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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 any 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 first meeting for Spring 2020 is February 5th. 

The 2019-2020 Executive Board


President: Kathleen Hernandez '21 BFA Communication Design 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Through SGA I hope to make change within the school focused on the benefit of the students; making sure that the needs and desires of the students are heard by faculty and staff, specifically LGBTQ, POC, and neurodiverse students. My goal is to listen to the students, and respond accordingly and effectively.

Vice President: Daniel Berube '21 BFA Communication Design 

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hi, I am Daniel Berube and I am the SGA Vice President.

I am from Colchester, Connecticut and am a freelance portrait photographer hoping to use graphic design and photography together in my future career. I am definitely a fan of the city and love all the opportunities they bring. Besides art I also love to go exploring and hope to travel to as many places as possible in the future.

Secretary: Sam Rosenberry '20 BFA Film/Video

This year I want to help make the services provided by SGA more helpful to more students, with a focus on people who might not feel as comfortable making their opinions known. I think there's a tendency to discount people who aren't as vocal about what they want from the school, and that's something I'd personally like to address.


Treasurer: Yve Holtzclaw '20 BFA Ceramics and Art History

Hi! My name is Yve Holtzclaw and I am the SGA Treasurer.

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and over the course of my life I had experienced a total of 4 inches of snow before coming to MassArt. I am pursuing a dual major in ceramics and art history, and have served as an SGA rep in each of my majors. I know that SGA does a great deal to support student initiatives and I am excited to be a part of the process.

In my free time I teach a pottery class in Brookline, work as a Studio Assistant in the Ceramics Studio at MassArt, and have an internship at Harvard Ceramics. I hope to learn more about arts administration and community education. In the future, I plan to work as an artist and studio manager.

Please feel free to contact me at or stop by my office hours.

Trustee: John Intoppa '23 (anticipated major Industrial Design)

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hello everyone, my name is John Intoppa and I am a first year here at MassArt (Class of 2023)! 

I am from Medford, Massachusetts and I am currently on the industrial design path. I grew up playing baseball and rowing, but I have always had a love for the arts through theater and woodworking. 

I have political and student governement experience serving as a candidate for the Medford School Committee and as the Senior Class President at Medford High School in 2019. I aim to use this experience to voice the concerns of students and represent their viewpoints on the Board of Trustees, and make the best possible decisions for the College and its community. 

Please feel free to reach out to me via email or office hours when they are posted (or hey, in between classes if you see me)! I rely on feedback from the students in order to gain the perspective needed for this position, so please dont hesitate!


Media Coordinator: TBD



SGA Advisor: Laura Flynn 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Location:
Kennedy 260

Laura Flynn serves as the Senior Director of Student Engagements 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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