Executive Board Biographies

President: Jeanine Duchaney

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Jeanine is a senior in Questrom School of Business majoring in Marketing with a minor in Communications. She pledged Fall 2015 and her favorite service is Room to Grow. She is a proud member of Orange Family, and loves striking a pose at photoshoot fellowships! She has previously served on E-board as the Fellowship Vice President during the Fall semester of 2016.

Fun fact: She cuts her hair once every two years and donates it. She has done this four times and counting!

Why Jeanine Loves APO: “APO combines the opportunity to perform service with a strong sense of community.”

Membership Vice President: Corliss Kanazawa

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Corliss is a senior who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2015. She is studying Public Health in Sargent College and her favorite service is volunteering at BUTASA Night Market, a Taiwanese cultural event. Corliss served as Service Vice President in Spring 2017. She is in the Teal family and her favorite fellowship is photoshoots!

Fun fact: Corliss has tri-citizenship!

Why Corliss loves APO: “I love being in an organization that allows me to do community service and this fraternity has allowed me to meet people who are just the same. Everyone is so driven and kind, and it really shows when we expose ourselves to different organizations around the greater Boston area.”

Membership Vice President: Julia Hacker

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Julia is a senior who pledged APO in the fall semester of 2016. She is in the Human Physiology BS/MS program, and her favorite service is Boo at the Zoo for many reasons: Dressing up in spooky outfits for a Haunted Maze; Making Halloween themed arts & crafts with adorable children; Handing out/Eating Halloween candy, completing a lot of service hours; and eating free pizza & soda for lunch? No brainer: Best. Service. Ever. As a member of the Emerald family, her favorite fellowships are Zumba and Coolidge Corner Chilling.

Fun Fact:  She learned to play violin and piano before she could walk!

Why Julia loves APO: “I love how APO Bros are open, fun, and passionate about community service. I pledged because I felt that our cardinal principles—Leadership, Friendship, and Service—exemplified things that I wanted more of during my time at BU. I love that since pledging, I have been able to develop my leadership skills, meet an insane amount of genuinely wonderful people, and get out into the Greater Boston Area to do fun and invaluable services.”

Service Vice President: Amanda Navarro

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Amanda is a senior who pledged APO in the fall semester of 2015. She is majoring in Political Science and Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. Her favorite service is Christopher’s Haven, a community of temporary apartments for families of children being treated for cancer in Boston hospitals. This is Amanda’s third semester as Service Vice President. She is in the Teal family and her favorite fellowships are anything competitive.

Fun fact: Amanda is very dedicated and will go to great lengths to find and eat plantains.

Why Amanda loves APO: “I love APO because I have found my family here at BU and I love giving back to the community.”

Service Vice President: Elaine Jonas

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Elaine is a senior who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2016. She is majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology and a minor in Psychology. As a member of the Teal family, her favorite service is American Red Cross and she loves movie night fellowships.

Fun fact: She studied abroad in France!

Why Elaine loves APO: “I love meeting new people and volunteering at different service organizations and events every semester!”

Fellowship Vice President: Samantha Holichork

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Samantha is a senior majoring in Health Sciene with a minor in Public Health. She pledged APO in the spring semester of 2016. Her favorite service is Relay for Life and she is a member of the Teal family. Her favorite fellowships include Paint Night and any others that involve arts and crafts!

Fun fact: She went bungee jumping when she studied abroad in New Zealand!

Why Sam loves APO: “I love getting to hang out with some great people while I give back to this amazing city.”

Pledgemaster: Purva Atreay

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Purva is a senior who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2016. She is majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Public Health. Her favorite service is Boo at the Zoo, because she likes scaring tiny children in the name of service! She is in the Purple family and her favorite fellowship is anything board game related!

Fun fact: She’s the first in her entire family to go to college in the USA!

Why Purva loves APO: “The people! They’re great!”

Pledgemaster: Erika Pradieu

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Erika is a senior who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2016. She is majoring in Biology with a minor in Public Health. As a member of the Purple family, her favorite service is Celtics 50/50 raffles and she loves any chance to mingle with other brothers!

Fun fact: She likes ginger ale, sweaters and solitaire, which spurs existential crises wondering if she is actually an old man.

Why Erika loves APO: “I love APO because it makes doing lots of different kinds of service easy and helped me make new friends.”

Treasurer: Liza Cahiz

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Liza is a senior who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2015. She is majoring in International Relations and her favorite service is Bunny Bonanzoo. She is in the Orange family and her favorite fellowship is Taco Tuesday!

Fun fact: She’s a huge Bachelor in Paradise fan!

Why Liza loves APO: ” There are so many opportunities to do so many different kinds of service!”

Secretary: Emma Bianculli

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Emma is a sophomore who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2017. She is majoring in Behavior and Health and her favorite services are 50/50 raffles. As a member of the Teal family, her favorite fellowships are GSU dinners!

Fun fact: Her family’s nickname for her is the “carbohydrate queen!”

Why Emma loves APO: “It’s a great way to give back to the community and meet new people!”

Webmaster/Historian: Kim Graham

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Kim is a senior who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2016. She is majoring in International Relations with concentrations in human rights and the Middle East. Her favorite service is Room to Grow, because sorting through adorable baby clothes and toys makes her heart melt. She is in the Emerald family and her favorite fellowships are anything food related or exploring Boston!

Fun fact: Her parents named her after the pink Power Ranger!

Why Kim loves APO: “APO is such a wonderful way to take part in meaningful service and give back to the community, all the while making amazing friends in the process.”

Sargeant-At-Arms: Hansika Ramchandani

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Hansika is a senior who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2015. She is majoring in History and International Relations. Her favorite service is Cradles to Crayons because not only is it a great organization, but it also allows her to bond with other brothers while giving back to the community. She is in the Emerald family and her favorite fellowship is Cards Against Humanity.

Fun fact: She speaks 4 languages!

Why Hansika loves APO: “It has given me amazing opportunities to give back to my community and meet passionate, amazing, and inspiring people!”

Public Relations Chair: Lindsay Kerr

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Lindsay is a junior who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2017. She is majoring in Communications and her favorite service is the Red Cross Food Pantry. She is in the Orange family and her favorite fellowships are trips to JP Licks!

Fun fact: Her middle name is Campbell – like the soup!

Why Lindsay loves APO: “I can give back to the community in a meaningful way as well as meet people from BU that I might not have the chance to on a regular basis.”

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