SPH Student Senate

Student Senate Mission Statement:

To disseminate information, support student-initiated projects, and represent the concerns of public health students to the faculty, staff and university community. Membership is comprised of all students registered within departments of the Boston University School of Public Health. Student Senate is actively involved in community projects and its members serve on a variety of advisory boards and committees at the School and University.

Student Senate Purpose:

  • To represent and advocate for the causes and interests of the student body.
  • To function as a channel of communication between students and the SPH faculty and administration.
  • To coordinate and organize schoolwide activities.

Please contact Chase Crossno at 617-638-5006 if you are interested in participating.

Student Senate Executive Board for the 2015-2016 Academic Year:

Eva Zaret

Eva Zaret, President: Eva is a second year MPH candidate concentrating in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Last year she served on the Student Senate as the Vice President.  In addition to attending BUSPH, Eva works full time at Boston Medical Center for Boston HealthNet, an integrated health care delivery system focusing on urban health.  She is always available for questions, comments, suggestions, or thoughts from fellow students and wishes everyone a great academic year!


Mirielle LevyMireille Levy, Vice President: Mireille is a second year MPH student and an Intern at the Boston Public Health Commission, where she researches market strategies for program implementation and effective strategies to increase insurance rates among Hispanic males in the city of Boston. Further, she is assisting Professor Dan Brooks in the Department of Epidemiology in his research concerning Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown Etiology in Nicaragua. Mireille graduated cum laude from the School of International Affairs at Florida International University in Miami with a B.A in International Relations emphasizing in conflict security. She has worked and lived in Peru, French Polynesia, Colombia, Vietnam, Cambodia and most recently Nicaragua.

Jasmine Mack , Finance Chair: Jasmine is an MPH candidate of 2016, concentrating in Maternal & Child Health and Biostatistics, in conjunction with being a student of the graduate certificate program in Statistical Genetics. Her specific public health interests include perinatal genetics/epidemiology as well as community advocacy and assessment . She is originally from Florida via Atlanta, Georgia. Before BUSPH, Jasmine went to Emory University for her Bachelor’s in Biology and Psychology/Linguistics. In her free time, she likes to volunteer at my neighborhood’s food pantry, have music listening marathons, practice Capoeira, rock climb, and dance Samba.

Brett ArmstrongBrett Armstrong, Communications Chair: Brett is a second-year MPH student, concentrating in epidemiology.  He is originally from Manville, Rhode Island, but now calls Boston home. He received his BS in biology from Stonehill College in 2014. At Stonehill, he was a member of the Biology/Pre-Medical Society, serving two years as the secretary and one year as president. Brett became involved in the Student Senate to more actively participate in organizing events on our campus and to give back for the great BUSPH experience he has had thus far. Aside from school, Brett is an avid tennis player and love pretty much any activity that brings him outdoors.


Andi Janota , Social Chair: Andi is Global Health Concentrator here at the BUSPH. Her most recent life history includes: spending a year in Ecuador, finishing up her undergraduate degree from SLU, working with a nonprofit in STL on community-empowerment, then picking up and moving to Boston to take on grad school and AmeriCorps…at the same time. In June, Andi became the Farmers’ Market Manager in Revere, and starting this Fall, she will be working at MGH while completing the last semester of her MPH. Andi loves yoga, local food, running, and dogs!



Laura SampsonLaura Sampson , Student Experience Representative: Laura is a first-year PhD student in epidemiology. She studied statistics undergrad at Harvard, then studied epidemiology at Columbia University and came to BUSPH with Dean Galea as a research analyst. Laura is interested in mental health after trauma, and her research includes military mental health, the aftermath of natural disasters, and health in megacities.