LEADERSHIP

DENNIS WIEBOLDT, CHAIR

  • College/University: Boston College

  • Hometown: Martinsville, New Jersey

  • BIG Committees: Governmental Affairs, Rules

Dennis's favorite BIG moment: "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

  • College/University: Boston University

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California

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

Kat's favorite BIG moment: "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

  • College/University: Northeastern University

  • Hometown: Mumbai, India

  • BIG Committees: Intercollegiate Affairs, Public Relations

Rhea's favorite BIG moment: "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

  • College/University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Hometown: Dublin, California

  • BIG Committees: Governmental Affairs

Mallika's favorite BIG moment: "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

  • College/University: Northeastern University

  • Hometown: Miami, Florida and Moscow, Russia

  • BIG Committees: Intercollegiate Affairs

Kate's favorite BIG moment: "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

  • College/University: Boston University

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California

  • BIG Committees: Public Relations

Megan's favorite BIG moment: "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

  • College/University: Northeastern University

  • Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

  • BIG Committees: Intercollegiate Affairs, Rules

Chapin's favorite BIG moment: "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."