Meet Our Student Government Leaders!
President Margarita Mashkina, born and raised in Russia, immerses herself in new and exciting experiences, taking great pride in her independence and responsibility. Excellent grades allowed Margarita to attend boarding school free for two years before coming to Olympic College. When asked what she enjoys most about OC, Margarita said, “the diverse community, student development resources and leadership opportunities that Olympic College offers.” Margarita is majoring in Business and plans to transfer to a four year University in New York City to earn a degree in Finance.
Gabriel Krebs, Executive Vice President, is originally from California; he moved to Poulsbo, WA in 2006. When asked what he enjoys most about OC, Krebs said he “loves the convenience of being able to stay in Kitsap County after graduating high school and the price.” Krebs is currently on a business transfer track and deciding between marketing and accounting; he plans to attend the University of Washington. Krebs enjoys a very active lifestyle and loves anything to do with sports. He is currently playing a lot of basketball.
Jonelle Lapat, Vice President of Finance, was born in Dau Pampanga, Philippines and grew up in Bremerton. When asked what she enjoys most about OC, Lapat said “the people and the many activities that OC provides.” Lapat is currently studying pre-pharmacy and plans to transfer to the University of Washington or the University of California San Francisco to complete her Pharmacy degree. Jonelle keeps active with basketball, tennis, playing the organ for her church choir and teaching kids to sing and read notes.
In Young Cho, Vice President of Student Affairs, has been living in the United States for almost a year. An International Student from South Korea, he followed his dream to come to school in America. When asked what he enjoys most about OC, Cho said, “students’ open-minded attitudes and the size of school is perfect.” Cho is studying Psychology and plans to transfer to University of Washington to complete his bachelors degree. He plans on obtaining a master’s degree; his ultimate goal is to become a professor of Psychology in a college in the U.S. Cho enjoys watching movies, cooking and is working on becoming trilingual in his free time.