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Student Government Association

Student Government Association (SGA) exists to encourage responsible Student Activism through Self-Governance.

As the Representative unit of the Student body, we secure and defend our right to full participation in the process of decision making which affects our education and educational environment.

All MassArt students are members of our organization – come to a meeting and make a difference. Everyone is welcome to attend to any weekly Full Council meetings; we meet on Wednesdays at 1:30pm in Kennedy 280. The Full Council is made up of one representative from every department on campus as well as one representative from every SGA recognized student organization. Full Council is led by the SGA Executive Board. 

The 2017-2018 Executive Board


President: Stephanie Houten '18 BFA SIM 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Mondays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Hello! My name is Stephanie Houten and I am the SGA President.

I grew up in the Massachusetts’ North Shore and now live in Boston. I love the beach, jamming with friends, and hammocks, especially all together!

As SGA president, I hope to be a connection between students and administration. My goal is to make sure student needs come first at MassArt, and to give students the tools they need to be heard on campus.

Vice President: Wren Quinn '19 BFA SIM/Fibers 

Preferred Pronouns: they/them

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 8:00am-9:00am
Fridays, 8:00am-9:00am

Bio: Hi, I'm Wren, I'm a Junior in Studio for Interrelated Media and Fibers and I'm super excited to be your Vice President!

I'm originally from Southeastern Mass, but I transferred to MassArt in 2016, and I love living here in Boston. I'm also working as ReStore Manager and Student Gallery Manager this year, so you'll probably see me around! Looking forward to working with all of you to throw an awesome All School Show.

Trustee: Franco Pons '18 BFA Animation

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his & they/them/theirs

Office Hours:
Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Franco Andres Pons is the 2017-2018 Student Trustee. This position is a member of the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board and is elected annually by the student body. Franco was born and raised in Norwalk, CT and came to Boston in 2014 to start their MassArt education. They are currently a senior in Animation and hope to bring more queer and non-White representation into the animation industry. Franco has several leadership roles on campus including being a Resident Assistant (RA), Student Associate for the Center of Arts and Community Partnership (CACP), and helped lead the Artists of Color Union (ACU) for over two years. They are excited to join the Board of Trustees this year and hope to make the information more transparent for all students at MassArt.

Treasurer: Kara Mackie '18 BFA Illustration

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Thursdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm

I’m Kara, and I'm thrilled to be SGA Treasurer once again!

When I'm not camped out at my studio desk, my interests include tabletop and video games, books (especially graphic novels!), and libraries. I've worked in the MassArt library going on three years, and would love to recommend you a book!

I love being part of SGA as a way to connect to the MassArt community, and one of my goals for this year is to work on bridging the gap between e-board and full council. It's really important to me that everyone feels involved and supported with their budgets, and I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about them. Come talk to me during my office hours, or shoot me an email!

Secretary: Love Aridou '18 BFA Industrial Design

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 11:00am-1:00pm

Hello! It’s Love here. I was born in Port au Prince Haiti, but have spent most of my life in Massachusetts. I am a senior in Industrial Design and love traveling especially the part where I get to plan and pack for the trip, hundred degree weather and all things spicy. MassArt is a great place where you can make anything happen if you mean it!

Media Coordinator: Jonaki Guha '18 BFA Graphic Design

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Hi all! My name is Jonaki but you can call me Jona. I’m originally from Mumbai, India but absolutely love MassArt and Boston (especially in the fall)! I’m a senior in Graphic Design and am always running around the 9th floor communication design studio in Tower. I love color, photography, hamburgers and San Fransisco and and am so excited to be Media Coordinator this year and amp up SGA’s social media presence!

SGA Advisor: Laura Flynn 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Location:
Kennedy 260

Laura Flynn serves as the Director of Transition and Leadership Programs at MassArt where she oversees the College's Orientation programs for incoming students, advises SGA and student organizations and coordinates Leadership Programming on campus.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Bridgewater State College and her Master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is originally from Pembroke but currently resides in Norwood.  She began working at MassArt in the Fall of 2011 and her favorite thing about MassArt is the creativity and incredible energy that surrounds her everyday -- each day she is amazed by the students here.


The MassArt Wiki has all the information you need concerning paperwork, the Full Council public minutes, and more, just use your Net ID to sign and look around!


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