President of the Student Government


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Yami Payano is a senior studying Mathematics and Economics with a minor in Mandarin. A first-generation Dominican American from Washington Heights, Yami has spent her time at AU advocating for marginalized students, both inside and outside of student government.

Recently, she served as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion under the AUSG President. Yami is also one of two students sitting on the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion.

Previously, she was a member of the AUSG Undergraduate Senate. In 2016, she founded the Cross Campus Organizing Network to connect students in the DMV area who advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.

Outside the classroom, Yami has received the Boren Scholarship, the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship at Princeton, and is a Gates Millenium Scholar.