Student Advisory Board (SAB)
The SAB engages with Binghamton University students, faculty, and staff to build relationships between SSS, the university, and the greater Binghamton community. SAB promotes the support, mentorship, and resource allocation necessary for our students to achieve academic excellence and personal growth, while activating positive change on campus and in the community.
SAB activities raise ongoing awareness about the needs of SSS students. We hope that through such awareness, SSS students will achieve academic success and become actively engaged across campus and in the community.
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Meet the SAB!
Pauline Liang '17
Pauline is a senior at Harpur College majoring in Actuarial Science and Economics. Pauline joined SSS in her freshman year and she was a math tutor for SSS students from Spring 2014 to Spring 2016. Pauline became a founding member of the SAB in her junior year (2015-2016) and this is her second term serving in SAB. She is excited to meet incoming SSS students and would be happy to answer any questions you have about SAB!
Nyra Serrant '17
Nyra is a senior, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is a Resident Assistant in Susquehanna community and an active member in multiple campus organizations. She shares, “My vision for the student advisory board is that we continue to move forward together and help each other grow. Success as a board will be achieved through our hard work and collaboration.” Nyra served as a founding member of the SAB during 2015-2016.
Aurelie Niyongabo ‘18
Aurelie is a junior majoring in Biochemistry. She enjoys singing, running, and knitting and has been an active leader in various clubs and organizations across campus. She says her personal vision as an SAB member is “to see SSS improve more by reaching SSS students and asking what they want seen or changed in SSS.” Aurelie served as a founding member of the SAB during 2015-2016.
Anthony Guo '18
STEM Outreach Coordinator
Anthony is a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering. His interests include working with hardware, watching youtube videos, and sleeping. He says the reason he joined SAB is because “I wanted to become more involved in the program that helped me during the journey of my college career. It was due to SSS that I became friends not only with other SSS students but with the counselors as well.” His vision of SAB is that it connects the students more to the program and counselors during the school year.
Arleen Agama '18
Arleen is a junior, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Actuarial Science. Outside of her major, she is interested in some non-profit work, and acts as the secretary of the Poverty Awareness Coalition (PAC). She is also interested in other cultural activities and is an active member of Binghamton University’s Japanese Association (BUJA). When asked what her vision for SAB looks like, she says, “It makes me happy to be able to give back to SSS as it has given me so much to grow as not only a student but as an individual. I envision SAB to be a collaborative group of people that gets work done in an efficient way so they can really connect students to the staff. As a member of the SAB, I hope to be a productive addition and be honest in my opinions, as well as accept the opinions and ideas of other board members in order to bring in and keep our students active in SSS.”
Ebony Derr '18
Ebony is a Sophomore majoring in Accounting and is interested in a pre-law track. Some of her hobbies include drawing, music, cooking, watching anime and animated media, tennis, and most importantly: eating. She is currently the Treasurer for SHADES and a writer for the Pipe Dream Arts and Culture column. She also works in the Center for Civic Engagement. Some clubs that she is a member of include the Black Student Union and NYPIRG, and she also stays involved in her community, CIW. “I love SSS and I am excited to spend the new year with the new students,” she exclaims. She spends a lot of time around the SSS office, so feel free to say hi!
Tenzing Ravzam '18
Tenzing is a Neuroscience major and is specifically interested in how drugs affect mind and behavior. He loves watching and playing basketball and soccer. He also enjoys traveling and adventure. He was born and raised in Darjeeling, India. He and his family have been living in NYC ever since they moved to the US nine years ago. He speaks Tibetan, Hindi, and Nepali and considers it a privilege and joy to learn about other people's cultures. He is also interested in human rights advocacy and interned for two years at a nonprofit that advocates for human rights inside Tibet. He has also interned at a Psych Ward at Mt Sinai Hospital and a Law Firm, where he worked on asylum cases. He carries an open mind and says, “I feel proud and lucky to be a part of SAB, where I can contribute to better the experience of SSS students.”
Jen Catalano '19
Jen is a sophomore majoring in psychology and planning to get her masters in student affairs to pursue a career working with college students. Her interests include yoga, volunteer work with habitat for humanity, and spending quality time with friends. Jen served as a founding member of the SAB during 2015-2016 and also served as an SSS summer program 2016 (S4P) Transition Mentor. Her vision for SAB is to create a solid foundation for future board members in which they can continue to build off of. She says, “I also hope that the relationship between SAB and the SSS student body continues to grow stronger so that the students of SSS have their voice accurately represented.”
Becky Chen '19
Becky is a New York City native. She is a sophomore, majoring in Political Science, and plans to attend law school after graduating Binghamton University. In her downtime, she enjoys eating lunch with her friends, cooking, watching Netflix, shopping, and her personal favorite, napping. As a SAB member, Becky wants to work together with SSS staff and advisors to form a better connection with the students. She also wants to be a source for SSS students if they need any help. But most importantly, she hopes to bring unique ideas to the table and make the following semester a memorable one for the SSS family.
Manuella Arroyave '20
Manuela is freshman in the College of Community and Public Affairs, and is pursuing a major in Human Development. She enjoy listening to music, going for walks, reading, and helping the community. She is also a member of Amnesty International here on campus.
Victoria Wong '20
Victoria is an Accounting major in the School of Management concentration in marketing. Her academic interests include marketing, law, and world history. For fun, she enjoys painting, ceramics, and sculpture. On campus, she is involved with the Dickinson Research Team, Circle K, Women in Business, Accounting Association, and is serving as a marketing committee member with the PwC Scholars program.