Student Government Elections

SGA is the official voice of the student body. The Association encourages self-government, promotes responsibility, loyalty, and cooperation among students, faculty, and the administration. The Student Government Executive Board consists of a President, Vice President, Student Trustee and Vice Presidents of Communications, Finance, Academics,  and Culture/Inclusion.

Join Us!

We are actively recruiting for members to join our team for the 2021/2022 Academic Year. If you have interest in exploring a position with the Student Government, check out our position descriptions (you can fill out an interest form by clicking the position title), or email jrockwel@northshore.edu

Vote takes place April 19-21st, check your emails for the SGA Ballot!!

Candidates for the 2021/2022 SGA

Candidates for President

Zahriyannah Karakashian-Jones

Zahriyannah Karakashian-Jones is currently running as the Student Body President at North Shore Community College.She uses the pronouns she, her, and hers. Aside from being a student at NSCC she currently works as the Sales and Services Manager at a swim school for children and is the founder of Grassroots Brookline.Grassroots Brookline is an organization that puts together country-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives including Juneteenth events, PRIDE Marches, and Disability Awareness Walks. These events include educational opportunities to continually support the furtherance of inclusivity in education, workplaces, and communities not only in her hometown of Brookline, MA but across the nation. With professional experience , volunteering with non-profit organizations ,diversity advisory committees and as the Vice President of Culture and Inclusion at North Shore Community College, she has earned a reputation as a pillar in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion capable of bringing about and maintaining true, positive change.

 This past year has been one like no other. As a society we watched in horror as our everyday lives were halted due to the pandemic and the tragedies that followed it. Distance learning,high rates of unemployment and scarce resources has pointed out the economic and educational gaps in many of the lives of NSCC students. One of her main goals as your next president will be to assist in the reduction of personal and class expenses as it pertains to your education. In addition to this she will work hard to make sure that the wants and needs of students AND faculty are met and amplified. She doesn't only believe in speaking change but most of all making it happen. She wants you to know that as President YOU the student body will be her main priority. If you want someone with a proven work ethic, proven ability to see things through and most of all someone who enacts positive change vote Zahriyannah!

General Assembly Meetings

The Student Government Association has bi-weekly General Assembly Meetings that are open for attendance by any members of the North Shore Community College Community. The list of General Assembly Meeting dates is below, simply click the link to join at the appropriate time:

April 21st 12:00-1:00PM

May 5th 12:00-1:00PM

Current SGA

SGA President

Gabriela Garcia

Hi, My name is Gabriela (Gaby) Garcia, and I'm in my third semester at NSCC studying. I am currently studying History. In the future, I plan to specialize in European History. While studying at NSCC, I have been a part of MASSPIRG, Environmental Club and STEM Club. At NSCC I have felt welcomed and have enjoyed my student experience. 

As president, I strongly believe that every student is important to the NSCC community. I am committed to being a positive leader for you, a leader in which everyone is reflected. True democracy is possible when everyones voice is heard and taken into account. Your opinion and ideas count no matter how big or small you think they are. I want all of you to see me as someone you can trust and talk to about your concerns. The times we are living in are times of uncertainty. However, that should only give us more reasons to raise our voices and unite despite the distance that separates us. 

Gabriela Garcia

 Student Trustee

Elijah Alouidor

Hello! My name Elijah Alouidor, In my third semester at Northshore studying to Business Administration. I have had the privilege of working as a work study for student engagement which has made me engaged in activities and roles in the school. I am also currently serving as the president of the M.A.L.E.S. Club. My time at NSCC has been a great experience thus far.

I believe this is a role for an individual who has a good understanding of what the students want and need to strive in an educational institution. This is a great opportunity to put not only mine but OUR input as a student body of what we want! Let's have a great and exciting year that consists of what we need to strive and succeed. 

Vice President of Culture & Inclusion

Zahriyannah Karakashian-Jones

Zahriyannah Karakashian-Jones is the current Vice President of Culture and Inclusion at North Shore Community College. She uses the pronouns she, her, and hers. Aside from being a student at NSCC she currently works as the Front Desk Manager at a swim school for children and is the founder of Grassroots Brookline. Grassroots Brookline is an organization that puts together country-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives including Juneteenth events, PRIDE Marches, and Disability Awareness Walks. These events include educational opportunities to continually support the furtherance of inclusivity in education, workplaces, and communities not only in her hometown of Brookline, MA but across the nation. With professional experience and time volunteering with non-profit organizations and diversity advisory committees, she has earned a reputation as a pillar in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion capable of bringing about and maintaining true, positive change. She looks forward to continuing this work as the Vice President of Culture and Inclusion.

Vice President of Academics

Olalekan Adeyeri

My name is Olalekan Adeyeri, as V.P. Of Academics, I hope to utilize my personal experience along with input from you, the student body, to find and implement completely new approaches that the V.P. Academics can aid in increasing student success. I hope to do this through a myriad of approaches. First, by working with our school’s academic success counselors and encouraging increased access to academic success strategies that students may not be aware of. Secondly, promoting real-life learning opportunities that create a passion for learning, through practical applications of the same concepts we’re taught in classes. Finally, and most importantly, given these rapidly changing times, I hope to increase the connection between the student body and North Shore Community College’s academic leadership, through my experience in user research, to develop a way of more rapidly getting student feedback, which would allow for policies that really help students. 

Ultimately, my hope as V.P. Of Academics is to empower and guide students towards better outcomes. Thank you!

Olalekan Adeyeri

 

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