GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly is BIG's official rule- and policy-making body and is comprised of two voting representatives from each member institution. Through considering proposed resolutions, BIG's General Assembly Representatives fulfill their responsibilities to articulate policy positions that best reflect the interests of GBA students.

Pursuant to the BIG Charter and Bylaws, the General Assembly's activities are led by the BIG Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and four Committee Directors. BIG's General Assembly Representatives work in coordination with non-voting staff to execute intercollegiate programming and devise strategies for effective advocacy.

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REP. SIMON B. AMAYA PRICE, '24

Berklee College of Music Representative

  • Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

  • BIG Committees: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Simon can't wait to make a favorite BIG moment!

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REP. AEDAN BARLOK, '23

Berklee College of Music Representative

  • Hometown: Ocala, Florida

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs, Student Affairs

Aedan can't wait to make a favorite BIG moment!

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JAYNE MCGUIRE, '25

Boston College Representative

  • Hometown: Norfolk, Massachusetts

  • BIG Committees: Academic Affairs

Jayne's favorite BIG memory is: "BIG Bonding & sharing laughs with my committee members during weekly meetings!"

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PATRICK ZIMMERMANN, '25

Boston College Representative

  • Hometown: Sacramento, California

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Patrick's favorite BIG moment is: "Bonding with other BIG members in the Boston Commons!"

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REP. ALEANDER THEON, '24

Boston University Representative

  • Hometown: Vienna, VA

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Alex's favorite BIG moment: "Having BIG partner with BU Stugov for the mayoral forum"

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REP. MEGAN LAU, '23

Boston University Representative

  • Hometown: Arcadia, California

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs

Megan's favorite BIG moment: "My favorite BIG Moment was collaborating with BU Student Government to host the Boston Mayoral Student Forum last October! It represented a great opportunity for students to learn more about the issues affecting the greater Boston community. ."

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REP. LIA BERGEN, '25

Brandeis University Representative

  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington

  • BIG Committees: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Academic Affairs

Lia can't wait to make a favorite BIG moment!

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REP. PEYTON GILLESPIE, '25

Brandeis University Representative

  • Hometown: Maui, Hawaii

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs

Peyton's favorite BIG moment: "Meeting everyone in person at our Intercollegiate Roundtable and reaffirming our commitment to collaborate and support each College and University across MA!"

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PRANIT CHAND, '23

Emerson College Representative

  • Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

  • BIG Committees: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Academic Affairs

Pranit's favorite BIG moment: "Going out to the Cheesecake Factory with the Intercollegiate Affairs team."

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REP. NEIKO PITTMAN, '24

Emerson College Representative

  • Hometown: Santa Clarita, California

  • BIG Committees: N/A

Neiko's favorite BIG moment: "Dinner after intercollegiate round table."

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REP. MADELINE HOLLETT, '24

Emmanuel College Representative

  • Hometown: Charlton, Massachusetts

  • BIG Committees: ​Academic Affairs

Maddie's favorite BIG moment: "Learning about the different initiatives that other colleges have implemented."

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REP. BENJAMIN PALUK, '26

Emmanuel College Representative

  • Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts

  • BIG Committees: ​Internal Affairs, Student Affairs

Ben can't wait to make a favorite BIG memory!

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REP. THOMAS FRANKLIN, '23

Gordon College Representative

  • Hometown: Amherst, Massachusetts

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Thomas's favorite BIG moment: "Intercollegiate Roundtable Event"

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REP. OLIVIA GREGORY, '24

Gordon College Representative

  • Hometown: Windsor, Connecticut 

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Olivia can't wait to make a favorite BIG memory!

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REP. CONNOR HUEY, '25

Harvard University Representative

  • Hometown: Bremerton, Washington

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs

Connor can't wait to make a favorite BIG memory

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REP. HANNAH SHIN, '26

Harvard University Representative

  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

  • BIG Committees: Academic Affairs

Hannah's favorite BIG memory: "In-person BIG Intercollegiate Roundtable Event!!"

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REP. DU CHAU, '24

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Representative

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California

  • BIG Committees: Governmental Affairs

Du's favorite BIG moment: "I joined BIG to help even more students to voice their concerns and better utilize the resources available from the collaboration of other schools in Boston."

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REP. JIANXIANG WENG, '24

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Representative

  • Hometown: Shanghai, China

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Jianxiang's favorite BIG moment: "The Mayoral Forum"

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REP. KIMBERLY LIAO '24 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Representative

  • Hometown: Long Island, NY

  • BIG Committees: Academic Affairs

Kim's favorite BIG moment: "I greatly value the inviting and collaborative community between schools in the greater Boston that BIG fosters. I was drawn to the impactful initiatives that have come out of BIG and the ability to work with and learn from students from different universities!"

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REP. SHRUTI RAVIKUMAR, '23

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Representative

  • Hometown: San Ramon, California 

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Shruti's favorite BIG moment: "Student Affairs Meetings!"

 
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REP. CHAPIN ALF, '24

Northeastern University Representative

  • Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

  • BIG Committees: Academic Affairs, Student Affairs

Chapin's favorite BIG moment: "The Boston Mayoral debate hosted at BU was a great time! I loved being able to meet all the BIG members in-person!"

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REP. POO JA SRINIVASAN, '24

Northeastern University Representative

  • Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

  • BIG Committees: Academic Affairs

Pooja's favorite BIG moment: "Getting to see everyone in person at committee bonding :)"

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REP. ARIELLE GALINSKY, '24

Tufts University Representative

  • Hometown: Canton, Massachusetts

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Arielle's favorite BIG moment is: "The gathering in October!"

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REP. JADEN PENA, '23

Tufts University Representative

  • Hometown: Riverside, Rhode Island

  • BIG Committees: 

Jaden's favorite BIG moment: "Tufts' first meeting in BIG was a great one! We just rejoined in Fall 2022, so we're excited for our collaborations and partnerships with our student governments in the greater-Boston area!"

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 REP. PATRICK TRAN, '23

University of Massachusetts, Boston Representative

  • Hometown: Quincy, Massachusetts 

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Academic Affairs

Patricki's favorite BIG moment: "Working as part of the BIG organization - delegating and innovating public policies!"

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REP. VICTORY AZIEGBE, '26

University of Massachusetts, Boston Representative

  • Hometown: Lynn, Massachusetts

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs

Victory's favorite BIG moment: "General Assembly Meeting hosted at Umass Boston"

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REP. NEYDER FERNANDEZ, '23

University of Massachusetts, Lowell Representative

  • Hometown: Lowell, Massachusetts 

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Neyder's favorite BIG moment: "Leading GA every other week!"

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REP. GIFTY KESSIE, '23

University of Massachusetts, Lowell Representative

  • Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts 

  • BIG Committees: Student Affairs

Gifty's favorite BIG moment: "my favorite moment has been join BIG and learning more about each student and what they have to offer for their universities"

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REP. QUENTIN CONOPASK, '24

Wentworth Institute of Technology Representative

  • Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut

  • BIG Committees: 

Quentin can't wait to make a favorite BIG moment 

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REP. DANIELLE TOPALE, '24

Wentworth Institute of Technology Representative

  • Hometown: Sharon, Massachusetts 

  • BIG Committees: Internal Affairs

Danielle's favorite BIG moment: "My favorite BIG moment is when we come together because it is fascinating learning about the other colleges in BIG and being able to support each other."