LEADERSHIP

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CHAPIN ALF, CHAIR

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  • College/University: Northeastern University

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Chapin Alf is a third-year B.A. candidate in Computer Science and Business Administration major at Northeastern University. As Chair, Chapin leads the overall activities of the coalition and represents the BIG to local, state, and federal officials and governing organizations.

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NEYDER FERNANDEZ VICE CHAIR

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  • College/University: University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Neyder is a rising senior at UMass Lowell studying Political Science. He enjoys cooking, traveling and learning about other cultures. He is currently serving his second term as Student Body President at UMass Lowell.

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RHEA TIPNIS, DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

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  • College/University: Northeastern University

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs

Rhea is a senior at Northeastern University studying Marketing and Management with a minor in Economics. She is passionate about youth leadership, public speaking, and digital marketing. As Director of Internal Affairs, she maintains BIG's internal engagement, media channels, partnerships, and organizational procedures. 

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NICHOLAS BRENNAN, TREASURER

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  • College/University: Harvard University

  • BIG Committees:  Internal Affairs

Nick is a senior at Harvard College studying physics with a secondary in computer science. At Harvard, Nick is the Secretary General of the Harvard Undergraduate Council, serving on the Finance and Rules committees in addition to the Executive Board.

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POOJA SRINIVASAN, DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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  • College/University: Boston College

  • BIG Committees: Academic Affairs

Pooja is a second year behavioral neuroscience major! She loves to read, travel, and crochet. Outside of BIG, she is a tour guide for Northeastern, a member of Northeastern’s Student Alumni Ambassadors, and in the sorority Sigma Kappa. She is so excited to be your Director of Academic Affairs this year!

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ALEX THEON, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

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  • College/University: Boston University

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Alex is a junior at Boston University majoring in political science and minoring in psychology. He currently serves as deputy director of the City Affairs Department within Boston University’s Student Government. He is interested in comparative politics, advocacy, and public policy.

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DARA ADAMOLEKUN, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

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  • College/University: Harvard University

  • BIG Committees: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dara is a sophomore at Harvard College concentrating in social studies with a secondary in ethnicity, migration, and rights. She is also involved with the Leadership Institute at Harvard College and the Harvard International Review.