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.
2021-2022 Executive Board
Remka Nwana | President
Remka is a junior living in Kirkland House from Northern Virginia. She is pursuing a concentration in Economics with a secondary in African Studies. As President, her goal is to foster an enriching and inclusive community for Harvard's black-identifying undergraduates by celebrating all identities and elements of blackness and black culture.
Jolade Adebekun | Vice President
Jolade is a junior in Mather House from Phoenix, Arizona. She is concentrating in Chemical and Physical Biology with a secondary in Psychology. Having been on BSA board for the past two years, she's excited to plan fun and inclusive events as the Black community returns to Harvard's campus.
Caleb Gordon | Treasurer
Caleb is a junior in Mather House from Orlando, Florida but is currently residing right outside of Los Angeles. He is super excited to be serving on board this year in the position of treasurer, and previously served as the alumni and development chair. He is concentrating in Anthropology and Neuroscience joint along the premed track. Outside of BSA, Caleb also serves as co-president of Harvard Black Health Advocates, and as a project director of the We Got Us Empowerment Project, a grassroots covid education group.. His main goal as treasurer is to help facilitate BSA's finances so the org is in a financial position to ensure the return to campus is incredible for all of Black harvard.
Onyeka Agwu | Secretary
Onyeka is a sophomore living in Pforzheimer House, originally from Bronx, New York and concentrating in Neuroscience. As secretary she looks forward to creating an environment to cultivate civic engagement and ultimately community among all of Black Harvard.
Rothsaida Sylvaince | Outreach and Inclusivity Co-Chair
Rothsaida is a sophomore from Everett, MA living in Adams House. Rothsaida plans to concentrate in History and Science and Computer Science. As one of the inclusivity chairs she seeks to identify ways the BSA can serve as a welcoming space for Black students of all identities and foster a sense of community and belonging.
Chidera Ejikeme | Outreach and Inclusivity Co-Chair
ChiChi is a junior in Mather House studying History and Science and a secondary in Molecular and Cellular Biology on the pre-med track. She is from Dix Hills, NY and hopes to secure a safe space for all members of the Black community on campus.
Heavyn Lee | Special
Heavyn is a sophomore at Eliot House concentrating in Social Studies. She calls Miami, Florida home and is honored to serve as Special Events Chair this year. In addition to creating a welcoming environment, she looks forward to curating joy and visibility for Black Harvard.
Glenn Foster | Political Action Chair
Glenn Foster is from Bethesda, MD and a junior in Dudley House concentrating in Philosophy and African American Studies. In part of the assigned responsibilities of the Political Action Chair, Foster hopes to restore the essence and spirit of the Black Campus Movement of the early 70s through political engagement, cross-campus organizing, and effectively addressing the internal and external issues affecting all Black people at Harvard.
Layo Oloritun | Programming Chair
Layo (pronounced lie-yo) is a sophomore in Quincy House from upstate New York. He is pursuing a concentration in economics and a secondary in computer science. As programming chair, Layo plans to facilitate a wide range of events to connect the black Harvard community.
Taina Rico | Alumni Chair
Taina is a sophomore in Leverett house from Brockton, Massachusetts. She plans to study Neuroscience as a primary, and Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights as a secondary on the pre-med track. As the Alumni/Historian Chair, she plans to not only to capture all the special moments throughout the year, but also connect with the Black Boston Alumni network to help build and establish relationships outside of the Harvard sector.
Kareem King | Public
Kareem King is a junior in Lowell House concentrating in History and Science with a Secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. His hometown is Cleveland, Ohio. As Public Service Chair, his goal is to foster connection between Black Harvard and the local Boston community through the shared experience of service. The Black community was among those hardest-hit by the pandemic, and he believes it is our prerogative to help them rebuild.
Michael Omole | Development Co-Chair
Michael Omole is a sophomore from Pembroke Pines, Florida who currently resides in Quincy House. He concentrates in Economics with a secondary in Environmental Science and Public Policy. As Development Chair, Michael wants to connect people to powerful opportunities they may not have known about or been socialized to consider.
Susan Takang | Development
Susan is part of c/o 2024 and is originally from Brockton, MA. She is in Dunster House and plans to Concentrate in History and Science with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Susan is very excited to help her other board members continue to better and bring more sponsors to BSA!
Angie Gabeau | First-Year Representative
Angie is a freshman living in Pennypacker from Boston, Massachusetts. She is planning on concentrating in Sociology. As a freshman representative, she is looking forward to understanding how BSA works and how it runs. She hopes to get to know her peers better to make their year filled with fun events to elevate their freshman experience.
Mara Sims | First-Year Representative
Mara is a first-year from Pataskala, OH living in Canaday. She plans to concentrate in the Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Mara hopes to facilitate meaningful connections amongst the Black first-year community and is very excited to serve as a first-year rep for BSA.