Leadership & Service Roles
PRESIDENT, BU Graduate Student Organization
2022-2023 and 2023-2024
Elected by the students of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to oversee the body of elected departmental representatives and advocate on behalf of student needs
Met regularly with university administration (i.e., Provost Daniel Kleinman and Dean Malika El-Jeffries) to discuss graduate student concerns.
Successfully raised student research and travel grant funding awards from $250 to $1,000 each.
Initiated annual free Linked-In Headshot and Webinar event.
Advocated for parking discounts for graduate students.
Advocated for housing affordability initiatives for graduate students.
Worked collaboratively with university administration to begin the formation of a whole-school graduate council to represent 17,000 graduate students at Boston University.
Assisted with a Nation-wide Day of Action for Reproductive Rights
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO ADMIN & COMMS, National Association of Graduate Professional Students
Assist in the planning and execution of national programming for graduate and professional students (i.e., National Convention and Legislative Action Days
Create an online repository with 40+ resource guides for topics relevant to graduate and professional students
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS ADVOCATE
Partnered with Jane Doe Inc. to raise $149k for domestic violence prevention efforts in Massachusetts
Presented "The Healthy Relationships Guide" to 2,000 students
Conducted 70+ psychoeducational groups for children living in My Sister's Place Domestic Violence Shelter
Donated 400 new and gently used toys for children living in My Sister's Place Domestic Violence Shelter
Published "Katie Kitty Wants a Hug" - a children's book on the importance of consent
Keynote speaker at Reclaim the Red at the University of Maryland
Keynote speaker at Raising Queens Table Talk by An Earthly Embrace
GRS STUDENT REP, Graduate Student Advisory Council
Represent graduate student voices, concerns, and questions in the formation of new policies within the Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
BU GSO REP, Boston Grad Federation
Meet monthly with representatives from graduate schools in Boston to advocate for graduate student affairs within the city.
AWARENESS COMMITTEE MEMBER, BU Office of Diversity Community Safety Advisory Group
Collaborate with university faculty and student leaders to assess, evaluate & improve the level of awareness of sexual misconduct in the Boston University community
Evaluate sexual misconduct policies at universities across the country and develop evidence-informed policy change recommendations to university leadership.
COMMITTEE MEMBER, BU Climate Survey Working Group
Aid in the creation of a university-wide qualitative/quantitative assessment of campus climate in collaboration with Rankin & Associates Consulting
Develop a marketing/communication plan to keep the BU community updated and engaged in survey progress.
Contribute to data analysis and oversee the distribution and utilization of results.
COMMITTEE MEMBER, BU Provosts Faculty Teaching Awards Committee
Review nominees and make recommendations to the Provost and President for the University’s highest teaching honors.