CHIEF OF STAFF
CAS ’23/BUSM ’26
What’s up BU! My name is Neha Shabeer (she/her), and I’m a junior in the Accelerated Seven-Year Medical Program with a minor in Public Health. I grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts so I’m a true Northeasterner who drinks iced coffee all year round! I am very passionate about mental health awareness, Olivia Rodrigo’s music, 305 Fitness, and finding the best vegan pizza in Boston!
When I started college, I never saw myself joining Student Government, but I was so inspired by the work and impact of the previous executive team (OneBU) that I wanted to be part of the movement too! I want every Terrier to feel heard and represented by Student Government because it is truly an organization FOR STUDENTS. It’s really important to me that fellow students always feel welcome and comfortable approaching me and the rest of the team with their ideas, questions, and concerns. This year, I’m especially excited to work on the “Uniting Health” aspect of our platform!
Outside of StuGov, I’m the Chief Medical Officer of Hearts for the Homeless (H4H) and Co-Director of TIME (Tackling Inequalities in Medical Education) within my academic program. I am also an active member of BU CHAARG (I am the former 2020-21 VP Membership), sister in Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and CAS Dean’s Host! I’m excited to work with the rest of the BUnited team to improve our BU community!
CHIEF OF STAFF
Hi everyone! My name is Navya and I am a sophomore majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and minoring in human physiology on the premed track. I am from Newmarket, NH, which is about an hour away from Boston!
I have been a part of student government for as long as I can remember, and it is something that I love and am very passionate about. Last year, I was part of CAS student government as a member of Advocacy and I also was a CAS Senator for the Undergraduate Student Government. My goal as a member of StuGov is to make BU a more inclusive and engaging environment where people feel comfortable, safe, and passionate to speak up and create positive change. I also want to make myself available to my peers and make sure they can approach me with anything they would like to talk about.
Outside of StuGov, some of my favorite hobbies include cooking, spending time outdoors, reading, and being active. I love going out, but I can also always go for a chill night in. I also love listening to music, especially R&B, pop, and rap. Some other organizations I am a part of are ASBMB (where I am the PR/ Outreach Coordinator), premedical society, Helping Hearts BU, India Club, Hindu Students Council, and CAS Academic Ambassadors. I am also a Licensed Nursing Assistant and a new research intern for a cardiac clinical trial at BUSM!
I am really looking forward to working with some amazing people to unite the BU community and amplify the voices of the student body to create a positive lasting impact that makes people proud to be a part of BU!
The Chief of Staff works closely with the Student Body President and the Executive Vice-President to assist in fulfilling the E-Board’s vision for the current term of Student Government. As the E-Board and Cabinet execute their initiatives and events there will often be the need to complete unforeseen tasks as logistical complexities arise. The Chief of Staff is not charged with a specific set of duties in the way that Cabinet Directors are; rather, they are given enough independence to work on a diverse array of impromptu tasks on behalf of the E-Board. In this way, they are ideally suited to serve as versatile aides to the Student Body President.