Executive Board Biographies

President: 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!”

Service Vice President: Minnie Bi


Minnie is a member of the purple family who pledged APO in the spring semester of 2017. She is majoring in Health Science in Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Fun fact: Minnie has a running foodie list of all the places she wants to eat at in NYC!

Why Minnie loves APO: “I’ve been doing community service since high school, and i really wanted to continue giving back to the community. There’s nothing more fun than doing good with brothers who are some of your closest friends at BU!”

Service Vice President: Sakshi Shah

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Membership Vice President: 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!”

Membership Vice President: Kendall Held


Kendall is a junior and pledged during the fall semester of 2016. She is in the 4+1 program in Sargent College, studying health science and starting her MPH. In APO, she is in the Emerald family, was previously a Relay for Life Project Head (which is her favorite service), and loves fellowships that explore Boston.
Fun Fact: Kendall played guitar onstage with the band that opened for the Goo Goo Dolls! Twice!
Why Kendall Loves APO: “APO allows its members to explore Boston and give back to the community in the process, it’s an incredibly unique and personal way to get to know the city and your brothers. It has introduced me to likeminded people that I might not have met otherwise. I am grateful for the experiences and the friendships that APO has given me and how it has contributed to my growth in college.”

Fellowship 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.”

Fellowship 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.”

Pledgemaster: Brittney Marshall


Brittney is a junior in the Questrom School of Business concentrating in Marketing and Information Systems with a minor in Spanish. She pledged Spring 2017 and is a member of Purple Family. Her favorite services are the 50/50 raffles because go Boston! (Except Yankees, Yankees are better). This is her first E-board position and she is so excited!

Fun fact: She’s had her license for 3 years but still can’t drive. LOL!

Why Brittney loves APO: “APO gives me the opportunity to put myself out there and meet new and amazing people while also giving back to the community.”

Pledgemaster: Erika Pradieu


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: Rose Weinmann

Secretary: Elizabeth Smith


Elizabeth is a freshman who pledged APO in the fall semester of 2017. She is majoring in Film and Television in the College of Communication, and she is a proud member of the Black family. Her favorite service is helping with the 50/50 raffle during Celtics games and her favorite fellowship is anything that involves exploring the city!

Fun fact: Elizabeth once played the part of a nun in a play!

Why Elizabeth loves APO:  “Being a freshman, I was nervous starting college, but all the people I’ve met through APO have made the transition so much easier and more enjoyable. Everybody has been so welcoming!”

Webmaster/Historian: Nathan Levy


Nathan is a sophomore who pledged APO in the fall of 2017. He is majoring in Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences with a minor in piano performance in the College of Fine Arts. As a member of the orange family, his favorite services have involved working with Boston food banks like the Greater Boston Food Bank and Red Cross.

Fun fact: Nathan knows how to play Broccoli on the recorder.

Why Nathan loves APO: “APO allows me to explore and engage with more of Boston. I’ve gone to new places in the city that I would not have known about otherwise. I also love getting to know so many amazing people who are equally passionate about service.”

Sergeant-At-Arms: Anais Han


Anais is a sophomore who pledged APO in the fall of 2017. She is majoring in Behavior and Health and her favorite services are the 50/50 raffles because holding large quantities of money just gives her a little bit of a thrill you feel me? She’s a proud member of the purple family and her favorite fellowships are all the ones with free food.
Fun fact: She can play 4 instruments and beatbox! She’s always looking for someone to freestyle rap with her.
Why Anais loves APO: The toast song changed her life, frank reed horton is her celebrity crush, and APO let her meet amazing people and engage in meaningful service!

Public Relations Chair: Jordan Karnyski


Jordan is a senior who will be graduating with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a minor in Anthropology. She rushed APO in the spring semester of 2016 and is a proud member of the Black family! She doesn’t have a favorite service because all of them are memorable and fun, but her favorite fellowships are definitely board game-related.
Fun fact: In high school, Jordan got to participate in the same robotic surgery training program used by real surgeons! (You should not let her operate on you though)
Why Jordan loves APO: Its an organization where you’ll meet amazing, dedicated people and get opportunities to explore and connect with the Greater Boston area!