Student Senate

The Hereford Student Senate (HSS)  is a body of student representatives that serves the Hereford Community. Consisting of two consuls, an executive board, and senators from each building, the Senate oversees the disbursement of the $25,000 budget consisting of student activities funds for enrichment programs, community-building activities, and improvements at the college. The Senate is the primary voice of Hereford students within the residential college as well as the larger University, helping to shape the direction of Hereford. The Senate also serves as a liaison between Hereford and the other residential colleges at U.Va. to plan joint activities. 

The Senate meets every Monday at 9pm in the Hereford Hub. Meetings are open to the Hereford community and all Herefordians are encouraged to attend. If you have an idea or know of a need around Hereford, please attend a meeting! Elections to HSS occur at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semester and at the conclusion of the academic year.

If you have an idea and would like to bring it to the Hereford Student Senate, please feel free to get in touch with the appropriate committee chair. Descriptions of each committee can be found in the lefthand menu. If you are not sure which committee chair to approach, just contact the HSS consuls, Momo Ihsan ( or Winston Liu ( 


Executive Board

Abby Taft

Major: Biology and minor in Astronomy

Hello, everyone! My name is Abby Taft and I am a fourth year studying biology and astronomy. I enjoy writing, reading, hiking, and horseback riding, and I love my job as a caretaker to children with special needs. I hope to learn as much as possible while here at UVa and to apply that knowledge to occupational therapy school in a few years!

Emily Buckley
Publicity Chair

Major: Biomedical Engineering and minor in Computer Science

I'm Emily, a second-year studying Biomedical Engineering. In my free time, I play flute, saxophone, and guitar. I also love hiking and going out with friends. I can't wait to meet all of our new residents!

Esther Xu
Retainment & Recruitment

Major: TBA

Hi everyone! My name is Esther Xu, and I am an incoming second year hoping to study public health and anthropology on the pre-med track. My hobbies include figure skating and playing the clarinet, and in my free time, I like to read, listen to music, and hang out with friends! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Joey Henderson

Major: Computer Science

Hi my name is Joey Henderson and I am a second year majoring in Computer Science. When I’m not being killed by E School requirements I play for the UVA Club Rugby Team and also enjoy drawing, writing, movies, and spending time with friends. Feel free to say hi if you see me in public, I don’t bite.

Trevor Bailey

My name is Trevor Bailey. I’m a second year from Chesapeake, VA—but originally Chicago. I’ve raised chickens (as pets) for the last five years, so I’m a weird mashup of city and country. I’m majoring in English and German with a Philosophy minor. I’m planning on law school after undergrad, but we’ll see. I absolutely adore Hereford, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to make it even better.

Winston Liu

Major: Computer Science (BS) and minor in Spanish

Hi there!  I’m Winston, and I’m a third year engineer majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Spanish.  I love volunteering, helping others, and the great outdoors. In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, piano, video and board games, making new friends, and all things Hereford!  I can’t wait to get to know everyone - please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything!