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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 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: Hazel Afamefuna '21 BFA Architectural Design

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi, my name is Hazel and I am your Student Trustee. I am originally from Nigeria, but I currently live in Attleboro, Massachusetts. I love to paint, cook delicious food, and hang out with friends and family.

My interests in serving as SGA Trustee stems from my desire to positively impact and influence the lives of Mass Art students. As the SGA Trustee, I will use my voice and my actions to help the Mass Art community stay informed and involved in decisions that affects all of us.

Additionally, as a representative of the diverse interests and voices within this College, I want all students to be given the resources they need to properly immerse themselves within the MassArt community. MassArt is the home I found myself in, and through the position of the SGA Trustee, I hope to be a steadfast voice for every individual at MassArt.

Media Coordinator: Sarelle Veitch '21 BFA Photography

Pronouns: she/her/hers

My name is Sarelle Veitch, I am your Student Government Association Media Coordinator.

I am a junior in the photography department, with additional experience with graphic design and other mediums. I also work at the Info Desk in Kennedy two days a week. I am a huge family person and am a beach person as well as a city person. My hometown of Fairhaven, MA is an hour south on the coast of MA, so I like to occasionally go home on the weekends and visit my family. Relationships with people and communication is very big for me. 

This year as Media Coordinator I am looking forward to connecting the student body with SGA, administration, faculty, and staff more. My goal is to be a mediator and communicator between everyone on campus to create an informed and excited environment for everyone to thrive and be educated on the happenings in MassArt. I hope to see our community grow and expand in many ways during the 2019-20 academic year!

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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