Office Hours: Mon 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hi everyone! My name is Navya and I am a junior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, minoring in human physiology, and on the premed track. I was born in Chicago and then moved to Newmarket, New Hampshire (which is about an hour north of Boston) when I was almost seven. I have been a part of BU Student Government for two years now. Freshman year, I was a CAS Senator, and last year, I was the Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President. My goal for this year is to execute the Fight to BU Platform and be a resource for my fellow peers. I hope to foster a sense of community at BU where people feel safe and encouraged to speak up and create change.
Outside of Student Government, I serve as the Vice President of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as the Secretary of the South Asian Student Association. I am also a CAS Dean's Host and a CAS Academic Ambassador. My extracurriculars also include volunteering at Boston Children's Hospital, and interning as a clinical research assistant at BUSM/ BMC in the cardiology department as well as one in a pulmonology/ computational biomedicine lab. When I am home, I also work as a licensed nursing assistant!
In my free time, I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends and family, staying active, going to concerts (especially R&B ones), and spending time outdoors. I love traveling and hope to go to all 50 states (I've been to 33 so far!). When I am in Boston, I love going to Red Sox games (I love all of the New England teams!), Seaport, Harvard square, and trying new foods in all of the districts! I am looking forward to working with the amazing people in Student Government and at BU to collaborate on events and initiatives to engage and empower the BU community. I hope we can all come together to create a better BU!
VICE-PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
Office Hours: Tues 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Hi everyone! My name is Lauren and I am originally from Maryland! I am currently in Sargent College of Health and rehabilitation studying Human Physiology. My hobbies include snacking on candy, taking naps, and going out with friends.
A fun fact about myself is that I actually can't swim or ride a bike:/ I am currently serving as recruitment chair of Beta Psi Omega, the preprofessional biology fraternity on campus and the tours operation coordinator for BU admissions ambassadors. On campus I am also a member of alpha Kappa Delta Phi, admissions student diversity board, and Sargent first year peer mentors. Off campus you will often find me volunteering at Tufts Medical Center or at any local coffee shop! My favorite place on campus would definitely be the Questrom Starbucks and off campus would be the big target in Fenway! My goals for student government this year is to collaborate with more student groups and clubs on campus to ensure everyone is involved and can voice their opinions easily.
WHAT WE DO
The Executive Board manages affairs both internally and externally for the Student Government. The Executive Board consists of the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Finance, and the Vice President of Internal Affairs.
WHO WE ARE
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STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT
Office Hours: Mon 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dhruv Kapadia is a junior at Boston University double majoring in Political Science and Economics and minoring in Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dhruv is from Pennington, New Jersey and before coming to Boston, spearheaded a number of feats of activism centered around racial and religious justice in his hometown.
Since arriving on campus, Dhruv has been involved in various political student organizations and activities, most notably being Student Government and the Boston University International Affairs Association. For the last two years, Dhruv has served as an Executive Staffer and an Under-Secretary General at BUIAA's Model United Nations conferences for both collegiate and high school delegates. In Student Government, Dhruv served as a Senator representing the College of Arts and Sciences in his freshman and sophomore years, where he has fought for mental health legislation, better learning accommodations for quarantining students during the COVID-19 pandemic, and other student-centered policies. At the end of his freshman year, Dhruv was elected as the Executive Vice President of the College of Arts and Sciences Student Government, a position he held for the last year where he facilitated a mutual aid drive for the Allston-Brighton community and oversaw the organization's advocacy work.
Last Spring, Dhruv was elected Student Body President as a member of the Fight to BU Executive Board in an election that garnered more than 4,000 voters. His Executive Board, which is entirely made up of students of color, ran on a platform centered around engagement, empowerment, and the environment. A strong believer in people-powered politics, Dhruv's administration strives to bridge the gap between the student body, their elected representatives, and our university's administration through student-centered advocacy and better engagement. He wants each and every one of you to know that he and the rest of the Fight to BU team is always here to help, and if you ever see him on campus, feel free to stop him and say hi!
Outside of his involvement at Boston University, Dhruv has interned in a myriad of political offices. This past summer, he worked as a Division on Civil Rights Intern in the New Jersey Attorney General's Office. Before that he worked as a Constituent Service Intern in his local Congresswoman's office and a Field Intern on a State Assembly campaign. Dhruv is an aspiring civil rights lawyer, who ultimately hopes to hold public office and fight for marginalized communities across the nation.
ALANIS “LANEY” BROUSSARD
Hi everyone! My name is Laney Broussard, and I’m a junior in COM ‘24 double majoring in journalism and public relations. I’m a first-generation student from Georgia, a Posse Foundation scholar, and also the VP of Internal Affairs on the Executive Board this year.
On campus, I’m an emcee/small group leader for BU Cru, the blog manager for The Women’s Network, talent on BUTV10, and a student counselor for Camp Kesem. Off campus, I’m a member of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, Girl Scout Alumna network, and the alumni network for the Veritas School of Social Sciences (formerly known as the Harvard Diversity Project).
In my role in StuGov, I’m essentially the liaison between the three branches. I help with the planning of internal events like SPLASH, training, retreats, and the end of the year celebration. In addition, I’m also the point of contact for any conflict, resignations, merchandise, or space bookings. This year, I hope to work alongside you all in making your experience in StuGov great, plan some great bonding events for us to get to know how to best serve our campus and each other, and get to serve the people/student groups that make BU all that it is.