Student Communications Assistant
- BA, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science (’24) and Department of Economics (’24)
Dhruv Kapadia is a junior at Boston University double majoring in Political Science and Economics and minoring in Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dhruv is from Pennington, New Jersey and before coming to Boston, spearheaded a number of feats of activism centered around racial and religious justice in his hometown.
Since arriving on campus, Dhruv has been involved in various political student organizations and activities, most notably being Student Government and the Boston University International Affairs Association. For the last two years, Dhruv has served as an Executive Staffer and an Under-Secretary General at BUIAA’s Model United Nations conferences for both collegiate and high school delegates. In Student Government, Dhruv served as a Senator representing the College of Arts and Sciences in his freshman and sophomore years, where he has fought for mental health legislation, better learning accommodations for quarantining students during the COVID-19 pandemic, and other student-centered policies. At the end of his freshman year, Dhruv was elected as the Executive Vice President of the College of Arts and Sciences Student Government, a position he held for the last year where he facilitated a mutual aid drive for the Allston-Brighton community and oversaw the organization’s advocacy work.
Last Spring, Dhruv was elected Student Body President as a member of the Fight to BU Executive Board in an election that garnered more than 4,000 voters. His Executive Board, which is entirely made up of students of color, ran on a platform centered around engagement, empowerment, and the environment. A strong believer in people-powered politics, Dhruv’s administration strives to bridge the gap between the student body, their elected representatives, and our university’s administration through student-centered advocacy and better engagement. He wants each and every one of you to know that he and the rest of the Fight to BU team is always here to help, and if you ever see him on campus, feel free to stop him and say hi!
Outside of his involvement at Boston University, Dhruv has interned in a myriad of political offices. This past summer, he worked as a Division on Civil Rights Intern in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Before that he worked as a Constituent Service Intern in his local Congresswoman’s office and a Field Intern on a State Assembly campaign. Dhruv is an aspiring civil rights lawyer, who ultimately hopes to hold public office and fight for marginalized communities across the nation.