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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. 


John Intoppa (he/him), a junior in the Industrial Design department, became the SGA President after two terms as the Student Trustee, which he took on as first year student in the spring of 2020.  John has worked closely with various departments across the campus to advocate for students' issues and needs. His desire to serve students began when he was elected Medford High Complex Class President for the Class of 2019 and ran for School Committee in Medford, MA at 18, placing 8th and winning over 4,100 votes citywide and 3rd in his home precinct. Some of John's goals in his current term as President are to work closely with the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), the Student Advisory Council (SAC), the All University Committee (AUC) and to advocate for students' rights and needs as well as the usage of Open Educational Resources (OER).

Dan Miaskiewicz (he/him) is an Illustration major from the class of 2024. As a sophomore, Dan serves on both SGA as vice president and on the MAC board. Since running an online student group, Dan has developed a passion for making sure that student voices are heard and accommodated for. As vice president, Dan is excited to help assemble the All School Show and to participate in decisions across campus as a voice for the students.

Ella von Huene (she/her) is a happy and enthusiastic painting student at MassArt, a Boston native who grew up just a few blocks from campus. Her favorite thing to do is paint, but she also can be found riding her bike all over the city of Boston, making music with her friends, and engaging in public service through her position with the MassArt Student Government Association (SGA). She attended Brookline High School, where she was a member of the School Within a School program (where her interest in community and democracy first flourished) and then found herself in the beautiful Berkshires, where she studied art at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), attended Model UN conferences, was Vice President of the MCLA Political Science Club, and volunteered at Mass MoCA music events. Ella has a continued passion for both art and community betterment, and advocates to the best of her ability for the needs of all her peers, and MassArt as a whole, through her role as Student Trustee of MassArt.

Lilah Pudlo (she/her), a sophomore in Fashion Design, is from Louisville, Kentucky and is the Media Coordinator for SGA. Lilah aims to bring the MassArt community together through social media and share all the amazing opportunities and events Massart has to offer.


Questions about the requirements of being a part of the Executive Board or specific positions can be directed to

SGA Advisor: Laura Flynn 

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, the MAC Board and Volunteer Coordinators, coordinates Leadership Programming on campus and works with colleagues in the Colleges of the Fenway to plan opportunities open to students from all five campuses . 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, MA but currently resides in Norwood, MA.  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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