SAR ’21

Hey everyone! My name is Vincent D’Amato, Chair of the BU Senate. I was born in Brooklyn and then moved upstate to Poughkeepsie, NY, where I discovered a love of sports, politics, technology, and hiking. Currently, I am a senior studying health science at Sargent College, and I am planning on pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare administration after I graduate.

Before becoming the Senate Chair, I served as one of the Senators, and then later as the Lead Senator, for Sargent College, representing its students and interests within student government. During this time, I also served as Chair of the SEC, Senate Election Oversight Committee, and Rules Committee. It has been a lot of work to do over these last couple of years, but I have loved every moment of it and I have learned so much. I am so excited to put everything that I have learned to good use as I lead the Senate this year.

Outside of student government, you can find me leading tours of Sargent College as one of its Deans’ Hosts, exploring the city of Boston (and its great selection of food), or rooting for our student-athletes as President of the BU Dog Pound! GO BU!

Feel free to always reach out if you have any questions or want to talk about the Senate, student government, why the NY Rangers are better than the NY Islanders, or just to say hi!



CAS ’22

Hello! My name is Shashwat Shah, Vice-Chair of the BU Senate. I was born in India, but then moved to Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!!!) where I grew up. I am a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Neuroscience and I am on the Pre-Med track. In my free time I enjoy swimming, cooking, or spending all day binge watching a show on Netflix.


Outside of Student Government, I am an E-Board member for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Host. I am also involved with research here at BU where I study stroke and post-stroke functional recovery. Off campus you can run into me walking around the city looking for a good place to eat or relaxing at the harbor.


I am extremely excited to help lead the Senate this year with Senate Chair D'Amato, and can't wait to see what the 2020-2021 Student Government achieves. Feel Free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or just to say hi!