UMN Libraries Student Advisory Board

Learn more about the UMN Libraries Student Advisory Board!

What is the UMN Libraries Student Advisory Board?

The new University of Minnesota Libraries Student Advisory Board is the undergraduate student leadership team of the UMN Libraries. Board members represent the student body and share feedback on library spaces, collections, and services. Board members also work with librarians and library staff on student engagement and outreach projects. For more information please contact Richmond Kinney at

2021-2022 Cohort

Hello, my name is Diana and I am a senior this year majoring with a B.S. in Geography(GIS) and a minor in Leadership too.

I'm an avid book enthusiast and like reading different genres of books and my hope is to make the UMN Libraries more accessible and inclusive to all students, despite language and cultural differences. I am a proud first-generation hispanic woman who is bilingual in both Spanish and English. Besides literature, I also like knitting, skateboarding, and baking as well!


I'm Rachel Runzheimer, and I'm a sophomore studying Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering with an emphasis in Ecological and Environmental Engineering, as well as minoring in Spanish Studies. I enjoy reading, swimming, gardening, spending time with friends and family, biking, knitting, and cross country skiing.

My name is Darby and I'm an incoming junior majoring in statistics and history! I spend much of my time working at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine and at the Visit Office giving tours for the U. In my free time I quilt, hike, and go to the theater. The most interesting thing I did this past summer was spend a month in the woods working at a French immersion summer camp.

My name is Enyonam Donkor. I am a second-year student majoring in psychology and minoring in childhood development. In my free time, I like to read, skateboard, and go on nature walks. I am excited to get involved in the student advisory board because I want to create events to get new and returning students to come to the library more.

Jakob: Currently a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business Law. Hails from Montevideo, MN. Enjoys keeping up with NBA basketball and collecting sneakers in his free time.

My name is Jane, and I am currently a junior studying Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering.  Outside of school, my hobbies include skiing, hiking, and reading! My favorite book is definitely A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.  Although it's short and has pictures, you should definitely give it a read! I am also super passionate about environmentalism and hope to one day work in a job that allows me to help reverse the effects of climate change hands-on.  I am very excited to be a voice on the Libraries Student Advisory Board this school year and work with other students and faculty to make a positive impact!


Hi everyone this is Ky Nguyen. I am currently a senior majoring in Developmental Psychology. I am also a Global Gopher Leader of the ISSS team. If I am not working/studying, I would spend time watching Youtube videos of new dishes from different countries and learning how to cook/bake those dishes. My favorite dish to bake is apple crisp and my favorite dish to cook is Vietnamese egg roll and Korean kimchi soup. I’ve always been a passionate cook, avid traveler, piano player, and singer. One of my favorite things to do at the U is playing piano in Coffman in my free time or playing guitar and singing with friends when we gather together.

                            My name is Srihita Raju and I am a second-year student in Carlson. I am passionate about everything related to reading and writing, and hope to one day have a job where I can share that passion with others in the community. I'm so excited to be a part of this board where we'll be able to find new and exciting ways to connect Gophers to our libraries!


                            Hi, my name is Xiaolong Chen. I come from China and I am a sophomore at Carlson School. I love travelling and playing table tennis. I am excited to work at University Libraries Student Advisory Board and serve students. If you have any questions or want to learn more about me, feel free to reach out to me!

                            Natalie: Hello! I am a senior majoring in computer science. I’m heavily involved in campus research as a research assistant in the Provenzano, Odde, and Wood labs as well as a Peer Research Consultant for the University Libraries. In my spare time I enjoy baking and sewing with my student group, Days for Girls.

Last Updated: Jun 3, 2022 1:30 PM