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.
What do we do?
- Represent and advocate for the causes and interests of the student body.
- Function as a channel of communication between students and the SPH faculty and administration.
- Coordinate and organize school wide activities.
Want to get involved?
Student Senate Seeking Executive Board Members, 2019 Student Senate Executive Board Application. Email completed application to email@example.com.
Student Senate General Board Meetings
Click on a meeting date
for the links to Student Senate General board meeting materials. Archived Meeting Materials
Spring General Board Meetings
Tuesday, January 29 5-6pm L-212
Monday, February 25 5-6pm L-212
Monday, March 25 5-6pm L-212
Monday, April 29 5-6pm L-212
Please contact Phsenate@bu.edu with any questions!
BUSPH Student Feedback Form
Below is the link to the Student Senate Feedback Form. Comments that are submitted are completely anonymous. Your email address will NOT be included in your submission. The BUSPH Student Senate will do their best to get your questions and concerns addressed.
Student Feedback Form
Student Senate 2018-2019 Executive Board:
Thien Tran, President
Thien is a first-year MPH student pursuing his certificate in Healthcare Management. Thien has a strong passion for improving patient access to healthcare and hopes to pursue a career in hospital administration. Before coming to BUSPH, Thien has worked and was an intern at various organizations such as the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Veggielution Community Farm, and TEDxUCDavis. Thien is very excited for his opportunity to advocate for students. Say hi, if you see him on campus
Grace Jimenez, Vice President
Grace, Vice President
Grace is a first-year MPH candidate pursuing certificates in Health Policy & Law and Human Rights & Social Justice. Her interests are centered around advocating for access to quality care for marginalized populations and she plans to attend law school after completing her MPH. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors degree in English, she worked in Boulder, CO and Washington D.C. doing social justice advocacy and community outreach. She loves hiking and traveling, listening to podcasts, cooking, and teaching yoga. Committed to enhancing the student experience at BUSPH, Grace is always eager to get to know more students. Be sure to say hi if you see her on campus!
Edward (Eddie) Lai
Edward (Eddie) is a second-year MPH candidate pursuing certificates in Healthcare Management and Pharmaceutical Development, Delivery, and Access. He graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia and prior to coming to Boston, he previously worked at Penn Medicine and served with AmeriCorps in a West Philadelphia high school. He did his practicum at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and a fall internship at Cambridge Health Alliance. He wants to combine his skills, passion for healthcare, and clinical education background to influence the healthcare field. Upon graduation, he will be joining Emory Healthcare in Atlanta as an Administrative Fellow. Eddie is continuously looking for ways to make the most out of everything that Boston University School of Public Health has to offer, so if you see him around, say hello!
Cindrel Jagadeesan, Secretary
Cindrel is a second-year MPH candidate from India pursuing a certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She graduated from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in India with a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). Working in the hospital as a doctor made her realize the various gaps and issues present in the health care sector. She is hoping to gain more knowledge in the public health field and looks forward to applying it in the health care setting as she plans to continue with her residency further. Traveling, exploring new food, meeting new people and networking are the things she always look forward to. Feel free to reach out by mail or Facebook anytime and she would be happy to help.
, Internal Community Relations Chair
Folake, Internal Community Relations Chair
Folake is a first-year MPH candidate pursuing a certificate in epidemiology & biostatistics and maternal and child health. Her public health interest is a deep commitment to decreasing infant and maternal mortality in the disadvantaged community by promoting justice and health equality. She graduated from University of Houston-Victoria with a double major in Biology and Psychology, Bachelor’s of Science. During undergrad, Folake worked as a Biology tutor which helped hone her communication skills and was president of African Student Association. Presently, as founder of the feminist guide, she spends her time writing and podcasting about different issues that affect women while creating the next wave of African feminists. For fun, she spends her time traveling, reading and blogging about fashion and new places. Feel free to reach out by mail or Facebook anytime and she would be happy to help. She loves making new friends, so be sure to say hi if you see her on campus.
Aarohi Rede, External Community Relations Chair
Aarohi, External Community Relations Chair
Aarohi is a second year MPH student pursuing Epidemiology & Biostatistics as her functional certificate and Pharmaceuticals as her context certificate. She is a licensed dentist from India and graduated from Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai, India with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery. She represents BUSPH as the Student Ambassador and is also the Chair of Pharmaceuticals Program Leadership Council. Passionate about applying analytics to develop innovative solutions to public health concerns with a special interest in chronic diseases and hopes to work in a combined pharmaceutical sector and public health setting. Through her role as an External Community Relations Chair, she aims to collaborate with external stakeholders and foster a healthy network between them and the Student Senate. She is the point of contact for outside organizations seeking to connect with the student senate and represents Student Senate at external events. She loves meeting new people, is a foodie and loves traveling. Feel free to contact her via email or Facebook to say hi or if you would like to connect with the Student Senate.
Morgan Simko, Faculty Senate Liaison
Morgan, Faculty Senate Liaison
Certificate: Health Policy and Law
A Connecticut native, Morgan attended Stonehill College for undergrad, where she double majored in Communication and Diversity & Social Justice. She has since moved to Dorchester and works at BU School of Medicine full time while getting her MPH part time. Running long distance, traveling, volunteering with Indivisible, and listening to podcasts at a 1.5x speed are her most enjoyed activities. Follow her on Twitter @MorganSimko.
Kimberley (Kim) Hutter, First Year Student Representative
Kim, First Year Student Representative
Kimberley is a first-year MPH student pursuing a certificate in Health Policy & Law and Human Rights & Social Justice. As an aspiring public health professional, she aims to influence structures to promote health equity for vulnerable populations, with a focus on systems of incarceration. As a part of the Student Senate, she wants to aid fellow students with their transition and help their stories shape BUSPH. Feel free to contact her with any questions.
Bhumi Patel, Second-Year Representative
Bhumi, Second-Year Representative
Bhumi is a second year MPH student with a concentration in Design and Conduct of Public Health Research and a baccalaureate degree in Biotechnology Engineering. Currently, she is a Clinical Research Assistant at Boston Medical Center. As an aspiring public health researcher, she has a strong interest in the domain of child malnutrition and mental health. Moreover, being a part of the Student Senate, she wants to help fellow students with their transition at BUSPH and serve as a voice to their concerns.
Her role as a Student Advocate:
• Point of contact for engagement with students
• Represent student concerns at faculty senate meetings
• Connect fellow students to various resources available at the school
• Responsible for the recruitment and maintenance of student presence at the Student Senate General Body meetings
• Help the Senate wherever & whenever required Feel free to contact her with any concerns!
Thaddeus Chua, Social Media Coordinator
Thaddeus, Social Media Coordinator
Thaddeus is an MPH candidate concentrating in Healthcare Management. He graduated from Boston University’s Sargent College with a bachelor’s in Human Physiology. The question he is always asking is, “how can we improve quality of care, while balancing patient, provider, and payer interests.” He is also passionate about using technology to enhance healthcare. While not thinking about public health, he can be found dancing or exploring culinary passions. If you need anything else, let me know!
Pallavi Puri, Public Relations Chair
Pallavi', Public Relations Chair
Pallavi Puri is a first-year MPH candidate pursuing certificates in Health Communication and Promotion with Health Economics. She comes with a background in Political Science and work experience in journalism and strategic health communication. She plans to use these skills in bringing about effective transitions from knowledge to behavior change and policy promotion. Before coming to Boston University, she worked for 5 years in a global public health organization in the areas of tobacco control, road safety, and environmental health. As a BUSPH student, she is keen on contributing to the progress of the school and student’ experience, hence along with being a student senate historian she also serves as a student representative for ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ committee.