BSA Leadership

The executive board of Harvard's BSA is a team of dedicated students that work to foster an environment that promotes and supports black students on Harvard's campus. 

2020-2021 Executive Board

Opeoluwa Falako | President 

Ope is a junior in Eliot House concentrating in African-American Studies and Molecular and Cellular Biology. She's from Saint Louis, Missouri, and is excited to serve on Board this year. Along with fostering community amongst Black individuals at Harvard, her goal is to revamp what it means to be a member of the BSA by celebrating all elements of Blackness.

Drake Evan Johnson | Secretary 

Drake is a junior in Eliot House from California. He is concentrating in African-American Studies and Government and he is excited to foster community amongst Black individuals at

the College.

Remka Nwana Special

Events Chair

Remka is a sophomore living in Kirkland House from Northern Virginia. She is planning on concentrating in Economics, with a secondary either in Statistics or African Studies. As Special Events Chair, Remka plans to establish new events that celebrate the different identities of blackness and black culture. She hopes to also create events that work to implement and bridge cross-cultural ties on Harvard's undergraduate campus.

Seven Richmond Vice President

Seven is a junior who lives in Dunster House with his block group Young, Gifted, and Black. He is from Cleveland, Ohio, and concentrates in Economics. Seven hopes to create institutional memory for the BSA as well as coordinate new programming with social justice organizations around Boston.

Jolade Adebukun Outreach and Inclusivity Co-Chair

Jolade is a sophomore in Mather House from Phoenix, Arizona. She plans to concentrate in Chemical and Physical Biology with a secondary in Mathematical Sciences. As one of the Outreach and Inclusivity Chairs this year, she hopes to help make the Black community a safe and welcoming space for all Black-identifying students at Harvard.

Christian Malachy Porter   Programming Chair

Christian is a sophomore in Dunster House pursuing a joint concentration in History of Science and African-American Studies. BSA has provided a home for him here at Harvard since he stepped foot on campus, so he's so excited to get the chance to serve on board. He is looking forward to creating engaging, inclusive, and impactful programming for the Black community. His goals include establishing a co-moderated "Community Conversations" series, doing a teach-in on the history of slavery at Harvard, and continuing the Black Recruitment and Welcome Committee to welcome next year's class of Black students!

Eddie Richardson Treasurer

 Eddie is a junior in Eliot House from Smyrna, Georgia. He is concentrating on Applied Mathematics with a citation in Spanish. Over the last two years, BSA has been a great space for him to make lifelong friends and learn from people with such diverse experiences. He's looking forward to improving the financial health of BSA this upcoming year and is really excited to help plan and execute events that bring the community together!

Travis Harper | Outreach and Inclusivity Co-Chair

Travis is a sophomore in Dunster House concentrating in Social Studies and African-American Studies with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. He is from Atlanta, GA. He hopes to solicit feedback from the community to learn about how BSA can be the most inclusive organization on campus— ensuring everyone feels celebrated, appreciated, and, most importantly, loved within the community.

Chidera Ejikeme | Public

Service Chair

Chidera, or ChiChi, is a sophomore living in Mather House from New York. She plans on concentrating in Biomedical Engineering on the pre-medical track. Over the course of her first-year, Boston has become a second home for her. As the public service chair, she hopes to help give back to the place she loves, and engage the Black community in acts of service.

Chloe Koulefianou Political Action Chair

Chloe Koulefianou is a sophomore living in Pforzheimer House from Northern Virginia concentrating in Social Studies. As Political Action Chair, she plans on increasing political engagement in the Black community through panels, discussions, and other campaigns.

Nia Talley Development

Co-Chair

Caleb Gordon   Alumni Chair

Caleb is a sophomore from Orlando, Florida but is currently residing right outside of Los Angeles. He is super excited to be serving on board this year. He is currently undecided and will be living in Mather House. His main goal as Alumni Chair is to utilize the extensive Black Boston Alumni network to help build communities for current students outside of the Harvard bubble.

Ije Okereke Career Development Chair

Ije is a rising junior in Adams House from Tustin, CA. She is studying Neurobiology with a secondary in Global Health/Health Policy. This year Ije is looking forward to helping BSA explore underrepresented career paths and opportunities!

Demya Toogood | Development Co-Chair

Demya is a sophomore living in Pforzheimer House from Louisville, Kentucky, and will be an Economics concentrator. One of her goals as Development Chair for this year is to provide more professional development opportunities for less conventional fields, such as the arts, and to expand our focus further beyond STEM and business career paths.

Miriam Abrha Technology Chair

Originally from Atlanta, Miriam is currently a junior in Lowell House concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in Computer Science and a citation in her native language, Tigrinya. This year, she hopes to strengthen BSA’s online presence and foster the creation of a virtual Black Harvard community. She’s excited about being on board this year because she loves to contribute to and uplift our Black community!

Nia is a sophomore in Mather House from Canton, Michigan. She is concentrating in History and Literature with a secondary in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies. Nia is excited to cultivate relationships with leaders in the law and entertainment sectors to expand and diversify the career development opportunities the BSA provides its members.

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