GWupstart Commissioners


Faith Arthur

Faith Arthur

Class of 2022

Human Services & Social Justice in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences with minors in Africana Studies and STEM Teaching, certificate in Civic Leadership

Hometown: New York City, NY

"Being on the commissioner team means supporting turning innovative ideas into real life projects."


Natasha Patel 

Class of 2022

International Affairs in Elliott School of International Affairs

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

"Being a part of the commissioner team means supporting my peers."


Eptisam Kassim


Class of 2021

Sociology & Computer Science in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Hometown: Cambridge, MA

"Being part of the commissioner team means that I get a chance to contribute to innovative projects that will hopefully help several people and in a way, is the first step I get to make in ultimately creating a better future."


Sadhana Matheswaran

Class 2024

Public Health, Milken Institute of Public Health

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

"Being a part of the GW Commissioner team means having an opportunity to work with and learn from a diverse set of innovative students"



Rubin Roy

Class of 2023

Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Hometown: Danville, CA

"Being part of the commissioner team means getting to play a role in the vibrant ecosystem of social entrepreneurs, changemakers, and activists at GW."


Suraj Kandoth

Class of 2022

Neuroscience at the Colombian College of Arts and Science, with a minor in film studies

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

"I get to approve projects that are designed to help the DC area for years."

Check out our commissioners from previous years!