DENNIS WIEBOLDT, CHAIR

Boston College Representative

  • Hometown: Martinsville, New Jersey

  • BIG Committees: Governmental Affairs, Rules

"I think our town hall with Sen. Ed Markey and Kevin O'Connor was a great opportunity for national political figures to engage directly with the issues important to college-aged students."

KATHERINE SABIDO, VICE CHAIR

Boston University Representative

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California

  • BIG Committees: Intercollegiate Affairs, Governmental Affairs, Public Relations

"My favorite part of BIG is all the community work we're able to do because as students who mostly aren't from Boston, it's important we find ways to contribute to the city we benefit so much from."

RHEA TIPNIS, SECRETARY

Northeastern University Representative

  • Hometown: Mumbai, India

  • BIG Committees: Intercollegiate Affairs, Public Relations

"My favorite moment was the launch of the International Student Network- it was a great feeling to have spearheaded the creation of a platform that would provide international students to multiple colleges with the opportunity to connect with each other and form a supportive community."

MALLIKA PAJJURI, DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Representative

  • Hometown: Dublin, California

  • BIG Committees: Governmental Affairs

"My favorite BIG moment has to be the Governmental Affairs committee meetings on Wednesday nights. Always a treat to debate environmental policy stances right after sharing opinions on whether rice should be drained (It really shouldn't) ."

KATE KUZNETSOVA, DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE AFFAIRS

Northeastern University Representative

  • Hometown: Miami, Florida and Moscow, Russia

  • BIG Committees: Intercollegiate Affairs

"My favorite event that we have done in BIG is the mental health panel where we heard from professionals and professors. It was an informative session where students were able to learn about the effect of COVID-19 on mental health."

MEGAN LAU, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Boston University Representative

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California

  • BIG Committees: Public Relations

"I enjoyed tuning into the Newton City Council Special Election Debate because although I am not from Newton, it was a great way for me to learn about the issues affecting the community."

CHAPIN ALF, DIRECTOR OF RULES

Northeastern University Representative

  • Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

  • BIG Committees: Intercollegiate Affairs, Rules

"Being able to speak to students from Excel High School about the college experience in Boston was an amazing experience. It was great to be able to help them out and answer their questions."