2018-2019 Leadership Bios
Dylan Balcom, President
Dylan is a third year Behavioral Neuroscience major with a minor in Global Health. Originally from Charlestown, New Hampshire, Dylan is the second in his family to attend Northeastern. He loves hiking, baking, iced coffee, and going to concerts. He is also interested in public health, environmentalism, and traveling. As your Student Body President, Dylan communicates directly with administrators to try and improve all aspects of student life. Have an idea for a change on campus? Feel free to email Dylan directly at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org!
Jake Grondin, Executive Vice President
Jake is a fourth year Biology major on a pre-med track. He also has minors in Physics and Mathematics. He is originally from Holden, Massachusetts, just outside of Worcester. In his time at Northeastern, he has been an active tour guide, RA, and member of the Resident Student Association. In his free time, he likes to ski, socialize, and play video-games. As Executive Vice President, Jake chairs Senate and assists the President in fulfilling his roles and responsibilities. If anyone has any ideas for projects, suggestions to better the Association, or wants to meet for any reason, please reach out at email@example.com
Jen Li, VP for Student Involvement
Jen is a fourth-year Chemical Engineering major who is pursuing the BS/MS in Engineering Management. She hails from a small town called Mahwah, NJ and loves drinking fancy tea and tending to her houseplants. During her free time, she enjoys drawing, knitting, and playing the clarinet. Jen is currently serving as the Vice President of Student Involvement, whose main role is to communicate and work with student groups on campus. She also is the Chair of Student Involvement Board, which guides tentative student organizations through the final steps of the recognition process. If you have any questions about student groups on campus or are interested in starting one, please don't hesitate to reach out! If you are interested in joining Student Involvement Board, click here. You can contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Max Willner - Giwerc, Comptroller
Max is a second-year studying politics, philosophy, and economics. He loves baseball (let’s go Mets!), plays pool every day in Curry, and enjoys rooting for the Huskies at NU sporting events. As Comptroller, Max chairs the Finance Board, which is responsible for allocating the Student Activity Fund to student groups on campus. In addition to chairing Finance Board meetings, Max holds SAF workshops, answers questions groups have about funding, and makes sure the finances for student life are sustainable in the long term. He also serves as a liaison between Student Activities Business Office (SABO), Center for Student Involvement (CSI), and SGA. Feel free to reach out to him at email@example.com.
Chris Brown, VP for Academic Affairs
I am a second-year Mathematics and Finance combined major from Farmington, Connecticut. I spent the last year representing my home college, D’Amore McKim School of Business in Senate. My committee and I deal with all things academic at Northeastern, including co-op, curriculum, advising, the library, and much more. If you find any of this interesting, please join us! But, when I am not chairing committee, I love to explore Boston, eat good food, and watch The Office or Game of Thrones. I check my email religiously so feel free to email me at Chri.firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhiYen Nguyen, VP for Student Affairs
PhiYen chairs the Student Affairs Committee and oversees the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee. She is a second-year with a combined major in Biology and Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. Outside of SGA, she loves to find new places with a great view of the skyline, run marathons, make smoothie bowls, and talk about her love for her hometown, Oklahoma City, OK. Her interests also include civic engagement and healthcare. As Vice President of Student Affairs, PhiYen focuses on working on changes that affect students’ daily lives, both on and off campus. She believes that everyone deserves a sense of community and is passionate about enacting positive changes that will outlive her time at Northeastern. PhiYen also works alongside the Student Affairs Committee, which is a group of individuals dedicated to advocating for students. Together, they work to improve the Northeastern experience by working on initiatives that pertain to student life, such as athletics, community engagement, residential life, and mental health. Some of the current projects the Student Affairs Committee is working on is increasing LGBTQIA+ awareness, lowering the cost of transportation, making a university student event calendar, NUin integration, and kicking off the 2nd annual Block pARTy to celebrate students’ artwork. If you’re interested in working on any of these initiatives, have new ideas for the Student Affairs Committee to work on, or have any concerns about student life at Northeastern, feel free to contact PhiYen at email@example.com or come by the Student Affairs Committee!
Emma Reed, VP for Student Services
Emma serves as the vice president of Student Services Committee. She is a second year Computer Science Major. When not coding or in the SGA office, Emma can be found exploring Boston, cooking 5-course meals, or hanging out at the Boston Public Library. As the vice president for student services, she is focused on anything that students use their husky card for. This includes dining, safety, laundry, Marino, and housing. She also chairs the Renewable Energy Initiatives Board, attends Food Advisory Board, organizes Campus Safety Dialogue, and does other outreach and advocacy projects. Emma’s main goal is to provide passionate students the resources and support they need to make positive strides for Northeastern. She has seen the power of student passion from little things like changes in hours at Outtakes, to major changes like trayless dining. She believes that the more voices in SGA, the better the outcomes will be. She hopes to continue a legacy of supporting students during her tenure and hopes to empower even more students. Reach out to her with project ideas or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoire Cointy, Executive Director of Communications
Victoire is a fourth-year Communication Studies major from France, with minors inInternational Affairs and Global Fashion. When she’s not in classes, you can find her scouting new food places to feature on her Instagram, blasting French songs in her kitchen or reminiscing about past travels while preparing for new ones. As SGA’s Executive Director of Communications, she oversees and handles all external-facing communication for the Association. Her responsibilities range from running SGA’s social media accounts, to managing relations with the press and the public, to planning events, and chairing the Communication and Events Committee. Looking to contact her directly to provide feedback or ask a question? You can email her at: email@example.com.
Anna Loshak, Chief of Staff
Anna is a second year Political Science major and English Minor. As the current Chief of Staff, Anna will work with the Executive Vice President in document management, recruitment and finances. Anna will also be in charge of the Senator Training and Education Program, as well as the Senator Mentorship Program. In her free time Anna enjoys reading and writing as well as seeking out new places to eat at.
Arief Bin Johan Alimin, Parliamentarian
Arief is a fourth year International Affairs and Economics major from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In SGA he serves as the Parliamentarian and is largely in charge of managing the organization’s governing documents, chairing the Operational Appeals Board, and directing the senate on parliamentary procedure. Arief is a Resident Assistant on campus and an International Affairs Peer Mentor. He is also a member of the Northeastern International Relations Council and participates in numerous conferences simulating the United Nations, NATO, and the League of Arab States. He hopes to use his position in SGA to further the productivity and educational aspect of the organization to insure that members produce meaningful outcomes and are able to use the skills derived from their experience in the organization in other academic or professional endeavours. Arief believes in the empowerment of student voices and providing platform for thought leaders on campus to make Northeastern a strong and holistic institution for all students. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casey Waskiewicz, Elections Chair
Casey is a second-year Political Science and International Affairs combined major, with a minor in Russian. As Elections Chair, Casey is responsible for overseeing the revisions of the Direct Elections Manual as well as facilitating the election during the spring semester. She also chairs the Elections Committee as a part of her role. In her free time, Casey enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with her friends. If you are interested in what Elections Committee does, you can contact her at email@example.com
Drew Roberts, Director of Information Management
Drew is a third year Economics major at Northeastern. In SGA, he serves as the Director for Information Management. His responsibilities as D.I.M. include creating and managing the SGA website, and administering and analyzing various surveys for Monthly Initiatives and Budget Priorities. During his free time, Drew enjoys watching HGTV and the Hallmark Channel. You can also sometimes find him in Marino playing pick-up basketball and embarrassing himself. He also serves as the Vice President of the Real Estate Club which explains why he watches HGTV, but not the Hallmark Channel. Feel free to reach out to him with any questions about the website, SGA or friendship inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.