SENATE CHAIR
SHASHWAT SHAH
CAS ’22

Office Hours: Thurs 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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SENATE LEADERSHIP

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Hello everyone! My name is Shashwat Shah,  I am currently a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Neuroscience on the pre-med track. I was born in India, but grew up in Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!!!).

This year I am serving as the Chairman of the Boston University Senate. Outside of Student Government I serve as the President for CAS Dean's Host's and I am involved with research here at BU where I study stroke and post-stroke recovery. Last year I served as the Vice-Chair for the BU Senate. 

 

I think that it is incredibly important that the student body has an institution on campus that represents them and serves to ensure their voices and concerns are heard. I am looking forward to growing the impact of the Senate on campus this year, making sure that every student has a chance to have their voice heard, and working to improve the student-admin relationship. Most importantly I am excited to help rebuild the BU community as we return to campus after a year and a half.

 

In my free time I love to swim, watch movies, and cook. I really enjoy chatting with everyone about anything. If you ever have suggestions for things you want to see on campus or are looking to get involved with the legislative branch, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

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SENATE VICE-CHAIR
HANNA DWORKIN
CAS '24

Office Hours: Thurs 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Helllloo! My name is Hanna Dworkin and I'm from Chicago, Illinois. I am a pre-law student studying political science, philosophy, and economics here at BU. In my free time, I love to read, write, draw, and explore Boston. For work, I am the Student Director of Social Media Initiatives for Pearson, and I run my own custom art business that I founded in 2016. As Vice-Chair of the senate, I hope to facilitate a place of open discussion and productivity. I'm extremely passionate about the power of the student voice, and I hope to make every student on this campus feel heard within our government.

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SENATE CHIEF OF STAFF
DEEP PATEL
CAS '22

Hey Terriers! My name is Deep Patel and I am a senior from New York City, New York double majoring in economics and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences and Kilachand Honors College. I love spending my free time reading, discovering new music, traveling with friends, going hiking, watching movies (huge Marvel fan), and playing/watching basketball and football. A fun fact about myself is that I am currently studying abroad as an exchange student at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy for the fall semester and within my first two weeks in Italy, I met Jason Derulo while getting gelato with my friends! Here on campus, I am the BU Student Government Chief of Staff for Senate, an undergraduate research fellow for the CERES Institute for Children and Youth, a staff writer for the Boston Political Review, a Dean's Host for the College of Arts and Sciences, a member of the co-ed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, a member of the internal business and foreign service fraternity Delta Phi Epsilon, and a volunteer van driver for Student Food Rescue with the Community Service Center. Outside of campus, I am interested in law, economics, and government and have served as a summer fellow with the Mayor's Office of Policy and Planning for the City of Boston during the Kim Janey administration. I also have worked as an intern for Children of Prisoners Europe (Relais Enfants Parents), an NGO based out of Paris that works to advocate for the needs and rights of children with parents in the criminal justice system. For this upcoming year in Boston, I strive to do my part in increasing student outreach within BU Student Government to create a more substantial and continued dialogue between the student body and BU administration. Now that we are all back on campus, I also want to work with my team to plan as many enjoyable and unique events as possible so that the BU community can be more connected than ever. I am always happy to talk about any questions, suggestions, or concerns that anyone may have, especially in regards to improving life on campus and creating a student government whose primary focus is YOU, the students. If you ever want to talk about anything, student government related to not, feel free to shoot me a message! Hope you're all having an incredible semester and wishing you all the best of luck with the rest of the school year!