Our Team

The Ingal-Galbenski Administration was elected in February 2020 and will serve a one year term. Campaigning on a platform of accompanying, advocating for, and amplifying every student on campus, they hope to build a culture in Student Government that truly uplifts every student, being a force for good and truly fostering a culture of collaboration.

The Executive Cabinet was selected through a rigorous application and interview process, in which applicants were interviewed by the Executives. Department Directors come from all corners of campus and have a vast array of personal and professional experiences. Many Department Directors have been involved on campus in Hall Government, Clubs, Club Sports or Athletics, and some have been members of Student Government.

President Rachel Ingal

President Rachel Ingal

Rachel Ingal is a junior Political Science major, minoring in Business Economics and International Development Studies. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but currently lives in Badin Hall (Home of the Bullfrogs!).

Often heard singing around campus, Rachel is a proud member of Halftime A Cappella, and you can win her heart over with any karaoke duet. She is a podcast aficionado and religious listener of The Daily, and she also enjoys spending her free time watching her guilty pleasure show, The Bachelor.

At Notre Dame, Rachel has previously served in Student Government as Director of FUEL on Executive Cabinet and as a member of the Department of Diversity and Inclusion. She is currently the Vice President of Badin Hall, as well as on the Junior Class Council. Additionally, she works for the Admissions Office as a tour guide and in the Kellogg International Scholars Program. Rachel is also a Brennan Family Scholar and in the Glynn Family Honors Program.

Feel free to reach out to Rachel at ringal@nd.edu.

Vice President Sarah Galbenski

Vice President Sarah Galbenski

Sarah Galbenski is a junior majoring in Spanish and Global Affairs with a concentration in International Peace Studies. She hails from the dynamic city of Detroit, Michigan, but she spent the fall semester making Santiago, Chile her home. On campus, she lives in Walsh Hall, home of the Wild Women!

A yoga enthusiast, Sarah can often be seen practicing in Yoga Steve’s studio in Duncan. Her passions include Detroit sports teams, chai tea, and any song Lin-Manuel Miranda has ever written. 

Sarah is enthusiastic about service in local, national, and international contexts. She considers the Center for Social Concerns to be her second home on campus, having participated in several Community-Based Learning courses, Social Concerns Seminars, and the International Summer Service Learning Program. She is currently serving as the Chair of Service on Walsh’s Hall Council. Additionally, Sarah is a member of the Notre Dame Folk Choir, Kroc Institute Student Peace Conference Committee, the Kellogg International Scholars Program, and the Suzanne and Walter Scott Scholarship Program.

You can reach Sarah by emailing her at sgalbens@nd.edu.


Chief of Staff Aaron Benavides

Chief of Staff Aaron Benavides

Aaron Benavides is a junior and proud resident of Duncan Hall (the Men’s Hall of the Year). Majoring in political science with minors in Digital Marketing, Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy, and Theology, he is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. 

A lover of food, Aaron is a Boom Boom Chicken Salad enthusiast, and of course can always be found getting Southwest Salad on Thursdays. Often found tweeting, Aaron enjoys discussing the great state of Texas, listening to music, and sending Google Calendar invites.

On campus, Aaron previously served as the Director of Faith and Service and the Press Secretary and Director of Communications for Student Government. He also works at the Basilica and the Cushwa Center and is a member of the Welcome Weekend Steering Committee, Junior Class Council, and Junior Parents Weekend Committee. Additionally, Aaron is a Latino Studies Scholar and a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program.

Aaron would love to hear from you by emailing him at abenavi3@nd.edu.