team. After my last season, they gave me a smiley-face balloon because I always looked happy running while other people cursed under their breath, especially in dry-land training for nordic skiing, where people hadn’t actually signed up specifically to run. I’ve heard people say that 90% of running is mental, believing that you are fast, but I believe that running should be a visceral experience where you simply find the rhythm that feels right. Come to the running club and find that visceral rhythm within you.

Vice President: Robin Piatt-Stegman ’17

Hey! I’m a junior and a possible film, studio art or art history major (Who knows at this point, but odds are it’s going to be something arty). I was a track and cross country runner all through high school and it was strange not being on a team when I came college. But Runvassar has definitely been filling the void left by track. I definitely feel like I’ve found an awesome community of running people here! Hmm…what else should I say about myself. Well, I’m from Boston. Things I do other than running include horseback riding, snowboarding, and anything else that let’s me be outside! And I second Natalie’s opinion about Joffrey Baratheon.

Treasurer: Lisa Je ’18

Hello everyone, my name is Lisa Je and I enjoy many things in life, especially running. I am a sophomore chemistry concentration and a very relaxed runner in the early hours so you’ll often see me leaving Strong in the mornings. You’ll only see me running at night/late day when I have too much energy to spare. Above all, I like to run to push my limits, but I love running because learning new things from people, whether it be about running or life in general is one of the best things about running. I hope everyone gets the same, if not better experience I’ve been having with this team by joining the (not so scary) group runs and growing together to reach new limits.

Public Relations Chair: Maryam Norton ’18

Hello! I’m Maryam, and I’m a Sophomore English Major from Maine and Alaska. I like hiking/kayaking/farming/being outside. If you run with me I will probably talk about what my next meal will be (probably a bagel + coffee) or how much I love dogs. I ran cross country and track all through high school, but didn’t want the huge time commitment of running in college. I love RunVassar because I get to explore the trails around campus and look at the goats (!!!) on the farm, and running with people is always better. Join us!

Executive Board Member: Natalie DiCenzo ’16

I’m a senior neuroscience major from Pennsylvania who ran track and cross country throughout high school. I’m the one that always has her hair in a braid, and when not running I can also frequently be seen wearing gray or eating a ridiculous amount of peanut butter. If you want to be friends, just talk about how much you love breakfast food or how much you want to punch Joffrey Baratheon in the face. Anyway, running solo does have its perks, but if you’ve realized you miss how much fun it is to bond with other people that love to run as much as you do, then you should most definitely come out with us some time! I promise we’re really nice.

Executive Board Member: Audrey Keefe ’18

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

President: Ronald Yu ’16

Hi, I’m a junior biochemistry major.  I’m from Princeton Junction, New Jersey, where I ran XC and track throughout high school.  Being on a team of committed runners has taught me to embrace difficulties and to challenge myself.  I enjoy being part of runvassar because it is a supportive environment for all runners, whether one is training to compete, to stay in shape, or just for the love of running.  In my opinion, running is not about how fast you are compared to others, but about reaching your own goals.  Hope to see you at the runs!

President: Charles Bando-Hess ’16

I’m a junior majoring in biochemistry. I live in Vermont, where I attend to my cats’ fancies and make maple syrup. I began running for the sake of running in sixth grade after my little brother began training and I found myself eating his dust, making it necessary for me to train too to restore the natural order. All right, so maybe it wasn’t for the sake of running. I went on to join the cross-country team. After my last season, they gave me a smiley-face balloon because I always looked happy running while other people cursed under their breath, especially in dry-land training for nordic skiing, where people hadn’t actually signed up specifically to run. I’ve heard people say that 90% of running is mental, believing that you are fast, but I believe that running should be a visceral experience where you simply find the rhythm that feels right. Come to the running club and find that visceral rhythm within you.

Vice President: Natalie DiCenzo ’16

I’m a junior neuroscience major from Pennsylvania who ran track and cross country throughout high school. I’m the one that always has her hair in a braid, and when not running I can also frequently be seen wearing gray or eating a ridiculous amount of peanut butter. If you want to be friends, just talk about how much you love breakfast food or how much you want to punch Joffrey Baratheon in the face. Anyway, running solo does have its perks, but if you’ve realized you miss how much fun it is to bond with other people that love to run as much as you do, then you should most definitely come out with us some time! I promise we’re really nice.

Treasurer: Lony Leung ’15

Hello! My name is Lony, and I’m a senior STS major. I come from Brooklyn, NY, where I ran for Brooklyn Tech’s Cross Country and Track and Field team for three years (woo!) Initially I joined Cross Country with a friend who was far more interested than I was (there were no tryouts for our team). She ended up quitting while I stayed, because I couldn’t get over being part of such a committed and supportive group of girls with a common interest. I felt like if anything, we all knew each other and had each other’s backs and understood the struggles of being a student athlete that the other 5000 kids in our high school didn’t. Whether by necessity or compatibility my teammates became my closest group of friends in high school, but we all competed with each other, and I’d admit competition was my favorite part of running for Tech. Dedication and commitment and the discipline to keep it all up was tested in those moments when you had to still push yourself when you really didn’t feel like running against your friends or a tough-looking girl on another school team. This was the most important thing I got out of track. I don’t run competitively anymore, but I continue to run every day. I like the competitive aspect of pushing myself to the biggest goals possible, whether it is a certain time or certain fitness level. In running, and in other areas of your life, whether professional, academic, social, you don’t know for sure unless you actually do it–consistently–and put in some extra heart near the end to see where you finally get.

Public Relations Chair: Robin Piatt Stegman ’17

Hey! I’m a sophomore and a possible film, studio art or art history major (Who knows at this point, but odds are it’s going to be something arty). I was a track and cross country runner all through high school and it was strange not being on a team when I came college. But Runvassar has definitely been filling the void left by track. I definitely feel like I’ve found an awesome community of running people here! Hmm…what else should I say about myself. Well, I’m from Boston. Things I do other than running include horseback riding, snowboarding, and anything else that let’s me be outside! And I second Natalie’s opinion about Joffrey Baratheon.

Communications Chair: Ian Snyder ’17

Spring 2014

President: Leighton Suen ’14

Hi! I’m a senior majoring in English and Russian. I’m from Staten Island, NY, where I was on the track team throughout high school – although I only took it seriously after freshman year.  I grew to love running so much that I devoted my college admissions essay to the topic, and I still have many wonderful memories of being on the team.  After I matriculated to Vassar, I realized that I missed running with people.  I became President my second year here, because I believe in the mission of a “running club,” a place where anyone of any  level or ability can run with other people and not feel left out. Along with the rest of the Exec Board, we hope to make this year’s RunVassar better than ever!

President: Ronald Yu ’16

Treasurer: Charles Bando-Hess ’16

Event Coordinator: Madison Senior ’15

Hi y’all! I am a Junior majoring in Science, Technology, and Society with a minor in Mathematics. I was born and raised in the sunshine state of Florida, where I ran cross country and track all four years. I was a member of Vassar’s track and field team for two years as well. I am now a certified personal trainer and spend my free time in the gym, training clients, and running for fun. Looking forward to a great year with RunVassar!!

Vice President: Natalie DiCenzo ’16

Vice President: Robin Piatt Stegman ’17

Communications Chair: Ian Snyder ’17

Fall 2013

President: Leighton Suen ’14

Vice President: Ronald Yu ’16

Treasurer: Charles Bando-Hess ’16

Communications Chair: Madison Senior ’15

2012-2013

President: Leighton Suen ’14

Vice President: Roni Teich ’13

Treasurer: Rose Blanchard ’13

2011-2012

President: Zach Williams ’12

Vice President: Johanna Spangler ’12

Treasurer: Roni Teich ’13

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