Office Hours: Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Fridays, 11:15-1:15 p.m., also by appointment
Hi all! My name is Karla Leon and I am a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in Journalism and International Relations. I was born in Havana, Cuba but I was raised in the suburbs of Miami, Florida; I ventured out of the year-round tropical weather I’ve been in for most of my life and decided to experience the four seasons here at Boston. I’m a lover of bad puns, storytelling, and a proud bibliophile. Last year I served as a Senator for the College of Communication and as the Deputy Director for the Department of Communication. Besides Student Government, I have previously been involved with the International Affairs Association in BarMUN and BosMUN, The Daily Free Press, and the BU Initiative for Literacy Development as a tutor for children in Boston Public Schools. I am extremely honored to serve as the Senate Chair for this year and I can’t wait to see more amazing ideas and initiatives explored in Senate. I believe that a better Senate and Student Government can help make the BU community feel more like a home to students; thus, one of my aspirations this year is to build on the positive growth seen in Senate and Student Government last year. Throughout all the branches of Student Government, I have been surrounded by passionate people, full of drive and I hope to continue to foster that spirit of innovation in Senate. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you want to discuss, feel free to reach out to me or visit me at my office hours at any point throughout the year.